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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 Role of the International Community
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Table of Contents


  • A Century-Old Conflict
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Letter to the Editors

  • In Memoriam: Koly (Kalman) Friedstein

  • Introduction
         by Kobi Michael and by Mohammed Dajani

  • Internationalizing the Solution: Multilateralism and International Legitimacy
          Involvement is critical for securing and safeguarding a legitimate settlement.
         by Shlomo Ben-Ami

  • American Policy and the Middle East Conflict
          Bias to Israel impedes an even-handed American involvement in a peace settlement.
         by Bassam al-Salhi

  • The U.S. Must Get Tough in Promoting Arab-Israeli Peace Efforts
          Conditions for the peace process are ripe; now it is up to the U.S.
         by Daniel C. Kurtzer

  • Why Has the International Community Failed to End the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict?
          The international community must intervene more seriously to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
         by Riad al-Malki

  • Israel, UNIFIL II, the UN and the International Community.
          UNIFIL II might be a model for a PSO in the Israel-Palestine arena.
         by Efrat Elron

  • Arab Peace Plans: Initiatives That Lack Initiative
          Arab peace efforts since the 1967 war to the present.
         by Qais Abdul Karim

  • The International Community’s Policy Options in the Middle East
          A joint international initiative is the only comprehensive, sustainable solution.
         by Andra Garber

  • All the King’s Horses: International Intervention during the Second Intifada
         Internal Palestinian conflicts must first end, possibly with the help of a PSO.
         by David Kellen

  • Views from the Far East on Middle East Peace
         Japan’s economic engagement is as vital to the peace process as peace is to Japan.
         by Kansuke Nagaoka

  • We Must Constantly Promote Ideas to Break the Impasse
         by Yossi Beilin

  • The Role of the International Community
         Dr. Ghassan Al-Khatib, Ziad AbuZayyad, Reuven Merhav, Gadi Baltiansky and Roy Dickinson. Moderators: Nasser Atta, Hillel Schenker.

  • A Palestinian Perspective on Checkpoints
         The economic, social, and psychological impacts of checkpoints on Palestinians.
         by Said Zeedani

  • A Different Voice from Sderot
         The leadership must try the political option, honestly, without fear and preconditions.
         by Nomika Zion

  • Reflections on the Concepts of Hudna and Tahdi’a
         Neither hudna nor tahdi’a implies a permanent peace treaty.
         by Marvin F. Zayed

  • Middle East 2020: Shaping Alternative Visions
         Young professionals come to share their visions via conferences and joint projects.
         by Nimrod Goren and by Ilai Saltzman

    Book Review
  • A Wunder Book by Israel’s Maverick Wunderkind
         A review of Paul Scham, “Scars of War, Wounds of Peace” by Shlomo Ben-Ami

  • Naguib Mahfouz As I Knew Him
         A tribute to the Egyptian novelist.
         by Mahmoud Atshan

  • “Can You Hear Me?” Film Review
         by Cameron Hunter

  • Wrong Turning
         by Hadassah Haskale

    Public Event
  • Report on PIJ Public Event
         Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Possible?

  • Proposal for Creating Suitable Conditions for Ending the Conflict

  • Global Leaders Call for Action on Arab-Israeli Settlement

    Chronology of Events
  • October 1, 2006 to January 1, 2007
          Najat Hirbawi

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