J. M. N. Jeffries, formerly a war correspondent in Europe and the Middle East, working for Britain’s largest-selling newspaper, the Daily Mail, was sent to Palestine in 1922 by its owner, Lord Northcliffe, to report on its developing political and economic affairs—just five years on from the Balfour Declaration and its promise of British support for the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish national home.
The evening featured several segments hosted by theater actress Raeda Taha, performances by world-renowned soprano artist, Mariam Tamari, and distinguished singer Abdul Karim El Shaar, as well as speeches by members of the Board of Trustees including Lakhdar Brahimi.
The latest issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies is now available, including a report on the Palestinian Oral History Archive (POHA) based at the American University of Beirut by two of the project’s founders, Hana Sleiman and Kaoukab Chebaro. POHA was launched in 2011 in order to collect and digitize the recollections of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
The past year was a critical one for Palestinians, with glimmers of hope, bitter rememberances, and new tragedies. Throughout the year, the Institute for Palestine Studies has kept you informed and brought you insightful analysis. In spite of numerous challenges, we continue to be inspired by the support and dedication of our readers.
The Institute for Palestine Studies and Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture are pleased to invite you to the silent auction of "Keyword: Palestine," an exhibition of artworks that were donated by Arab and Palestinian artists to the Institute. The auction runs online until March 1st, 2018.
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.
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.
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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.