The Palestinian Struggle: Adversity on All Fronts 

The 2017 Palestine Center Annual Conference addresses vital issues related to the 50 year Israeli occupation, coordination of the Palestinian Authority with the occupation, and Israel’s human rights violations. Panelists also examine the continuing problem of representation and media bias when it comes to the Palestinian issue, and analyze the status of Jerusalem, situation of Gaza, and persistence of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement with its challenges and successes in the United States.

Palestine and the Palestinians: Media, People, Politics

The Palestine Center’s 2015 conference examines multiple aspects of the current situation, focusing on the context and representation of Palestinians in the media, regional and international politics, and the United States. Internationally renowned scholars, activists, journalists, and practitioners analyze factors on the ground and larger policies in four panels.

The Politics of Identity in the Middle East

Panel I – Prospect for Palestinian Freedom: Assessing the “peace process” and exploring alternatives; Panel II – Sectarianism Spinning out of Control: The drivers and victims of hate; Panel III – Palestine in the Middle: Effects of regional conflict on the future of Palestine and its Politics; Panel IV – A Return to the Cold War?: The foreign policies of great powers and regional players

Which Way Forward? U.S.-Middle East Relations After the Election

Panel I – Revolution: Where It Came From and Where It Is Heading, Panel II – Palestinian National Strategy: Evaluating and Re-Evaluating, Panel III – Covering the Uprisings: Perspectives, Biases and the role of the Media, Panel IV – U.S. Foreign Policy toward a Revolutionary Region: Opportunities and Responsibilities

A Turning Point: For Palestine and the Region

Panel I – Revolution: Where It Came From and Where It Is Heading, Panel II – Palestinian National Strategy: Evaluating and Re-Evaluating, Panel III – Covering the Uprisings: Perspectives, Biases and the role of the Media, Panel IV – U.S. Foreign Policy toward a Revolutionary Region: Opportunities and Responsibilities

Palestine: In a Moment of Change or Continuity?

Panel I – The Changing Face of Jerusalem; Panel II – Changing Resistance Tactics: Violence, Non-Violence and the Battle for Legitimacy; Panel III – Regional Dynamics: Carrying the Torch?; Panel IV – Peace Process: Déjà vu all over again?

The Erasure of Palestine

It is the intention of this conference to underscore the reality we are facing by: first, examining and illuminating current Palestinian existence in historic Palestine; second, by truthfully and candidly pursuing the historical process of the Judaization of the country; and third, by exploring the roles available to people seeking justice for the Palestinian people.