Twenty-five years after Oslo, as a new deal by the Trump administration seems imminent, Palestinians have hopefully learned never to participate in a deal that fails to recognize them as equals to Israelis.
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.
For Palestinians, the Jordan Valley and Area C mean geographic contiguity, sovereignty, and control over any future border as well as for Palestinian national security. The natural resources of these two regions provide the breadbasket of Palestinian society and the future Palestinian state.
While three crucial developments in Gaza today are testing equilibrium of belligerence between Hamas and Israel, the latter is likely to remain committed to status quo.
A favorable ICJ decision in Palestine v. United States of America would be more significant than the Court’s 2004 Advisory Opinion on the Wall because it would be binding on the United States.
IPS Senior Fellow Mouin Rabbani discusses the closure of the PLO Delegation office in Washington and American threats against the ICC: This is part of a broader American assault designed to inflict suffering on Palestinians in order to put pressure on the Palestinian leadership.
I wish to convey - with confidence and steadfast determination - to Palestine refugees in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, that our operations will continue and our Agency prevail.
The sad truth is that whatever grand illusion is harbored by Washington and Tel Aviv at the moment is almost entirely based on exploiting Palestinian divisions, for which the Palestinian leaderships are to be wholly blamed.
Caught between Israel’s restrictions and crippling poverty, Gaza’s cancer patients find themselves in a grim reality with little reason for hope.
Tlaib’s victory propels forward a shift already underway in U.S. politics, as do primary victories by New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar.
Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem will be awarded to an outstanding essay that addresses either contemporary or historical issues relating to Jerusalem. The winning submission will receive a prize of U.S. $1000 and will be published in the Jerusalem Quarterly.
The existential threat facing UNRWA is deliberate, and so are the dire consequences for the 5.3 million registered refugees it serves.