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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 Struggle For Land
Vol.4 No.2 1997

Table of Contents


  • The Disputed Land
         by Victor Cygielman

  • 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

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

  • 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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