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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 Arab Peace Initiative
Vol.14 No.4 2007

Table of Contents


  • The Arab Peace Initiative
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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