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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

Focus on 1948-1998: A Tale of Two Peoples
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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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