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Last modified: December 18, 2012, 7:00 PM
The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is a private nonprofit research institution unaffiliated with any political organization or government. Established in Beirut in 1963, it is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS supports the Institute for Palestine Studies (USA), Inc., in Washington, D.C. [a 501(c)(3) public charity] and the Institute of Jerusalem Studies in Ramallah (West Bank).
Throughout the Arab world, IPS is looked upon as the major source of accurate information and analysis and as a model of institutional organization and independence. In the English and French speaking worlds, its publications are widely respected and extensively used in academic work on these issues. IPS's Library in Beirut is the largest in the Arab world specializing in Palestinian affairs, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Judaica.