Vol. 12 No. 2 , 2005
Anti - Semitism & Islamophobia
After serving four years as Israeli co-editor of the Palestine Israel Journal (PIJ) and co-editing twelve issues, I am stepping down from my role, leaving for a sabbatical abroad. Hillel Schenker, who fulfilled the role of the Israeli co-managing editor with great dedication, will begin to serve as the Israeli co-editor of the journal alongside Ziad Abu-Zayyad. I am sure that under his co-leadership, the PIJ will be greatly rewarded and I wish him great success in his new position.
I believe that the Palestine Israel Journal will continue to play a role, as it has in the past, in the process of enlightening the Israeli and the Palestinian publics and moving them towards acceptance of the peace process.
The current issue is another contribution to this process of illumination. Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia (as well as anti-Arabism) play a role in the accumulation of animosity and hatred. They provide a basis for the ill-intended rhetoric and actions that broaden the Israeli-Pa
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Table of Contents
  1. Farewell after Four Challenging Years ( )

    By Daniel Bar-Tal Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  2. Focus
  3. Mirror Images: Perception and Interest in the Israel/Palestine Conflict ( )
    The root causes of the New Anti-Semitism should be carefully examined.
    By John Bunzl Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  4. Islamophobia: Meaning, Manifestations, Causes ( )
    A discussion and condemnation of Islamophobia.
    By Mustafa Abu-Sway Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  5. The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ and the Middle East ( )
    The New Anti-Semitism is nourished by international developments and interests.
    By Dina Porat Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  6. Islamophobia: A New Word for an Old Fear ( )
    Anti-Muslim feelings are on the rise, but there are positive approaches to dealing with them.
    By Abduljalil Sajid Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  7. The Anti-Semitism of Hamas ( )
    Anti-Semitism is a major pillar in the ideology of Hamas.
    By Meir Litvak Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  8. An East-West Dichotomy: Islamophobia ( )
    Today’s Islamophobia harks back to the West’s depreciation of the Orient.
    By Eugenio Chahuan Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  9. Through the Squalls of Hate: Arab-Phobic Attitudes among Extreme Right and Moderate Right in Israel ( )
    Fear and hate are central to Arab-Phobic attitudes on the Israeli right.
    By Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler and Eran Halperin Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  10. The Parallels of Islam and Judaism in Diaspora ( )
    Jewish and Muslim Diasporas share certain common experiences.
    By Sander Gilman Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  11. Islam and Democracy: Are They Compatible? ( )
    There is no direct correlation between the absence of democracy and Islam.
    By Abdelmajid Charfi Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  12. On Overcoming Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia ( )
    We must gain a true, deep and sincere knowledge of each other.
    By Yehuda Stolov Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  13. Chronology of Events
  14. January 1, 2005 to July 1, 2005 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  15. Interview
  16. Elections Should Be Open to All Palestinians ( )
    An interview with Palestinian Authority Minister for Foreign Affairs.
    By Nasser al-Kidwa Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  17. Roundtable
  18. The Peace Process and Civil Society ( )
    A PIJ roundtable with Prof. Naomi Chazan, Dr. Walid Salem, Ziad Abu Zayyad, Danny Rubinstein, Prof. Saul Sosnowski, Dr. Tullo Vigevani and Noga Tarnopolsky
    Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  19. Viewpoint
  20. Fair and Balanced?: On Academic Freedom in Post 9/11 America ( )
    A new McCarthyism is threatening freedom of expression on American campuses.
    By Marcy Newman Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  21. Demography and Politics in the Palestinian Authority ( )
    Without lowering the birthrate, there is no chance to stabilize Palestinian society. (This article was written as part of a project supported by IKV-Interchurch Peace Council, Netherlands.)
    By Amnon Kartin and Izhak Schnell Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  22. Western Perceptions of Anti-Semitism in Arab and Islamic Discourse ( )
    A vicious cycle of anti-Arab and anti-Semitic reactions must be broken.
    By Alexander Flores Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  23. Special Report
  24. After the Disengagement: Strategies for the Peace Movement ( )

    Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  25. Lessons from the Disengagement ( )
    Either there will be political progress or another disastrous round of violence.
    By Dan Jacobson Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  26. The Gaza Disengagement: Palestinian Perceptions and Expectations? ( )
    The Gaza disengagement is a positive step but should be followed by others in the rest of the occupied territories.
    Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  27. Diary
  28. To the Bone: A Reflection on Identity ( )
    The reflections of a secular Muslim on visiting al-Haram al-Sharif.
    By Farid Abdel-Nour Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  29. Book Review
  30. Tackling Israeli prejudice ( )

    By Sarah Ozacky-Lazar Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  31. Discovering Palestine ( )

    By Stuart Reigeluth Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  32. Economics
  33. Economic Policies and Institutions in Palestine: A View by the Business Community ( )

    By Hisham Awartani Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  34. Eye of the Camera
  35. Castles Made of Sand: Palestinian Children in Refugee Camps ( )

    By Shabtai Gold Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  36. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  37. Dispossession, Soil, and Identity in Palestinian and Native American Literature ( )
    Both Palestinian and Native American literature focus on the theme of dispossession but from different perspectives.
    By Ben White Vol. 12 No. 2 2005
  38. Documents
  39. Report on East Jerusalem ( )

    Vol. 12 No. 2 2005