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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

Going It Alone?
Unilateralism VS. Negotiations

Vol. 13 No. 2, 2006

Table of Contents


  • A Courageous Approach
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Introduction: The Ethics of Unilateralism
         by Walid Salem and by Izhak Schnell

  • Why Israel Does Not Want to Negotiate
          Illuminating the intentions, goals and policies of the Israeli government
         by Daniel Bar-Tal and by Akiva Eldar

  • Lessons from the Gaza Disengagement
          We need to wait and see before we are able to judge definitively
         by Mohammed Dajani

  • Unilateral Solution – Nyet! Unilateral Step – Da!
          Unilateral measures could sweep away illusions and unrealistic expectations
         by Shlomo Gazit

  • Negotiations Combined With Coordinated Unilateral Acts
          The unilateral convergence plan will inevitably lead to escalation and bloodshed
         by Walid Salem

  • The Unilateral Consensus in Israeli Society
          Could the withdrawal be a first stage for building trust through coordination?
         by Izhak Schnell

  • A New Phase in Israel’s Approach to the Palestinian Question
          A solution based on the concept of a joint entity cannot be ruled out
         by As’ad Ghanem

  • Building Trust through Unilateral Strategies
          Some form of unilateralism appears to be the only option open to the parties.
         by Byron Bland

  • Creating Positive Facts on the Ground
          A five-stage coordinated reciprocal unilateral strategy
         by Byron Bland and by Walid Salem

  • Talking with Marwan Barghouthi
          The time has come to open the doors for a young generation of activists

  • Going It Alone? Unilateralism vs. Negotiations
          Mazen Sinnokrot, Professor Nazmi Ju’beh, Dr. Ron Pundak and Danny Rubinstein. Moderator: Omar Karmi

  • Israelis and Palestinians: A Personal Odyssey
          I was stunned when I was called an anti-Semite
         by Staughton Lynd

  • The Identity Conflict
          Unilateralism and who is an Israeli
         by Dror Etkes

    Book Review
  • Israel and South Africa Revisited
          A review of Heribert Adam & Kogila Moodley’s “Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians” by Naomi Chazan
         by Naomi Chazan

  • Eye-Opening Dialogue on History
          A review of Paul Scham, Walid Salem & Benjamin Pogrund’s “Shared Histories: A Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue
         by Riad Al-Khouri

  • Potential Adverse Impact of Israeli Unilateralism on the Palestinian Economy
          An end to Israeli rule is the only chance for the economy
         by Mohammed El-Samhouri

    Eye of the Camera
  • Machsom Watch exhibition
          Endless Checkpoints

  • Report on PIJ Public Event
          People-to-People: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It

  • National Reconciliation Document

  • Gaza Disengagement Plan – General Outline

  • Henry J. Hyde – Staff Report on the Holy Land

    Chronology of Events
  • April 1, 2006 to July 1, 2006
          Compiled by Najat Hirbawi

  • A Three-Year Compilation
          Vol. X, No. 1, 2003 to Vol. XII, No. 2&3, 2005

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