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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

The Environment
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Table of Contents


  • What Next?
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

    Letters to the Editors
  • The Wrongs of the Past

  • The Invironment: A Shared Interest for Palestinians and Israelis
          Israeli and Palestinian environmental concerns can only be addressed together.
         by Paul Pesach Smith and by Thaer Abu Diab

  • Palestinian Policy and Regional Environmental Cooperation
          Attitudes and problems in Palestinian environmental policy.
         by Mohammad Said AI-Hmaidi

  • Israelís Environmental Problems
          Israel is not devoting sufficient resources to environmental issues.
         by Daniel Fisch

  • The Development of Palestinian Environmental Law and Legal Advocacy
          The Palestinian environment - a new start.
         by Ziad Amra

  • The Environmental Impact of Jewish Settlements in the West Bank
          Israeli settlement can adversely affect the Palestinian environment for generations to come.
         by Violet Qumsieh

  • Pollution and Peace
          Difficult as this is, we must make a distinction between environmental and political problems.
         by Yossi Sarid

  • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict over Water Resources
          The geopolitical background to water problems in the region.
         by Arnon Sofer

  • A Palestinian Perspective on the Water Crisis
          A solution to water problems is imperative if we are to avoid increased regional tension.
         by Jad Isaac

  • The Challenge of Sustainable Transport for Israel and Palestine
          How environmentally sound transport planning in Israel and Palestine can avoid errors made elsewhere in the world.
         by Yaakov Garb

  • On Judaism, Zionism and the Environment
          The contribution of Judaism to the environmental agenda.
         by Jeremy Benstein

  • Palestine-Israel: A Crossroad for Bird Migration
          In bird migration, our region is second to almost no other site in the world.
         by Yossi Leshem and by Imad Atrash

  • Our Shared Environment
          Tackling long-term deterioration of the environment demands overstepping political boundaries.
         by Robin Twite

  • Treacherous Memories: Electronic Return to Jaffa
          A Palestinian returns to the magnificence and the tragedy of historical Jaffa.
         by Salim Tamari

  • The Tip of the Iceberg
          A glaring injustice in Israel: preventing the use of public land by non-Jews.
         by Dan Leon

    Book Review
  • Chronicles of Peace Activism
          In Pursuit of Peace: A History of the Israeli Peace Movement by Mordechai Bar-On, reviewed by Hillel Schenker Formerly a high army officer and now a peace activist, Bar-On has written a good mainstream history of the Israeli peace movement.
         by Hillel Schenker

  • The Palestinian Economy
          Latest figures on population and aspects of the economy.

  • Thoughts on Culture and Peace
          Not all literature and poetry express universalistic values: some foster tribalism and racism.
         by Menahem Brinker

  • Dreams, Ideas and Realities
          Every step to promote a real cultural dialogue in our region should be encouraged.
         by Nairn Araidi

  • The Oslo Agreement
          Excerpts from Oslo II on the Environment September 28,1998

  • In Support of us Involvement in the Peace Process
          A Letter to President Bill Clinton April 4, 1998

    Chronology of Events
  • October I, 1997-January 1,1998
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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