Israel’s debacle does provide an ideal opening for the Palestinians to reclaim the international stature they have lost since Oslo and particularly in the decade since the death of Yasir Arafat. In order to do so, however, they first need to overcome their petty internal disputes, and once again become a factor that unifies the region in their support and thus deploys its collective clout on their behalf.
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The latest issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies, Winter 2019, is now available and it's free!
The journey for Palestinian rights in U.S. courts will likely be a long and difficult one, but the era of Israeli exceptionalism in U.S. court may be coming to an end.
The Institute for Palestine Studies USA is pleased to announce the second installment of Current Issues In Depth, a new series from IPS-USA, which provides the history, background, and analysis on pressing topics and events. This monograph contains two articles from that tackle criticism of Israeli policies and of Zionism, and the conflation of the two with anti-Semitism.
Palestine Studies Fellow Lisa Hajjar and Stanford University Professor Joel Beinin co-authored the Middle East Research and Information Project's “Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.” This comprehensive and concise survey is an excellent reference source on the history of the conflict and many of its most pertinent issues, including refugees, Jerusalem, and the Palestinian initiative at the UN.
Fellow Mouin Rabbani spoke to France 24 on Gaza's isolation and Palestinian fragmentation on the anniversary of Israeli withdrawal from the besieged territory.
Institute Fellow and Journal of Palestine Studies editor Rashid Khalidi on changing public opinion on Israel and Palestine and the responsibilities of Arab- and Muslim-Americans.
Response to Fateh Azzam's "A Bold Proposal: Palestine Should Give Its Refugees Citizenship" by Fellow Mouin Rabbani:
Palestine Studies Fellow Nadia Hijab:
A comprehensive background on the history of U.S.-Iranian relations, the course of U.S.-Israeli efforts against Iran’s nuclear program, and Iran’s involvement in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Mahmoud Darwish—“national poet of Palestine,” “voice of the Palestinian people,” cultural icon for millions of Arabs—died seven years ago this summer, on 9 August 2008, at the age of 67 following heart surgery.