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Editorial Board

Adnan Abdelrazek

Danny Rubinstein

Sam'an Khoury

Daniel Bar-Tal

Galia Golan

Gershon Baskin

Hind Khoury

Edy Kaufman

Ata Qaymari

Benjamin Pogrund

Nafez Nazzal

Dan Jacobson

Jumana Jaouni

Moshe Maoz

Munther Dajani

Khuloud Khayyat Dajani

Izhak Schnell

Lucy Nusseibah

Meir Margalit

Menachem Klein

Ali Abu Shahla

Ilan Baruch

Hanna Siniora

Yehudit Oppenheimer

Mossi Raz

Susie Becher

Frances Raday

Narratives of 1948
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Table of Contents


  • Was it a Missed Opportunity?
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Legitimization or Implementation: On the UN Partition Plan The Paradox of the 1947 UN Partition Plan
          Although the Zionist movement nominally accepted the partition plan, its actions were unconducive to implementing it.
         by Walid Salem

  • Why the UN Partition Plan Wasn't Implemented
          An examination of whether or not the Palestinians and Arabs actually rejected the partition plan.
         by Moshe Ma’oz

  • The Partition of Palestine - An Arab Perspective
          The Jewish 'conquering' of Palestine can be viewed in the Western tradition of the-'crusades and imperialism.
         by Muhsin Yusuf

  • The Myth of the "Few Against the Many" in 1948
          The newly formed Israeli army was ultimately as large as the invading Arab armies combined and better armed.
         by Yigal Eilam

  • The Road to Partition
          The Palestinians can learn important lessons for the future, from past mistakes.
         by Rami Nasrallah

  • The Two Narratives
          Both sides must make an effort to understand the narrative of the other.
         by Paul Scham

  • Narratives of 1948
          A roundtable debate organised by the Yakar Center, Panorama and the Truman Institute to discuss the issue of narratives brought Palestinians and Israelis together to compare and contrast the differing narratives surrounding the events of 1948.

  • Topographical and Territorial Considerations in International Relations in the 21st Century
          Investigating territorial and topographical importance to states, given the increasing economic and social ties resulting from globalization.
         by Arnon Sofer

  • The Viability of the Palestinian State and Israel’s Settlement Policy
          Settlements are undermining the feasibility of creating a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.
         by Jad Isaac and by Majed Rizik

  • Reflections on the Attributes and Dynamics of the West Bank Frontier Zone
          Examining how the areas of land through which the Green Line stretches have evolved and been affected by the political turmoil of the last 50 years.
         by Moshe Brawer

  • In Israel They Also Pay a Price
          The ongoing conflict and the economic policies of successive governments have left the Israeli economy struggling to cope.
         by Zvi Schuldiner

  • Narratives of exile
          How narratives of the Nakba have evolved in the memories of exiled Palestinains
         by Salim Tamari

  • The Gender of Transposed Space
          Lost villages can be kept alive by passing place names down through generations of family members.
         by Susan Slyomovics

  • UN Resolutions on the Partition Plan
          UN Resolution 181 of 29 November, 1947

    Chronology of Events
  • July 1, 2002 to October 1, 2002
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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