Vol. 4 No. 2 , 1997
The Struggle For Land
One of our readers expressed his uneasiness over the fact that the previous issue of our journal, focusing on the subject of "Children of the Conflict," dealt mostly with the plight of Palestinian children, and much less on the negative effects of the conflict on Israeli youngsters. Other readers may feel that the present issue, devoted to "The Struggle for Land," is equally slanted in favor of the Palestinians.
While presenting a balanced view of events is the basis for all trustworthy journalism, artificially "balanced" reporting has nothing to do with serious journalism. It is certainly not the fault of this journal that there is no symmetry whatsoever between the pain and grievances experienced over the last fifty years by the Palestinian people and those experienced by the Israeli people.
One could argue that part of the Palestinian misfortunes were the outcome of their leaders' "all-or-nothing" approach, their systematic rejection of any compromise with the Jews in this
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Table of Contents
  1. The Disputed Land ( )

    By Victor Cygielman Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  2. Focus
  3. Land: The Core of the Conflict ( )
    Israel must recognize that on this land another people claim the same rights.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  4. Israeli Security: Reality and Myth ( )
    Traditional perceptions of security are changing all over the world.
    By David Newman Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  5. Land and Occupation: A Legal Review ( )
    The legal history of land in the occupied West Bank.
    By Raja Shehadeh Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  6. Settlement in the West Bank and Caza Strip ( )
    The aims and aspirations of the Israeli settlement policy and its past and present implementation.
    By Marwan Bazbaz Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  7. Land and History - An interview ( )
    Where land was concerned, the results of the 1948 war determined the situation.
    By Kobi Leket Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  8. The Quiet War: Land Expropriation in the Occupied Territories ( )
    Israel’s land war against the Palestinians hinders a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
    By Ibrahim Matar Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  9. Arab Lands in Israel: A Festering Wound ( )
    How most of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel were moved from their lands after 1948.
    Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  10. Settlements and the Palestinian Right to Self-Determination ( )
    How Israeli settlement policy infringes on the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.
    By Musa Dweik Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  11. The Struggle for Land in Jerusalem - An interoiew ( )
    Israeli attempts to dictate the final status in Jerusalem unilaterally.
    By Daniel Seidemann Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  12. Viewpoint
  13. Building Peace: An ABC of Peace Now-Palestinian Dialogue ( )
    A history of grass-roots Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.
    By Motty Awerbuch Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  14. PLO Strategy: From Total Liberation to Coexistence ( )
    The three phases of PLO military strategy and political thought from 1960 to the present.
    By Hussam Mohamad Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  15. The Real Netanyahu ( )
    Netanyahu has a clear and consistent strategy, the danger of which should not be underestimated.
    By Uri Avnery Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  16. Palestinian Health Care: Neglect and Crisis ( )
    The present plight of the Palestinian health institution stems from twenty¬seven years of occupation.
    By Neve Gordon Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  17. Book Review
  18. Milestones towards an Impasse ( )
    A Blood-Dimmed Tide: Dispatches from the Middle East by Amos Elon Amos Elon thinks that peace has been possible since the 1970s, but at a price which Israeli governments have not been prepared to pay.
    By Dan Leon Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  19. Economics
  20. Israel’s Potential Peace Dividend ( )
    Does peace pay and is there a significant peace dividend for Israel?
    By Simcha Bahiri Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  21. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  22. From "Return to Haifa" ( )
    Excerpts from a novelette
    By Ghassan Kanafani Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  23. Two Poems: "When God Said for the First Time" & "Against Parting" ( )

    By Nathan Zach Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  24. A poem: "The Spinner" ( )

    By Nathan Alterman Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  25. Documents
  26. The Israeli Defense Forces’ Open-Fire Regulations in the Occupied Territories ( )
    B’Tselem, November 1997
    Vol. 4 No. 2 1997
  27. Chronology of Events
  28. January 1, 1997 - April 1, 1997 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 4 No. 2 1997