Current Issues In Depth | Jerusalem and The Trump Administration: Challenging The Status Quo

This third installment of the Current Issues In Depth series covers the historical and political background of the status of Jerusalem and places the Trump administration’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, and its de facto recognition of Israeli sovereignty, in its proper context.

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.

Call for Applications: Communications and Social Media Manager

The Institute for Palestine Studies-USA (IPS-USA) has an opening for a Communications and Social Media Manager in the Georgetown Office. This full-time position works under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Institute and closely with the Marketing and Development Manager.

Rashida Tlaib’s Critics Have Palestinian History All Wrong

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

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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