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Editorial Board

Hisham Awartani

Danny Rubinstein

Sam'an Khoury

Boaz Evron

Walid Salem

Ari Rath

Zahra Khalidi

Daniel Bar-Tal

Ammar AbuZayyad

Galit Hasan-Rokem

Khaled Abu Aker

Galia Golan

Nazmi Ju'beh

Gershon Baskin

Edy Kaufman

Ata Qaymari

Benjamin Pogrund

Nafez Nazzal

Simcha Bahiri

Nadia Naser-Najjab

Dan Jacobson

Jumana Jaouni

Dan Leon

Anat Cygielman

Khuloud Khayyat Dajani

Izhak Schnell

Focus on 1948-1998: A Tale of Two Peoples
Vol.5 No.2 1998

Table of Contents


  • The Need for a Fresh Start
         by Ziad AbuZayyad and by Victor Cygielman

    Letters to the Editors
  • Internationalizing Jerusalem

  • Israel’s Declaration of Independence: Squaring the Circle
          Among the contradicitons in the Declaration of Independence is that between a “Jewish state” and a “democratic state.
         by Uri Avnery

  • After Fifty Years
          National freedom provides opportunities, but no guarantee, for a life of human dignity.
         by Boas Evron

  • Fifty Years after 1948: A Universal Jubilee?
          After fifty years, the Palestinians must move from mourning to restitution for the wrongs done to them.
         by Rashid Khalidi

  • Deir Yassin: My Memories
         by Najat Hirbawi

  • The Making of T’kuma
          The response to the 50th anniversary TV series shows that Israeli society has a more mature view of its past.
         interview with Yigal Eilam

  • Beginning a Long March
          Memories of childhood in Safad, exile and the long march ahead.
         interview with Mahmoud Abbas

  • From a Diary of Fateful Years
         by Hanna Abu Hanna

  • Revival of the Hebrew Language
         by Avigdor Ben-Asher

  • 1948-1998 in the Eyes of Two Peoples
          A special Palestine-Israel Journal roundtable discussion with Yael Dayan, Ibrahim Dakkak, Mordechai Bar-On, Nazmi Ju’beh, Danny Rubinstein and Khaled Abu Aker.

  • Peace Requires New Thinking
          A peaceful solution founded on Jewish sources and compromise.
         by Yitzhak Frankenthal

    Book Review
  • The Politics of Palestinian Defeat
          After Oslo: New Realities, Old Problems. Edited by George Giacaman and Dag Jørund Lønning, reviewed by Ibrahim Abu Lughod. A book aiming to provide a more profound understanding of the Palestinian reality after Oslo.
         by Ibrahim Abu Lughod

  • Current Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian Trade
          Trade arrangements between the three parties, the EU and the USA.
         by Hanspeter Tshaeni

  • The Nakba and Palestinian Painting
          Documenting Palestinian art starts with the Nakba.
         by Victor Cygielman

  • A Present for the Holiday
          A short story
         by Ghassan Kanafani

  • In the Deserts of Exile
          A Poem
         by Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

  • The Bells - A Ballad
         by Saul Tchernichovsky

  • Three Poems
         by Yehuda Amichai

  • The Nakba and Palestinian Painting
          Documenting Palestinian art starts with the Nakba.
         interview with Suleiman Mansur

  • Sheikh Hassan Al-Labadi
          The strange life and death of a man who embodied the collective Palestinian memory.
         by Nazmi Ju’beh

  • The 418 Destroyed Villages of Palestine

  • Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel
          May 14, 1948

  • Declaration of Palestinian Independence
          November 15, 1988

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

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