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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 Role of the International Community
Vol.13 No.4 2007

Table of Contents


  • A Century-Old Conflict
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Letter to the Editors

  • In Memoriam: Koly (Kalman) Friedstein

  • Introduction
         by Kobi Michael and by Mohammed Dajani

  • Internationalizing the Solution: Multilateralism and International Legitimacy
          Involvement is critical for securing and safeguarding a legitimate settlement.
         by Shlomo Ben-Ami

  • American Policy and the Middle East Conflict
          Bias to Israel impedes an even-handed American involvement in a peace settlement.
         by Bassam al-Salhi

  • The U.S. Must Get Tough in Promoting Arab-Israeli Peace Efforts
          Conditions for the peace process are ripe; now it is up to the U.S.
         by Daniel C. Kurtzer

  • Why Has the International Community Failed to End the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?
          The international community must intervene more seriously to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
         by Riad al-Malki

  • Israel, UNIFIL II, the UN and the International Community.
          UNIFIL II might be a model for a PSO in the Israel-Palestine arena.
         by Efrat Elron

  • Arab Peace Plans: Initiatives That Lack Initiative
          Arab peace efforts since the 1967 war to the present.
         by Qais Abdul Karim

  • The International Community’s Policy Options in the Middle East
          A joint international initiative is the only comprehensive, sustainable solution.
         by Andra Garber

  • All the King’s Horses: International Intervention during the Second Intifada
         Internal Palestinian conflicts must first end, possibly with the help of a PSO.
         by David Kellen

  • Views from the Far East on Middle East Peace
         Japan’s economic engagement is as vital to the peace process as peace is to Japan.
         by Kansuke Nagaoka

  • We Must Constantly Promote Ideas to Break the Impasse
         by Yossi Beilin

  • The Role of the International Community
         Dr. Ghassan Al-Khatib, Ziad AbuZayyad, Reuven Merhav, Gadi Baltiansky and Roy Dickinson. Moderators: Nasser Atta, Hillel Schenker.

  • A Palestinian Perspective on Checkpoints
         The economic, social, and psychological impacts of checkpoints on Palestinians.
         by Said Zeedani

  • A Different Voice from Sderot
         The leadership must try the political option, honestly, without fear and preconditions.
         by Nomika Zion

  • Reflections on the Concepts of Hudna and Tahdi’a
         Neither hudna nor tahdi’a implies a permanent peace treaty.
         by Marvin F. Zayed

  • Middle East 2020: Shaping Alternative Visions
         Young professionals come to share their visions via conferences and joint projects.
         by Nimrod Goren and by Ilai Saltzman

    Book Review
  • A Wunder Book by Israel’s Maverick Wunderkind
         A review of Paul Scham, “Scars of War, Wounds of Peace” by Shlomo Ben-Ami

  • Naguib Mahfouz As I Knew Him
         A tribute to the Egyptian novelist.
         by Mahmoud Atshan

  • “Can You Hear Me?” Film Review
         by Cameron Hunter

  • Wrong Turning
         by Hadassah Haskale

    Public Event
  • Report on PIJ Public Event
         Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Possible?

  • Proposal for Creating Suitable Conditions for Ending the Conflict

  • Global Leaders Call for Action on Arab-Israeli Settlement

    Chronology of Events
  • October 1, 2006 to January 1, 2007
          Najat Hirbawi

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