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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

Religion and Politics
Vol.1 No.2 1994

Table of Contents


  • To our readers
         by Victor Cygielman and by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Let Us Beat Our Swords into Ploughshares
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

    Letters to the Editors
  • Letters to the editors

  • Religion and Nationalism
          Both Israelis and Palestinians must stand up against religious fanaticism
         by Victor Cygielman

  • Moderation in Islam
          The history and impact of moderate Islam - how the Islamic example adapted to changing internal and external reality
         by Ilan Pappe

  • Jihad - Its Development and Relevance
          The meaning and importance of Jihad in Islamic thought
         by Ibrahim Malik

  • The Singular Significance of the Agreement Between the Vatican and Israel
          The document is neither purely theological nor political, but a point of departure for dialogue
         by Marcel Dubois

  • Islam and Judaism: a Religious or National Confrontation?
          Though the Arab-Israeli conflict is both political and religious, inter-religious understanding will have to await a mutually acceptable political solution
         by Yossi Amitay

  • An Alternative Religious Ideology
          Only an alternative religious interpretation of Islam and Judaism can undermine ultra¨nationalist interpretation in favor of reconciliation
         by Moshe Halbertal

  • Community as a State
          The definition of Jewish nationality in religious terms dooms non-Jews to a second-class civic, political, social and economic status
         by Boas Evron

  • Covenants for Mutual Destruction
          The credos of Gush Emunim and Hamas

  • Fundamentalism and Politics
          A special P.-I. Journal roundtable discussion, with Said Jamjum, Dr. Menahem Lorberbaum, Dr. Bernard Sabella, Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem and Daoud Kuttab

  • Women in Islam
          While Palestinian women are winning more rights, religion has never hindered womenís advancement
    An interview with Hanan Bakri

         interview with Daoud Kuttab

  • Women in Judaism
          How the application of orthodox Judaism by the Rabbinical establishment of our time discriminates against the woman
    Dan Leon with Alice Shalvi

         by Dan Leon

  • Dialogue as a Political and Religious Task
          Martin Buberís Vision of Israeli-Palestinian reConciliation
    To ignore the existential reality of other is both scandal and political idiocy

         by Paul Mendes-Flohr

  • The Palestinian Right of Return: a Realistic Approach
          The Right of Return as a just national, historical and individual claim, which must find a realistic solution acceptable to the Palestinian people
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • The People of Nowhere
          The right of return as reflected in Israeli and Palestinian eyes
         by Danny Rubenstein

  • The Emigration of Soviet Jews to Palestine and Israel
          A detailed analysis of this emigration shows that for the Palestinians it narrows opportunities for a peaceful solution to the conflict
         by Manuel Hassassian

  • A Survey of Palestinian Living Conditions, FAFO
          A Norwegian-Palestinan survey and its implications
         by Bernard Sabella

  • The New Middle East by Shimon Peres
          Peres has a dream for the future but what of the immediate short-term priorities on the ground?
         by Daoud Kuttab

    Literature and the Arts
  • "My Peace Unto You, my Friend"
          The significance of an essay on shattered hopes in Jewish-Arab relations by the influential Hebrew writer Yosef Haim Brenner
         by Ariel Hirschfeld

  • A White Rose for David
          A story translated from the Arabic by G.K. Rishmawi
    by Gharib AsqaIani

  • Three poems
          Translated from the Hebrew by Tsipi Keller
    by T. Carmi

  • The Vatican-Israel Agreement December 13, 1993

  • The Jordan-Israel Agenda September 14, 1993

  • The Jordan-PLO Agreement January 7, 1994

  • Agreement on the Gaza Strip and Jericho Area April 26, 1994

    Chronology of Events
  • 1994 - the First Quarter, 1.1.1994-4.1.1994

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