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Palestine/Israel Review

Sonia Boulos, Editor
Tamir Sorek, Editor


Biannual Publication
ISSN 2834-4324
E-ISSN 2834-4332
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Palestine/Israel Review

Sonia Boulos, Editor
Tamir Sorek, Editor

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Palestine/Israel Review is an open access journal that provides a platform for exchanging knowledge, scholarship, and ideas among scholars who share the relational, integrative, and holistic approach to the study of Palestine/Israel.
The journal publishes studies in the humanities and the social sciences that emphasize the social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics between the Arab and Jewish communities in Palestine/Israel from the nineteenth century until the present. The journal will cover these dynamics in Palestine/Israel (from Ottoman times to the present). Topics of interest will include related processes in the region (for example, among Palestinian refugees in neighboring countries), as well as relevant developments overseas (for example, the place of Jewish communities abroad in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict).

Published works are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-NC-ND. The Palestine/Israel Review is an Open Access Journal which means that all content is freely available immediately upon publication without charge to the user or their institution. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, per the terms of the CC-BY-NC-ND license, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Palestine/Israel Review is made available Open Access with generous support from the Department of History at Penn State University.

Special Issue of the Journal Palestine/Israel Review: Imagining Palestine-Israel. See Submissions for proposal details.

Sonia Boulos
Tamir Sorek

Associate Editor
Lior Sternfeld

Book Review Editor
Ian Lustick

Editorial Board
Joel Beinin
Anna Bernard
Michelle Campos
Leila Farsakh
Honaida Ghanim
Nadeem Karkabi
Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin
Laura Robson
Ella Shohat
Oren Yiftachel
Raef Zreik

Advisory Board
Bashir Bashir
Basilius Bawardi
Arie Dubnov
Awad Halabi
Liora Halperin
Shai Hazkani
Amal Jamal
Daniel Monterescu
Mohanad Mustafa
Issam Nassar
Isis Nusair
Randa Serhan
Avi Shoshana
Ran Zwigenberg

For initial consideration, authors may submit their paper in any scholarly format or layout. There are no strict formatting requirements, but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to evaluate a manuscript: abstract, keywords, figures, tables, references. References can be in any style or format, so long as a consistent scholarly citation format is applied. For final post-acceptance submissions, the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, should be applied.

Manuscript length might vary by discipline, but the journal will not publish peer-reviewed scholarly papers longer than 10,000 words. The journal will also consider shorter position papers, no longer than 3,000 words.

In addition, the journal invites proposals for peer-reviewed extended book reviews, discussing three to six recent titles in the field of Palestine/Israel, preferably in more than one language. For submitting a proposal, please , mentioning which books you would like to review, as well as your estimated timeline for submitting the review.

To submit a manuscript to Palestine/Israel Review, or a proposal for a book review, please visit The online system will guide you through the steps to upload your article to the editorial office.

Imagining Palestine-Israel: Proposal for a Special Issue of the Journal Palestine/Israel Review

Guest Editors: Maurice Ebileeni and Shachar Pinsker

In thinking about Palestine-Israel, to imagine is both problematic and crucial insofar as imagination might offer different and new horizons and futures, or further preserve the political impasse as well as diverge from the atrocities of the present into even more dangerous territories (as recent events are rendering disturbingly visible). The land continues to be the locus for religious imagination for the various monotheistic religions while also presenting the stage for competing utopic/dystopic visions, bringing into collision the Zionist myth of “a land without a people” and the call for “the greater Israel” with the Palestinian call for a liberated nation “from the river to the sea.” Moreover, today’s increasingly polarizing effects of social media are fundamentally changing our capacity for imagination, significantly amplifying the violent nature of the Palestinian-Israeli deadlock over diligent attempts at critical and creative imagination.

This co-edited special issue of the open-access journal Palestine/Israel Review aims to identify and analyze different efforts at imagining Palestine-Israel in cultural texts across languages, borders, and genres. We invite scholars to contribute original articles that engage with different forms of texts and sources, from literary texts (poems, stories, novels, plays) to media (journalism, films, digital media, artworks etc.) by scholars from a variety of disciplines. Articles can be on topics such as diasporic and exilic imagination of territory, deterritorialization and time, utopian/dystopian/futuristic imaginings of homeland or alternative variations of homelands and homes, as well as of specific spaces and the role of memory and forgetfulness in Palestine-Israel. The scope of this special issue is global and encourages contributions that examine a range of literary and cultural products from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries in Hebrew and Arabic, as well as in a variety of other languages.

Please send a title, a 500 words abstract, and a short bio to Maurice Ebileeni () and Shachar Pinsker () by April 30, 2024.