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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 Younger Generation
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Table of Contents


  • The Younger Generation
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Remembering Leila Dabdoub

  • The Relationship between the Younger and Older Generations
          Through education, training and collective action, youth can bring about change in the political structure — but it must come from the youth themselves.
         by Nidal Fuqaha

  • The Purpose of Dialogue Groups
          Dialogue groups do not lead to a particular and known political solution but to a more encompassing perception that enables us to cope and fosters a deeper, more accurate and comprehensive view of reality.
         by Lior Amihai

  • Recognition, Acknowledgment and Dignity
          We have no choice but to learn how to coexist and share this land; we cannot defeat each other militarily and that each nation is here to stay.
         by Fadi Rabieh

  • Egypt’s Rebels Without a Pause
         The failure of new leaders to address the needs and aspirations of young people means that the youth-led revolution will not stop until real change is achieved.
         by Khaled Diab

  • Jordan: No Country for Young Men
         For all their potential and the lip service paid them as a majority group, Jordanian youth today are not being heard and see a system stacked against them.
         by Jonah Shepp

  • Human Rights, the Internet and Social Media: Has Technology Changed the Way We See Things?
         Social media is not the agent changing the way we see things; rather, it is the minds that use it step by step to try to make a change.
         by Ziad Khalil AbuZayyad

  • Erosion of the Israeli Social Contract?
          Instead of alternating between withdrawal and neoliberalism, the younger generation should reformulate a new agenda based on a vision for a “just society.”
         by Doron Navot

  • Who Is Afraid of Peace?
          The Oslo Accords’ dashed hopes, the Rabin assassination, the second intifada, and the policy of separation and military reality in the Occupied Palestinian Territories have defined younger Israelis’ outlook.
         by Yael Patir

  • The Challenge of Democratic Transitions in the Middle East
         The younger generation should focus on gradual and systematic social change that includes promoting human rights values and various freedoms.
         by Riman Barakat

  • All of the Above: Identity Paradoxes of Young People in Israel
         Today’s youth accept the ambiguity of the status quo and reject the dichotomous world outlook on political, economic, and social issues, creating instead a a unified picture composed of the fragments.
         by Dr. Roby Nathanson and by Dr. Ralf Hexel

  • Coexistence of Palestinians and Israelis: Realities and Difficulties
         The continuation of the conflict will only harm youth by stealing their energy, efforts, and financial resources that should be spent on creativity and education.
         by Dareen Siam

  • Post-Marranism: The Shared Plurality of Young Jews and Muslims in France
         The identities of young French Jews and Muslims have in common the elements of plural identities, double consciousness, the importance of collective memory and plural religiosity.
         by Ygael Attali

  • The Younger Generation and the Two-State Solution
         With time and demographic trends on Hamas’ side, moderates on all sides must cooperate to bring about the two-state solution.
         by Itamar Roi

  • My Journey of Understanding
         We are still fighting — only the battle has become a shared one; it is for peace, justice and understanding.
         by Hussam Rateb

  • Eight Palestinian Youth Speak to President Obama
          Palestinian youth spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama about their struggles, accomplishments, and aspirations for themselves and their country.

  • “It’s our generation’s responsibility to bring a genuine feeling of hope”
         by Stav Shaffir

  • Younger Generation
         Yael Patir, Daoud Abu-Libdeh, Arik Segal, Mousa Abassi, Lior Finkel, Apo Sahagian. Moderator: Hillel Schenker

  • Two States: By Design or Disaster
         Without a negotiated two-state settlement, eventually a bedraggled Palestinian state could emerge alongside an isolated and widely despised Jewish state.
         by Tony Klug

  • The UN Decision: Two Empires Crumbling — And Then What?
          As evident in the UN vote on Palestine’s status, the U.S. is losing clout and Israel is delegitimizing itself with its “expansion, occupation, and siege” mentality.
         by Johan Galtung

  • Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New: Thoughts on the 19th Knesset
          Israel faces four major challenges: the economy, social divisions, the democratic process toward peace and ending the occupation through civic action.
         by Tal Harris

  • Israel & Palestine with Peace & Justice
         by Dan Brook

  • Is Palestinian Statehood at the UN now a Moot Point?
         by Robert Terpstra

  • “Prayer” and Other Selected Poems
         by Basem el-Nabres

  • I Am From
         by Waleed and Reda Janem

  • The Poet’s Struggle
          Poems by: David Barbi , Adi Tishrai, Amir Or, Lital Michaeli, Raanan Ben-Tovim, Miya Shem-Ur, Gili Haimovich, Oded Hon, Mati Shemoelof

  • Young Mizrahi Israelis’ Open Letter to Arab Peers

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