This issue on Education went to print late, very late. Though the delay was caused in part by the month of Ramadan, it was mainly due to the "closure." In fact, a protracted siege was imposed on the Palestinian territories by the Israeli army (IOF), preventing part of our staff from reaching the Journal's offices in Jerusalem.
We are confident that our readers will nevertheless appreciate this issue, which tries to describe and analyze ways and means of educating new generations in Israel and Palestine. What emerges is that a wall of incomprehension and enmity still separates the children of both peoples.
How could it be otherwise? The long and bitter conflict between our two peoples is as yet unsolved. The IOF continues to control over 70 percent of Palestinian land. Though a great majority of the Palestinian population has voted for Arafat and the Palestinian Legislative Council, thus approving the peace process with Israel, a minority of extremists
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