Institute for Palestine Studies Senior Fellow George Bisharat
Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem will be awarded to an outstanding essay that addresses either contemporary or historical issues relating to Jerusalem. The winning submission will receive a prize of U.S. $1000 and will be published in the Jerusalem Quarterly.
The existential threat facing UNRWA is deliberate, and so are the dire consequences for the 5.3 million registered refugees it serves.
Reading the new Basic Law together with over twenty “Annexation Laws” proposed in the Knesset in the last three years uncovers the legal scaffolding for the complete colonization of historic Palestine already in place.
The law gives us a new opportunity to define the Israeli regime not only according to its practices, but also according to its laws: a colonial system of apartheid.
Harvard researcher Sara Roy held a round table on Gaza during last year's MESA conference in Washington, D.C. The Institute for Palestine Studies is pleased to publish the presentation papers here for the first time: “The Coming War Will Be a Nightmare,” Paul Gaston Aaron; “Gaza: The Unprotected Edge of Palestine,” Brian K.
The Institute for Palestine Studies and Mada al-Carmel - Arab Center for Applied Social Research cordially invite you to attend a conference about The ’48 Palestinians and the Palestinian National Project: Role and Status which will be held on the 7th and 8th of November 2015 at Birzeit University, Faculty of Law, hall no. 243 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and on the 9th of November 2015 a round table will be held at the Golden Crown Hotel, Nazareth, at 5:00 pm.
Senior Fellow Nadia Hijab:
Buried among the roughly six thousand uncatalogued volumes located in the reading room of the Khalidiyya Library in the Old City of Jerusalem is a hand-written workbook of one of the first Palestinians to study the Hebrew language.
Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani:
Video from our October 15, 2015 Palestine Studies event, "The Future of Bipartisanship on Israel."
The latest Journal of Palestine Studies (# 176) features as its free article, "The Two-State Model and Israeli Constitutionalism: Impact on the Palestinian Citizens of Israel" by Mazen Masri, a lecturer in law at the City Law School, City University London. Masri argues that the two-state solution would undermine the legal standing of Palestinian citizens of Israel (PCI) as it would reinforce the definition of Israel as a Jewish state.
The American people are far ahead of their cowed politicians in this regard. A growing number of them—particularly young people, people of color, and progressives—oppose unconditional U.S. support for Israel.
From Nasser’s championing of the Palestinian cause to Sadat’s willful neglect of Palestinian interests and, lastly, Sisi’s all-but-declared support for an Israeli war that devastated an already destitute Gaza, the arc of Egyptian-Palestinian relations has been remarkable.