Vol. 5 No. 3 , 1998
The Role of The Media
Those who waited for the visit of US President William Clinton to Israel and Palestine in December 1998, in the hope that it would save the peace process, were disappointed.
For almost two years now, the peace process has been at a standstill. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was trapped between his declared policy and his own ideological tenets and narrow government coalition with the religious and right-wing national parties. It was obvious he enjoyed the situation, preferring to be forced by his coalition to adhere to his ideology rather than to act as a national leader. Netanyahu turns out to be incapable of providing the sort of national leadership which respects international obligations, and is sufficiently forwardlooking to know where the national interests of his country lie in the long term.
Only this can explain his efforts to evade the implementation of the Oslo Declaration of Principles (DOP) and the later agreements based on it, known as the "peace process." Acc
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Table of Contents
  1. Lost Opportunity ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  2. Focus
  3. Media and Peace Building ( )
    Responsible journalism can dispel myths and stereotypes and diffuse conflicts.
    By Richard Eisendorf Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  4. The Palestinian Media and the Peace Process ( )
    The Palestinian media from the dark period of the Intifada to the emergence of the PNA.
    By Daoud Kuttab Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  5. Palestinians and Israelis: An Uneven Curiosity ( )
    Palestinian efforts to get to know Israel better are not matched by a parallel interest among Israelis in the Palestinians.
    By Danny Rubenstein Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  6. Arab Satellite Stations: Their Role in the Middle East Peace Process ( )
    New satellite stations allow the Arab viewer to get first-hand information.
    By Nabil Khatib Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  7. Sometimes You Have to Stand Up to Your Readers ( )
    Haaretz is a Hebrew daily which believes in commitment, integrity and the public is right to know
    By Hanoch Marmari Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  8. An Arab "Ghetto" in the Israeli Media ( )
    There is an almost complete lack of Arab programs and journalists in the Israeli media.
    By Atallah Mansour Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  9. Journalism and Democracy ( )
    In a "shrinking planet," the theme of journalism and democracy can stimulate an international dialogue among journalists.
    By Edmund Lambeth Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  10. The Rocky Road from Big Brother"s Helper to Government Watchdog ( )
    The Israeli press may have overcome " guided journalism " but its freedom of expression faces new challenges.
    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  11. The Israeli Side of Cyberspace ( )
    A dreary symmetry of extremists arguments, occasionally lit up by peace camp sites.
    By Ami Isseroff Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  12. Palestinian and Israeli Journalists: A Personal Account ( )
    A Palestinian journalist"s experience with his Israeli counterparts.
    By Hamdi Farraj Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  13. Interview
  14. Freedom of Expression and the Struggle for Independence ( )
    Palestinians want an independent media that people will look at and listen to before any other station or paper.
    By Yasser Abed-Rabbo Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  15. A Free Flow of Information Is Crucial ( )
    One of the jobs of the director of the GPO is to make sure that there are no impediments to the legitimate role of journalists in Israel.
    By Moshe Fogel Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  16. Viewpoint
  17. Universalizing the Holocaust ( )
    How Arabs and Palestinians relate to the Holocaust and how the Jews relate to the Palestinian victim.
    By Hazem Saghiyeh and Saleh Bashir Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  18. Israel and Palestine: Phases of Interdependence ( )
    Why Israel"s survival depends upon a long-term two-state solution with the Palestinians.
    By Maurice Harris Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  19. The Expansion of Our Language (Hebrew) and the Arabic Language ( )
    A century ago, a Hebrew scholar writes of the affinity between Hebrew and Arabic.
    By Eliyahu Sapir Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  20. The Dying Sea ( )
    Palestinians, Jordanians and Israelis share the Dead Sea ecosystem, but the lowest place on earth has reached its lowest point.
    By Victoria Katan and Aletta Zijlstra Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  21. Israel and Palestine: Lessons and Prospects ( )
    Each party to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must also accept the other"s full entitlement to statehood.
    By Clive Kessler Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  22. Book Review
  23. History in the Making ( )
    The Process: One Thousand and Ten Days that Changed the Middle East by Uri Savir Reviewed by Dan Leon An important book on the day-to-day negotiations and the historical significance of the Oslo process.
    By Dan Leon Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  24. Economics
  25. Economic Aspects of the Oslo Process ( )
    The agreed framework of the Paris Protocol is not functioning satisfactorily and its revision will have to include the demarcation of economic borders.
    By Arie Arnon and Avia Spivak Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  26. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  27. Alone between the Lines: Reporting the Death of Shifa AI-Makussi ( )
    A true story encompassing all the dilemmas of an Israeli journalist covering the occupied territories.
    By Rolly Rosen Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  28. The Nakba in Palestinian Folk Literature ( )
    The roots of the Nakba go back to the turn of the century and it has been closely shadowed by folk literature ever since.
    By Nimer Sirhan Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  29. Documents
  30. The Wye River Memorandum ( )
    October 23,1998
    Vol. 5 No. 3 1998
  31. Chronology of Events
  32. April 1, 1998 - October 1, 1998 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 5 No. 3 1998