The Palestinians at Historic Crossroads

In the past year Palestinians and Israelis have awaited the unveiling of Jared Kushner’s “Deal of the Century”. It remains to be defined, but we can be certain that it will fail to satisfy the reasonable demands of the Palestinian people and UN resolutions for a just and lasting conclusion to the conflict. The speakers of the 2018 Palestine Center Annual Conference have been invited to provide their analyses and help us navigate this crisis. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Riyad H. Mansour, Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations. He will be followed by two panels that will respectively address issues of UNRWA, Activism, Legislation, Right of Return (Panel 1); and Gaza, Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority, American Jewish Solidarity (Panel 2).

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?