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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

Civil Society
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Table of Contents


  • Disengagement
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Civil Society: Lessons for Today
          Civil society provides a direction, outside the framework of the nation-state, particularly relevant to both Israelis and Palestinians.
         by Adam Seligman

  • The Palestinian NGO Sector: Development Perspectives
          The Palestinian NGO sector is an integral part of the Palestinian national movement and plays a vital role in service-provision.
         by Allam Jarrar

  • Civil Society in Israel
          Israel moved from being a highly intrusive state engaged in intensive mobilization and control of societal resources, to economic, cultural and political liberalization.
         by Yoav Peled

  • Palestinian Political Movements: Should They Be Registered?
          The registration of Palestinian political parties has proven a controversial issue and so far lacks consensus.
         by Nadia Nasser-Najjab

  • Palestinian Civil Society and the Peace Programs
          Palestinian civil institutions might diverge on details, but the majority agrees on the importance of democracy and good internal governance.
         by Ismail Daiq

  • Four Perspectives on Civil Society and Post-Zionism in Israel
          Looking at Israel society from post-ideological, post-modernist, post-colonial and post-Marxist perspectives.
         by Uri Ram

  • The Civil Society and the Military Society in Israel
          Exponents of a military society take advantage of the weaknesses of Israeli civil society.
         by Uri Ben-Eliezer

  • Looking Beyond the Pale: International Donors And Civil Society Promotion in Palestine
          The impact of external donors has not always been in favor of the emergence of a Palestinian democratic polity.
         by Benoit Challand

  • “We Need a New Social and Economic Agenda”
          An interview with the chairman of Tafnit, the former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor.
         interview with Uzi Dayan

  • Roundtable: Civil Society
          A PIJ roundtable with Prof. Munther Dajani, Terry Boullatta, Prof. Benjamin Gidron and Rolly Rosen, moderated by Prof. Yoav Peled and Dr. Nadia Nasser-Najjab.

  • The New Jerusalem Master Plan
          The new Jerusalem Master Plan has some positive aspects, but the chapter on East Jerusalem is rife with prejudice, stereotypes and erroneous assumptions.
         by Meir Margalit

  • The Anti-Normalization Discourse in the Context of Israeli-Palestinian Peace-Building
          Varying attitudes towards anti-normalization exist among both Palestinians and Israelis.
         by Walid Salem

  • The Price of Occupation The Cost of the Occupation to Israeli Society
          Executive summary of a study on the economic price that all Israelis are paying for 37 years of occupation.
         by Shlomo Swirski

  • Three Poems.....
         by Ronny Someck

    Chronology of Events
  • October 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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