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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

A Nuclear Free Zone in the Middle East
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Table of Contents


  • The Steps to Be Taken Before It Is Too Late
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Israels Nuclear Future: Iran, Opacity and the Vision of Global Zero
          When facing the Iranian nuclear challenge, it is time for Israel to think ďout of the box.Ē
         by Avner Cohen

  • Iranian Perspectives on the Global Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
          Glimmers of hope exist given the U.S. administrationís commitment to find a negotiated solution and Iranís nuanced responses to international pressures and offers of negotiations.
         by Anoushiravan Ehteshami

  • Palestine and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
         In examining the impact of the Israeli and Iranian nuclear positions on the Middle East and the Palestine-Israel conflict, in particular, it is in the interest of the Palestinians as part of their quest for statehood to have a clear position in favor of the NPT.
         by Jamil Rabah

  • Israelís Nuclear Armament
         Israelís official and unofficial positions regarding nuclear arms and the reasons and motives behind Israelís policy of ambiguity.
         by Saíad AbuDayyeh

  • Meeting the Iranian Challenge
         The best way for Israel to combat the perceived Iranian threat is to embrace the Arab Peace Initiative, do the two-state bargain with the Palestinians and conclude a deal with Syria.
         by Tony Klug

  • The Iranian Factor in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
         The Iranian issue should be dealt with as a challenge that could pave the way for strategies that lead to a sustainable Middle East peace and to stability in the region.
         by Walid Salem

  • Disarmament Education and Epistemic Community: A Weapons of Mass Destruction- Free Zone in the Middle East
          A discussion about the dilemmas and debates surrounding the Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (ME WMDFZ) and potential ways forward.
         by Poul-Erik Christiansen and by Dan Plesch

  • The 2010 NPT Review and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities
         The NPT Review Conference this year is an excellent opportunity to revitalize crucial efforts to reach the aim of Nuclear Zero in the Middle East.
         by Sameh Aboul-Enein

  • Can the Islamic Bomb Become a Reality?
         The possibility of Muslim countries possessing nuclear weapons and what that would signify on a global scale.
         by Pervez Hoodbhoy

  • From an Old Nuclear Order to a New Anti-Nuclear Order
          The ideology behind the old nuclear order is becoming obsolete, and a new initiative toward a nuclear-free world is crucial for any peaceful solution in the Middle East.
         by Issam Makhoul

  • Peace, Law and Nuclear Weapons (As Seen by Two Jews and an Arab
          International legal opinion says that nuclear disarmament will remain the ultimate goal of al1 action in the field of nuclear weapons.
         by Peter Weiss

  • Nuclear Disarmament Initiatives in the Run-Up to the 2010 NPT Review Conference
          An overview of recent disarmament initiatives at the onset of the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treatyís 2010 Review Conference and the challenges in light of possible Middle East proliferation.
         by Rebecca Johnson

  • Creating an Anti-Nuclear Movement in Israel
          A nuclear war would produce dire consequences for the Middle East, making the organization of a grassroots anti-nuclear movement a key priority.
         by Sharon Dolev

  • The Nuclear Trap
         The best solution for the anxiety in Israel about nuclear developments is a total nuclear disarmament in the region.
         by Boas Evron

  • The Nuclear Option and Peace in the Middle East
          Israelís nuclear option is not any less dangerous than Iranís, but comprehensive peace will bring an end to Israeli and Iranian nuclear claims.
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • No More Holocausts
          Looking back at Auschwitz and Hiroshima, looking forward towards a nuclear-free Middle East.
         by Hillel Schenker

  • Iran, Israel and the U.S.: Resolving the Nuclear Impasse
         by Richard Silverstein

  • The Nuclear Threat: Israelis and Palestinians Are Doomed to Live or Die Together
         Someone will have to take the lead in the dance of diplomacy that Israel and Palestine are engaged in.
         by Mubarak Awad and by Edy Kaufman

  • From the Margins to the Mainstream: Impact of Extreme Religious Discourse in Israel
         Extreme statements by religious authorities reflect a movement from a border-based to an ethnic conflict.
         by Menachem Klein

  • Arabic Language and Culture in Israel Could Be an Object of Pride, but Is Not
         The sidelining of Arabic in Israeli culture is a loss for the entire nation.
         by Torkel Lindquist

  • IAEA Resolution on Implementation of NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran

    Book Review
  • Water Resources in the Middle East: Israel-Palestinian Water Issues - From Conflict to Cooperation
         edited by Hillel Shuval and Hassan Dweik.
         by Olli Ruohomški

  • My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poetís Life in the Palestinian Century by Adina Hoffman.
         by Mya Guarnieri

  • The End of Spring
         Excerpts from Sahar Kalifehís very human novel The End of Spring about the Palestinian struggle during the 2002 siege of Yasser Arafatís Ramallah headquarters.
         by Sahar Khalifeh

  • UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/63/38
         Establishment of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in the Region of the Middle East

  • UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/63/84
         The Risk of Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

  • NPT/CONF.2010/PC.I/WP.28
         Implementation of the resolution on the Middle East adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Submitted to the Preparatory Committee for the 2010 Review Conference by Oman on behalf of the League of Arab States.

  • Israeli Grassroots Anti-Nuclear Movement, 2009-2010
         Prepared by Sharon Dolev

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