Vol. 5 No. 1 , 1998
The Environment
Journalists, observers and worried friends repeatedly ask the common question: Is a new Intifada imminent? And will failed meetings and unfulfilled agreements trigger it off?
Undeniably, anger and frustration and, to a certain extent, despair are mounting on the Palestinian side. The situation has never been worse. Palestinians see no sign of hope either within the present course of the peace process, or in developments on the ground. All they see, instead, are expanding settlements arid bypass roads destroying their fields and crops, isolating their cities and villages and fragmenting their land. With this, all hopes for a new era of peace and prosperity have faded.
Clearly, Mr. Netanyahu has his own agenda, topped by his desire to be re¬elected for another four-year term. To achieve this, he has to maintain his narrow coalition with the right-wing parties, and maybe to expand it further to the extreme right. He has been conducting inte
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Table of Contents
  1. What Next? ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  2. Focus
  3. The Environment: A Shared Interest for Palestinians and Israelis ( )
    Israeli and Palestinian environmental concerns can only be addressed together.
    By Paul Smith and Thaer Abu-Diab Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  4. Palestinian Policy and Regional Environmental Cooperation ( )
    Attitudes and problems in Palestinian environmental policy.
    By Mohammad AI-Hmaidi Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  5. Israel’s Environmental Problems ( )
    Israel is not devoting sufficient resources to environmental issues.
    By Daniel Fisch Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  6. The Development of Palestinian Environmental Law and Legal Advocacy ( )
    The Palestinian environment - a new start.
    By Ziad Amra Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  7. The Environmental Impact of Jewish Settlements in the West Bank ( )
    Israeli settlement can adversely affect the Palestinian environment for generations to come.
    By Violet Qumsieh Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  8. Pollution and Peace ( )
    Difficult as this is, we must make a distinction between environmental and political problems.
    By Yossi Sarid Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  9. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict over Water Resources ( )
    The geopolitical background to water problems in the region.
    By Arnon Sofer Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  10. A Palestinian Perspective on the Water Crisis ( )
    A solution to water problems is imperative if we are to avoid increased regional tension.
    By Jad Isaac Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  11. The Challenge of Sustainable Transport for Israel and Palestine ( )
    How environmentally sound transport planning in Israel and Palestine can avoid errors made elsewhere in the world.
    By Yaakov Garb Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  12. On Judaism, Zionism and the Environment ( )
    The contribution of Judaism to the environmental agenda.
    By Jeremy Benstein Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  13. Palestine-Israel: A Crossroad for Bird Migration ( )
    In bird migration, our region is second to almost no other site in the world.
    By Yossi Leshem and Imad Atrash Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  14. Our Shared Environment ( )
    Tackling long-term deterioration of the environment demands overstepping political boundaries.
    By Robin Twite Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  15. Viewpoint
  16. Treacherous Memories: Electronic Return to Jaffa ( )
    A Palestinian returns to the magnificence and the tragedy of historical Jaffa.
    By Salim Tamari Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  17. The Tip of the Iceberg ( )
    A glaring injustice in Israel: preventing the use of public land by non-Jews.
    By Dan Leon Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  18. Book Review
  19. Chronicles of Peace Activism ( )
    In Pursuit of Peace: A History of the Israeli Peace Movement by Mordechai Bar-On, reviewed by Hillel Schenker Formerly a high army officer and now a peace activist, Bar-On has written a good mainstream history of the Israeli peace movement.
    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  20. Economics
  21. The Palestinian Economy ( )
    Latest figures on population and aspects of the economy.
    Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  22. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  23. Thoughts on Culture and Peace ( )
    Not all literature and poetry express universalistic values: some foster tribalism and racism.
    By Menahem Brinker Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  24. Dreams, Ideas and Realities ( )
    Every step to promote a real cultural dialogue in our region should be encouraged.
    By Nairn Araidi Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  25. Documents
  26. The Oslo Agreement ( )
    Excerpts from Oslo II on the Environment September 28,1998
    Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  27. In Support of us Involvement in the Peace Process ( )
    A Letter to President Bill Clinton April 4, 1998
    Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  28. Chronology of Events
  29. October I, 1997-January 1,1998 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 5 No. 1 1998
  30. Letters to the Editors
  31. The Wrongs of the Past ( )

    Vol. 5 No. 1 1998