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Editorial Board

Adnan Abdelrazek

Danny Rubinstein

Sam'an Khoury

Daniel Bar-Tal

Walid Salem

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

What Went Wrong & How to Fix It?

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Table of Contents


  • Making Peace between Peoples
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • The Future of People-to-People
         by Lee Perlman and by Nadia Nasser-Najjab

  • What Do People Mean When They Say ‘People-to-People’?
          Origins, Definitions, Goals and Methods
         by Shira Herzog and by Avivit Hai

  • Kissing Cousins: A Note on a Romantic Encounter
          Rapprochement was turned into a big business at the expense of professionalism.
         by Salim Tamari

  • People-to-People: Telling the Truth about the Israeli-Palestinian Case
          So far, P2P has failed, but we must keep trying.
         by Alon Liel

  • Post-Oslo Dialogue: An Evaluation
          The achievements and failures of People-to-People viewed from the Palestinian side.
         by Nadia Nasser-Najjab

  • Looking Back: An Evaluation of People-to-People
          Civil society, via the P2P system, can be a catalyst to advance the peace process.
         by Ron Pundak

  • Bustling Backwards: Lessons from the Norwegian Sponsored Israeli-Palestinian People-to-People Program
          An account of Norway’s role as facilitator in the peace process and the lessons learnt.
         by Jon Hanssen-Bauer

  • The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies: Nature Knows No Borders
          Joint environmental work as a tool for reconciliation.
         by Michael M. Cohen

  • Reconciliation with Separation: Is It Possible in the Palestinian-Israeli Case?
          Israeli separation calls into question the work of encounter groups.
         by Bernard Sabella

  • Women’s People-to-People Activities: Do We Do It Better?
          Women’s P2P encounters may actually be more effective than mixed encounters.
         by Galia Golan and by Zahira Kamal

  • Peace-Building Programs: A Canadian View
          A new Canadian project for the advancement of peace.
         by Dominique Rossetti

  • Breaking down the Walls: Northern Ireland Lessons
          The Irish case and the effectiveness of community involvement in peace-making.
         by Mari Fitzduff

  • The Standing Cooperation Committee: Facing the New Challenges
          The Israelis were not seriously committed to dialogue and cooperation.
         by Elias Zananiri

  • P2P – Where Do We Go From Here?
          Israelis: Amit Leshem, Rabbi Arik Asherman, Gershon Baskin, Jeff Halper, Boaz Kitian Palestinians: Walid Salem, Fadwa el-Sha’er, Sam’an Khouri, Ata Qaymari, Zahra Khalidi

  • Roundtable: The Future of People-to-People
          Janet Aviad, Fadwa el-Sha’er, Shira Herzog, Fadwa Khader, Signe Gilen (Norway) and Hillel Schenker. Moderators: Lee Perlman and Nadia Nasser-Najjab

  • The Hamas Victory: Implications and Future Challenges
          Why Hamas won and what awaits it in the political arena.
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • The Jewish National Fund: How the Land Was ‘Redeemed’
          The JNF’s historical concept of exclusively Jewish land is wholly anachronistic.
         by Dan Leon

  • Israeli-Palestinian Civil Cooperation: New Context, New Strategies
          Facing the new “no partner” reality.
         by Walid Salem

    Book Review
  • A Poet Redraws Boundaries
          A review of Benjamin Hollander’s “Rituals of Truce and the Other Israeli”
         by Khaled Furani

  • Chronicling the Skein of Fraternal Hostility
          A review of Matt Rees’ “Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide and Fear in the Middle East”
         by James Murray

  • Palestinian Center for Public Opinion
          Impact of Halting EU and U.S. Financial and Economic Aid to the Palestinian Government

    Eye of the Camera
  • Woman and The Wall
          Elisheva Smith

  • Breaking Down the Iron Wall
          “Palestinian filmmakers are demonstrating a growing maturity” says Alattar
         by Hillel Schenker

  • Paradise Now: The Movie
          A review of the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film.
         by Freddy Rokem and by Galit Hasan-Rokem

  • Nebo Mountain
          A chapter from the novel by Izzat al-Ghazzawi

  • A Speech by President Mahmoud Abbas
          Excerpts from President Mahmoud Abbas’ Speech to the Opening of the PLC

  • An Address by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
          Text of speech by then Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, January 24, 2006

    Chronology of Events
  • July 1, 2005 to April 1, 2006
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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