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Interview with U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) Djerejian: U.S. Response to the Israel-Hamas War


On November 3, 2023, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Samriddhi Vij sat down with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Syria, Edward Djerejian, to discuss the Israel-Hamas war.

International Relations and Security

Towards a Study of Citizenship Education Among Non-Citizens: The Case of Palestinians in East Jerusalem


The distinctive characteristics of East Jerusalem, both as a geographical and political space, constitute a gap in scholarship that calls for further research.

Education, Training and Labor

(Un)Making Masculinities: Tracing How Men’s Responses to Violence Impact the Home in the Occupied West Bank


The performance of Palestinian masculinity offers a crucial target for gendered modes of Israel’s colonial violence.

Gender, Race and Identity

Interview with Lex Takkenberg


Elom Tettey-Tamaklo sat down with Lex Takkenberg on February 23, 2023 to discuss refugee crises.

Human Rights

Interview with Ambassador Edward Djerejian


Senior Fellow at HKS Belfer Center’s MEI, Ambassador Djerejian sat down with JMEPP editors Nick Vargish and Christian Allard on February 23, 2023 to discuss pressing issues in the Arab World and the prospects for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

International Relations and Security

Chinese Strategy Toward the Middle East: China as a Possible Mediator to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?


After 1979, China’s Middle East policy has been less “one-sided” and more supportive of parties seeking a peaceful solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict. An Israeli-Palestinian peace accord is China’s top objective.

What they didn’t tell you on Israel trek


“I have killed many Arabs in my life, and there’s no problem with that.” “When you [Palestinians] were still climbing trees, we had a Jewish state here.” These are the words of current Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett, who 282 of our HKS classmates met with last month as part of the HKS Israel Trek. […]

What I didn’t learn in Israel


The author made updates to this piece on April 18, 2022. The paragraphs added later are identified with an asterisk at the end. The author would like to acknowledge that the timing of publication coincides with the deadly terrorist attacks in Tel Aviv that have killed 13 Israeli civilans as of March 22nd. While this […]

Law and Policy Used to Address & Aggravate Palestinian Isolation: A Focus on Case Studies from Lebanon, Jordan, Israel


Jordan Cope, Esq. explores how the role of law and policy has been used in three countries—Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel, respectively—to both accelerate and to frustrate Palestinian integration. In doing so, the essay also explores the necessary history to contextualize the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the status of the Palestinian diaspora.

The Dehumanizing Discourse of Resilience


Malaka Shwaikh argues that the discourse of resilience is dehumanizing in how it imposes mythical terms on the colonized people worldwide. It deals with them as if they have supernatural ‘coping mechanisms,’ romanticizes them as exemplary in ‘enduring’ everything, obscures their humanity, reduces the depravity of colonial violence, and ignores layers of structural violence they continue to face.


The United States is Complicit in the Ethnic Cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah


Decades of impunity for Israel have progressives at a crossroad. What are progressive elected officials willing to do to counter settler colonialism? Anything less than using the full arsenal available to them is complicity.

Is the Occupation of the West Bank Morally Justified?


BY CHARLES SKOLD The world recently marked fifty years since the end of the 1967 Arab-Israeli “Six Day” War and the beginning of the indefinite military occupation of Palestinian West Bank. It was one of the shortest wars; it has been one of the longest occupations. The international community continues to ask, how much longer […]

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