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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

The Search for Regional Cooperation
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Table of Contents


  • No Easy Search
         by Dan Leon

  • Who's Afraid of Political Dialogue?
          An Israeli Perspective on Egyptian-Israeli Attempts to Establish Political Dialogue between Peace Activists
         by Motty Awerbuch and by Yehudith Harel

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Growing Threat in the Middle East
         by Mohammad Shiyyab

  • Regional Economic Cooperation: A Jordanian Perspective
          A study of the past history and future potential of Jordan‘s trade relations in the region.
         by Riad Al-Khouri

  • Globalization and Ecollomy in the Middle East
          By imposing Palestinian economic dependence on Isrilet the Pilris agreement creilted a colonial situiltion. The Israeli economy is seeking its plilce in the global capitalist economy.
         by Ephraim Davidi

  • Tourism As a Test Case
          When we sell the Holy Land, it is a joint product, a regional project - but all depends on new thinking by both sides.
         interview with Hani Abu-Dayyeh

  • Peace Building and the Limits of Technology
          In a crowded information marketplace, peace must be made attractive.
         by Jon.B Alterman

  • Short- and Mid-Term Water Solutions for the Area
          Water is scarce and unevenly distributed in the area; redistribution can be profitable to all.
         by Gershon Baskin

  • Non-Governmental Regional Cooperation and Peace Building
          How NGO regional cooperation can help in building an environment for peace.
         by Christopher Ross and by Tim Werner

  • Why Health?
          A study of the involvement of health professionals as a "bridge to peace" between Israelis and Palestinians.
         by Tamara Barnea and by Ziad Abdeen

  • Peace, Peace Process and Normalization:
          An Egyptian study of trends in Egypt against the peace process, and the views of those opposed to regional peace and normalization.
         by Dina Guirguis and by Anas Anani

  • ‘Cooperation North’: A Model of Cross-Border Partnership
          A project for cross-border cooperation between the local authorities of Jenin, Gilboa and I3eit Shean started in planning a joint industrial zone and now wants to serve as a wider model to converting the border area from a barrier to a bridge.
         by Sharon Roling

  • ‘Poverty Breeds War’
          While talking about regional trade, the Israelis want to use the Palestinians as a bridge to gain access to markets in the Arab world.
         interview with Shimon Peres

  • Israeli Occupation and Regional Cooperation Can’t Live Together
         interview with Nabil Shaath

  • Economic Cooperation ill the Region Depends Upon a Political Solution
          A Palestine-Israel Journal discussion with Hanna Siniora, Prof. Arieh Arnon, Dr. Riad Malki, Niron Hashai and Khaled Abu-Aker.

  • The Pope‘s Visit to the Holy Land
          Reflections on the March 2000 visit of Pope John Paul II.
         by Marcel Dubois

  • Reflections on Joint Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation Projects
          It is amazing that with all the money invested in joint projects, very few evaluation studies have been carried out.
         by Sami Adwan and by Philip Veerman

  • Doing Their Own Thing
          Are young people disinterested in politics, individualistic or egoistic? Views from Tel Aviv.
         by Betty Benvisti

  • Arab-Islamic Rituals of Conflict Resolution and Long- Term Peace ill the Middle East
          The possible role of Arab-Islamic rituals and cultural symbolism 111 the empowerment of Muslims and Arabs to work for a just peace.
         by George E. Irani

    Review Essay
  • Gaza - The Human Dimension
          Gaza as "the central contradiction of Israeli democracy - democracy for some, dispossession for others."

  • An Information Technology Strategy for the ‘Web Economy’ in the West Bank and Gaza
          Now is the time for the Palestinian Authority to participate in the Web Economy: a stage-by-stage World Bank plan.
         by Gareth Locksley

  • The Territorial Dybbuk and the Cave Dwellers
          Where is there another state that expels people from caves?
         by Gideon Levy

    Eye of the Camera
  • Image

  • The Dialogue of Poetry: Palestinian and Israeli Poets Writing Through Conflict and Peace
          The importance of communication through poetry to the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.
         by Yvette Neisser

  • Message to the Israeli and Jewish Public
          March 1999

    Chronology of Events
  • October 1, 1999 to April 1, 2000
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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