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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





Time For Justice And Peace - End the Occupation
Vol.22 No.2 & 3, 2017

Table of Contents

Editorial

  • 50 Years of Occupation – Enough!
         
         by Hillel Schenker

    Focus
  • Transformational Leadership and the Prospects for Peace
          The hard reality is that change is not self-generating; yet transformative change is possible, and it starts with transformative leaders.
         by Daniel Kurtzer

  • Israel or Occupation?
         Israel must choose now between peace with the dispossessed indigenous people of their state, or face another half-century of isolation with the backdrop of a rapidly encroaching demographical dilemma.
         by Sam Bahour

  • The Impact of Occupation on Israeli Democracy
          The Israeli occupation has eroded Israeli democracy through a narrow neo-Zionist patriotism, a culture of disregard for the law and a divided national identity.
         by Izhak Schnell

  • Toward a Progressive EU Agenda for a Two-State Solution
          Given that the U.S. government is not prepared to advance peace in the Middle East, it is crucial that the EU step into a leadership role in the effort.
         by Arne Lietz

  • After 50 Years of Occupation, It Is Time for Justice and Peace: If Not Sharing the State, then a Fair Sharing of the Land
          Revisiting the November 1947 UNGA Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, adjusting it to today’s reality or applying it as is.
         by Ziad AbuZayyad

  • The Processes and Mechanisms of the Occupation: Dangers and Challenges
          The occupation has created processes that have dramatically changed the Israeli state and society, and only with the return of political power to the majority will it be possible to set in motion a process that will lead to the end of the occupation.
         by Daniel Bar-Tal

  • A Palestinian State Now or Equal Rights Until There Is a Solution
          Israel must either end the occupation without further procrastination and pretext, and work with the Palestinians to build their own state or, pending a future final settlement, grant equal rights in the meantime to everyone subject to Israeli jurisdiction.
         by Tony Klug

  • Between Now and Then: A More Realistic View of Palestinian History and Identity
         While Palestinians have long understood their national identity to be pluralistic and not based on religion, a more exclusive Zionist narrative post-1967 has sought to deny their historical existence in their homeland.
         by Hind Khoury

  • Review Power of Israel’s High Court of Justice with Regard to the Settlement Legalization Law
         The power of the Court to review the constitutionality of legislation such as the Settlement Legalization Law is an essential part of democratic governance, as is NGOs' standing to petition for judicial intervention.
         by Frances Raday

  • The Implications of Siege and the Internal Palestinian Division on the Situation in the Gaza Strip Since 2007
          The effects and implications of the siege, internal Palestinian divisions, boycotts by the international community and three Israeli wars have left Gaza in a catastrophic situation on the political, economic and social levels.
         by Omar Shaban

  • UN Security Council Resolution 2334: An Important Lease on Life for the Two-State Solution
          Both the standing of the UN as a whole and the fate of Resolution 2334 will be determined by the struggle between Trump and Haley on one side and the rest of the world on the other.
         by Alon Liel

  • Jewish Settlements in the Israeli Occupied State of Palestine Undermining Authentic Resolution of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict
          Israel's land seizure and settlement policy, house demolition strategy, and matrix of control on the movement of Palestinians has undermined the “two-state solution” and the peace process altogether.
         by Jad Isaac

  • Fifty Years of Occupation: The Effectiveness of Activity for Peace in Israel, 1967-2017
          The claim that because a peace agreement has not been signed between the Israelis and Palestinians peace activists have failed is baseless
         by Tamar Hermann

  • The Psychological Impact of 50 Years Occupation
         Palestinian society is fragmented by the long-term trauma — exacerbated in some cases by aspects of its own culture — and everyday struggles imposed by the ongoing Israeli occupation.
         by Safa Dhaher

  • Israeli Negotiations Since 1967
         The political will of the Israeli leadership has been a key factor in past breakthroughs and near-breakthroughs in negotiations to make peace, and presumably will be in the future.
         by Galia Golan

  • Apartheid, Settler Colonialism and the Palestinian State 50 Years On
          With the Palestinians facing a belligerent occupation, an apartheid system that favors Jewish settlers and a growing settler colonial project, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is becoming chronic, an ongoing Nakba.
         by Walid Salem

  • The Impact of Occupation on Israel’s Corruption
         The occupation of the Palestinian Territories is based on corruptive and corrupting practices that originate from and feed back into Israel.
         by Edward Kaufman

  • Occupied East Jerusalem: A Continuous Colonial Scheme
         Palestinians in the annexed areas have been subjected to systematic Israeli policies to seize and Israelize their land, separating them from their West Bank families and socioeconomic and political life.
         by Adnan Abdelrazek

  • Saving Israel by Ending the Occupation
          There is a striking absence of Israeli public awareness and discussion regarding the effects of the occupation on Israeli society.
         by Jessica Montell

    Roundtable
  • 50 Years of Occupation
         Ofer Zalzberg, Ilan Baruch, Nisreen AbuZayyad, Lior Amihai, Amaal Abu Ghoush, Walid Salem . Moderated by Ziad AbuZayyad and Hillel Schenker

    Viewpoint
  • Apartheid Israel: Effective Strategy or Counter-productive Rhetoric?
         The use of comparisons of the Palestinian situation to South African apartheid may hold practical implications for peace, not just discourse.
         by Barry Shapiro

    Book Review
  • No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine, by Yossi Alpher, Review by Galia Golan
         

    Economics
  • Fifty Years of Israeli-Palestinian Economic Relations, 1967-2017: What Have We Learned?
          Evisceration of the Palestinian Economy: 1967-2007: The Destruction of 50 Years of Israeli Colonizing Military Occupation on the Palestinian Economy.
         by Mohammed Samhouri

    Culture
  • Under Siege
         
         by Mahmoud Darwish

  • Four Cups for the Seder against the Occupation
         
         by Amos Oz

  • Israeli TV Host Warns Israelis: " Apartheid has been here for ages"
         
         by Assaf Harel

  • Diary of My Israel/Palestine Trip in September 2016 (Excerpts)
         
         by Lynne Reid Banks

    Documents
  • Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid
         Executive Summary - United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

  • Improving the Gazan Economy and Utilizing the Economic Potential of the Jordan Valley
         
         by Arie Arnon and by Saeb Bamya

  • A Joint Poll conducted by the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research
         Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: Public Opinion of Palestinians & Israelis


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