The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS), proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is a private nonprofit research institution unaffiliated with any political organization or government, highly regarded throughout the Arab world as a model of institutional organization and independence. Established in Beirut in 1963, it is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS supports the Institute for Palestine Studies (USA), Inc., in Washington, D.C. [a 501(c)(3) public charity] and the Institute of Jerusalem Studies in Ramallah (West Bank).
Since its establishment, the Institute has published over 600 books, monographs, and documentary collections in English, Arabic and French-as well as its renowned quarterly academic journals: Journal of Palestine Studies, Jerusalem Quarterly, and Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filistiniyyah. Its publications, meticulously researched and sourced, are widely respected and extensively cited in academic and policy work. IPS’s Library in Beirut is the largest in the Arab world specializing in Palestinian affairs, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Judaica.