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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

Settlements or Peace
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Table of Contents


  • Maintaining Dialogue, Rejecting Despair
         by Ziad AbuZayyad and by Victor Cygielman

    Letters to the Editors
  • This Is All Ask For

  • The Al-Aqsa Intifada: Reflections on a Turning Point
          A Dialogue between Professor Sari Nusseibeh, president of al-Quds University, and Professor Edy Kaufman, who teaches human rights in the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • ‘There Is No Returning to the Pre-Intifada Period’
          The Al-Aqsa Intifada was a revolt against a failed peace process.
         interview with Khalil Shikaki

  • The Impasse and the Alternative
          Instead of encouraging the Palestinians to pursue the peace process, Israeli policy adopted the opposite logic.
         by Mordechai Bar-On

  • In Afrikaans, Separation Is Called ‘Apartheid’
          Why an explosion was inevitable in the apartheid condition which developed in the occupied Palestinian territories.
         by Amira Hass

    Focus 1
  • Towards a Settlement without Settlements
          A fourfold formula for dealing with the current problems inherent in the settlement project.
         by Naomi Chazan

  • Settlements: A Geographic and Demographic Barrier to Peace
          How the number of settlers in the occupied territories jumped for about 4,000 in 1977 to some 200,000 today
         by Khalil Tofakji

  • Boundaries Are Not Holy
          There is no such thing as a natural boundary. Borders are devised by politicians, generals, negotiators
         by David Newman

  • The Settlement Process: A Study in Illegality
          Article based on a shortened version of a booklet1 published in 1997 by B’Tselem, the Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.

  • Settling the Land: A Pattern in Domination
          Settlements, facts, figures, impact.
         by Rassem Khamaisi

  • ‘A People That Dwells Apart’: Gush Emunim Settlers
          For Gush Emunim, only the Jews have a special, divinely ordained relationship with the land of Israel.
         by Peter Demant

  • Israeli Policy in Jerusalem: A Chronology of Dispossession
          The Israeli policies in Jerusalem set out to guarantee permanent Jewish control over the whole city
         by Ibrahim Matar

  • The Alpher Plan Revisited
          The plan has served as a framework of reference for negotiators and scholars on final- status issues since 1994 and up to the present.
         by Joseph Samaha

    Review Essay
  • Destroyed Heritage
          Book Review: Sacred Landscape — The Buried History of the Holy Land since 1948 by Meron Benvenisti. Translated from the Hebrew by Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta. California: University of California Press, 2000. 366 pages
         by Robin Twite

    Book Review
  • The Palestinian Exodus 1948-1998. Edited by Ghada Karmi and Eugene Cotran, Ithaca Press, 1999.
         by Dan Leon

  • Transformations of Middle Eastern Environments: Legacies and Lessons.
          Edited by Jeff Albert, Magnus Bernhardsson and Roger Kenna. New Haven: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Stud

  • Poverty in the West Bank and Gaza
          The World Bank Group

  • Without Love
          Extracted from an article that first appeared in Hebrew in 1988 in Yediot Aharonot, and in English in The Vocabulary of Peace: Life, Culture and Politics in the Middle East. Mercury House, San Francisco, 1995.
         by Shulamith Hareven

  • From A Road to the Sea
         by Faruq Wadi

  • An Urgent Statement to the Israeli Public by a Group of Palestinian Academics and Activists
          November 17, 2000

  • Stop the Deterioration
          November 17, 2000

  • Facts on the Ground since the Oslo Agreement, September 1993
          December 4, 2000

    Chronology of Events
  • April 1, 2000 to October 1, 2000
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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