Vol. 9 No. 3 , 2002
Separation or Conciliation
The idea of unilateral separation from the Palestinians has become a widespread ideology that drives many different Israeli political organizations and leaders. The concept is based on taking unilateral steps to separate the Israelis and the Palestinians by physical means such as fences, walls and barbed wire. There are at least ten specific plans that outline different techniques, and boundaries, for separation. The outgoing national unity government decided to carry out its own plan, and the work of erecting physical barriers is now in progress. It's hard to predict how the break-up of the government and the decision to hold new elections will affect the pace and scope of this project.
This simplistic and populist idea is an attempt to satisfy the instinctive needs of the Israeli public for personal security, without giving much thought to its consequences and implications. It is a substitute for the renewal of serious political negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement on the
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Table of Contents
  1. Separation or Conciliation ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad and Daniel Bar-Tal Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  2. Forms of Separation Between Israel and Palestine ( )
    An introduction to the Issue
    By Izhak Schnell Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  3. Focus
  4. Proposals for Walls and Fences, and their Consequences ( )
    An overview of various Israeli proposals for unilateral separation.
    By Gershon Baskin Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  5. Seeking the Road to Peace ( )
    Reforms in the PA, an Israeli withdrawal from the Territories and a return to negotiations are the only way to improve the current situation.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  6. Political and Security Complications of the Israeli Separation Fence ( )
    Political and practical issues will undermine the separation plan.
    By Mamdouh Nofal Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  7. The Implication of Economic Borders Between Israel and Palestine ( )
    Palestinian-Israel economic agreements so far have been "incomplete contracts".
    By Arie Arnon Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  8. Separation as a Form of Apartheid ( )
    Any system of segregation imposed by the strong on the weak is a form of apartheid.
    By Jamil Hilal Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  9. The Depths of the Wall ( )
    Despite the threat it poses, the Palestinians have so far failed to come up with a strong response to the wall.
    By Riad al-Malki Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  10. Separation, Integration and Conciliation: Preliminary Thoughts ( )
    The real task facing this region is to build conciliation through separation and integration, based on equality.
    By Arie Nadler Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  11. Separation and International Intervention ( )
    As none of the unilateral separation proposals provide a real element of hope, the alternative may be an international observer force or interim trusteeship.
    By Galia Golan Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  12. Interview
  13. Camp David, Oslo and the Future ( )
    The implications of recent setbacks, and the options now available.
    By Dan Meridor Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  14. Viewpoint
  15. Refusal to Serve: An Israeli Phenomenon and its Implications ( )
    Have the refuseniks had any effect in changing Israeli political discourse?
    By Dan Leon Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  16. The Principle Facets of the Refugee Problem ( )
    An outline of the main obstacles to resolving the refugee problem.
    By Khalil Shikaki Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  17. Postzionism: A critique of Zionist Discourse (Part 2) ( )
    The controversies surrounding the conflict of national memory and identity.
    By Laurence J. Silberstein Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  18. Economics
  19. UNSCO The Cost of Closure ( )
    An abridged version of the recent UNSCO study on the Palestinian economy.
    Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  20. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  21. Hooriyya’s Teaching ( )

    By Mahmoud Darwish Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  22. Documents
  23. The US Roadmap ( )
    Elements of a Performance-Based Road Map for a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
    Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  24. Israeli Proposals for Unilateral Separation ( )

    Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  25. Bad Fences Make Bad Neighbors ( )

    Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  26. Chronology of Events
  27. April 1, 2002 to July 1, 2002 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  28. Roundtable
  29. Roundtable: Separation or Conciliation ( )
    A PIJ roundtable with Naomi Hazan, Nazmi Jubeh, Danny Rothschild and Khalil Tofakji. Khalid Abu Aker was moderator.
    Vol. 9 No. 3 2002
  30. Images: In the Eye ofthe Camera ( )

    Vol. 9 No. 3 2002