How Bolton’s Strategies toward Palestine Could backfire at World Court

A favorable ICJ decision in Palestine v. United States of America would be more significant than the Court’s 2004 Advisory Opinion on the Wall because it would be binding on the United States.

What the Closure of the PLO Office in Washington Really Means

In shuttering the General Delegation of the PLO to the U.S., the Trump administration has cut off any U.S. citizen, including Palestinian-Americans, from engaging with Palestine at the institutional level.

Journal of Palestine Studies, Summer 2018

The latest issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies is now available, including substantive contributions on the Great March of Return, the Saudi-Emirati-Israeli rapprochement, allegations of anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party, U.S.-Israeli collaboration in border control, land defense in the West Bank, and Palestinian labor in Israeli settlements. These contributions are in addition to reviews of recent books, Palestine Unbound, Photos from the Quarter, the Congressional Monitor, as well as the Quarterly Update on Conflict and Diplomacy.

 

Call for Abstracts: Reflecting on the Camps Improvement Program (CIP) and Projects in Palestinian Refugee Camps

The Arabic language Journal of the Institute of Palestine Studies (Majallat al-Dirassat al Filastiniyah مجلة الدراسات  الفلسطينية ) is preparing a special edition on the topic of UNRWA’s Camp Improvement Program and projects (CIP). 

Remembering Sabra & Shatila

Thirty-three years ago on 16 September 1982, the Lebanese Christian Phalange militia entered the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in Beirut. Israeli forces occupied the surrounding city and allowed the militia’s entry into the camp. Over the following three days, at least 800 civilians were massacred as Israeli-manned checkpoints turned back fleeing Palestinians and Israeli troops fired flares to illuminate the camp at night.

Symbols Versus Substance: Edward Said on Oslo's Declaration of Principles

On September 13, 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo Accords’ Declaration of Principles. To mark that anniversary, we recommend an interview conducted by Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani with Edward Said on the DOP's consequences for Palestinians: 

The Gaza Strip as Laboratory

On 12 September 2005, Israel completed its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. While erroneously presented as a peace offering to Palestinians, the unilateral withdrawal rebuffed any cooperation from the Palestinian Authority, enabled an indirect Israeli occupation with Gaza's population treated as dispensable, and served the purpose of entrenching Israeli occupation in the West Bank.

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