The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is an independant, private nonprofit research institution, highly regarded throughout the Arab world as a model of institutional organization and independence. It is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
It is the oldest independent non-profit, public service, research institute in the Arab world. It was established and incorporated in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1963 and has since served as a model for other such institutes in the region. It is the only institute in the world which is solely concerned with analyzing and documenting Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. It also publishes scholarly journals and has published over 450 books.