Vol. 6 No. 3 , 1999
Peace Economics Revisited
Our joint Palestinian-Israeli journal started publication over five years ago with an issue devoted mainly to "peace economics." This was in the period immediately following the 1993 Oslo agreement between Israel and the PLO. Now, after some six years of ups and downs in Israeli-Palestinian relations and negotiations, it is time to publish another issue on this topic - Peace Economics Revisited. This is the theme of most of the articles in the Focus Section.
There are two basic approaches to conducting economic relations between our two entities or states: integration or separation. In the past, from 1967 until Oslo, there was integration - albeit a totally inequitable one, which caused the Palestinians long-term damage: fiscal drain, infrastructure misdevelopment and restricted competition with Israel. See Gideon Eshet's paper on the unfair nature of relations between Israel and the occupied territories. Samir Huleileh maintains that, due to political and security considerations,
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Table of Contents
  1. Economics and Peace ( )

    By Simcha Bahiri Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  2. Barak’s Predicament ( )

    By Victor Cygielman Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  3. Focus
  4. Reversing the Tide ( )
    Daily economic interaction is still the best way for Palestinians and Israelis who seek a lasting peace.
    By Ezra Sadan Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  5. Restructuring Palestinian-Israeli Economic Relations - An interview ( )
    A good economic agreement was undermined by security and political considera tions.
    By Samir HuleiIeh Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  6. Political Breakthrough and Peace Dividends: A Complex Reality ( )
    Where did the Oslo concept of "peace dividends" go wrong?
    By Gideon Eshet Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  7. The Palestinian Economy: A European View - An interview ( )
    Donor funding for improving the Palestinian infrastructure.
    By Gavin Evans and Isabel Candela Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  8. Economic Challenges for the PNA ( )
    PNA economic policy in agriculture, industry, trade and tourism, with the Palestinians as equal partners with Israel.
    By Munther Dajani Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  9. Israeli-Palestinian Industrial Cooperation: Current Status and Future Prospects ( )
    Clusters of economically competitive industries should be at the focus of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation.
    By Niron Hashai Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  10. Investments in the Palestinian and Jordanian Economies ( )
    Both parties to the conflict bear responsibility for the failure to create an inviting business climate in the Palestinian economy.
    By Gil Feiler Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  11. On the Way to a Comprehensive Palestinian Housing Policy ( )
    The quick provision of affordable housing is a major challenge to the Palestinian people.
    By Yara Abdul-Hamid Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  12. Palestinian-Israeli Economic Cooperation: A View from the Field ( )
    Encouraging Arab-Jewish economic cooperation within and across the Green Line.
    By Sarah Kaminker Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  13. Industrial Estates alld Free Zones: A New Opportunity ( )
    Providing investors with incentives and tackling the employment problem in Palestine.
    By Abdel AI-Jaber Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  14. The EPS Model- All executive summary ( )
    A comprehensive set of principles and guidelines proposed by Israeli and Palestinian economists, under Norwegian auspices.
    Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  15. Roundtable
  16. Unfulfilled Expectations: The Peace Process and the Palestinian Economy ( )
    A Palestine-Israel Journal discussion: Simcha Bahiri and Leila Dabdoub with Dan Catarivas, Hassan Abu-Libdeh, Hani Abu-Dayyeh, and David Brodet.
    Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  17. Viewpoint
  18. Palestine and Israel: Equality or Apartheid ( )
    Needed: the political courage to take sensitive decisions.
    By Nazmi Ju’beh Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  19. Apocalypse Tomorrow? Nearing the Nuclear Edge ( )
    The case for non-conventional weapons arms control and a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the region.
    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  20. The Power of Paradigms: Helping Israelis Grasp New Realities ( )
    The paradigms of Israel‘s "national consensus" and how to pursue the political and structural requirements for peace.
    By Jeff Halper Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  21. Review Essay
  22. The Ghosts of the Founders ( )
    The Founding Myths of Israel by Zeev Stemhell, reviewed by Dan Leon From Class to Natioll expressed the ideological outlook of Ben-Gurion before and after statehood.
    Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  23. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  24. The Jerusalem Palestinian Festival: Fining the Cultural Vacuum ( )
    Reviewing Jerusalem‘s role as a Palestinian cultural center.
    By Rania Elias Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  25. Kadosh: A Critical Eye 0n the Sacred ( )
    A film on love in the Jewish ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim area in Jerusalem.
    By Victor Cygielman Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  26. Documents
  27. Sharm el-Sheikh Memorandum ( )
    September 4,1999
    Vol. 6 No. 3 1999
  28. Chronology of Events
  29. April 1, 1999 to July 1, 1999 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 6 No. 3 1999