August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, when major armed conflict first began in then-Ottoman Palestine. The consequence has been a century of violence,overwhelmingly at the cost of Palestinian lives.
The increasing calls for UNRWA’s dissolution, which conceal an attack on the Palestinian refugees as a community, is an assault on the principle of international responsibility sharing which lies at the core of the modern refugee regime.
The US administration has essentially repudiated international law as a relevant conceptual framework that should serve as a basis for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Layla Alshaer is based between Egypt and the United States, both are homes away from her ancestral home, Palestine. Her photographs aim to capture the journey of exploring her identity.
Israel pours gasoline on fires in places that need de-escalation, not escalation. It is certain to provoke more attempts at retaliation.
Host Omar Baddar sits down with Amer Shurrab, a Palestinian from Khan Yunis, Gaza who has lost six of his family members as a result of Israeli attacks on Gaza since 2009. Amer recounts the story of his two brothers who were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during Operation Cast Lead in 2009. The most recent attacks on Gaza have left three of his cousins dead and his family farm destroyed.
Gaza Under Attack
This July and August, the IPS Special Focus includes free articles from the Journal of Palestine Studies, detailing past major Israeli military assaults on the people of Gaza, as well as up-to-date reports, articles and stories on the ongoing present attack on Gaza.
OPERATION CAST LEAD: The 1,400 Palestinian dead, most of them civilians, not to mention the staggering devastation revealed when Israel ﬁnally had to allow journalists into the Strip after it ended the assault, had a powerful impact on international and Arab opinion. Unfortunately, the shock of the assault was not sufﬁcient to overcome the venomous split between the Fatah-backed Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas government that took over the Strip by force in July 2007.
The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is an independent, 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.
Due to the recent raids, arrests, and bombings occurring in both the West Bank and Gaza by Israeli forces in response to the kidnapping of three teenage Israeli settlers, the Institute is offering four articles from our Journal of Palestine Studies pertaining to collective punishment & Israeli policy.
The IPS launched this project in 2006 to track every legislative initiative introduced in the U.S. Congress that mentions Palestine or Israel or has bearing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
In Volume 42, Issue 1 of the Journal of Palestine Studies, the feature article by Edward S. Herman & David Peterson entitled “The Iranian ”Threat” in a Kafkaesque World” tackles the double-standards of the U.S.-led Western hegemony against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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.