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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

Two Traumatized Societies
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Table of Contents


  • The Mud of Iraq
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Two Traumatized Societies: An CoordIntroduction
         by Itzhak Levav and by Mahmud Sehwail

  • War and the Mind: Psychopathology or Suffering?
          Conflict situations have a profound effect on people‘s lives, but how many actually end up suffering from PTSD?
         by Simon Wessely

  • Been Down So Long, It Looks Like Up
          Individuals maintain mental health in stress situations by adjusting to environmental threats. This reaction can become an obstacle to taking the risks necessary for peace.
         by Stevan Hobfoll

  • A Psychotherapeutic View of Violence
          Advocating psychotherapeutic intervention to help children living in the shadow of violence.
         by Viveca Hazboun

  • Psychological Growth in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks
          Studies indicate that trauma caused by exposure to terror and other negative life events can lead to adaptive psychological growth.
         by Avital Laufer

  • An Epidemic of Violence
          Trauma organized and producing environments rule our lives.
         by Eyad Hallaq

  • Mental Health Services in the Changing Israeli Society
          In a process of major reform, mental health services in Israel are being transferred from psychiatric hospitals to community-based institutions.
         by Yaacov Lerner

  • A Model for Community Care in Gaza
          Conclusions drawn from a community-based approach to mental health care in Gaza.
         by Abdel Hamid Afana

  • Defiant, Helpless and Demoralized
         interview with Eyad El-Sarraj

  • Mental Health in Israeli & Palestinian Societies
          A PIJ roundtable with Sam Tyano, Rana Nashashibi, Avi Bleich, Rajiah Abu Sway and Shafik Masalha, moderated by Ambrogio Manenti.

  • The Road Map: Political Resolution Instead Of National Narrative Confrontation
          Rather than focusing on "zero-sum" narratives, Israeli and Palestinian leaders should promote the necessary historical compromises.
         by Ephraim Lavie

  • A Legacy of Violence for Future Generations
          Today‘s atmosphere of pervasi ve violence will rebound on tomorrow‘s societies.
         by Mahmud Sehwail

    Special Report
  • Why Did Taba End? (Part 2)
          The Taba talks were a tug of war between negotiators and leaders, constrained by the internal politics of both communities; but they were not a failure.
         by David Matz

    Book Review
  • Voices from Israel and Palestine
          Sarah McGregor-Wood reviews Tears in the Holy Land
         by Sarah McGregor-Wood

  • The Economic Impact of Israel’s Separation Barrier
          A summary of the latest HEPG and LACC report

  • Bleeding Memories
          Examining cinematographic treatment of trauma by Palestinian film makers
         by Nurith Gertz and by George Khleifi

    Public Event
  • Human Rights Now
          A summary of the human rights “marathon” organised in Tel Aviv by the PIJ

  • Geneva Accord - Key Exerpts

    Chronology of Events
  • July 1, 2003 to October 1, 2003
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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