Palestinian Journeys is a collaborative project of the Palestinian Museum and the Institute for Palestine Studies. The Palestinian Museum is an independent institution founded in 1997 by the Taawon Welfare Association with the goal of promoting a dynamic vision of Palestinian culture engaged with new perspectives on history, society and culture. The Institute for Palestine Studies is an independent not-for-profit research institution founded in 1963 to document Palestine and and publish ground-breaking scholarship on historical and contemporary Palestine.
The Timeline, “an ever-growing encyclopedic collection of historical events, biographies, themed chronologies”. Originally created by he Institute for Palestine Studies, it aims at highlighting historical, socioeconomic and cultural themes, relying on historical documents, and multimedia content. From within the timeline, various categories are available:
- Ottoman Rule
- Early Mandate Period
- Second Mandate Period
- The Palestine War and the Nakba
- Reverberation of 1948 Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
- The Rise of the Palestinian Movement in the Wake of the 1967 Arab Defeat
- From a Sense of Victory to separate Peace and civil War
- Palestinian Defeat, Division and Survival
- The first Intifada and the beginning of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
- The Oslo process and the establishment of the Palestinian Authority
- The Aqsa Intifada and the end of an Era in Palestinian Politics
- A Palestinian Authority divided, Israeli Assaults on Gaza and Peace process Setbacks.
In addition, an “Inspire me” category allows visitors to discover the Palestinian Journeys through a selection of marking moments, events, and characters, and a search feature allows visitors to focus on a specific event or theme they are interested in.
A short description including source is available for each document, and sometimes related content is suggested:
The interface is bilingual English-Arabic.