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Khuloud Khayyat Dajani
Ali Abu Shahla
Vol.18 No.1 2012
Table of Contents
by Ziad AbuZayyad
The youth are now demanding substantial changes that would overturn not only a long-running government and series of presidents but also the whole system with its powerful tools of oppression.
by Munther Dajani
The next stage will see a new balance of power between the army, which is keen to preserve its security and economic interests, the Islamists and the more liberal-secular youth
by Elie Podeh
Arabs want a better life, unattainable under elites more sensitive to U.S.-Israeli interests than to their own people.
by Johan Galtung
The outcomes of the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions will have a role in forming a democratic consciousness that will determine the fates of other Arab states.
by Azmi Bishara
The Israeli public does not see a link between the conflict with the Palestinians —together with the Arab Spring — and the protest for socioeconomic justice.
by Menachem Klein
At this time of profound change, full of both opportunity and menace, if Israel fails to bring its occupation to a swift end, there is no prospect for its being accepted into the region.
by Tony Klug
The Islamists’ slogan “Islam Is the Solution” and monopoly on speaking in the name of religion will be judged by their political, economic and other programs on the ground.
by Khaled Hroub
Turkey’s success in combining Islam and secularism as well as in taking the military out of political and civilian life should serve as a model for the new and evolving revolutionary regimes
by Alon Liel
The continued protests in Tahrir Square and Rothschild Boulevard over the summer of 2011 suggested that the demonstrators shared something in common, normally obscured by the Arab-Israeli conflict
by Joel Beinin
The first lesson from Tahrir Square that the Palestinians should learn is to end internal division and start working together.
by Samir Awad
There are opportunities to influence public opinion in both Israel and the Arab states, and conditions that may be conducive — should Israel choose to act — to the resumption of a meaningful peace process
by Ehud Eiran
The “Arab Spring” aggravates the security dilemma between Israel and its neighbors, and the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Palestinian problem cannot remain unaffected by the outcomes of the uprisings.
by Nikolas (Nicos) Panayiotides
The “Arab re-Awakening” should push all Arab governments to make collective Arab interests across the region, including the establishment of a Palestinian state, a focus of their policies, strategies and action.
by Hind Khoury
The challenge is to translate the technological revolution, which has made us more equal in our access to information and communications tools, into a New World Order where we can become equal on all levels of life.
by Nachik Navoth
In struggles for greater justice and well-being, all sides may suffer great losses; one way to avoid this is to affirm inclusive identities that involve common interests and concerns.
by Louis Kriesberg
The Arab revolutions were led by the people themselves, and if they lead to the notion of citizenship, they may lead to a full transition to democracy in the region
by Walid Salem
The success of the Arab Spring depends on new governments being able to meet youth’s economic expectations, and Israel could still contribute to a new regional conversation on economic and social reform.
by Miriam Elman
It is debatable whether the Arab states can make the successful transition from authoritarian regimes to democratic processes.
by Jamil Rabah
It is still in the interest of both the Arab world and Israel to advance the Arab Peace Initiative, the only plan that can bring about true stability and prosperity to the region.
by Ron Pundak
The Arab Spring may not blossom soon, but the political will of the Arab people is liberating itself from the grip of dictatorships, and this will have a strong impact on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
by Ziad AbuZayyad
Without placing the price of the settlements and the occupation and the need to resolve the conflict on the agenda, there is no possibility of achieving social justice in its deepest sense.
by Hillel Schenker
by Yossi Yonah
Dr. Nimrod Goren, Boaz Rakocz, Walid Salem, Abeer Zayyad, Saman Khoury, Emily Lawrence, Hillel Schenker. Moderator: Ofer Zalzberg
by Galit Hasan-Rokem