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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

Anti - Semitism & Islamophobia
Vol. 12, No 2&3, 2005

Table of Contents


  • Farewell after Four Challenging Years
         by Daniel Bar-Tal

  • Mirror Images: Perception and Interest in the Israel/Palestine Conflict
          The root causes of the New Anti-Semitism should be carefully examined.
         by John Bunzl

  • Islamophobia: Meaning, Manifestations, Causes
          A discussion and condemnation of Islamophobia.
         by Mustafa Abu Sway

  • The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ and the Middle East
          The New Anti-Semitism is nourished by international developments and interests.
         by Dina Porat

  • Islamophobia: A New Word for an Old Fear
          Anti-Muslim feelings are on the rise, but there are positive approaches to dealing with them.
         by Abduljalil Sajid

  • The Anti-Semitism of Hamas
          Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas.
         by Meir Litvak

  • An East-West Dichotomy: Islamophobia
          Today’s Islamophobia harks back to the West’s depreciation of the Orient.
         by Eugenio Chahuan

  • Through the Squalls of Hate: Arab-Phobic Attitudes among Extreme Right and Moderate Right in Israel
          Fear and hate are central to Arab-Phobic attitudes on the Israeli right.
         by Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler and Eran Halperin

  • The Parallels of Islam and Judaism in Diaspora
          Jewish and Muslim Diasporas share certain common experiences.
         by Sander L. Gilman

  • Islam and Democracy: Are They Compatible?
          There is no direct correlation between the absence of democracy and Islam.
         by Abdelmajid Charfi

  • On Overcoming Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
          We must gain a true, deep and sincere knowledge of each other.
         by Yehuda Stolov

  • Elections Should Be Open to All Palestinians
          An interview with Palestinian Authority Minister for Foreign Affairs.
         by Nasser al-Kidwa

  • The Peace Process and Civil Society
          A PIJ roundtable with Prof. Naomi Chazan, Dr. Walid Salem, Ziad Abu Zayyad, Danny Rubinstein, Prof. Saul Sosnowski, Dr. Tullo Vigevani and Noga Tarnopolsky

  • Fair and Balanced?: On Academic Freedom in Post 9/11 America
          A new McCarthyism is threatening freedom of expression on American campuses.
         by Marcy Newman

  • Demography and Politics in the Palestinian Authority
          Without lowering the birthrate, there is no chance to stabilize Palestinian society.
         by Amnon Kartin and Itzhak Schnell

  • Western Perceptions of Anti-Semitism in Arab and Islamic Discourse
          A vicious cycle of anti-Arab and anti-Semitic reactions must be broken.
         by Alexander Flores

    Special Report
  • After the Disengagement: Strategies for the Peace Movement

  • Lessons from the Disengagement
          Either there will be political progress or another disastrous round of violence.
         by Dan Jacobson

  • The Gaza Disengagement: Palestinian Perceptions and Expectations?
          The Gaza disengagement is a positive step but should be followed by others in the rest of the occupied territories.

  • To the Bone: A Reflection on Identity
          The reflections of a secular Muslim on visiting al-Haram al-Sharif.
         by Farid Abdel-Nour

    Book Review
  • Tackling Israeli prejudice
         by Sarah Ozacky-Lazar

  • Discovering Palestine
         by Stuart Reigeluth

  • Economic Policies and Institutions in Palestine: A View by the Business Community
         by Hisham Awartani

    Eye of the Camera
  • Castles Made of Sand: Palestinian Children in Refugee Camps
         by Shabtai Gold

  • Dispossession, Soil, and Identity in Palestinian and Native American Literature
          Both Palestinian and Native American literature focus on the theme of dispossession but from different perspectives.
         by Ben White

  • Report on East Jerusalem

    Chronology of Events
  • January 1, 2005 to July 1, 2005
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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