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The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is an independant, private nonprofit research institution, highly regarded throughout the Arab world as a model of institutional organization and independence. It is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. 


It is the oldest independent non-profit, public service, research institute in the Arab world. It was established and incorporated in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1963 and has since served as a model for other such institutes in the region. It is the only institute in the world which is solely concerned with analyzing and documenting Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. It also publishes scholarly journals and has published over 450 books.

It is led by a Board of Trustees comprising some forty scholars, businessmen, and public figures representing almost all Arab countries. The Institute currently maintains offices in Beirut, Paris, Washington, and Ramallah, each with its own full-time director.
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