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Vol. 15-16 No. 3 , 2008
The Refugee Question
Editorial
A record number of 33 parties representing the broad spectrum of Israeli society participated in the elections for the 18th Knesset, so the formal democratic system is still functioning. But the foundation of Israeli democracy is eroding in the face of a rise in support for fundamentally anti-democratic right-wing parties.

The center-left suffered a resounding defeat, with the right bloc winning 65 seats in the Knesset to the center-left's 55, and Avigdor Lieberman's anti-democratic Yisrael Beitenu party is now the third-largest party, with 15 seats; while Labor, the historic social democratic party, which established and led the country during the first decades, came in only fourth, with 13 seats.

Yisrael Beitenu's anti-Arab campaign slogan, "Without loyalty there is no citizenship," coined with the aid of American neocon political strategist Arthur Finkelstein, recalls the worst of the McCarthy era in the United States. We have come a long way from the original visio
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Table of Contents
    Editorial
  1. Can the Irresolvable Be Resolved? ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  2. Peace Prospects after the Israeli Elections ( )

    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  3. Focus
  4. Between the Political Solution and Exercising the Right of Return ( )
    A political solution to the refugee problem entails a creative approach to the right of return.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  5. Israeli Perspectives on the Palestinian Refugee Issue ( )
    The issue’s complexity, multiplicity of actors and uncertainty of outcomes explain Israel’s inability to define its interests.
    By Orit Gal Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  6. The Implementation of the Right of Return ( )
    A realistic solution for the Palestinian refugees to exercise the right of return is for Israel to become a truly democratic country.
    By Salman Abu-Sitta Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  7. Palestinian Internally Displaced Persons inside Israel: Challenging the Solid Structures ( )
    The Palestinians who remained in Israel after 1948 have suffered displacement and dispossession
    By Nihad Boqa’i Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  8. International Law and the Right of Return ( )
    In UNGA Resolution 194 there is no recognition of the refugees’ right of return.
    By Eyal Benvenisti Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  9. Israeli Violation of UN Resolution 194 (III) and Others Pertaining to Palestinian Refugee Property ( )
    The fate of Palestinian property in Israel highlights the need to revive the UNCCP.
    By Adnan Abdelrazek Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  10. The Legal Status and Rights of the Palestinians Displaced as a Result of the June 1967 War ( )
    The displaced Palestinians of 1967 are subject to continued Israeli practices of dispossession.
    By Usama Halabi Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  11. The Palestinian Refugees: A Reassessment and a Solution ( )
    A realistic framework for a solution involves Israel’s acceptance of 20,000-25,000 refugees and unrestricted resettlement in the West Bank and Gaza.
    By Alon Ben-Meir Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  12. Palestinian Refugee Rights: Time-Out for Politics – a Time for Accountability and the Rule of Law ( )
    A rights-based approach and not politics is the way to deal with the refugees’ return.
    By Ingrid Gassner Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  13. Ten Principles for Solving the Refugee Problem ( )
    Guidelines for future negotiators on the refugee problem remain the same after 10 years.
    By Alon Liel Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  14. The Role of UNRWA and the Palestine Refugees ( )
    UNRWA is an expression of international commitment to the welfare the refugees.
    By Paul McCann Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  15. Different Histories, Different Futures ( )
    South Africa’s one-man, one-vote, one-state solution will not solve the refugee problem.
    By Benjamin Pogrund Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  16. The Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camps, Lebanon, 2009 ( )
    An American graduate student relates her impressions upon visiting Sabra and Shatila.
    By Ivy Shen Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  17. Roundtable
  18. The Refugee Question: An Attempt to Examine Different Aspects and Dimensions ( )
    Participants: Dr. Adnan Abdelrazek, Saeb Bamya, Dr. Israela Oron and Prof. Arie Arnon. Moderator: Benjamin Pogrund
    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  19. Interview
  20. The Question of Refugees Is the Essence of the Palestinian Question ( )

    By Saeb Erekat Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  21. Viewpoint
  22. Open Letter from My Mind and My Heart: The Way I View the Situation ( )
    Profound, painful thoughts and observations after the Gaza War are shared.
    By Daniel Bar-Tal Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  23. Elad in Silwan ( )
    Elad is dispossessing Palestinians in Silwan and creating facts on the ground.
    By Michael Jordan Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  24. The Historian as a Carefree Writer ( )
    Benny Morris’ approach to the 1948 war adheres to prevailing Israeli myths.
    By Yigal Eilam Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  25. The Potential for Joint Struggle: An Examination of Present and Future Participation by Israelis in Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance to the Occupation ( )
    The potential for joint, non-violent struggle against the occupation is vital.
    By Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  26. Problems of Effective Cross-Cultural Communication and Conflict Resolution ( )
    Cross-cultural communication can contribute positively towards conflict resolution.
    By Reza Najafbagy Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  27. We Need a European Position on the Middle East ( )
    Europe needs to discuss the Middle East under a new framework, beyond the politics of nation-states.
    By Daniel Cohn-Bendit Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  28. Economics
  29. A Framework to Address the Refugee Problem ( )
    The Aix Group Refugees Team calculates the financial aspects of solving the refugee problem.
    By Arie Arnon and Saeb Bamya Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  30. Culture
  31. Ongoing Exile: Palestinian Children Write Their Ongoing Nakba ( )
    Children in refugee camps in Palestine and Lebanon write of their displacement.
    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  32. Memories of Egypt ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  33. Documents
  34. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 (III) ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  35. From the Clinton Parameters ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  36. From Moratinos’ Non-Paper, Taba ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  37. Palestinian Proposal on Palestinian Refugees ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  38. Israeli Private Response to the Palestinian Refugee Proposal, “Non-Paper - Draft 2” ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  39. From the Geneva Accord (Draft Permanent-Status Agreement) ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  40. From the Beilin-Abu Mazen Document ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  41. The Refugees Land Records – Quality and Volume ( )

    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008
  42. Chronology of Events
  43. October 1, 2008 to March 1, 2009 ( )
    Compiled by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 15-16 No. 3 2008