Bahrain Workshop: Business Over Politics

The use of economic means as a way to transition to political peace is neither new nor likely to succeed.

Rashida Tlaib’s Critics Have Palestinian History All Wrong

Tlaib’s critics are fundamentally misreading Palestinian history in three key ways.

A Rejection Foretold

U.S. hostility to the Palestinians shows the Trump administration just wants them to say “no” to its peace plan.

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.

Call for Submissions: Jerusalem Quarterly Special Issue on Residual Spaces and Historical Context

Jerusalem Quarterly (JQ) is preparing a special issue on residual spaces and their historical context. The idea behind the contributions is to create a dossier that examines a number of architectural remnants and derelict spaces in the greater Jerusalem area, which have been transformed by successive regimes, wars, reuse, negligence and/or abandonment.

Special Focus – Remembrances

Unlike others who have also known and been transformed by tragedy, the Palestinian people remain consigned to their tragic fate. Notwithstanding their struggles, Palestinians continue to stand out for their remarkable professional achievements and as examples of steadfast resistance. Honoring their legacy serves to preserve collective Palestinian memory and history. 

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This Day in Palestine: Israel's Elections and Their Implications

On May 29, 1996, Likud opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, opponent of the Oslo accords, was elected Israeli Prime Minister. Netanyahu's first electoral victory held portents for his subsequent return to the office in 2009. As Benny Morris wrote at the time, the “peace process would grind to a halt” and “ultranationalism [and] . . . fundamentalist religious currents that have taken hold of the minds and souls of growing numbers of Israelis since the 1967 war” would be further galvanized.

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