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Vol. 7 No. 4 , 2000
Settlements or Peace
Editorial
Never before, since the printing of the first issue of the Journal in December 1993 following the Oslo agreements, have we experienced such terrible times. Though Israeli-Palestinian talks have resumed, blood is still being spilled and the dead - mainly Palestinian - are piling up. Can one be surprised if feelings of hatred, of despair, and calls for revenge prevail in both camps? As a result, Israeli-Palestinian cooperation is almost at a standstill, and many voices, especially on the Palestinian side, demand an end to all forms of joint activity by NGOs on both sides.
Some Israeli peace activists say they are disappointed by Palestinian behavior. They are angry with the Palestinians for interrupting the peace negotiations after the failure of the Camp David summit and, instead, launching the Al-Aqsa Intifada. They accuse the Palestinian leadership of having broken the obligation - undertaken by both sides - to settle all differences by negotiations and not to resort to violence.
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Table of Contents
    Editorial
  1. Maintaining Dialogue, Rejecting Despair ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad and Victor Cygielman Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  2. Focus
  3. The Al-Aqsa Intifada: Reflections on a Turning Point ( )
    A Dialogue between Professor Sari Nusseibeh, president of al-Quds University, and Professor Edy Kaufman, who teaches human rights in the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  4. ‘There Is No Returning to the Pre-Intifada Period’ ( )
    The Al-Aqsa Intifada was a revolt against a failed peace process.
    By Khalil Shikaki Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  5. The Impasse and the Alternative ( )
    Instead of encouraging the Palestinians to pursue the peace process, Israeli policy adopted the opposite logic.
    By Mordechai Bar-On Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  6. In Afrikaans, Separation Is Called ‘Apartheid’ ( )
    Why an explosion was inevitable in the apartheid condition which developed in the occupied Palestinian territories.
    By Amira Hass Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  7. Focus 1
  8. Towards a Settlement without Settlements ( )
    A fourfold formula for dealing with the current problems inherent in the settlement project.
    By Naomi Chazan Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  9. Settlements: A Geographic and Demographic Barrier to Peace ( )
    How the number of settlers in the occupied territories jumped for about 4,000 in 1977 to some 200,000 today
    By Khalil Tufakji Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  10. Boundaries Are Not Holy ( )
    There is no such thing as a natural boundary. Borders are devised by politicians, generals, negotiators
    By David Newman Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  11. The Settlement Process: A Study in Illegality ( )
    Article based on a shortened version of a booklet1 published in 1997 by B’Tselem, the Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  12. Settling the Land: A Pattern in Domination ( )
    Settlements, facts, figures, impact.
    By Rassem Khamaisi Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  13. ‘A People That Dwells Apart’: Gush Emunim Settlers ( )
    For Gush Emunim, only the Jews have a special, divinely ordained relationship with the land of Israel.
    By Peter Demant Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  14. Israeli Policy in Jerusalem: A Chronology of Dispossession ( )
    The Israeli policies in Jerusalem set out to guarantee permanent Jewish control over the whole city
    By Ibrahim Matar Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  15. The Alpher Plan Revisited ( )
    The plan has served as a framework of reference for negotiators and scholars on final- status issues since 1994 and up to the present.
    By Joseph Samaha Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  16. Review Essay
  17. Destroyed Heritage ( )
    Book Review: Sacred Landscape — The Buried History of the Holy Land since 1948 by Meron Benvenisti. Translated from the Hebrew by Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta. California: University of California Press, 2000. 366 pages
    By Robin Twite Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  18. Book Review
  19. The Palestinian Exodus 1948-1998. Edited by Ghada Karmi and Eugene Cotran, Ithaca Press, 1999. ( )

    By Dan Leon Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  20. Transformations of Middle Eastern Environments: Legacies and Lessons. ( )
    Edited by Jeff Albert, Magnus Bernhardsson and Roger Kenna. New Haven: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Stud
    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  21. Economics
  22. Poverty in the West Bank and Gaza ( )
    The World Bank Group
    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  23. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  24. Without Love ( )
    Extracted from an article that first appeared in Hebrew in 1988 in Yediot Aharonot, and in English in The Vocabulary of Peace: Life, Culture and Politics in the Middle East. Mercury House, San Francisco, 1995.
    By Shulamith Hareven Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  25. From A Road to the Sea ( )

    By Faruq Wadi Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  26. Documents
  27. An Urgent Statement to the Israeli Public by a Group of Palestinian Academics and Activists ( )
    November 17, 2000
    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  28. Stop the Deterioration ( )
    November 17, 2000
    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  29. Facts on the Ground since the Oslo Agreement, September 1993 ( )
    December 4, 2000
    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  30. Chronology of Events
  31. April 1, 2000 to October 1, 2000 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000
  32. Letters to the Editors
  33. This Is All Ask For ( )

    Vol. 7 No. 4 2000


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