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.

United Nations Special Committee on Palestine - 68 Years Later

On September 3, 1947, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) submitted its report to the General Assembly recommending the partition of Palestine into an Arab and Jewish state. UNSCOP's report foreshadowed the Assembly's passage of Resolution 181 on November 29; the so-called partition resolution, an effective green light for the Yishuv to conquer Palestinian villages and "transfer" their inhabitants outside of the allotted Jewish state.

Special Focus – Israel and the U.S. Congress

The present battle by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to scuttle the 14 July Iran nuclear agreement may prove to mark a pivotal moment in the history of the organization and its status as vanguard of the so-called “Israel lobby.” AIPAC is fully mobilized against the American president, and its success or defeat may very well determine its future clout on Capitol Hill.

Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani on Israel’s Defeat on Iran Deal

Israel’s debacle does provide an ideal opening for the Palestinians to reclaim the international stature they have lost since Oslo and particularly in the decade since the death of Yasir Arafat. In order to do so, however, they first need to overcome their petty internal disputes, and once again become a factor that unifies the region in their support and thus deploys its collective clout on their behalf.

Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Palestine Studies Fellow Lisa Hajjar and Stanford University Professor Joel Beinin co-authored the Middle East Research and Information Project's “Primer on Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.” This comprehensive and concise survey is an excellent reference source on the history of the conflict and many of its most pertinent issues, including refugees, Jerusalem, and the Palestinian initiative at the UN.  

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