Vol. 10 No. 3 , 2003
Human Rights Now
Israeli and Palestinian societies, along with the rest of the world, are witnessing the collapse of the Road Map peace process. It has become evident that this window of opportunity is closing, without having generated the powerful momentum that could move both societies towards the road to peace. A return to the vicious cycle of violence, which will bring only suffering to both nations, looks likely. As usual, each side will blame the other for the failure. That is just the propaganda war, which will not resolve the major problems of the region and which will only fuel the conflict.
Strategically, it is in Israel's interest to resolve the conflict peacefully, in a way that will satisfy the Palestinians' basic needs. A solution must be found, not only because of the demographic threat that may turn Jews into a minority in their own country, but also for moral, social and economic reasons. Israel will not flourish economically, will not be able to solve its problems of poverty, wel
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Table of Contents
  1. MAS ( )
    Enhancing the Palestinian Economy
    Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  2. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  3. Compassion in the Twenty First Century ( )

    By Amneh Ma’bad Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  4. Focus
  5. Palestinian HROs: Agenda and Praxis ( )
    Although we are all theoretically covered by the same human rights protection mechanisms, the reality on the ground provides a different picture.
    By Sari Hanafi and Linda Tabar Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  6. The Impact of the Intifada on Human Rights in Israel ( )
    Despite efforts by the Supreme Court, there has been a decline in the status of human rights in Israel, particularly for the Israeli-Palestinian minority.
    By Frances Raday Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  7. The Road Map and Human Rights ( )
    Human rights risk being trampled on in the race to comply with the terms of the Road Map.
    By Imad Musa Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  8. Coping with Public Incitement to Violence ( )
    Guidelinesfor a struggle against public incitement within a democratic regime.
    By Mordechai Kremnitzer Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  9. The Negotiation Process: The Lack of a Human Rights Component ( )
    Principled negotiation theory believes that agreements can be reached without abandoning principles.
    By Mustafa Mari Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  10. The Rule of Law and Human Rights within Palestinian National Authority Territories ( )
    The Palestinian judiciary is fighting an uphill struggle to keep control over the increasingly fragmented territories.
    By Naser Rayyes Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  11. Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and the Occupied Territories ( )
    Israel should abide by the limitations imposed by international humanitarian law as the "belligerent occupant" of the West Bank and Gaza.
    By Natan Lerner Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  12. Interview
  13. Truth and Reconciliation ( )

    By Desmond Tutu Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  14. Roundtable
  15. Human Rights versus Security Rights ( )
    A PU roundtable with Maha Abu Dayyeh-Shamas, Mohammad Kadah, Jessica Montell and Dan Yakir, moderated by Benjamin Pogrund.
    Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  16. Viewpoint
  17. Let Peace Go Public ( )
    South Africa and Northern Ireland teach us that involving the public is key to a successful peace process.
    By Joel Pollak Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  18. Are Human Rights Good for the Top Dog as Well? ( )
    Why leaders must include human rights as an essential component of the peace process.
    By Edy Kaufman and Ibrahim Bisharat Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  19. Special Report
  20. Trying to Understand the Taba Talks ( )
    An in-depth analysis of what happened at the Taba peace talks, and why they failed.
    By David Matz Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  21. Chronology of Events
  22. April 1, 2003 to July 1, 2003 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  23. Editorial
  24. Needed: Psychological Transformation of Israeli Leaders ( )

    By Daniel Bar-Tal Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  25. Documents
  26. Amnesty International ( )

    Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  27. Defence for Children International/Palestine Section ( )

    Vol. 10 No. 3 2003
  28. Human Rights Watch Recommendation to Quartet Members and Road Map Monitors ( )

    Vol. 10 No. 3 2003