The 1967 Census of the West Bank and Gaza Strip: A Digitized Version

In the summer of 1967, just after the Six-Day War brought the West Bank and Gaza Strip under Israeli control, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (ICBS) supervised a census in these territories. The census included an impressive array of questions about individuals, households, and the quality of residences—about age, sex, religion, place of residence, educational attainment, occupation, industrial sector, income, household structure, health, female fertility, and housing conditions. Moreover, it asked crucial questions about refugee status. The ICBS prepared seven volumes of reports based on this enumeration—the first modern census reports on the Palestinian population.
The Levy Economics Institute is offering, for the first time and free of charge, the content of these volumes in machine-readable form, in the hope that the data can be exploited by researchers interested in a fuller understanding of the social history of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories.

American University of Beirut Libraries: Archives and Special Collections Department

American University of Beirut has announced the launching of a new webpage for the Archives and Special Collections Department at the University Libraries. The newly designed page features updated content and offers a glimpse into their holdings documenting the history of AUB, Lebanon, the Arab World and the region at large.

Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem

ARIJ's mission is promoting sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territories and the self-reliance of the Palestinian people through greater control over their natural resources. In its capacity as a national research institute, it frequently provides current data and research necessary to the formulation of position papers and policy strategies on such issues as land and water resources.

The European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter

The European Centre for Palestine Studies works to support the coordination and facilitation of British and European scholarly knowledge and discussion on Palestine, and offers programs for postgraduate studies on Palestine.

The G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection

The G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection is a rich source of historical images of the Middle East. The majority of the images depict Palestine (present day Israel and the West Bank) from 1898 to 1946. Most of the collection consists of over 22,000 glass and film photographic negatives and transparencies created by the American Colony Photo Department and its successor firm, the Matson Photo Service. Over 1,000 photographic prints and eleven albums are also part of this collection.

Institute for Palestine Studies

The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is an independent institute devoted to research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS was established in Beirut in 1963 and also has offices in Washington D.C., Ramallah, and Paris.