After serving four years as Israeli co-editor of the Palestine
Israel Journal (PIJ) and co-editing twelve issues, I am stepping
down from my role, leaving for a sabbatical abroad. Hillel
Schenker, who fulfilled the role of the Israeli co-managing editor
with great dedication, will begin to serve as the Israeli co-editor
of the journal alongside Ziad Abu-Zayyad. I am sure that under his
co-leadership, the PIJ will be greatly rewarded and I wish him
great success in his new position.
I believe that the Palestine Israel Journal will continue to play a
role, as it has in the past, in the process of enlightening the
Israeli and the Palestinian publics and moving them towards
acceptance of the peace process.
The current issue is another contribution to this process of
illumination. Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia (as well as
anti-Arabism) play a role in the accumulation of animosity and
hatred. They provide a basis for the ill-intended rhetoric and
actions that broaden the Israeli-Pa
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