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Editorial Board

Adnan Abdelrazek

Danny Rubinstein

Sam'an Khoury

Daniel Bar-Tal

Walid Salem

Galia Golan

Gershon Baskin

Hind Khoury

Edy Kaufman

Ata Qaymari

Benjamin Pogrund

Nafez Nazzal

Dan Jacobson

Jumana Jaouni

Moshe Maoz

Munther Dajani

Khuloud Khayyat Dajani

Izhak Schnell

Lucy Nusseibah

Meir Margalit

Menachem Klein

Ali Abu Shahla

Ilan Baruch

Hanna Siniora

Yehudit Oppenheimer

Mossi Raz

Susie Becher

Frances Raday

The U.S.A. and The Conflict
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Table of Contents


  • Great Power Shortcomings
         by Victor Cygielman

  • Washington’s Changing Role in the Middle East
          An account of U.S. policy from 1947 to our times
         by Ari Rath

  • The U.S.A. and Israel: Mutual Ideals, Mutual Interests An Interview
          It is not a U.S. interest to make peace at the expense of Israel’s existence.
         by Moshe Arens

  • A Palestinian Incentive for a New U.S. Policy An Interview
          The change is not in American but in Palestinian policy.
         by Ibrahim Abu Lughod

  • Origins of American Support for Israel
          Backing for Jewish hegemony in the Holy Land as part of the Protestant tradition.
         by Don Peretz

  • U.S. National Interests in the Middle East
          Israel, the U.S.A. and the Palestinian Authority lack credibility among Palestinians.
         by Manuel Hassassian

  • The U.S.A. and the Middle Eastern Conflict: Foreign Policy and Domestic Interests
          American Jewry knows how to use the rules in its support of Israel
         by Akiva Eldar

  • U.S. Concern with the Peace Process An Interview
          The American aim is to help each party understand the other’s concerns
         by John Herbst

  • Long Conflict, New Rules
          Without the U.S.A. taking its sponsorship role seriously, peace looks far away
         by Hussam Mohamad

  • Could Europe Produce Middle East Peace?
          For Europe, peace in the Middle East is possible, necessary and urgent
         by John V. Whitbeck

  • Breaking the Deadlock in the Peace Process
          Because of its historic relation with Israel, only the U.S.A. can have an impact on Israeli decision-making.
         by Mamdouh Nofal

  • American Support for Israel: An Un codified Relationship
          Why has unconditional U.S. support for Israel continued beyond the end of the Cold War?
         by Roger Heacock

  • The American View
          Documents and statements, 1919-1995.

  • Over the Next Hill
          We cannot overlook that the objective is not a temporary settlement but a solution to the overall Jewish-Arab conflict
         by Yoram Sadeh

  • Camp Refugees and the Peace Process
          In-depth interviews on the attitude of Palestinian refugees to the peace process or other solutions to the conflict
         by Najeh Jarrar

  • Negotiating Jerusalem
          How recognition of the other side’s legitimacy can provide motivation for compromise
         by Jerome M. Segal

  • Lebanon: Illusion and Reality
          The Israeli peace camp is not immune to conditioned reflexes
         by Meir Pa’il

  • A Plan for Redeployment
          An operational plan and the assumed military and political advantages

    Book Review
  • One Hundred Years of Conflict: A Bibliographical View
          It seems that nobody has missed the opportunity to contribute to the thousands of books and other publications on the conflict
         by Agustin Velloso de Santistiban

  • Save the Union
          An analysis of the quasi Customs Union between Israel and Palestine proposed in the Paris Accords, adjoining the Oslo agreement
         by Ezra Sadan and by Ruth Lowenthal

  • The Cobbler Is Barefoot and the Weaver Naked
          A chapter from the novel Arabesque
         by Anton Shammas

  • The First Smile
          A short story
         by Miriam Yalan-Stekelis

  • The Palestinian Human Rights Monitor
          Christians under the Palestinian Authority

    Chronology of Events
  • April 1, 1997 to October 1, 1997
          Edited by Najat Hirbawi

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