TEST
Vol. 3 No. 2 , 1996
Autonomy or Statehood?
Editorial
The emergence of an independent Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel has been on the books for a long time. Delayed for decades by the stubborn refusal of Palestinians and Israelis to recognize each other's national rights and aspirations, it is now, at the end of the 20th century, finally in sight. Whilst support among the Palestinians for statehood is unanimous, polls show that over 60 percent of Israelis consider the establishment of a Palestinian state inevitable. The Labor party removed its opposition to it from its political platform on the eve of the May 1996 parliamentary elections.
Nevertheless, a majority of Israel's electorate chose for prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a man whose political credo totally rejects the creation of a Palestinian state.
Does that mean that, as long as Mr. Netanyahu remains in power, the Palestinians have to shelve all hope of independence?
Possibly, but not certainly.
Many Palestinian and non-Palestinian experts as w
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Table of Contents
    Editorial
  1. A Laborious Birth ( )

    By Victor Cygielman Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  2. Letters to the Editors
  3. Letters to the Editors ( )

    Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  4. Focus
  5. ’Conquering the Wasteland’ ( )
    Zionist Perceptions of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
    By Mordechai Bar-On Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  6. The Palestinian State Exists ( )
    Israeli acceptance of Palestinian statehood is essential for peace
    By John V. Whitbeck Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  7. A State in the Making: an interview: ( )
    We want an independent state on all the land occupied in 1967
    By Nabil Shaath Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  8. The Real Challenge ( )
    In the final analysis Israel will be the loser in aborting the peace process
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  9. Roundtable
  10. From Autonomy to Statehood: Challenges and Visions ( )
    A special Palestine-Israel Joumal discussion with Daoud Kuttab, Meir Pa’il, Sari Nusseibeh and Judi Widetzky
    Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  11. Viewpoint
  12. Expectations and Reality in the Peace Process ( )
    Israel has overwhelmingly succeeded in implementing its agenda in the region
    By Musa Budeiri Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  13. Settlements and Boundaries: a Mutually Enforcing Relationship ( )
    Facts on the ground have a role in determining future political and territorial boundaries
    By David Newman Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  14. The Israeli Elections: Ideologies and Institutions ( )
    The May 1996 elections were shaped by structural developments in Israeli society
    By Reuven Kaminer Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  15. Educating Palestinian Refugees ( )
    Educating to preserve the cultural identity of a displaced people
    By Lamis AIami Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  16. Children Teaching Children ( )
    Education towards peace at Givat Haviva Peace Education: Arab-Jewish encounters and curricula in Israel
    By Shuli Dichter and Eitan Schiffman Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  17. Book Review
  18. How Effective Was the Peace Movement? ( )
    The Politics of Protest - the Israeli Peace Movement and the Palestinian Intifada by Reuven Kaminer Reviewed by Dan Leon
    Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  19. Economics
  20. Politics and Economics, Closure and Separation ( )
    Palestinians should work for gradual separation from and balanced relations with Israel
    By Samir Hazboun Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  21. Economic Separation or Integration ( )
    Maximum political separation with maximum equitable economic cooperation
    By Simcha Bahiri Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  22. In Memoriam Emile Habiby
  23. Emile Habiby: You All-Sarcastic Enchanter ( )

    By Mahmoud Darwish Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  24. Emile Habiby - Free and Imprisoned ( )

    By Yoram Kaniuk Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  25. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  26. The Letter Alif ( )
    A chapter from a novel
    By Itamar Levy Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  27. Desert Island, Lost Lake ( )
    Excerpts from a play
    By Yahya Yakhlif Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  28. Documents
  29. Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel May 14, 1948 ( )

    Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  30. Declaration of Palestinian Independence November 15, 1988 ( )

    Vol. 3 No. 2 1996
  31. Chronology of Events
  32. January 1, 1996 to April 1, 1996 ( )
    Edited by Uzi Bechar
    Vol. 3 No. 2 1996


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