About this Journal

The Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies (formerly Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal) was founded in 2002 as a fully refereed international journal. It publishes new, stimulating and provocative ideas on Palestine, Israel and the wider Middle East, paying particular attention to issues that have a contemporary relevance and a wider public interest. The journal draws upon expertise from virtually all relevant disciplines: history, politics, culture, literature, archaeology, geography, economics, religion, linguistics, biblical studies, sociology and anthropology.

The journal deals with a wide range of topics: ‘two nations’ and ‘three faiths’; conflicting Israeli and Palestinian perspectives; social and economic conditions; religion and politics in the Middle East; Palestine in history and today; ecumenism, and interfaith relations; modernisation and postmodernism; religious revivalisms and fundamentalisms; Zionism, Neo-Zionism, Christian Zionism, anti-Zionism and Post-Zionism; theologies of liberation in Palestine and Israel; colonialism, imperialism, settler-colonialism, post-colonialism and decolonisation; ‘History from below’ and Subaltern studies; ‘One-state’ and Two States’ solutions in Palestine and Israel; Crusader studies, Genocide studies and Holocaust studies. Conventionally these diversified discourses are kept apart. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal brings them together.

Editors and Editorial Board


Professor Nur Masalha, SOAS, University of London

Founding Editors

Michael Prior (1942-2004) and Nur Masalha

Editorial Board

Stephanie Cronin (Oxford)
Ilan Pappé (Exeter)
Yasir Suleiman (Cambridge)

International Advisory Board

Nahla Abdo (Ottawa)
Faiha Abdulhadi (Ramallah)
Ismael Abu-Saad (Beer Sheba)
Tayseer Abu Odeh (Amman)
Naim Ateek (Al-Quds/Jerusalem)
Oren Ben-Dor (Southampton)
Haim Bresheeth (London)
Saad Chedid (Buenos Aires)
Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts)
John Docker (Sydney)
As’ad Ghanem (Haifa)
Sherna Berger Gluck (Long Beach, CA)
Mary Grey (Winchester)
Tahrir Hamdi (Amman)
Dina Matar (London)
Peter Mayo (Malta)
Duncan Macpherson (London)
Karma Nabulsi (Oxford)
Eiji Nagasawa (Tokyo)
Dan Rabinowitz (Tel Aviv)
Rosemary Radford Ruether (Berkeley, CA)
Ahmad Sa'di (Haifa)
Rosemary Sayigh (Beirut)
Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (Al-Quds/Jerusalem)
Martin Shaw (Barcelona and London)
Salim Tamari (Bir Zeit)
Akira Usuki (Tokyo)
Salim Vally (Johannesburg)
Oren Yiftachel (Beer Sheba)


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Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies

Print ISSN: 1474-9475 Online ISSN: 1750-0125
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