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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




The Next Generation
Young Palestinians and Israelis Look Towards the Future

Table of Contents

Editorial

  • The Next Generation: Young Palestinians and Israelis Look Towards the Future
         by Ziad AbuZayyad and by Hillel Schenker

    Focus
  • Seeking a True Human Rights Agenda
          The violation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories strikes at the very heart of Israeli democracy and is eroding the state from within.
         by Meir Margalit

  • Young People Have a Tremendous Power to Bring About Change
          The future depends on the future young leaders of Palestine and Israel who have far more influence over their elders than the elders have over them.
         by Yossi Sarid

  • Giving Peace a Chance
          The Simcha Bahiri Youth Essay Prize Contest ceremony brought together Israeli and Palestinian students to share their visions, while PIJ founding co-editor Victor Cygielman was remembered for his courage and dedication.
         by Alessandra Da Pra

  • The Necessity of Doubt
          A youth-based Doubt Forum would increase the capacity to think in new directions and can change the political reality of the region.
         by Maya Yechieli Wind

  • If Our Leaders Can’t Do It
          The healing process between Israelis and Palestinians will take time, but pre-existing youth peace groups can be prime movers towards full reconciliation.
         by Khadrah Jean Jaser AbuZant

  • Bursting the Media Bubble: Engaging in Independent Thinking
          We should reject accepted truths and media bias; instead, we should engage in critical thinking and challenge dangerous social hegemony.
         by Naomi Mark

  • Letter to My Israeli Friend
          A letter from a Palestinian youth to his Israeli counterpart evokes their shared humanity and dreams.
         by Omar Nada

  • Language and History: Two Revolutionary Keys to Overcoming Fear
          Learning Arabic language and history is vital for overcoming the fear of Arabs and bridging the distance between them and Israelis in the region.
         by Neriyah Mark

  • Hope Comes from the Younger Generation on Both Sides
          Young people should actively seek knowledge and understanding of the other side and encourage others to do the same.
         by Zain Masri

  • Hope against Despair
          The greatest challenge for Middle East youth is the lack of faith in their ability to resolve the conlict; one solution is leadership development through voluntarism.
         by Lipaz Ben-Yitzhak

  • A House for Two Families
          Two friends grow, change and begin to appreciate one another in light of their respective experiences of the Gaza War.
         by Rami Samandar

  • Composing a New Reality
          It is the small initiatives that can bring about historic transformations between Israelis and Palestinians.
         by Merav Cohen

  • The Morning Came
          Gaza has had its share of suffering. Will it ever know peace?
         by Jawidah Mansour

  • Needed, New Creative Directions for Change
          Israeli and Palestinian youth can challenge the status quo and build bridges by engaging in a variety of joint activities.
         by Ofek Ravid

  • Taking a Chance on the Youth
          Common characteristics and aspirations unite youths on both sides of the conflict, which can encourage concerted efforts towards the achievement of peace.
         by Mahmoud Jabari

  • We Must Change Our Attitude towards the Other
          In order to achieve peace, the youth must do away with old patterns of thought and effect a fundamental change in attitude.
         by Reut Cohen

  • Yes to a Just Peace
          Palestinian and Israeli youth have a role to play in achieving reconciliation, but civil society and political and religious leaders must also assume their responsibilities.
         by Jeries Bassir

  • Creating a Consciousness of Peace
          Public opinion on both sides must change and Israelis and Palestinians must accept that there is no alternative to living together, side by side in peace.
         by Karnit Malka

  • Education as a Means to Mutual Partnership and Peace
          Restructuring the Israeli education system to promote understanding of Arabic culture will help disrupt preconceived notions and enhance the prospects for peace.
         by Gal Amram

    Viewpoint
  • Israeli Youth Making Their Voices Heard
          By supporting one another in taking a principled stand against injustice, young people can become a powerful force to end the occupation.
         by Lotahn Raz

  • Living under Occupation
          It is time to take action; change will happen through all of us holding hands and walking together to end the occupation.
         by Dalia Labadi

  • Two Sides of Susya
          By helping the olive harvest in a Palestinian village next to a settlement, a former soldier takes a stand against the occupying apparatus he was once part of.
         by Lior Sheffer

  • The Non-Violent Intifada
          The third intifada is a non-violent struggle for freedom and equality that undermines the “us vs. them” mentality and is embraced by all sides — the intifada that will succeed.
         by Sahar Vardi

    Remembering Dan Leon
  • In Memoriam: Dan Leon
          Dan Leon was a heart-warming friend and “never less than a nice guy” who strove tirelessly for harmony and reconciliation with the Palestinians.
         by Lynne R. Banks

  • Who’s Left? The Gallop for Peace of Dan Leon
          During his seven years with the Palestine-Israel Journal, Dan Leon never wavered in his belief in its work and used to appreciate coexistence on the individual level.
         by Yosi Leon

  • Journal Jottings
         by Dan Leon


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