President & Chairman
of the Board of Directors
At a time when the Palestinian cause is facing fiercer challenges than ever before, both in Palestine and here in the United States, the role of the Institute for Palestine Studies, and especially the work done by IPS-USA, is more vital than ever.
For over fifty-seven years, the Institute has been committed to cogent, fact-based analysis; stress on history, culture, and literature; and a dogged commitment to establishing the reality of the situation in Palestine. This is particularly vital today in the face of the propaganda, fake news, and outrageous claims that opponents of Palestinian rights and freedom propagate.Read More
An exceptionally large number of Arab artists responded to the appeal from the Institute for Palestine Studies. They heeded the call from Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad, Amman, Damascus, Manama, Dubai, and Jerusalem (Palestine’s occupied capital), as well as from Haifa, Ramallah, Gaza, Geneva, Berlin, Paris, New York, and Washington. The reaction was especially significant since it was the second such appeal in the span of three years. Still, the artists responded with alacrity, donating their artistic creations to sustain a cultural event to take place in Washington. They did so in support of Palestine, Palestinians, and the Palestinian cause; and they did so in demonstration of the fact that Palestine has friends and supporters the world over.Read More