This Israeli-Palestinian quarterly, the first of its kind, was born
out of a conviction that a joint platform is needed, where basic
aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli problem can be analysed in a
frank and serious manner.
Its founders are Ziad Abu Zayyad, former publisher of "Gesher", a
weekly in Hebrew, and Victor Cygielman, former deputy-editor of the
Israeli peace journal "New Outlook", two professional journalists,
who for years have worked for Israeli-Palestinian peace, based on
mutual recognition of the two peoples' national rights.
We intend to follow and analyse the Israeli-Palestinian
negotiations, to study the outstanding issues, to look for common
ground, and, whenever possible, to outline compromise
In this, our first issue, we deal with Peace Economics, that is
with the economic problems and opportunities arising from the
emerging structural changes in the relationship between the two
Our next issue will focus on "Religion and Politics." We will
examine what happens when religion mixes with politics, or -to put
it another way - when politics are enlightened/bedevilled by
We invite our readers to comment freely on the articles we publish
and, if they find our quarterly interesting, to subscribe.
Ours is an independent journal, a non¬profit venture, and we
will survive only if we have enough subscribers, who believe that
our intitiative is worthwhile.