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Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 , 2022
ISRAEL AND THE APARTHEID THRESHOLD A WAKE-UP CALL
Editorial

These are difficult days, both with the war in Europe upsetting the whole international order and tense times in Israel-Palestine. There has been a rise in the number of Palestinians killed by the Israel Police and Border Police, some of them after they were wounded and lay on the ground. In most of the cases, the official Israeli announcement claimed that they were “neutralized” after stabbing attempts. Seven Palestinians were killed in February and 18 in March, including children, one of whom was only 14 years old, and two 80-year-old. On the Israeli side, 11 people were killed in late March in three armed attacks on civilian targets within one week — two of them by Palestinian Israelis associated with the Islamic State (ISIS) and one by a Palestinian from Ya’bad in the Jenin district — and three more civilians were killed 10 days later on Dizengoff Street in the heart of Tel Aviv.

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Table of Contents
    Editorial
  1. Future Scenarios – Where Do We Go from Here? ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad and Hillel Schenker Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  2. Focus
  3. Economic Peace: A Myth Distancing Peace and Prolonging the Occupation ( )
    The slogan “shrinking the conflict” aims at strengthening the occupation by prioritizing Israel’s interests and its expansionist policy over the attainment of Palestinian rights.
    By Samer A. Sinijlawi Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  4. From “Shrinking” to “Singing” the Conflict – Bennett’s Attempts to Beautify theOccupation ( )
    The primary problem with the use of the concept “shrinking the conflict” is its failure to define the conflict as a national conflict between two peoples, relating to it instead in terms of violence and economic distress.
    By Shaul Arieli Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  5. Which Israel Are We Facing? A Different View of Israel ( )
    Along with the dwindling support for the two-state solution, the apartheid regime in the OPT and racism within Israel have become perfectly normal.
    By Raif Hussein Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  6. Israel, Amnesty, and the Apartheid Accusation: A Wake-Up Call ( )
    Instead of debating the applicability of the term “apartheid,” we ought to concentrate on finding a solution to end the Israeli occupation and the blockade of Gaza.
    By Dov Waxman Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  7. Comparable to South Africa? “Within Israel, It Is Not Apartheid. But in the OccupiedTerritories, It Is” ( )
    I do not think the situation within Israel is comparable to South Africa, but in the West Bank, our control over what happens is total.
    By Alon Liel Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  8. Palestine: A Forgotten Just Cause ( )
    There will never be an Israeli military solution if the Palestinians continue to remain steadfast and to fight for their freedom through unarmed, peaceful resistance.
    By Manuel Hassassian Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  9. Is Israel an Apartheid State? Is Amnesty International Antisemitic? ( )
    Switching the focus from occupation to apartheid obscures the imperative to end the occupation, of which apartheid is an ugly offspring.
    By Tony Klug Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  10. Amnesty's Distorted Framing of an Evolving Tragedy ( )
    Amnesty’s blatant attack on Israel as an apartheid state fails to recognize the historical dynamic or the current difficulties in reaching a desirable outcome of self-determination for both peoples.
    By Frances Raday Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  11. Naming As a Mechanism of Spatial Justice in Israel’s Mixed Cities ( )
    Giving Arabic names to streets in Israel’s mixed cities can be an opportunity to realize spatial equality and can also be a way of forming relations of acceptance.
    By Maysoun Ershead Shehadeh Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  12. Amnesty International’s Apartheid Report ( )
    While there are reasons to view Amnesty’s report critically, it is a serious wake-up call to no longer accept grave human rights violations as normal and to not regard the ongoing occupation as a state of affairs that exists detached from a “democratic Israel.”
    By Muriel Asseburg Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  13. How Far Is Israel from Being an Apartheid State? ( )
    One may question whether Israel is an apartheid state but there is no question that it is getting closer to that definition.
    By Moien Odeh Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  14. Occupation as a State of Mind – the East Jerusalem Experience ( )
    With the passing of each day, it becomes ever increasingly complicated to define the essence of the abnormal situation in Jerusalem and define the Israeli matrix of control.
    By Meir Margalit Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  15. Palestinians Can Create Their Own Political Horizon ( )
    What is needed today is for the UN General Assembly to establish a second UN Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP-2) that would be empowered to develop a fully detailed end-of-conflict proposal based on the two-state solution.
    By Jerome M. Segal Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  16. Palestine and Ukraine: Exposing the Double Standard ( )
    The war on Ukraine has done more to expose the Western world’s double standard than all the Palestinian activists and their supporters have been able to do in decades.
    By Daoud Kuttab Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  17. Russia-Ukraine, Israel-Palestine? ( )
    It is not accurate to compare the Russia-Ukraine case with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but it may open up new opportunities for resolving the conflict.
    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  18. Scenarios for Resolving the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict – Between What’s Real and What’s Possible ( )
    Anticipating the future of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in terms of possible and realistic solutions has taken on new dimensions that must be discussed seriously.
    By Firas Yaghi Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  19. A Jewish and Zionist Case for a Just, Binational (Federated) or “Two-State Plus” Solution ( )
    The fears of both sides and the deep cultural wounds cannot be erased overnight and will take years, if not decades, to resolve, but a joint vision of two peoples living together on the same homeland is the only solution.
    By Gerry Serotta Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  20. From Here to Apartheid, What's Next? ( )
    Whether the situation on the ground is “settler colonialism” or “apartheid” is not a luxury but a discussion that has practical political implications.
    By Walid Salem Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  21. Roundtable
  22. PIJ Editorial Board Discussion on Apartheid and the Future ( )

    Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  23. Viewpoint
  24. In Light of the Changing Political Context - Time to Revisit Normalization ( )
    Palestinians have to rethink the strategies they used to end the occupation, boycotts and attacks on those who engage in political debate harm the Palestinian cause.
    By Nivine Sandouka Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  25. The General Custodian “Unsettles” Residents of East Jerusalem ( )
    The Ministry of Justice is spearheading a formal settlement of title and land registration procedure in East Jerusalem for the first time since 1967, undermining equitable urban planning and jeopardizing many Palestinians’ rights to their lands and homes.
    By Noa Dagoni Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  26. In Honor of March 8th International Women's Day: The Status of Palestinian Women Has Always Been Great in Our Cultural Heritage ( )
    Women in Palestine struggle for freedom along two parallel paths: freedom from inherited traditions and liberation from the Israeli occupation.
    By Tayseer Khaled Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  27. Economics
  28. How To Strengthen the Resilience of the Palestinian Economy - The Policy of ImportSubstitution and Diversification ( )
    Building a Palestinian productive economy that meets technical and financial requirements is the only way to protect Palestine from external pressures and shocks that arise from the conflict.
    By Samir HuleiIeh Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  29. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  30. Jerusalem Song ( )

    By Lisa Suhair Majaj Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  31. The Fall ( )

    By Abdallah Radwan Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  32. Illuminations ( )

    By Leah Goldberg Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  33. SUMMER VARIATIONS ( )

    By Rachel Tzvia Back Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  34. Revelation of Love and Rebellion ( )

    By Rim Banna Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  35. Books and Publications Received
  36. Recently Received Books and Publications ( )

    Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  37. Documents
  38. The Holy Land Confederation as a Facilitator for the Two-State Solution ( )

    Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  39. The Case for an Israeli-Palestinian-Jordanian Confederation:Why Now And How? ( )

    Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022
  40. PWG Position Paper – Recognizing and Ending Israeli Apartheid ( )

    Vol. 27 No. 1 & 2 2022