A favorable ICJ decision in Palestine v. United States of America would be more significant than the Court’s 2004 Advisory Opinion on the Wall because it would be binding on the United States.
In shuttering the General Delegation of the PLO to the U.S., the Trump administration has cut off any U.S. citizen, including Palestinian-Americans, from engaging with Palestine at the institutional level.
The latest issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies is now available, including substantive contributions on the Great March of Return, the Saudi-Emirati-Israeli rapprochement, allegations of anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party, U.S.-Israeli collaboration in border control, land defense in the West Bank, and Palestinian labor in Israeli settlements. These contributions are in addition to reviews of recent books, Palestine Unbound, Photos from the Quarter, the Congressional Monitor, as well as the Quarterly Update on Conflict and Diplomacy.
The Arabic language Journal of the Institute of Palestine Studies (Majallat al-Dirassat al Filastiniyah مجلة الدراسات الفلسطينية ) is preparing a special edition on the topic of UNRWA’s Camp Improvement Program and projects (CIP).
Twenty-five years after Oslo, as a new deal by the Trump administration seems imminent, Palestinians have hopefully learned never to participate in a deal that fails to recognize them as equals to Israelis.
IPS Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani discusses the closure of the PLO Delegation office in Washington and American threats against the ICC: This is part of a broader American assault designed to inflict suffering on Palestinians in order to put pressure on the Palestinian leadership.
I wish to convey - with confidence and steadfast determination - to Palestine refugees in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, that our operations will continue and our Agency prevail.
The sad truth is that whatever grand illusion is harbored by Washington and Tel Aviv at the moment is almost entirely based on exploiting Palestinian divisions, for which the Palestinian leaderships are to be wholly blamed.
Caught between Israel’s restrictions and crippling poverty, Gaza’s cancer patients find themselves in a grim reality with little reason for hope.
Tlaib’s victory propels forward a shift already underway in U.S. politics, as do primary victories by New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar.
Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem will be awarded to an outstanding essay that addresses either contemporary or historical issues relating to Jerusalem. The winning submission will receive a prize of U.S. $1000 and will be published in the Jerusalem Quarterly.