Special Focus

Every month, IPS presents an event or theme related to the history of Palestine by highlighting a selection of relevant JPS articles. Free online access to these articles will be available for a limited period of time.

Operation Cast Lead
Operation Cast Lead Gaza is on the verge of becoming the first territory to be intentionally reduced to a state of abject destitution, with the knowledge, acquiescence, and - some would say - encouragement of the international community. -UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen AbuZayd January 2009 This is Israel's finest hour. It was a time of trial in which our society showed itself to be ready and willing, with the ability to cope and draw on the enormous strength within it. Israeli society rose impressively to the occasion, and emerges from this trial strengthened
Gaza Under Attack At present (8 August 2014), over 1,800 Palestinians have been killed and more than 10,000 have been injured since the Israeli military assault of the Gaza Strip began Tuesday, July 8th. Many of those dead are women and children; the youngest victim was 18-month-old Mohammed Melkiye, who was killed alongside his 27-year-old mother by an Israeli airstrike. As Israel continues its third war against the people of Gaza since 2008, the Institute for Palestine Studies remains committed to accurately documenting and recording the conflict and its
A Palestinian man holds a girl injured during shelling at a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians, at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014.
Israeli troops search a Palestinian home in the West Bank
Collective Punishment Due to the recent raids, arrests, and artillery attacks occurring in both the occupied 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 and Israeli policy. *Articles that were only made available as part of our monthly Special Focus have since been removed and may be purchased at our co-publisher's website, the University of California Press. Removed articles will