TEST
Vol. 13 No. 2 , 2006
Going It Alone? - Unilateralism VS. Negotiations
Editorial
With the election of the Olmert government this year, a new "convergence" or "realignment" plan was presented. This was a continuation of several other Israeli plans that existed even when the peace process was very active. Last year's disengagement from Gaza and Israel's unilateral plans for the West Bank have changed the course of the political struggle. Articles in the issue try to widen our understanding of what has motivated Israel to adopt a unilateral stance and to evaluate its influence on the prospect for a peaceful solution to the conflict.
It seems that the shift to unilateral withdrawal continues to reflect Israel's refusal to translate de jure recognition of the Palestinian right for a state into de facto peace- and reconciliation-oriented policies. Since the Israeli leadership does not trust the ability of the Palestinian leadership to bring the violent conflict to an end, the unilateral solution seems to them attractive, even if it gives up hope for an end to the co
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Table of Contents
    Editorial
  1. A Courageous Approach ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  2. Introduction: The Ethics of Unilateralism ( )

    By Walid Salem and Izhak Schnell Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  3. Focus
  4. Why Israel Does Not Want to Negotiate ( )
    Illuminating the intentions, goals and policies of the Israeli government
    By Daniel Bar-Tal and Akiva Eldar Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  5. Lessons from the Gaza Disengagement ( )
    We need to wait and see before we are able to judge definitively
    By Mohammed Dajani Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  6. Unilateral Solution – Nyet! Unilateral Step – Da! ( )
    Unilateral measures could sweep away illusions and unrealistic expectations
    By Shlomo Gazit Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  7. Negotiations Combined With Coordinated Unilateral Acts ( )
    The unilateral convergence plan will inevitably lead to escalation and bloodshed
    By Walid Salem Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  8. The Unilateral Consensus in Israeli Society ( )
    Could the withdrawal be a first stage for building trust through coordination?
    By Izhak Schnell Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  9. A New Phase in Israel’s Approach to the Palestinian Question ( )
    A solution based on the concept of a joint entity cannot be ruled out
    By As’ad Ghanem Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  10. Building Trust through Unilateral Strategies ( )
    Some form of unilateralism appears to be the only option open to the parties.
    By Byron Bland Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  11. Creating Positive Facts on the Ground ( )
    A five-stage coordinated reciprocal unilateral strategy
    By Byron Bland and Walid Salem Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  12. Roundtable
  13. Going It Alone? Unilateralism vs. Negotiations ( )
    Mazen Sinnokrot, Professor Nazmi Ju’beh, Dr. Ron Pundak and Danny Rubinstein. Moderator: Omar Karmi
    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  14. Interview
  15. Talking with Marwan Barghouthi ( )
    The time has come to open the doors for a young generation of activists
    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  16. Viewpoint
  17. Israelis and Palestinians: A Personal Odyssey ( )
    I was stunned when I was called an anti-Semite
    By Staughton Lynd Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  18. The Identity Conflict ( )
    Unilateralism and who is an Israeli
    By Dror Etkes Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  19. Book Review
  20. Israel and South Africa Revisited ( )
    A review of Heribert Adam & Kogila Moodley’s “Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians” by Naomi Chazan
    By Naomi Chazan Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  21. Eye-Opening Dialogue on History ( )
    A review of Paul Scham, Walid Salem & Benjamin Pogrund’s “Shared Histories: A Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue
    By Riad Al-Khouri Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  22. Eye of the Camera
  23. Machsom Watch exhibition ( )
    Endless Checkpoints
    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  24. Report on PIJ Public Event ( )
    People-to-People: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It
    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  25. Economics
  26. Potential Adverse Impact of Israeli Unilateralism on the Palestinian Economy ( )
    An end to Israeli rule is the only chance for the economy
    By Mohammed El-Samhouri Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  27. Documents
  28. National Reconciliation Document ( )

    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  29. Gaza Disengagement Plan – General Outline ( )

    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  30. Henry J. Hyde – Staff Report on the Holy Land ( )

    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  31. Chronology of Events
  32. April 1, 2006 to July 1, 2006 ( )
    Compiled by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006
  33. Index
  34. A Three-Year Compilation ( )
    Vol. X, No. 1, 2003 to Vol. XII, No. 2&3, 2005
    Vol. 13 No. 2 2006


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