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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 Refugee Question
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Table of Contents


  • Can the Irresolvable Be Resolved?
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Peace Prospects after the Israeli Elections
         by Hillel Schenker

  • Between the Political Solution and Exercising the Right of Return
          A political solution to the refugee problem entails a creative approach to the right of return.
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • Israeli Perspectives on the Palestinian Refugee Issue
          The issue’s complexity, multiplicity of actors and uncertainty of outcomes explain Israel’s inability to define its interests.
         by Orit Gal

  • The Implementation of the Right of Return
          A realistic solution for the Palestinian refugees to exercise the right of return is for Israel to become a truly democratic country.
         by Salman Abu Sitta

  • Palestinian Internally Displaced Persons inside Israel: Challenging the Solid Structures
          The Palestinians who remained in Israel after 1948 have suffered displacement and dispossession
         by Nihad Boqa’i

  • International Law and the Right of Return
         In UNGA Resolution 194 there is no recognition of the refugees’ right of return.
         by Eyal Benvenisti

  • Israeli Violation of UN Resolution 194 (III) and Others Pertaining to Palestinian Refugee Property
          The fate of Palestinian property in Israel highlights the need to revive the UNCCP.
         by Adnan Abdelrazek

  • The Legal Status and Rights of the Palestinians Displaced as a Result of the June 1967 War
         The displaced Palestinians of 1967 are subject to continued Israeli practices of dispossession.
         by Usama Halabi

  • The Palestinian Refugees: A Reassessment and a Solution
         A realistic framework for a solution involves Israel’s acceptance of 20,000-25,000 refugees and unrestricted resettlement in the West Bank and Gaza.
         by Alon Ben-Meir

  • Palestinian Refugee Rights: Time-Out for Politics – a Time for Accountability and the Rule of Law
         A rights-based approach and not politics is the way to deal with the refugees’ return.
         by Ingrid Jaradat Gassner

  • Ten Principles for Solving the Refugee Problem
          Guidelines for future negotiators on the refugee problem remain the same after 10 years.
         by Alon Liel

  • The Role of UNRWA and the Palestine Refugees
          UNRWA is an expression of international commitment to the welfare the refugees.
         by Paul McCann

  • Different Histories, Different Futures
          South Africa’s one-man, one-vote, one-state solution will not solve the refugee problem.
         by Benjamin Pogrund

  • The Sabra and Shatila Refugee Camps, Lebanon, 2009
         An American graduate student relates her impressions upon visiting Sabra and Shatila.
         by Ivy Shen

  • The Question of Refugees Is the Essence of the Palestinian Question
         interview with Saeb Erekat

  • The Refugee Question: An Attempt to Examine Different Aspects and Dimensions
         Participants: Dr. Adnan Abdelrazek, Saeb Bamya, Dr. Israela Oron and Prof. Arie Arnon. Moderator: Benjamin Pogrund

  • Open Letter from My Mind and My Heart: The Way I View the Situation
          Profound, painful thoughts and observations after the Gaza War are shared.
         by Daniel Bar-Tal

  • Elad in Silwan
         Elad is dispossessing Palestinians in Silwan and creating facts on the ground.
         by Michael Jordan

  • The Historian as a Carefree Writer
         Benny Morris’ approach to the 1948 war adheres to prevailing Israeli myths.
         by Yigal Eilam

  • The Potential for Joint Struggle: An Examination of Present and Future Participation by Israelis in Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance to the Occupation
         The potential for joint, non-violent struggle against the occupation is vital.
         by Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta

  • Problems of Effective Cross-Cultural Communication and Conflict Resolution
         Cross-cultural communication can contribute positively towards conflict resolution.
         by Reza Najafbagy

  • We Need a European Position on the Middle East
         Europe needs to discuss the Middle East under a new framework, beyond the politics of nation-states.
         by Daniel Cohn-Bendit

  • A Framework to Address the Refugee Problem
         The Aix Group Refugees Team calculates the financial aspects of solving the refugee problem.
         by Arie Arnon and by Saeb Bamya

  • Ongoing Exile: Palestinian Children Write Their Ongoing Nakba
         Children in refugee camps in Palestine and Lebanon write of their displacement.

  • Memories of Egypt

  • United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 (III)

  • From the Clinton Parameters

  • From Moratinos’ Non-Paper, Taba

  • Palestinian Proposal on Palestinian Refugees

  • Israeli Private Response to the Palestinian Refugee Proposal, “Non-Paper - Draft 2”

  • From the Geneva Accord (Draft Permanent-Status Agreement)

  • From the Beilin-Abu Mazen Document

  • The Refugees Land Records – Quality and Volume

    Chronology of Events
  • October 1, 2008 to March 1, 2009
          Compiled by Najat Hirbawi

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