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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

Towards Statehood
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Table of Contents


  • A Palestinian State As a Natural Outcome of the Peace Process
         by Nazmi Ju’beh

  • A Time for Change
         by Victor Cygielman

  • The Changing Meaning of Statehood in PLO Ideology and Practice
          How the PW changed from dependence on its Arab patrons in the early 19605 to independent decision-making, and from the concept of liberating the whole of Palestine to a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
         by Hussam Mohamad

  • A Palestinian State in Zionist and Israeli Thought
          The Zionist attitude to the Palestinians was historically ambivalent and pragmatic. Now Israeli support for a mini-state of Palestine is unacceptable to most Palestinians.
         by Ilan Pappe

  • Separation, Confederation or Binationalism
          Assuming the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, the writers discuss the three options for the political future of Israel and Palestine.
         by Simcha Bahiri and by Hanna Siniora

  • The Struggle for a Jewish State
          An account of the period which started with the V.N. partition of the proposal of May 15, 1947 and ended with the declaration of the State of Israel on May 15, 1948
         by Walter Laqueur

  • Europe and the Conflict: A Palestinian Perspective
          A survey of the historical inter-relationship between Europe and the Palestinians.
         by Imad Ghiyatha

  • Binationalism: A Bridge over the Chasm
          In Zionist history, the binational idea was a genuine, though unsuccessful, attempt to reconcile Palestinian and Israeli aspirations in a common political framework.
         by Dan Leon

  • An Islamic Perspective on Palestinian Statehood
          The Islamic position on a Palestinian state in terms of the state‘s relations with Israel and its relationship with the shari‘a.
         by Mustafa Abu Sway

  • The Territorial Question Is Crucial
          A special Palestine-Israel Journal discussion with Prof. Camille Mansour, Prof. Musa Budeiri, Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem, veteran journalist Gideon Levy, and Dr. Gershon Baskin.

  • Getting Out of the Tunnel towards an Alternative Strategy
          Unless Israel frees itself from a fossilized world view based in concepts divorced from reality, it will miss the chance to become a developed country in the 21st century.
         by Zvi Kesseh

  • Undefined Borders: A New Concept in International Affairs
          Palestinian statehood is overdue. A state can have its place in the world without having to define its borders.
         by Jumana Az Jaouni

    Book Review
  • Israeli Society and the Use of Force
          Rubber Bullets: Power and Conscience in Modem Israel by Yaron Ezrahi,reviewed by Richard Clarke
    How the collective Israeli conscience coped with the moral and political implications on Israeli society of the occupation.

  • A U.N. Report
    Economic Conditions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

          A U.N. report on economic and social conditions in the West bank and Gaza Strip in 1998.

  • Toil-A poem
         by Avraham Shlonsky

  • Three poems
         by Mahmoud Darwish

  • The Venice Declaration
          June 13, 1980

  • The Berlin European Council- Presidency Conclusions
          March 24 & 25, 1999

  • The Israeli Elections
          May 17, 1999

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

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