Organizers Challenge the Whitney Museum’s “Riot Control” Profiteer

Israeli authorities have a particular affection for Kanders’ company’s hardware. According to researcher Robert Trafford, Israeli army and law enforcement officials have been making purchases from Safariland for over a decade.

Monthly Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Nakba?

As Palestinians prepare to commemorate the 1948 Nakba this month, test your knowledge about that pivotal turning point in Palestinian history. Remember to share the quiz and sign up for a chance to win a free copy of All That Remains and Before Their Diaspora.

Call for Applications: Summer 2019 Editorial Internship

As an integral part of a small editorial team, interns participate in weekly editorial meetings and perform a broad range of tasks. They work mainly with the assistant editor, who ensures that their duties serve the Journal of Palestine Studies needs and also build their skills.

Call for Research Proposals: IPS Annual Conference on the ‘Palestinian City’

IPS is proposing the theme of the ‘Palestinian City’ for its annual conference. We invite researchers and interested individuals to submit proposals for research papers. Proposals (of 300 – 500 words) should be sent by May 30, 2019.

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. 

Who's Messianic Now?

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."

Remembering the First Intifada: "I Was Detained by Mitzna"

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.

IPS NEW BOOK PRE-SALE

In the Land of My Birth recounts the coming of age of a blind Palestinian boy of modest milieu during the turbulent years leading up to the fall of Palestine in 1948. Above all, it is the boy’s life—his struggles to make his way in the sighted world, his upbringing, schooling, friendships, and adventures. 

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