UNRWA and Palestine Refugee Rights: New Assaults, New Challenges

This paper aims to clarify some fundamental legal and historical issues regarding Palestine refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) )—in the wake of the current U.S. administration’s decision to halt its longstanding partnership with UNRWA and completely defund the Agency.

U.S.-Mexico Border: An Israeli Tech Laboratory

Images of Central American migrant children and their families running through clouds of CS gas went viral on social media. Palestine solidarity activists speculated that Border Patrol used the same U.S.-manufactured teargas as is used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) against Palestinians.

Mouin Rabbani Discusses the Uncertain Future Palestinians Face

IPS Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani spoke with Gateway - A Podcast from the Middle East about the uncertain future Palestinians are facing amidst the rift betwen Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. 

Salim Tamari and Reja-e Busailah Receive 2018 Palestine Book Awards

The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is honored to announce that Salim Tamari and Reja-e Busailah have been recognized by the Middle East Monitor 2018 Palestine Book Awards. 

Remembering Sabra & Shatila

Thirty-three years ago on 16 September 1982, the Lebanese Christian Phalange militia entered the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in Beirut. Israeli forces occupied the surrounding city and allowed the militia’s entry into the camp. Over the following three days, at least 800 civilians were massacred as Israeli-manned checkpoints turned back fleeing Palestinians and Israeli troops fired flares to illuminate the camp at night.

Symbols Versus Substance: Edward Said on Oslo's Declaration of Principles

On September 13, 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo Accords’ Declaration of Principles. To mark that anniversary, we recommend an interview conducted by Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani with Edward Said on the DOP's consequences for Palestinians: 

The Gaza Strip as Laboratory

On 12 September 2005, Israel completed its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. While erroneously presented as a peace offering to Palestinians, the unilateral withdrawal rebuffed any cooperation from the Palestinian Authority, enabled an indirect Israeli occupation with Gaza's population treated as dispensable, and served the purpose of entrenching Israeli occupation in the West Bank.

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