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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

Religion and Politics
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Table of Contents


  • To our readers
         by Victor Cygielman and by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Let Us Beat Our Swords into Ploughshares
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

    Letters to the Editors
  • Letters to the editors

  • Religion and Nationalism
          Both Israelis and Palestinians must stand up against religious fanaticism
         by Victor Cygielman

  • Moderation in Islam
          The history and impact of moderate Islam - how the Islamic example adapted to changing internal and external reality
         by Ilan Pappe

  • Jihad - Its Development and Relevance
          The meaning and importance of Jihad in Islamic thought
         by Ibrahim Malik

  • The Singular Significance of the Agreement Between the Vatican and Israel
          The document is neither purely theological nor political, but a point of departure for dialogue
         by Marcel Dubois

  • Islam and Judaism: a Religious or National Confrontation?
          Though the Arab-Israeli conflict is both political and religious, inter-religious understanding will have to await a mutually acceptable political solution
         by Yossi Amitay

  • An Alternative Religious Ideology
          Only an alternative religious interpretation of Islam and Judaism can undermine ultra¨nationalist interpretation in favor of reconciliation
         by Moshe Halbertal

  • Community as a State
          The definition of Jewish nationality in religious terms dooms non-Jews to a second-class civic, political, social and economic status
         by Boas Evron

  • Covenants for Mutual Destruction
          The credos of Gush Emunim and Hamas

  • Fundamentalism and Politics
          A special P.-I. Journal roundtable discussion, with Said Jamjum, Dr. Menahem Lorberbaum, Dr. Bernard Sabella, Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem and Daoud Kuttab

  • Women in Islam
          While Palestinian women are winning more rights, religion has never hindered womenís advancement
    An interview with Hanan Bakri

         interview with Daoud Kuttab

  • Women in Judaism
          How the application of orthodox Judaism by the Rabbinical establishment of our time discriminates against the woman
    Dan Leon with Alice Shalvi

         by Dan Leon

  • Dialogue as a Political and Religious Task
          Martin Buberís Vision of Israeli-Palestinian reConciliation
    To ignore the existential reality of other is both scandal and political idiocy

         by Paul Mendes-Flohr

  • The Palestinian Right of Return: a Realistic Approach
          The Right of Return as a just national, historical and individual claim, which must find a realistic solution acceptable to the Palestinian people
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • The People of Nowhere
          The right of return as reflected in Israeli and Palestinian eyes
         by Danny Rubenstein

  • The Emigration of Soviet Jews to Palestine and Israel
          A detailed analysis of this emigration shows that for the Palestinians it narrows opportunities for a peaceful solution to the conflict
         by Manuel Hassassian

  • A Survey of Palestinian Living Conditions, FAFO
          A Norwegian-Palestinan survey and its implications
         by Bernard Sabella

  • The New Middle East by Shimon Peres
          Peres has a dream for the future but what of the immediate short-term priorities on the ground?
         by Daoud Kuttab

    Literature and the Arts
  • "My Peace Unto You, my Friend"
          The significance of an essay on shattered hopes in Jewish-Arab relations by the influential Hebrew writer Yosef Haim Brenner
         by Ariel Hirschfeld

  • A White Rose for David
          A story translated from the Arabic by G.K. Rishmawi
    by Gharib AsqaIani

  • Three poems
          Translated from the Hebrew by Tsipi Keller
    by T. Carmi

  • The Vatican-Israel Agreement December 13, 1993

  • The Jordan-Israel Agenda September 14, 1993

  • The Jordan-PLO Agreement January 7, 1994

  • Agreement on the Gaza Strip and Jericho Area April 26, 1994

    Chronology of Events
  • 1994 - the First Quarter, 1.1.1994-4.1.1994

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