UNRWA and Palestine Refugee Rights: New Assaults, New Challenges

This paper aims to clarify some fundamental legal and historical issues regarding Palestine refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) )—in the wake of the current U.S. administration’s decision to halt its longstanding partnership with UNRWA and completely defund the Agency.

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. 

Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 44 No. 4

The latest Journal of Palestine Studies (# 176) features as its free article, "The Two-State Model and Israeli Constitutionalism: Impact on the Palestinian Citizens of Israel" by Mazen Masri, a lecturer in law at the City Law School, City University London. Masri argues that the two-state solution would undermine the legal standing of Palestinian citizens of Israel (PCI) as it would reinforce the definition of Israel as a Jewish state.   

Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani: Palestinians ‘more isolated than at any point since 1948’

Under cover of the Oslo agreements, Israel has during the past two decades consolidated and intensified its control of the occupied Palestinian territories to an unprecedented degree. Simultaneously, the Palestinian people are today more isolated and fragmented than at any point since their initial dispossession and dispersal in 1948.

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