Vol. 13 No. 3 , 2006
Hamas and Kadima Are They Up to the Challenge?
After the war in Lebanon and the continued launching of Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel, the general consensus in Israel today is that the idea of a further unilateral disengagement in the West Bank is dead. All public opinion polls indicate that the overwhelming majority of the Israeli public, both on the left and on the right, believe that unilateralism is a recipe for further violence. This leaves only two options. The first is paralysis, to do nothing, which will guarantee another round of violence in the near future. And the second, more preferable option is negotiation, which will lead to a resumption of a realistic peace process.

At the Palestine-Israel Journal, we have always believed that a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based upon a two-state solution, is the key to a good and secure life for both Israelis and Palestinians. It is also a key to regional security and stability.

Table of Contents
  1. Initiatives Now ( )

    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  2. Letters to the Editors ( )

    Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  3. Focus
  4. Conflict Management, Not Overall Solution  ( )
    An end to the occupation, a 10-year cease-fire, and future negotiations.
    By Moshe Amirav Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  5. Hamas and Palestinian Religious Moderation ( )
    Palestinians have always adhered to a moderate brand of Islam.
    By Mohammed Dajani Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  6. Chances for Peace ( )
    A comprehensive peace deal including Lebanon and Syria may be the answer.
    By Galia Golan Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  7. The Concept of Hudna (Truce) in Islamic Sources ( )
    The origin and implication of hudna.
    By Mustafa Abu-Sway Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  8. New Policy Options after the War ( )
    Policy-oriented civic action through media discourse can lead to political change.
    By Didi Remez Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  9. Hamas, Islam, and the Authority ( )
    The implications of the participation of an Islamic movement in a secular system.
    By Ali Khashan Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  10. Are Israelis the New Crusaders? ( )
    The radical religious symbolism of the Zionist-Crusader takes on new significance.
    By David Ohana Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  11. A National Unity Government: One More Factional Deal? ( )
    The Palestinians should rise above narrow factional interests.
    By Hisham Awartani Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  12. I Did It My Way: Ehud Olmert and the Sinatra Doctrine ( )
    The Israelis use a peace paradigm, the Palestinians a freedom paradigm.
    By Mient Jan-Faber Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  13. Dissatisfied with Hamas, but Would Not Vote for Fateh ( )
    A public opinion poll assessing the degree of satisfaction with Hamas and Fateh.
    By Khalil Shikaki Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  14. Hamas between Hope and Disillusionment ( )
    Why Hamas did not live up to the expectations of the Palestinians. 
    By Ata Qaymari Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  15. Roundtable
  16. Impact of the Lebanon War on Hamas and Kadima. ( )
    Professors Mustafa Abu Sway, Bernard Sabella, Naomi Chazan, Menachem Klein Moderators: Professors Galia Golan, Khuloud Khayyat Dajani: Khaled Abu Aker
    Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  17. Interview
  18. Khaled Ma’shal ( )
    The Criterion Is the Interest of the Palestinian People
    Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  19. “Seek Peace and Pursue It” ( )

    By Shaul Arieli Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  20. Viewpoint
  21. Middle East Peace in Light of the Lebanon War and the Iranian Nuclear Program ( )
    An international conference seems to be the only option.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  22. The Lebanon War, the Peace Camp, and Israel ( )
    The hope is that Israel will choose peace with the Palestinians and Syria.
    By Daniel Bar-Tal Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  23. The Middle East: What Peace Might Look Like ( )
    Imagine a Middle East Community of Israel and five border states.
    By Johan Galtung Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  24. The World (Cup) and the Palestinian State ( )
    The situation in Gaza a year on after the disengagement.
    By Stuart Reigeluth Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  25. Book Review
  26. An A.B. Yehoshua Tale Set in Jerusalem’s Gloomy Days. ( )
    A Woman in Jerusalem: A Passion in Three Parts by A.B. Yehoshua; by Anne Sassoon
    By Benjamin Pogrund Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  27. The Barrier from Both Sides ( )
    Barrier: The Seam of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Isabel Kershner The West Bank Wall: Unmaking Palestine by Ray Dolphin; by Paul Scham
    Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  28. Economics
  29. Setting a Palestinian National Food Security Strategy ( )

    By John Ashley and Nedal Jayousi Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  30. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  31. Uri, My Dear Son ( )
    Eulogy to his son Uri
    By David Grossman Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  32. To the Martyr Rami al-Ghazzawi ( )
    Eulogy to his son Rami.
    By Izzat Ghazzawi Vol. 13 No. 3 2006
  33. Chronology of Events
  34. July 1, 2006 to October 1, 2006 ( )
    Compiled by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 13 No. 3 2006