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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 Arab Peace Initiative
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Table of Contents


  • The Arab Peace Initiative
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • The Arab Peace Initiative: A Missed Opportunity?
          Israel should declare its willingness to accept the plan as a basis for Arab-Israeli negotiations.
         by Elie Podeh

  • Beware… of the Disintegration Trap
         The Arab countries must guard against the U.S. strategy of “constructive chaos.”
         by Abdul Rahim Mallouh

  • Syria Comes to Annapolis
         Syria’s attendance at Annapolis may lead to renewed peace talks with Israel as an alternative to the Palestinian track.
         by Alon Liel

  • The Arab Peace Initiative: An Option or Strategy for Peacemaking?
          The Initiative is a strategic option for lasting peace, but faces many obstacles.
         by Ahmad Majdalani

  • Why the Arab Peace Initiative Is Good for the Israeli Public
         The Initiative offers much more for the same price that Israel has already considered paying.
         by Sharon Dolev

  • The Arab Quartet and the Arab Peace Initiative
          A double objective of the Initiative is the conclusion of peace with Israel and the preservation of Arab unity.
         by Samir Awad

  • Do Not Let the Arab Peace Initiative Die
         The Initiative offers the only hope for a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.
         by Alon Ben-Meir

  • Peace and the Challenges of Faits Accomplis
         The creation of facts on the ground by Israel threaten the establishment of a viable Palestinian state with defined borders.
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Privatizing the Peace Process
         Building industrial estates to attract international investors is an integral part of the peace process. 
         by Guven Sak

  • No Peace without Third-Party Intervention
         interview with Shulamit Aloni

  • The Arab Peace Initiative and the Role of the Third Party
         Ziad AbuZayyad, Elie Podeh, Jamal Zakout and Galia Golan. Moderators: Danny Rubinstein, Hillel Schenker

  • Annapolis: A Revolution of Concepts
         Israel’s shift in focus to the demographic issue, places its Arab Palestinian citizens in a tenuous situation.
         by Issam Makhoul

  • Different Lessons from the South African Experience .
         A constructive transition requires mutual recognition of humanity and a process of reconciliation and justice.
         by Jeff Warner

  • Where Is the Palestinian National Project?
         The Palestinians must not lose sight of their national project in order to achieve their aspirations.
         by Hani al-Masri

    Book Review
  • The Politics of the PA by Nigel Parsons
         by Menachem Klein

  • The Secret Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations in Oslo by Sven Behrendt
         by Riad Al-Khouri

  • What Do Zionists Believe? by Colin Shindler
         by Dan Leon

  • If You Had One Book to Read about Iran…
          The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future by Vali Nasr.
         by Sol Gittleman

  • Settlers Do as They Please, Legally and Illegally
          Lords of the Land: The War for Israel’s Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967 – 2007 by Idith Zertal and Akiva Eldar.
         by Benjamin Pogrund

  • The Federal Idea Lives On
          From Binational Society to Jewish State: Federal Concepts in Zionist Political Thought, 1920-1990 by Yosef Gorny.
         by Joel Pollak

  • Jerusalem’s Economic Shift and the Gap between the City’s Arabs and Jews
         Israeli policies have created a large socioeconomic gap between the Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem.
         by Luay Shabaneh

    Eye of the Camera
  • Side-by-Side

  • A Dog’s Life
         by Suad Amiry

  • Two Poems
         by Nairn Araidi and by Karen Alkalay-Gut

    Public Event
  • Lords of the Land –
    Debating the Impact of the Settlements

  • Talking about Gaza and Sderot

  • Joint Understanding Read by President Bush at Annapolis Conference

  • The Arab Peace Initiative

    Chronology of Events
  • October 1, 2007 to January 1, 2008
          Compiled by Najat Hirbawi

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