Palestinian Affairs Magazine - شؤون الفلسطينية

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Palestinian Affairs (Shu'un Filastinyya) is a quarterly magazine issued by the PLO's Palestine Research Center (PRC). The magazine publishes articles (in Arabic) related to Palestinian politics, culture, economics, international relations, and other subjects. Issues 1 (1971) through 135-136 (March-April 1983) were published in Beirut. The publication moved to Nicosia, Cyprus after a car bomb attack on the Center in February 1983, which killed eight staff members. It resumed publication in the summer of 1985. Publication stopped with Issue 244-245 (July-August 1993) for financial reasons, but resumed again in Ramallah in November 2011. The long-time director of the PRC was Sabri Jiryis and editors of Shu'un Filastiniyya included Anis Sayyigh and Mahmoud Darwish, and others involved included Faisal Hourani, Bilal al-Hassan, and Mahmoud al-Khatib. The General Union of Palestinian Plastic Artists consulted on the selections of the cover art from the 1980s onward.


Rochelle Davis, Louisa Ainsworth, Andy Marimoto and Jessica Michek organized the technical preparation of this Special Collection