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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 Economic Dimension:
Past, Present and Future

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Table of Contents


  • Nearing a Possible Crossroads
         by Hillel Schenker

  • Letter to the Editor

  • Reform in Institutional Framework and Economic Policies
         by Hisham Awartani

  • The Conditions of Economic Viability
         by Ephraim Kleiman

  • Back to Negotiating the Final Status - The Economic Dimension
          An independent trade regime would lead to a competitive Palestinian environment.
         by Arie Arnon and by Saeb Bamya

  • The Gaza Economy: Current Status and Future Prospects
          With the continued closures, Gaza’s economy is on the verge of an irreversible collapse.
         by Mahmoud K. Okasha

  • Recovery of Palestinian Exports: A Simple First Step
         The aim would be to rehabilitate the exports of Palestinian goods and labor to Israel.
         by Ezra Sadan and by Ruth Lowenthal

  • A Fair Economic and Trade Settlement
         The Palestinians should look for more symmetrical trade relations with Israel.
         by Mahmoud K. Eljafari

  • How to Grow a Cucumber (and How It is Connected to the Railway)
          What to invest in for more cooperation and a better understanding? Infrastructure.
         by Gideon Eshet

  • Trade Security
         The challenge is to achieve the dual aim of enhancing security and facilitating trade.
         by Majdi Haj Khalil

  • Economic Consequences of Different Solutions
         An economic union of independent states would be mutually beneficial.
         by Simcha Bahiri

  • Accord to Discord: A Political Economy Approach to the Oslo Process
         The emphasis shifted from confidence-building measures to security and sovereignty.
         by Jamie Levin

  • New Realities
         interview with Samir HuleiIeh

  • The Economic Dimension
         Ephraim Kleiman, David Brodet, Samih al-Abid Karakrah and Nasser Tahboub. Moderator: Avi Temkin

  • South Africa and the Palestinian Horizon
         The Palestinians must present a unified national liberation plan.
         by Azmi Bishara

  • Denial and Forced Existence
         The Zionist collective has genuine difficulty in engaging the Other, the Palestinians.
         by Ruchama Marton

  • Palestinians and Israeli Jews: Divide and Share the Land
         A combination of political separation and sharing the land could be a solution to the conflict.
         by Said Zeedani

  • An Open Letter to Nelson Mandela
         A visit would focus public opinion and encourage a joint struggle for coexistence.
         by Ali Al-Azhari

    Special Report
  • Report on PIJ Public Events

    Book Review
  • Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict by Sara Roy; Palestine Refugee Repatriation: Global Perspectives edited by Michael Dumper
         A Violent World: TV News Images of Middle Eastern Terror and War by Nitzan Ben-Shaul; and The Triumph of Military Zionism: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right by Colin Shindler.
         by Sol Gittleman

  • Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories by Mike Berry and Greg Philo.
         by Heidi Basch

  • Sabra-Shatila: Resisting the Slaughter
         by Musa Al-Hindi

  • Three Poems
         by Samih AI-Qasim

  • Available on the PIJ website:

    Chronology of Events
  • July 1, 2007 to October 1, 2007
          Compiled by Najat Hirbawi

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