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Vol. 14 No. 4 , 2007
The Arab Peace Initiative
Editorial
Forty years after the 1967 War and 60 years after the 1948 War, Israel still lacks Palestinian recognition and Arab legitimacy. Though a substantial change took place within the Palestinian national movement and in the positions of most of the Arab countries towards reconciliation and political compromise with Israel, no similar change is envisaged on the Israeli official policy level. The Palestinians abandoned their goal to regain all of Palestine and destroy Israel, and opted for the two-state solution: a Palestinian state alongside the state of Israel. This change was adopted by the Palestinian National Council (the Parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization [PLO]) in its session in Algiers in November 1988. Since then and up to 2002, the traditional position of the Arab countries has been that the Arabs would accept and support whatever the Palestinians accept.

After the failure of the Camp David talks in 2000 and the outbreak of the second intifada the Arab coun
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Table of Contents
    Editorial
  1. The Arab Peace Initiative ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  2. Focus
  3. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  4. Beware… of the Disintegration Trap ( )
    The Arab countries must guard against the U.S. strategy of “constructive chaos.”
    By Abdul Rahim Mallouh Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  5. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  6. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  7. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  8. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  9. Do Not Let the Arab Peace Initiative Die ( )
    The Initiative offers the only hope for a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.
    By Alon Ben-Meir Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  10. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  11. Privatizing the Peace Process ( )
    Building industrial estates to attract international investors is an integral part of the peace process. 
    By Guven Sak Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  12. Roundtable
  13. 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
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  14. Interview
  15. No Peace without Third-Party Intervention ( )

    By Shulamit Aloni Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  16. Viewpoint
  17. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  18. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  19. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  20. Book Review
  21. The Politics of the PA by Nigel Parsons ( )

    By Menachem Klein Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  22. The Secret Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations in Oslo by Sven Behrendt ( )

    By Riad Al-Khouri Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  23. What Do Zionists Believe? by Colin Shindler ( )

    By Dan Leon Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  24. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  25. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  26. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  27. Public Event
  28. Lords of the Land – Debating the Impact of the Settlements ( )

    Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  29. Talking about Gaza and Sderot ( )

    Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  30. Economics
  31. 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 Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  32. Culture
  33. A Dog’s Life ( )

    By Suad Amiry Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  34. Two Poems ( )

    By Nairn Araidi and Karen Alkalay-Gut Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  35. Eye of the Camera
  36. Side-by-Side ( )

    Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  37. Documents
  38. Joint Understanding Read by President Bush at Annapolis Conference ( )

    Vol. 14 No. 4 2007
  39. The Arab Peace Initiative ( )

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  40. Chronology of Events
  41. October 1, 2007 to January 1, 2008 ( )
    Compiled by Najat Hirbawi
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