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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

The Environment
Vol.5 No.1 1998

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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