Special Focus

Occupation Becomes Permanent

June 5, 2018 Palestine Square

Last month Palestinians marked the 70th anniversary of the Nakba by exploring the historical foundations of the events that transpired in 1948 when nearly 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes and never allowed to return. Far from a singular historical event that ended with the establishment of the State of Israel,

Special Focus

Special Focus: Jerusalem

December 8, 2017 Palestine Square

This month’s Special Focus offers eight Journal of Palestine Studies articles that, together, shed light on the status of Jerusalem and on the the likely consequences of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

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Photos from the Quarter: 16 February 2017 – 15 May 2017

November 1, 2017 Palestine Square

This sample of photos, selected from hundreds viewed by JPS, aims to convey a sense of Palestinian life during the quarter 16 February–15 May 2017. The Palestinian national women’s soccer team, popular support for hunger strikers in Israeli prisons, wildfires, and a human rights film festival in Gaza are all included,

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Hamas at Crossroads

September 18, 2017 Palestine Square

Whether the goal is to retain its political power or a return to its insulated resistance mode, the nature of the road ahead depends on how Hamas defines itself in light of largely different geopolitical realities from those that defined its inception in the late 1980s.

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Remembering Mahmoud Darwish

August 3, 2017 Palestine Square

Exile, longing, identity, and humanity are the themes that are discussed at length in eight Journal of Palestine Studies articles as part of this month’s Special Focus, including three translations of commentary by Darwish himself, as well as his statement on the 11 September tragedy.