Vol. 7 No. 1 , 2000
The Search for Regional Cooperation
Some searches are easier than others: as it ensues from this issue of the Journal, those striving for regional cooperation in our area do so in a political environment that places formidable difficulties in the way of searchers. This is most vividly illustrated in the interviews with Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation, Shimon Peres, and Palestinian Minister for Planning and Cooperation, Nabil Sha'ath. Peres stresses that peace requires "a Middle East integrated in the modern global economy [and] regional cooperation in order to create a modern regional infrastructure benefiting all the peoples of the Middle East." Sha'ath responds that instead of substituting dreams for reality, "you have to carry out the simple task of withdrawing from our country… We cannot talk of regionalism if our people cannot move freely… We should totally forget the dreams of any regional improvement until the political process achieves its results." Some Arabs are frightened of Israeli economic hegemony
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Table of Contents
  1. No Easy Search ( )

    By Dan Leon Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  2. Interview
  3. ‘Poverty Breeds War’ ( )
    While talking about regional trade, the Israelis want to use the Palestinians as a bridge to gain access to markets in the Arab world.
    By Shimon Peres Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  4. Israeli Occupation and Regional Cooperation Can’t Live Together ( )

    By Nabil Shaath Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  5. Focus
  6. Who's Afraid of Political Dialogue? ( )
    An Israeli Perspective on Egyptian-Israeli Attempts to Establish Political Dialogue between Peace Activists
    By Motty Awerbuch and Yehudith Harel Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  7. Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Growing Threat in the Middle East ( )

    By Mohammad Shiyyab Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  8. Regional Economic Cooperation: A Jordanian Perspective ( )
    A study of the past history and future potential of Jordan‘s trade relations in the region.
    By Riad Al-Khouri Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  9. Globalization and Ecollomy in the Middle East ( )
    By imposing Palestinian economic dependence on Isrilet the Pilris agreement creilted a colonial situiltion. The Israeli economy is seeking its plilce in the global capitalist economy.
    By Ephraim Davidi Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  10. Tourism As a Test Case ( )
    When we sell the Holy Land, it is a joint product, a regional project - but all depends on new thinking by both sides.
    By Hani Abu-Dayyeh Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  11. Peace Building and the Limits of Technology ( )
    In a crowded information marketplace, peace must be made attractive.
    By Jon.B Alterman Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  12. Short- and Mid-Term Water Solutions for the Area ( )
    Water is scarce and unevenly distributed in the area; redistribution can be profitable to all.
    By Gershon Baskin Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  13. Non-Governmental Regional Cooperation and Peace Building ( )
    How NGO regional cooperation can help in building an environment for peace.
    By Christopher Ross and Tim Werner Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  14. Why Health? ( )
    A study of the involvement of health professionals as a "bridge to peace" between Israelis and Palestinians.
    By Tamara Barnea and Ziad Abdeen Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  15. Peace, Peace Process and Normalization: ( )
    An Egyptian study of trends in Egypt against the peace process, and the views of those opposed to regional peace and normalization.
    By Dina Guirguis and Anas Anani Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  16. ‘Cooperation North’: A Model of Cross-Border Partnership ( )
    A project for cross-border cooperation between the local authorities of Jenin, Gilboa and I3eit Shean started in planning a joint industrial zone and now wants to serve as a wider model to converting the border area from a barrier to a bridge.
    By Sharon Roling Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  17. Roundtable
  18. Economic Cooperation ill the Region Depends Upon a Political Solution ( )
    A Palestine-Israel Journal discussion with Hanna Siniora, Prof. Arieh Arnon, Dr. Riad Malki, Niron Hashai and Khaled Abu-Aker.
    Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  19. Viewpoint
  20. The Pope‘s Visit to the Holy Land ( )
    Reflections on the March 2000 visit of Pope John Paul II.
    By Marcel Dubois Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  21. Reflections on Joint Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation Projects ( )
    It is amazing that with all the money invested in joint projects, very few evaluation studies have been carried out.
    By Sami Adwan and Philip Veerman Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  22. Doing Their Own Thing ( )
    Are young people disinterested in politics, individualistic or egoistic? Views from Tel Aviv.
    By Betty Benvisti Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  23. Arab-Islamic Rituals of Conflict Resolution and Long- Term Peace ill the Middle East ( )
    The possible role of Arab-Islamic rituals and cultural symbolism 111 the empowerment of Muslims and Arabs to work for a just peace.
    By George E. Irani Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  24. Review Essay
  25. Gaza - The Human Dimension ( )
    Gaza as "the central contradiction of Israeli democracy - democracy for some, dispossession for others."
    Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  26. Economics
  27. An Information Technology Strategy for the ‘Web Economy’ in the West Bank and Gaza ( )
    Now is the time for the Palestinian Authority to participate in the Web Economy: a stage-by-stage World Bank plan.
    By Gareth Locksley Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  28. The Territorial Dybbuk and the Cave Dwellers ( )
    Where is there another state that expels people from caves?
    By Gideon Levy Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  29. Eye of the Camera
  30. Image ( )

    Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  31. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  32. The Dialogue of Poetry: Palestinian mid Israeli Poets Writing Through Conflict and Peace ( )
    The importance of communication through poetry to the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.
    By Yvette Neisser Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  33. Documents
  34. Message to the Israeli and Jewish Public ( )
    March 1999
    Vol. 7 No. 1 2000
  35. Chronology of Events
  36. October 1, 1999 to April 1, 2000 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 7 No. 1 2000