UNRWA and Palestine Refugee Rights: New Assaults, New Challenges

Current Issues In Depth


Current Issues In Depth is a new IPS monograph series that provides history, background, and analysis on pressing topics and events.


Jerusalem and the Trump Administration: Challenging the Status Quo 

This third installment of the Current Issues in Depth series covers the historical and political background of the status of Jerusalem and places the Trump administration’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, and its de facto recognition of Israeli sovereignty, in its proper context. The author demonstrates the rupture this decision created not only with the international consensus on Jerusalem but also with long-standing US policy and practice. He concludes by highlighting the actual and potential consequences of the US administration’s decision on Jerusalem.



Dangerous Conflation: Zionism, Israel, and Anti-Semitism

In this installment, we share two Journal of Palestine Studies articles that tackle criticism of Israeli policies and of Zionism, and the conflation of the two with anti-Semitism.



UNRWA and Palestine Refugee Rights: New Assaults, New Challenges

The first installment of Current Issues In Depth, aims to clarify the fundamental legal and historical issues regarding Palestine Refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) that are being challenged by the current US Administration’s attempts to redefine the Palestine refugee and the decision to completely defund UNRWA.