On 28 September 2000, Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon visited the Haram al-Sharif escorted by 1,000 Israeli riot police and a police helicopter guard. The visit served to demonstrate Israel’s imposed authority over occupied East Jerusalem and inevitably provoked Palestinian protests.
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.
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.
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.
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).
On September 25, 2003, Edward Said passed away after a lifetime of fighting for the Palestinians' "permission to narrate."
In the Journal of Palestine Studies (Vol. 33, No. 3), Senior Fellow Joseph Massad on "The Intellectual Life of Edward Said."
On September 21, 1922, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a joint resolution endorsing the Balfour Declaration passed by the U.K. House of Commons five years prior. Akin to its British counterpart, the statement endorsed a Jewish homeland in Mandatory Palestine while sidestepping the matter of demography and national rights for the Palestinian people.
On 17 September 1948, Count Folke Bernadotte, member of the Swedish royal family and appointed by the United Nations as a mediator to seek a settlement of the Palestine conflict, was murdered in the Zionist controlled section of Jerusalem. His assassins belonged to a "dissident" group that had allegedly broken away from the Stern Gang.
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.
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:
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.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Washington, DC
Senior Fellow Nadia Hijab and Alaa Tartir, Program Director of Al-Shabaka, on the future of the Palestinian political leadership: