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The Institute for Palestine Studies is a non-profit Arab research organization. According to the Institute, it was established to promote a better understanding of the question of Palestine, and claims to be the only institute in the world exclusively devoted to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Founded by His Excellency the President of Lebanon, Dr. Charles Helou, led by a Board of Trustees comprising of Lebanese Members of Parliament, professors of the American University of Beirutmarker, and other dignitaries. It was established in Beirutmarker, Lebanonmarker in 1963 and incorporated there as a private, independent, not-for-profit institute and is not affiliated with any political organization or government.

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The Institute is led by a Board of Trustees composed of Arab scholars, businessmen, and public figures. A volunteer executive committee, elected by the Board, manage the regular activities. The trustees come from most Arab countries, including Algeriamarker, Bahrainmarker, Egyptmarker, Jordanmarker, Kuwaitmarker, Lebanonmarker, Saudi Arabiamarker, Syriamarker, and Yemenmarker.

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The Institute's library is located at the Institutes's headquarters in Beirut. It is the largest in the Arab world specializing in Palestinian affairs, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Judaica.The Institute publishes four quarterly journals in English, French, and Arabic. These are independently edited and published from Washingtonmarker, Parismarker, Jerusalemmarker, and Beirut respectively. The journals are:

The Institute has offices in Beirut, Parismarker, Washingtonmarker, and Ramallahmarker, each with its own full-time director.


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