How has Palestinian nationalism changed and evolved over the last 66 years and how has it confronted Israel's occupation of Palestine? Read Helga Baumgarten's Journal of Palestine Studies article The Three Faces/Phases of Palestinian Nationalism, 1948-2005.
While speculation about the fate of the movement and its role in Palestinian politics has reached unprecedented levels, it remains unclear how exactly will Hamas address the brewing crises at its doorstep. Whether the goal is to retain its political power or a return to its insulated resistance mode, the nature of the road ahead depends on how Hamas defines itself in light of largely different geopolitical realities from those that defined its inception in the late 1980s.
The Journal of Palestine Studies, the oldest English-language academic journal devoted exclusively to Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict, is a mix of peer-reviewed scholarly articles, reports, essays, and interviews, and includes documentary and other current materials useful to researchers. Published quarterly by the University of California Press at Berkeley, JPS is edited at the Washington, D.C. affiliate of the Beirut-based Institute for Palestine Studies, which also maintains an office in Ramallah. Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, is the journal’s editor.
August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, when major armed conflict first began in then-Ottoman Palestine. The consequence has been a century of violence,overwhelmingly at the cost of Palestinian lives.
Host Omar Baddar sits down with Amer Shurrab, a Palestinian from Khan Yunis, Gaza who has lost six of his family members as a result of Israeli attacks on Gaza since 2009. Amer recounts the story of his two brothers who were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during Operation Cast Lead in 2009. The most recent attacks on Gaza have left three of his cousins dead and his family farm destroyed.
Gaza Under Attack
This July and August, the IPS Special Focus includes free articles from the Journal of Palestine Studies, detailing past major Israeli military assaults on the people of Gaza, as well as up-to-date reports, articles and stories on the ongoing present attack on Gaza.
OPERATION CAST LEAD: The 1,400 Palestinian dead, most of them civilians, not to mention the staggering devastation revealed when Israel ﬁnally had to allow journalists into the Strip after it ended the assault, had a powerful impact on international and Arab opinion. Unfortunately, the shock of the assault was not sufﬁcient to overcome the venomous split between the Fatah-backed Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas government that took over the Strip by force in July 2007.
The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is an independent, private nonprofit research institution, highly regarded throughout the Arab world as a model of institutional organization and independence. It is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Due to the recent raids, arrests, and bombings occurring in both the West Bank and Gaza by Israeli forces in response to the kidnapping of three teenage Israeli settlers, the Institute is offering four articles from our Journal of Palestine Studies pertaining to collective punishment & Israeli policy.
The IPS launched this project in 2006 to track every legislative initiative introduced in the U.S. Congress that mentions Palestine or Israel or has bearing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
In Volume 42, Issue 1 of the Journal of Palestine Studies, the feature article by Edward S. Herman & David Peterson entitled “The Iranian ”Threat” in a Kafkaesque World” tackles the double-standards of the U.S.-led Western hegemony against the Islamic Republic of Iran.