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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 Role of The Media
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Table of Contents


  • Lost Opportunity
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Media and Peace Building
          Responsible journalism can dispel myths and stereotypes and diffuse conflicts.
         by Richard Eisendorf

  • The Palestinian Media and the Peace Process
          The Palestinian media from the dark period of the Intifada to the emergence of the PNA.
         by Daoud Kuttab

  • Palestinians and Israelis: An Uneven Curiosity
          Palestinian efforts to get to know Israel better are not matched by a parallel interest among Israelis in the Palestinians.
         by Danny Rubenstein

  • Arab Satellite Stations: Their Role in the Middle East Peace Process
          New satellite stations allow the Arab viewer to get first-hand information.
         by Nabil Khatib

  • Sometimes You Have to Stand Up to Your Readers
          Haaretz is a Hebrew daily which believes in commitment, integrity and the public is right to know
         by Hanoch Marmari

  • An Arab "Ghetto" in the Israeli Media
          There is an almost complete lack of Arab programs and journalists in the Israeli media.
         by Atallah Mansour

  • Journalism and Democracy
          In a "shrinking planet," the theme of journalism and democracy can stimulate an international dialogue among journalists.
         by Edmund Lambeth

  • The Rocky Road from Big Brother"s Helper to Government Watchdog
          The Israeli press may have overcome " guided journalism " but its freedom of expression faces new challenges.
         by Hillel Schenker

  • The Israeli Side of Cyberspace
          A dreary symmetry of extremists arguments, occasionally lit up by peace camp sites.
         by Ami Isseroff

  • Palestinian and Israeli Journalists: A Personal Account
          A Palestinian journalist"s experience with his Israeli counterparts.
         by Hamdi Farraj

  • Freedom of Expression and the Struggle for Independence
          Palestinians want an independent media that people will look at and listen to before any other station or paper.
         by Yasser Abed Rabbo

  • A Free Flow of Information Is Crucial
          One of the jobs of the director of the GPO is to make sure that there are no impediments to the legitimate role of journalists in Israel.
         by Moshe Fogel

  • Universalizing the Holocaust
          How Arabs and Palestinians relate to the Holocaust and how the Jews relate to the Palestinian victim.
         by Hazem Saghiyeh and by Saleh Bashir

  • Israel and Palestine: Phases of Interdependence
          Why Israel"s survival depends upon a long-term two-state solution with the Palestinians.
         by Maurice D. Harris

  • The Expansion of Our Language (Hebrew) and the Arabic Language
          A century ago, a Hebrew scholar writes of the affinity between Hebrew and Arabic.
         by Eliyahu Sapir

  • The Dying Sea
          Palestinians, Jordanians and Israelis share the Dead Sea ecosystem, but the lowest place on earth has reached its lowest point.
         by Victoria Katan and by Aletta Zijlstra

  • Israel and Palestine: Lessons and Prospects
          Each party to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must also accept the other"s full entitlement to statehood.
         by Clive S. Kessler

    Book Review
  • History in the Making
          The Process: One Thousand and Ten Days that Changed the Middle East by Uri Savir Reviewed by Dan Leon An important book on the day-to-day negotiations and the historical significance of the Oslo process.
         by Dan Leon

  • Economic Aspects of the Oslo Process
          The agreed framework of the Paris Protocol is not functioning satisfactorily and its revision will have to include the demarcation of economic borders.
         by Arie Arnon and by Avia Spivak

  • Alone between the Lines: Reporting the Death of Shifa AI-Makussi
          A true story encompassing all the dilemmas of an Israeli journalist covering the occupied territories.
         by Rolly Rosen

  • The Nakba in Palestinian Folk Literature
          The roots of the Nakba go back to the turn of the century and it has been closely shadowed by folk literature ever since.
         by Nimer Sirhan

  • The Wye River Memorandum
          October 23,1998

    Chronology of Events
  • April 1, 1998 - October 1, 1998
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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