IPS Scholars Rashid Khalidi and Salim Tamari Awarded Prestigious Accolades

The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is honored to announce that two of its longtime scholars, Rashid Khalidi and Salim Tamari, have recently received awards from the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) and the State of Palestine, respectively.

Call for Conference Papers: The Situation of the Jordan Valley and Area C

At this year's annual conference, the Institute for Palestine Studies will examine the situation of the Jordan Valley and Area C across four themes that, together, look at the background of the area, the impact of the settlements, the political and legal strategies and activism, as well as popular support in the context of development. Paper proposals should be submitted no later than May, 28, 2018.

The Nakba at 70

Seventy years on, Palestinians in Jerusalem continue to endure systematic attempts to force them out of their homes, while in the West Bank they struggle to remain in their ancestral homeland amid an ever-expanding settler-colonial project. In Gaza, where Palestinians are imprisoned en masse, they suffer the consequences of repeated military assaults and an ongoing siege, now in its 14th year. At this critical time, we remain committed to protecting the facts on Palestine and hope that you will find these publications illuminating.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Digital Content Production Intern

The Institute for Palestine Studies USA, Inc., (IPS-USA) has an opening for a Summer 2018 intern in the exciting field of digital content production for social media. IPS-USA social media streams serve to inform over 160K followers of the latest developments in Palestine, and to highlight our publications including the Journal of Palestine Studies, Jerusalem Quarterly, and IPS-USA Books.

Special Focus: Hamas at Crossroads

While speculation about the fate of the movement and its role in Palestinian politics has reached unprecedented levels, it remains unclear how exactly will Hamas address the brewing crises at its doorstep. Whether the goal is to retain its political power or a return to its insulated resistance mode, the nature of the road ahead depends on how Hamas defines itself in light of largely different geopolitical realities from those that defined its inception in the late 1980s.

The 1987 Intifada

The conference aims to raise the following questions, among other: How do we conceive of the Intifada after thirty years? How did the Palestinian collective memory maintain that event? What were the cause of the Intifada and why it gained a wide popular base? What impact did it leave on society, culture, politics, and on the image of the Palestinians worldwide? Does the Intifada have an exceptional historical peculiarity? Can a similar uprising happen again?

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