Vol. 12 No. 1 , 2005
Civil Society
By the time this editorial appears in print, the projected Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip and a small area in the northern part of the West Bank will ideally have been completed.
The great unknown, nevertheless, is whether the following lines would have been correctly based on the assumption that the disengagement will take place, or whether the disengagement will have been postponed as some people expect or wish - two different scenarios that come to mind. Other eventualities are also possible, such as a partial withdrawal; or a massive Israeli military operation in Gaza as a response to a Palestinian attack; or a drastic, unexpected event in some other part in the region which will impact on Israel's decision to disengage, leading to further delays in implementation.
Irrespective of which scenario will eventually unfold, the issue I'll be addressing is the principle of disengagement. The contention here is that, like it or not, disengagement is at present the only
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Table of Contents
  1. Disengagement ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  2. Focus
  3. Civil Society: Lessons for Today ( )
    Civil society provides a direction, outside the framework of the nation-state, particularly relevant to both Israelis and Palestinians.
    By Adam Seligman Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  4. The Palestinian NGO Sector: Development Perspectives ( )
    The Palestinian NGO sector is an integral part of the Palestinian national movement and plays a vital role in service-provision.
    By Allam Jarrar Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  5. Civil Society in Israel ( )
    Israel moved from being a highly intrusive state engaged in intensive mobilization and control of societal resources, to economic, cultural and political liberalization.
    By Yoav Peled Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  6. Palestinian Political Movements: Should They Be Registered? ( )
    The registration of Palestinian political parties has proven a controversial issue and so far lacks consensus.
    By Nadia Naser-Najjab Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  7. Palestinian Civil Society and the Peace Programs ( )
    Palestinian civil institutions might diverge on details, but the majority agrees on the importance of democracy and good internal governance.
    By Ismail Daiq Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  8. Four Perspectives on Civil Society and Post-Zionism in Israel ( )
    Looking at Israel society from post-ideological, post-modernist, post-colonial and post-Marxist perspectives.
    By Uri Ram Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  9. The Civil Society and the Military Society in Israel ( )
    Exponents of a military society take advantage of the weaknesses of Israeli civil society.
    By Uri Ben-Eliezer Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  10. Looking Beyond the Pale: International Donors And Civil Society Promotion in Palestine ( )
    The impact of external donors has not always been in favor of the emergence of a Palestinian democratic polity.
    By Benoit Challand Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  11. Roundtable
  12. Roundtable: Civil Society ( )
    A PIJ roundtable with Prof. Munther Dajani, Terry Boullatta, Prof. Benjamin Gidron and Rolly Rosen, moderated by Prof. Yoav Peled and Dr. Nadia Nasser-Najjab.
    Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  13. Interview
  14. “We Need a New Social and Economic Agenda” ( )
    An interview with the chairman of Tafnit, the former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor.
    By Uzi Dayan Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  15. Viewpoint
  16. The New Jerusalem Master Plan ( )
    The new Jerusalem Master Plan has some positive aspects, but the chapter on East Jerusalem is rife with prejudice, stereotypes and erroneous assumptions.
    By Meir Margalit Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  17. The Anti-Normalization Discourse in the Context of Israeli-Palestinian Peace-Building ( )
    Varying attitudes towards anti-normalization exist among both Palestinians and Israelis.
    By Walid Salem Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  18. Economics
  19. The Price of Occupation The Cost of the Occupation to Israeli Society ( )
    Executive summary of a study on the economic price that all Israelis are paying for 37 years of occupation.
    By Shlomo Swirski Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  20. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  21. Three Poems..... ( )

    By Ronny Someck Vol. 12 No. 1 2005
  22. Chronology of Events
  23. October 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 12 No. 1 2005