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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

The Struggle For Land
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Table of Contents


  • The Disputed Land
         by Victor Cygielman

  • Land: The Core of the Conflict
          Israel must recognize that on this land another people claim the same rights.
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Israeli Security: Reality and Myth
          Traditional perceptions of security are changing all over the world.
         by David Newman

  • Land and Occupation: A Legal Review
          The legal history of land in the occupied West Bank.
         by Raja Shehadeh

  • Settlement in the West Bank and Caza Strip
          The aims and aspirations of the Israeli settlement policy and its past and present implementation.
         by Marwan Bazbaz

  • Land and History - An interview
          Where land was concerned, the results of the 1948 war determined the situation.
         by Kobi Leket

  • The Quiet War: Land Expropriation in the Occupied Territories
          Israel’s land war against the Palestinians hinders a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
         by Ibrahim Matar

  • Arab Lands in Israel: A Festering Wound
          How most of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel were moved from their lands after 1948.

  • Settlements and the Palestinian Right to Self-Determination
          How Israeli settlement policy infringes on the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.
         by Musa Dweik

  • The Struggle for Land in Jerusalem - An interoiew
          Israeli attempts to dictate the final status in Jerusalem unilaterally.
         by Daniel Seidemann

  • Building Peace: An ABC of Peace Now-Palestinian Dialogue
          A history of grass-roots Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.
         by Motty Awerbuch

  • PLO Strategy: From Total Liberation to Coexistence
          The three phases of PLO military strategy and political thought from 1960 to the present.
         by Hussam Mohamad

  • The Real Netanyahu
          Netanyahu has a clear and consistent strategy, the danger of which should not be underestimated.
         by Uri Avnery

  • Palestinian Health Care: Neglect and Crisis
          The present plight of the Palestinian health institution stems from twenty¬seven years of occupation.
         by Neve Gordon

    Book Review
  • Milestones towards an Impasse
          A Blood-Dimmed Tide: Dispatches from the Middle East by Amos Elon
    Amos Elon thinks that peace has been possible since the 1970s, but at a price which Israeli governments have not been prepared to pay.

         by Dan Leon

  • Israel’s Potential Peace Dividend
          Does peace pay and is there a significant peace dividend for Israel?
         by Simcha Bahiri

  • From "Return to Haifa"
          Excerpts from a novelette
         by Ghassan Kanafani

  • Two Poems: "When God Said for the First Time" & "Against Parting"
         by Nathan Zach

  • A poem: "The Spinner"
         by Nathan Alterman

  • The Israeli Defense Forces’ Open-Fire Regulations in the Occupied Territories
          B’Tselem, November 1997

    Chronology of Events
  • January 1, 1997 - April 1, 1997
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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