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Vol. 13 No. 4 , 2007
The Role of the International Community
Editorial
Close to a century has elapsed since the start of the Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine, now known as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The years have failed to end it. On the contrary, it has increased in fierceness and violence. One of the parties to the conflict has already realized its goal: a sovereign and independent state. The other is still struggling to achieve this aim. What is becoming increasingly obvious is that the conflict is spilling over beyond the region, inspiring radicals and extremists who are using it as justification for their actions. This conflict which - so far - is national in nature threatens to turn into a conflict between Muslims and Jews.
The international community that played an active role after the Second World War in helping the creation of the Jewish state of Israel has, for many decades, turned a deaf ear to the demands of the Palestinian people for freedom and justice. It was wrongly assumed that the Palestinian refugees would give up their d
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Table of Contents
    Editorial
  1. A Century-Old Conflict ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  2. Letter to the Editors ( )

    Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  3. In Memoriam: Koly (Kalman) Friedstein ( )

    Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  4. Focus
  5. Introduction ( )

    By Kobi Michael and Mohammed Dajani Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  6. Internationalizing the Solution: Multilateralism and International Legitimacy ( )
    Involvement is critical for securing and safeguarding a legitimate settlement.
    By Shlomo Ben-Ami Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  7. American Policy and the Middle East Conflict ( )
    Bias to Israel impedes an even-handed American involvement in a peace settlement.
    By Bassam al-Salhi Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  8. The U.S. Must Get Tough in Promoting Arab-Israeli Peace Efforts ( )
    Conditions for the peace process are ripe; now it is up to the U.S.
    By Daniel Kurtzer Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  9. Why Has the International Community Failed to End the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict? ( )
    The international community must intervene more seriously to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    By Riad al-Malki Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  10. Israel, UNIFIL II, the UN and the International Community. ( )
    UNIFIL II might be a model for a PSO in the Israel-Palestine arena.
    By Efrat Elron Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  11. Arab Peace Plans: Initiatives That Lack Initiative ( )
    Arab peace efforts since the 1967 war to the present.
    By Qais Abdul-Karim Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  12. The International Community’s Policy Options in the Middle East ( )
    A joint international initiative is the only comprehensive, sustainable solution.
    By Andra Garber Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  13. All the King’s Horses: International Intervention during the Second Intifada ( )
    Internal Palestinian conflicts must first end, possibly with the help of a PSO.
    By David Kellen Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  14. Views from the Far East on Middle East Peace ( )
    Japan’s economic engagement is as vital to the peace process as peace is to Japan.
    By Kansuke Nagaoka Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  15. Roundtable
  16. The Role of the International Community ( )
    Dr. Ghassan Al-Khatib, Ziad AbuZayyad, Reuven Merhav, Gadi Baltiansky and Roy Dickinson. Moderators: Nasser Atta, Hillel Schenker.
    Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  17. Interview
  18. We Must Constantly Promote Ideas to Break the Impasse ( )

    By Yossi Beilin Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  19. Viewpoint
  20. A Palestinian Perspective on Checkpoints ( )
    The economic, social, and psychological impacts of checkpoints on Palestinians.
    By Said Zeedani Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  21. A Different Voice from Sderot ( )
    The leadership must try the political option, honestly, without fear and preconditions.
    By Nomika Zion Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  22. Reflections on the Concepts of Hudna and Tahdi’a ( )
    Neither hudna nor tahdi’a implies a permanent peace treaty.
    By Marvin Zayed Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  23. Middle East 2020: Shaping Alternative Visions ( )
    Young professionals come to share their visions via conferences and joint projects.
    By Nimrod Goren and Ilai Saltzman Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  24. Book Review
  25. A Wunder Book by Israel’s Maverick Wunderkind ( )
    A review of Paul Scham, “Scars of War, Wounds of Peace” by Shlomo Ben-Ami
    Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  26. Public Event
  27. Report on PIJ Public Event ( )
    Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Possible?
    Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  28. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  29. Naguib Mahfouz As I Knew Him ( )
    A tribute to the Egyptian novelist.
    By Mahmoud Atshan Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  30. “Can You Hear Me?” Film Review ( )

    By Cameron Hunter Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  31. Wrong Turning ( )

    By Hadassah Haskale Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  32. Documents
  33. Proposal for Creating Suitable Conditions for Ending the Conflict ( )

    Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  34. Global Leaders Call for Action on Arab-Israeli Settlement ( )

    Vol. 13 No. 4 2007
  35. Chronology of Events
  36. October 1, 2006 to January 1, 2007 ( )
    Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 13 No. 4 2007


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