This, the spring 1994 number, is the second issue of our Journal.
We pointed out in this column in the winter issue that our venture,
the first joint Israeli-Palestinian quarterly, was born out of the
conviction that a common platform is needed where basic aspects of
Palestinian-Israeli relations can be analyzed in an open and
In our running-in period, the work of our Palestinian and Israeli
editors, editorial board and writers has been carried on, in spite
of our different backgrounds, in an atmosphere of goodwill and
practical cooperation. We are also pleased to record that our first
Journal, focused on peace economics, was well received in all those
circles which we aim to reach, including Israelis and Palestinians,
the Palestinian Diaspora, the Arab world, Jews outside Israel and
international factors concerned with Middle Eastern affairs. We
hope that the current 160-page spring issue, with a focus on the
burning subject of religion and politics, will reach an
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