The existential threat facing UNRWA is deliberate, and so are the dire consequences for the 5.3 million registered refugees it serves.
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).
Reading the new Basic Law together with over twenty “Annexation Laws” proposed in the Knesset in the last three years uncovers the legal scaffolding for the complete colonization of historic Palestine already in place.
The law gives us a new opportunity to define the Israeli regime not only according to its practices, but also according to its laws: a colonial system of apartheid.
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