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Editorial Board

Adnan Abdelrazek

Danny Rubinstein

Sam'an Khoury

Daniel Bar-Tal

Walid Salem

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

Human Security
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Table of Contents


  • 2009- A Year of New Opportunities
         by Hillel Schenker

  • Human Security on the Global Commons
          The consequences of what we do in the present must lead to an improved quality of life.
         by Hassan bin Talal

  • The Impact of Self-Organized Security Zones in the Middle East
          Self-organized security zones can play a crucial role in Iraq and Israel-Palestine.
         by Mient Jan Faber

  • Why Human Security Is Relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
          Reframing “security” as “human security” can clear the path for a genuine search for peace.
         by Lucy Nusseibeh

  • A European Union Human Security Doctrine for the Middle East
          The EU should use its relationship with Israel to press for a human security doctrine for Israelis and Palestinians
         by Mary Kaldor

  • The East Timor Model
          The international trusteeship model used in East Timor could work in the Middle East.
         by Dan Jacobson

  • Equity to the Rescue: A New Approach to Legal Humanitarian Intervention
         Equitable humanitarian intervention has a strong legal foundation
         by Ciaran Burke

  • “Shooting Back” for Human Security
         Cameras have become both a deterrent and a means of empowerment in the West Bank.
         by Melissa Schwab and by Oren Yakobovic

  • Human Security in Iraq
         Security and democracy in Iraq are a long way off, but Iraqis remain hopeful for a better tomorrow.
         by Wamith al-Kassab

  • We Must Find a Way of Cooperating as a Region
         interview with Raja Shehadeh

  • Human Security
         Yizhar Be’er, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Ziad Hammouri and Dr. Munther Dajani. Moderators; Benjamin Pogrund and Walid Salem.

  • The Courage to Persist, the Will to Build
          Palestinians must first rid themselves of the fear, skepticism and loss of self-esteem engendered by the occupation.
         by Salam Fayyad

  • When Ideology Leads to Destruction: Home Demolitions in East Jerusalem
         Israeli policy results in the “quiet transfer” of Palestinians from East Jerusalem
         by Nicoletta Dimova

  • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Future Prospects
         There is no need for new peace formulas; what is needed is action on the ground.
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • A Palestinian View on the Oxford Strategic Group Report
         A strategic study should be credible, fact-based and guided by high national interests.
         by Diab Nasr

  • Mahmoud Darwish: A Profile
         On the passing of a personal friend and a great poet of Palestine.
         by Hassan Khader

  • Poet, Rival and Friend
         Personal memories of the Palestinian national poet from a leading Israeli author
         by Avraham B.Yehoshua

  • Goodbye to Abie
         Remembering Abie Nathan and the “Voice of Peace”.
         by Hillel Schenker

  • Encounter Point: The Trials and Tribulations of Grassroots Peace Activism
         A moving cinematic portrayal of Israeli and Palestinian victims of violence
         by Heidi Basch

  • A Report by the Palestine Strategy Study Group

    Chronology of Events
  • Chronology of Events: July 1, 2008 to October 1, 2008
          Compiled by Najat Hirbawi

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