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Editorial Board

Hisham Awartani

Danny Rubinstein

Sam'an Khoury

Boaz Evron

Walid Salem

Ari Rath

Zahra Khalidi

Daniel Bar-Tal

Ammar AbuZayyad

Galit Hasan-Rokem

Khaled Abu Aker

Galia Golan

Nazmi Ju'beh

Gershon Baskin

Edy Kaufman

Ata Qaymari

Benjamin Pogrund

Nafez Nazzal

Simcha Bahiri

Nadia Naser-Najjab

Dan Jacobson

Jumana Jaouni

Dan Leon

Anat Cygielman

Khuloud Khayyat Dajani

Izhak Schnell




Public Opinion/Yasser Arafat 1929-2004
Vol. 11, Nos 3&4, 2004/2005

Table of Contents

Editorial

  • After the Summit
         by Hillel Schenker

    Focus 1
  • End of a ‘Charismatic’ Era
          Arafat will go down in history as the man who resurrected the Palestinian national movement.
         by Afif Safieh

  • Arafat as a Palestinian Icon
          Israelis demonized him and Palestinians considered him the symbol of their struggle.
         by Menachem Klein

  • A Man and His People
          Arafat had to overcome more obstacles,than any other 20th century leader
         by Uri Avnery

  • Yasser Arafat: The Early Years
          A personal recollection of Arafat's childhood and fonnative years
         by Azzam Abu-Saud

  • The Arafat Enigma
          Arafat 's greatest success was leading his people towards recognition of Israel
         by Danny Rubenstein

  • Arafat: The Man, the Symbol
          Arafat's achievement as a freedom fighter, a politician. and an emblem of Palestinian identity.
         by Mamdouh Nofal

  • Tell Me Who Was Buried, I Will Tell You Who You Are
          The diversity of perspectives on Arafat's passing and what he stood for.
         by Joseph Samaha

    Focus 2
  • Introduction: What is Public Opinion and Why is it Important to Conflict Resolution?
         by Yaacov Shamir

  • Changes in Palestinian Public Attitudes in the Post Arafat Era
          Recent polls show increased optimism and decreased support for violence.
         by Khalil Shikaki

  • The Influence of Events and (Mis)information on Israeli-Jewish Public Opinion: The Case of the Camp David Summit and the Second Intifada
          The Case o.fthe Camp Dm'id Summit and the Second Intifada................................ The misinformation provided by Barak contributed to a psychological earthquake
         by Daniel Bar-Tal

  • The Palestinian Elections: The Triumph of Moderation
          The Palestinian presidential elections reflect the will of the silent majority.
         by Fathi Darwish

  • Militant Attitudes among Israelis throughout the al-Aqsa Intifada
          The willingness to employ military means does not contradict diplomatic solutions.
         by Daphna Canetti-Nisim

  • The Attitudes of West Bank and Gaza Palestinians toward Governance and the Relationship Between Religion and Politics
          There is high support for democracy and growing support for political Islam
         by Mark Tessler

  • Changes in the Israeli Social Beliefs of Conflict, 1967-200
          The changing landscape of the conflict has impacted Israeli social beliefs.
         by Neta Oren

  • The Future Direction of the Palestinian State: What Palestinians Prefer
          A poll gauges Palestinians' choice of a model country for a Palestinian state.
         by Jamil Rabah

  • Opinion Shift among Israeli Jews, 1987-2004
          Variations in threat perception affect Israeli views towards a Palestinian state.
         by Asher Arian

  • Recent Changes in Poll Results about the Political Process — Are They Misleading?
          Changes in poll results indicate that Palestinians want to give peace a chance
         by Khader Khader

  • When the Policy-Maker and the Public Meet: Sharon, Israeli-Jewish Public Opinion and the Unilateral Disengagement Plan
          There is a high degree of agreement between Sharon's plan and public opinion.
         by Tamar Hermann and by Ephraim Yaar-Yuchtman

    Interview
  • The Path to Peace: Negotiation Not Dictation
          The Palestinians have always been ready for a negotiated settlement.
         interview with Saeb Erekat

    Roundtable
  • Public Opinion
          A Palestine-Israel Journal discussion with Dr: Khalil Shikaki. Dr: Yaacov Shamir and Dr: Mina Zemach, moderated by Prof Daniel Bar- Tal.
    One Effect of (Occupation: Why Dr: Riad Malki Could Not Participate


    Viewpoint
  • An Opportunity for Bush, Sharon and Abu Mazen
          Will the three leaders become the unexpected heroes of a new opportunity for peace.
         by Yossi Beilin

  • The ‘Greater Middle East Initiative’ and the Arab Culture of Rejection
          Arab governments should give international initiatives a chance.
         by Munther Dajani

  • Gaza Disengagement: The Practical Dimensions and Implications of Potential Settlement Evacuation
          The success of disengagement depends on some very practical answers and steps.
         by David Newman

  • Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen): The Arafat Legacy, the Challenges, the New Perspectives
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

    Economics
  • Economic Road Map: An Israeli-Palestinian Perspective on Permanent Status
          A blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian economic agreement
         by The Aix Group

    Culture
  • I Saw Ramallah
         interview with Mourid Barghouthi and by Stuart Reigeluth

  • Three Poems
         by Hadassah Haskale

    Chronology of Events
  • April 1, 2004 to October 1, 2004
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi


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