Vol. 22 No. 2 , 2017
Time For Justice And Peace - End the Occupation

June, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 War and the occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

While the most right-wing government in Israeli history will be celebrating “Israel’s glorious victory in the Six Day War and the liberation of Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley” and the “reunification of Jerusalem,” many others in Israel/Palestine and in the international community will be marking 50 years of occupation and of the deprivation of basic human rights from the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). In December 2016, the United Nations Security Council emphasized its commitment to ending the occupation when it passed UNSC Resolution 2334, which reaffirms “the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force.” The resolution expressed “grave concern that continuing Israeli settlement activities are da
    read more ...

This issue was sponsored by
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Table of Contents
  1. 50 Years of Occupation – Enough! ( )

    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  2. Focus
  3. Transformational Leadership and the Prospects for Peace ( )
    The hard reality is that change is not self-generating; yet transformative change is possible, and it starts with transformative leaders.
    By Daniel Kurtzer Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  4. Israel or Occupation? ( )
    Israel must choose now between peace with the dispossessed indigenous people of their state, or face another half-century of isolation with the backdrop of a rapidly encroaching demographical dilemma.
    By Sam Bahour Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  5. The Impact of Occupation on Israeli Democracy ( )
    The Israeli occupation has eroded Israeli democracy through a narrow neo-Zionist patriotism, a culture of disregard for the law and a divided national identity.
    By Izhak Schnell Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  6. Toward a Progressive EU Agenda for a Two-State Solution ( )
    Given that the U.S. government is not prepared to advance peace in the Middle East, it is crucial that the EU step into a leadership role in the effort.
    By Arne Lietz Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  7. After 50 Years of Occupation, It Is Time for Justice and Peace: If Not Sharing the State, then a Fair Sharing of the Land ( )
    Revisiting the November 1947 UNGA Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, adjusting it to today’s reality or applying it as is.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  8. The Processes and Mechanisms of the Occupation: Dangers and Challenges ( )
    The occupation has created processes that have dramatically changed the Israeli state and society, and only with the return of political power to the majority will it be possible to set in motion a process that will lead to the end of the occupation.
    By Daniel Bar-Tal Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  9. A Palestinian State Now or Equal Rights Until There Is a Solution ( )
    Israel must either end the occupation without further procrastination and pretext, and work with the Palestinians to build their own state or, pending a future final settlement, grant equal rights in the meantime to everyone subject to Israeli jurisdiction.
    By Tony Klug Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  10. Between Now and Then: A More Realistic View of Palestinian History and Identity ( )
    While Palestinians have long understood their national identity to be pluralistic and not based on religion, a more exclusive Zionist narrative post-1967 has sought to deny their historical existence in their homeland.
    By Hind Khoury Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  11. Review Power of Israel’s High Court of Justice with Regard to the Settlement Legalization Law ( )
    The power of the Court to review the constitutionality of legislation such as the Settlement Legalization Law is an essential part of democratic governance, as is NGOs' standing to petition for judicial intervention.
    By Frances Raday Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  12. The Implications of Siege and the Internal Palestinian Division on the Situation in the Gaza Strip Since 2007 ( )
    The effects and implications of the siege, internal Palestinian divisions, boycotts by the international community and three Israeli wars have left Gaza in a catastrophic situation on the political, economic and social levels.
    By Omar Shaban Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  13. UN Security Council Resolution 2334: An Important Lease on Life for the Two-State Solution ( )
    Both the standing of the UN as a whole and the fate of Resolution 2334 will be determined by the struggle between Trump and Haley on one side and the rest of the world on the other.
    By Alon Liel Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  14. Jewish Settlements in the Israeli Occupied State of Palestine Undermining Authentic Resolution of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict ( )
    Israel's land seizure and settlement policy, house demolition strategy, and matrix of control on the movement of Palestinians has undermined the “two-state solution” and the peace process altogether.
    By Jad Isaac Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  15. Fifty Years of Occupation: The Effectiveness of Activity for Peace in Israel, 1967-2017 ( )
    The claim that because a peace agreement has not been signed between the Israelis and Palestinians peace activists have failed is baseless
    By Tamar Hermann Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  16. The Psychological Impact of 50 Years Occupation ( )
    Palestinian society is fragmented by the long-term trauma — exacerbated in some cases by aspects of its own culture — and everyday struggles imposed by the ongoing Israeli occupation.
    By Safa Dhaher Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  17. Israeli Negotiations Since 1967 ( )
    The political will of the Israeli leadership has been a key factor in past breakthroughs and near-breakthroughs in negotiations to make peace, and presumably will be in the future.
    By Galia Golan Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  18. Apartheid, Settler Colonialism and the Palestinian State 50 Years On ( )
    With the Palestinians facing a belligerent occupation, an apartheid system that favors Jewish settlers and a growing settler colonial project, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is becoming chronic, an ongoing Nakba.
    By Walid Salem Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  19. The Impact of Occupation on Israel’s Corruption ( )
    The occupation of the Palestinian Territories is based on corruptive and corrupting practices that originate from and feed back into Israel.
    By Edward Kaufman Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  20. Occupied East Jerusalem: A Continuous Colonial Scheme ( )
    Palestinians in the annexed areas have been subjected to systematic Israeli policies to seize and Israelize their land, separating them from their West Bank families and socioeconomic and political life.
    By Adnan Abdelrazek Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  21. Saving Israel by Ending the Occupation ( )
    There is a striking absence of Israeli public awareness and discussion regarding the effects of the occupation on Israeli society.
    By Jessica Montell Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  22. Economics
  23. Fifty Years of Israeli-Palestinian Economic Relations, 1967-2017: What Have We Learned? ( )
    Evisceration of the Palestinian Economy: 1967-2007: The Destruction of 50 Years of Israeli Colonizing Military Occupation on the Palestinian Economy.
    By Mohammed Samhouri Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  24. Roundtable
  25. 50 Years of Occupation ( )
    Ofer Zalzberg, Ilan Baruch, Nisreen AbuZayyad, Lior Amihai, Amaal Abu Ghoush, Walid Salem . Moderated by Ziad AbuZayyad and Hillel Schenker
    Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  26. Viewpoint
  27. Apartheid Israel: Effective Strategy or Counter-productive Rhetoric? ( )
    The use of comparisons of the Palestinian situation to South African apartheid may hold practical implications for peace, not just discourse.
    By Barry Shapiro Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  28. Book Review
  29. No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine, by Yossi Alpher, Review by Galia Golan ( )

    Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  30. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  31. Under Siege ( )

    By Mahmoud Darwish Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  32. Four Cups for the Seder against the Occupation ( )

    By Amos Oz Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  33. Israeli TV Host Warns Israelis: " Apartheid has been here for ages" ( )

    By Assaf Harel Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  34. Diary of My Israel/Palestine Trip in September 2016 (Excerpts) ( )

    By Lynne R. Banks Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  35. Documents
  36. Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid ( )
    Executive Summary - United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
    Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  37. Improving the Gazan Economy and Utilizing the Economic Potential of the Jordan Valley ( )

    By Arie Arnon and Saeb Bamya Vol. 22 No. 2 2017
  38. A Joint Poll conducted by the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research ( )
    Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: Public Opinion of Palestinians & Israelis
    Vol. 22 No. 2 2017