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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
With this special issue, the Journal of Palestine Studies addresses the signal moments discussed in an essay by JPS Editor Rashid Khalidi, “Historical Landmarks in the Hundred Years’ War on Palestine,” as well as several other aspects of the struggle over Palestine during the century since 1917.
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.
The Journal is proud to present a feature by Sahar Francis on Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli jails. Her report is based on extensive interviews with former prisoners, and on her work at the head of an organization dedicated to the defense of prisoners’ rights. In tandem, managing editor Nehad Khader writes on former prisoner and outspoken human-rights activist Rasmea Odeh.