Special Focus

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.

Special Focus

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.

Special Focus

Jerusalem: Why the Violence Never Ends

July 17, 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 consequences of Israel’s heightened repression of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem.

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Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

June 5, 2017 Palestine Square

June marks the anniversary of the 1967 War. While the Nakba – or “catastrophe” – of the 1948 War, with the expulsion of 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland, stands as the defining moment of modern Palestinian history, the 1967 War was yet another key turning point that would prefigure the

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Palestine at the UN

January 23, 2017 Palestine Square

The question of Palestine has been profoundly defined by UN gridlock resulting from U.S. vetoes. Will Resolution 2334 be an exception to this trend?

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It’s Christmas in Palestine

December 15, 2016 Palestine Square

We are featuring articles* from the Journal of Palestine Studies and Jerusalem Quarterly that provide an insight into the life of Christians in Palestine throughout the years.

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Balfour Declaration at 99 Years

November 4, 2016 Palestine Square

“Everything that has followed in that conflict-riven land has flowed inevitably from this decision” Journal of Palestine Studies Editor Rashid I. Khalidi wrote in Resurrecting Empire.