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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

Human Rights
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Table of Contents


  • A Never- Ending Struggle
         by Victor Cygielman

    Letters to the Editors
  • Letters to the Editors

  • Bringing Human Rights into the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
          Winning "peace now" demands fighting for "human rights now."
         by Edy Kaufman and by Ibrahim Bisharat

  • Palestinian Human-Rights Organizations: A New Agenda
          The Palestinian human rights organizations continue to monitor the acts of the occupying power and now also examine the practices of the Palestinian National Authority.
         by Khaled Batrawi

  • Israel and Human Rights: Using the Law to Justify the Illegal
          The 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights finds Israel trampling on the laws in order to deny basic Palestinian rights.
         by Eitan Felner

  • Towards a Palestinian Civic Society
          The human-rights provisions of the various Palestinian-Israeli agreements are strikingly ineffective.
         by Ghaith AI-Omari

  • Rabbis for Human Rights: The Other Face of Judaism
          Israeli rabbis who support human rights, interfaith understanding and peace.
         by Arik Ascherman

  • Israeli Violations of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories Continue in 1998: A Dismal Record
          The preponderance of security concerns and political considerations over human rights in the Oslo process.
         by Khader Shqeirat

  • The Current State of Human Rights in Israel
          Israeli human-rights activists point to a particularly rampant discrimination against the country‘s Arab citizens.
         by Omri Kaufman and by Rebecca Bardach

  • Treatment and Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture
          Treating released Palestinian prisoners for wide-ranging trauma-related problems as victims of torture.
         by Mahmud Sehwail

  • Peace and Human Rights
          It is time to stop hitching human rights to political causes.
         by Yossi Wolfson

  • Doctors and the Duty of Intervention
          The Physicians for Human Rights challenge the psychological comfort of both the public and government officials.
         by Ruchama Marton

  • Building a New Society: Issues of Human Rights and Human Dignity
          A special Palestine-Israel Journal discussion with Minister Ziad Abu-Zayyad, Minister Hassan Asfour, Or. Edy Kaufman, Dr. Iyad Sarraj and Attorney Anat Scolnicov.

  • The USA. and Human Rights
          A U.S. - based human-rights monitoring group surveys the country‘s record for 1998.

  • Four Decisions on the Road to Peace
          Science, information and technology don‘t have sovereignty or borders. In order to advance, you have to be global.
         by Shimon Peres

  • The First Palestinian Curriculum for General Education
          The curriculum is grounded in the uniqueness of Palestine in terms of civilization, religion, culture and geography.
         by Nadia Nasr

  • Defining Terrorism
          Attempts to define terrorism tend to have political implications and the U.s. State Department‘s definition is not as neutral as it sounds.
         by Neve Gordon

    Book Review
  • Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: Patterns, Problems, Possibilities
          by Laura Zittrain Eisenberg and Neil Caplan. Reviewed by Tim Werner Studies of six Arab-Israeli negotiations since 1977.

  • Media and Political Conflict: News from the Middle East
          by Cadi Wolfsfeld. Reviewed by Taly Lind The role of the media in the conflict.

  • The World Bank Croup
    Palestinian NCO Project

          In face of reduced financing of Palestinian NCOs, the World Bank has initiated a Palestinian NCO project for the poor and the marginalized.

  • The Shadow of Foreignness: On the Paintings of Asim Abu-Shakra
          An in-depth study of the Palestinian-Israeli artist Asim Abu Shakra from the village of Umm al-Fahm, whose fascinating artistic career was cut short by his death at the age of 29.
         by Tally Tamir

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
          December 10, 1948

    Chronology of Events
  • October 1, 1998, to January 1, 1999
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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