2018 marked seventy years since the Nakba. As the Journal of Palestine Studies embarks on this New Year, we are pleased to offer a special issue that reflects on the anniversary in unprecedented ways while simultaneously looking to the future. The articles in “1948 and Its Shadows” engage what the curators describe as “dead zones in Palestinian history,” in an attempt to “mobilize for potential [future] histories.”
With the growth of the Palestine solidarity movement, the question is whether these and other news agencies will continue to tarnish their record by disregarding the facts about Palestine.
Ten years since Operation Cast Lead, UN obligations remain unfulfilled.
Palestinian women in the U.S. and around the world celebrated Rep. Tlaib’s inauguration and joined the campaign to share photos of their thobes.
Last month Palestinians marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba by exploring the historical foundations of the events that transpired in 1948 when nearly 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes and never allowed to return.
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.
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.
The latest issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies is now available, including a report on the Palestinian Oral History Archive (POHA) based at the American University of Beirut by two of the project’s founders, Hana Sleiman and Kaoukab Chebaro. POHA was launched in 2011 in order to collect and digitize the recollections of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
The latest on Palestine Square, the blog of the Institute for Palestine Studies: "It may be difficult to digest America’s resort to pseudo-biblical literalism to engage with one of the world’s thorniest issues, laughable even. But, in Pence’s case, it is hardly a surprise."
Last month Palestinians marked 30 years since the First Intifada, which erupted on December 9, 1987. In this except from “The First Intifada: Hope and the Loss of Hope,” which appeared in the Autumn, 2017 issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies, Khalid Farraj recounts his own arrest by Israeli soldiers in March 1988 during a security sweep of Jalazun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. The sweep was led by Gen. Amram Mitzna, Israeli officer in charge of the Central Command (West Bank) at the time.
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital this past Wednesday has caused a fury of opposition around the world.