U.S.-Mexico Border: An Israeli Tech Laboratory

Images of Central American migrant children and their families running through clouds of CS gas went viral on social media. Palestine solidarity activists speculated that Border Patrol used the same U.S.-manufactured teargas as is used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) against Palestinians.

Mouin Rabbani Discusses the Uncertain Future Palestinians Face

IPS Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani spoke with Gateway - A Podcast from the Middle East about the uncertain future Palestinians are facing amidst the rift betwen Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. 

Salim Tamari and Reja-e Busailah Receive 2018 Palestine Book Awards

The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is honored to announce that Salim Tamari and Reja-e Busailah have been recognized by the Middle East Monitor 2018 Palestine Book Awards. 

A Video Message from IPS-USA Chairman of the Board and President Rashid Khalidi

With your support, IPS-USA will enter 2019 with even greater determination not only to continue our efforts, but also to expand our work in order to reach new audiences by introducing new programs and publications such as the IPS-USA Podcast and "Current Issues in Focus," a new series of multidisciplinary briefs offering an in-depth look at current developments in Palestine and Israel.

"Making the Desert Bloom": A Myth Examined

Late Israeli President Shimon Peres was quoted back in 1970 as saying, "The country [Palestine] was mostly an empty desert, with only a few islands of Arab settlement; and Israel's cultivable land today was indeed redeemed from swamp and wilderness." This central theme of early Zionist colonization of Palestine was refuted in this 1979 Journal of Palestine Studies article by Alan George.

Four Hours in Shatila

From September 16 to September 18, 1982 between 1,000-3,500 Palestinians were massacred by Phalangist militias supported by Israeli troops. "What can we say to their families who left with Arafat, trusting in the promises of Reagan, Mitterrand and Perini, who had assured them that the civilian population of the camps would be safe? How can we explain that we allowed children, old people and women to be massacred, and that we are abandoning their bodies without prayers? How can we tell them that we don't know where they are buried?"

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