27 November 1997 A link has been added in the documents
section to a recently released background
paper on the refugee issue by the Israeli Government
Press Office. Also, details of the 1996 Beilin-Abu
Mazen plan and the 1997 Beilin-Eitan agreement
of possible final status arrangements have been
added in the same section.
5 November 1997 Palestinian Refugee ResearchNet
and the International Development Research Centre
announce a major international stocktaking conference
19 September 1997 If you have a Java-capable browser,
you've probably already seen it. If not, please take
a moment to complete our PDIN/PRRN user
1 September 1997 Thanks to Salman AbuSitta for sending
us his paper on the
feasibility of the right of return , which can
now be found in the research
6 August 1997 If you missed it earlier on the FOFOGNET email
list, we've archived a copy of Clare Woodcraft's
recent article on UNRWA ,
originally published in Palestine Economic Pulse .
We've also added an article by Joel Bainerman, links
to papers by Salim Tamari and Elia Zureik, via the
IPS www site, all in the research
19 July 1997 Thanks to Ulrike Koltermann for sending
PRRN the text of his recent article on Palestinians
in Lebanon , published earlier in the Jerusalem
19 June 1997 For those of you who missed the real
thing, the speaking notes of Donna Arzt's recent
talks at IDRC and CIDA have been added in the research
papers section. We've also added the text of
the June 1997 issue of the Alternative Information
Center's useful Article 74 newsletter.
The back issues of Article 74 are no longer on-line
at AIC--we'll see if we can get them for you, however.
14 June 1997 The May 1997 issue of the Shaml
Newsletter --an indispensible resource on refugee
affairs--has been archived to PRRN.
11 June 1997. A recent Human Rights Watch paper
in Lebanon has been added.
6 June 1997. A number of new documents--on Canada
Camp, a speech by RWG gavel-holder Andrew Robinson,
and a press release on the May 1997 international
mission to Lebanon have been added to the documents
16 May 1997. A paper by Rex Brynen on the Refugee
Working Group and an interview in Palestine
Report have been added to the site.
4 April 1997. A paper by Ramzi Rabah on Palestinian
Refugees, Displaced, and the Final Status Negotiations. has
been added to the site.
23 March 1997. The February 1997 issue of the Shaml
Newsletter is now on-line at PRRN.
14 March 1997. Leila Zacharia's excellent (if rather
depressing) paper on Poverty
Intensification Strategies: The Case of Palestinian
Refugees has been added to the site.
6 February 1997. The full text of Rex Brynen, Sanctuary
and Survival: The PLO in Lebanon (Boulder:
Westview Press, 1990) has been added to the site.
30 January 1997. A number of small updates have
been made to the site. In addition, the PDIN/PRRN
NGO Support Project has been launched, to help put
information on Palestinian NGOs on the web.
4 January 1997. Happy New Year from PRRN! Recent
additions include a report by Aaron Lerner (IMRA)
on a recent JMCC
poll on Palestinian attitudes toward final status
14 December 1996. The December 1996 issue of the
Shaml Newsletter has been added, as well as a press
release from the November
1996 RWG coordination meeting.
2 December 1996. We are pleased to offer chapter
4 of Donna Arzt's new book, Refugees
Into Citizens: Palestinians and the End of the Arab-Israeli
Conflict (Council on Foreign Relations
Press, 1996). We're also pleased to report that PRRN
was recently judged among the "top 5% of the web" by
26 November 1996. New additions include the Refugee
Working Group project
list and an ICAS paper by Hilal Khashan on Palestinians
in Lebanon .
November 1996. Future issues of the FOFOGNET
discussion list will be archived and searchable,
thanks to REFERENCE.COM.
8 November 1996. Julie Peteet's recent article on
Palestinians in Lebanon has been added to the research
papers section. Thanks to MERIP for permission
to archive it on PRRN.
17 October 1996. The Resolving
the Refugee Question: Key Issues section has
now been completed. Comments are welcomed--in fact,
I would like to append some visitor discussion
on these issues to the page at a future date.
26 September 1996. An overview paper on the Harvard
Project on Refugees has been added to the
site, and the section on Palestinian
Refugees in the Peace Process has been completed.
22 September 1996. I've posted a draft
copy of my paper on final status arrangements,
prepared for the forthcoming Centre for Lebanese
Studies/Refugee Studies Program (Oxford) conference
on Palestinians in Lebanon.
19 September 1996. Thanks to Robert Nowac of McGill's
the Faculty of Arts Computing Network, a speedy new
search engine has been added to the PDIN and PRRN
23 August 1996. The site has been moved to its new
home, at http://prrn.mcgill.ca/prrn/prfront.html.
The www.facl.mcgill.ca URL no longer works, so please
change your bookmarks accordingly.
The latest issue of the Shaml Newsletter has
also been posted.
8 August 1996. Over the last two weeks a number
of additional documents from the RWG gavel have been
posted to the document section. Also, some interesting
data on the district origins of UNRWA-registered
refugees has been added here .
In addition, please note that PRRN will be moving
to http://prrn.mcgill.ca/prrn/prfront.html in
the near future. Adjust your bookmarks accordingly.
21 July 1996. Copies of papers by Rosemary Sayigh
and Leila Zacharia have been posted to the research
materials section, togetrher with an associated discussion
thread from FOFOGNET. In addition, two sets of comments
by the RWG gavel have been added in the documents
26 June 1996. Two recent speeches by the RWG gavel,
Andrew Robinson, have been added in the documents
22 June 1996. The first policy guidelines of the
new Israeli government have been added. Unfortunately,
the McGill FACL server will be down during the holiday
weekend of June 20-22.
5 June 1996. An interesting interview with Benjamin
Netanyahu's political advisor, Dore Gold, has been
added to the research paper section..
2 June 1996. The research section has been split
to include a separate documents section, which now
includes a search form for UN press releases.
30 May 1996. UNRWA data for Syria and a draft "overview" page
22 May 1996. At present--and with a few bugs to
iron out--the general architecture of the site is
now up and running. The research resources contains
a small sampling of the sorts of material that will
eventually appear on the site. We are particularly
pleased to include copies of the excellent Shaml
Newsletter , as well as important papers by Salim
Tamari. The internet resources section is more-or-less
complete, although there may be some refugee-related
links that haven't been added. In addition, a broader
set of MEPP-related links is under construction to
serve both the PRRN and the future PDIN site (the
latter focussing on West Bank/Gaza economic development).
The research list should be fairly full and complete,
although revisions/updates from project coordinators
would be appreciated (as would any reports, etc.)
16 May 1996. First beta-test pages posted on the
site. Any users noting graphic or link errors should
report them (and, in the first case, the web browser
that they are using).