Vol. 15 No. 3 , 2008
Human Security
As 2008 draws to a close, the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are entering a major period of transition. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has resigned, and elections have been called for February 10, 2009. On the Palestinian side, President Mahmoud Abbas' (Abu Mazen) term is becoming a controversial issue following Hamas' claim that it ends on January 9. It is unclear whether the Arab efforts led by Egypt to hammer out an agreement between Hamas and Fateh before that date will succeed, or whether matters will get more complicated, deepening the rift between the two parties and the separation between Gaza and the West Bank.

The Annapolis process, which began in November 2007, is also nearing its target date of the end of December 2008, without having produced the hoped-for agreement.

There is a general perception that, after 15 years of negotiations since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, Israelis and Palestinians are not capable of arriving at an
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Table of Contents
  1. Human Security on the Global Commons ( )
    The consequences of what we do in the present must lead to an improved quality of life.
    By Hassan Bin-Talal Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  2. The Impact of Self-Organized Security Zones in the Middle East ( )
    Self-organized security zones can play a crucial role in Iraq and Israel-Palestine.
    By Mient Jan-Faber Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  3. Why Human Security Is Relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ( )
    Reframing “security” as “human security” can clear the path for a genuine search for peace.
    By Lucy Nusseibeh Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  4. A European Union Human Security Doctrine for the Middle East ( )
    The EU should use its relationship with Israel to press for a human security doctrine for Israelis and Palestinians
    By Mary Kaldor Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  5. The East Timor Model ( )
    The international trusteeship model used in East Timor could work in the Middle East.
    By Dan Jacobson Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  6. Equity to the Rescue: A New Approach to Legal Humanitarian Intervention ( )
    Equitable humanitarian intervention has a strong legal foundation
    By Ciaran Burke Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  7. “Shooting Back” for Human Security ( )
    Cameras have become both a deterrent and a means of empowerment in the West Bank.
    By Melissa Schwab and Oren Yakobovic Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  8. Human Security in Iraq ( )
    Security and democracy in Iraq are a long way off, but Iraqis remain hopeful for a better tomorrow.
    By Wamith Al-Kassab Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  9. Editorial
  10. 2009- A Year of New Opportunities ( )

    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  11. Roundtable
  12. Human Security ( )
    Yizhar Be’er, Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Ziad Hammouri and Dr. Munther Dajani. Moderators; Benjamin Pogrund and Walid Salem.
    Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  13. Interview
  14. We Must Find a Way of Cooperating as a Region ( )

    By Raja Shehadeh Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  15. Viewpoint
  16. The Courage to Persist, the Will to Build ( )
    Palestinians must first rid themselves of the fear, skepticism and loss of self-esteem engendered by the occupation.
    By Salam Fayyad Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  17. When Ideology Leads to Destruction: Home Demolitions in East Jerusalem ( )
    Israeli policy results in the “quiet transfer” of Palestinians from East Jerusalem
    By Nicoletta Dimova Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  18. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Future Prospects ( )
    There is no need for new peace formulas; what is needed is action on the ground.
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  19. A Palestinian View on the Oxford Strategic Group Report ( )
    A strategic study should be credible, fact-based and guided by high national interests.
    By Diab Nasr Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  20. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  21. Mahmoud Darwish: A Profile ( )
    On the passing of a personal friend and a great poet of Palestine.
    By Hassan Khader Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  22. Poet, Rival and Friend ( )
    Personal memories of the Palestinian national poet from a leading Israeli author
    By Avraham B.Yehoshua Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  23. Goodbye to Abie ( )
    Remembering Abie Nathan and the “Voice of Peace”.
    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  24. Encounter Point: The Trials and Tribulations of Grassroots Peace Activism ( )
    A moving cinematic portrayal of Israeli and Palestinian victims of violence
    By Heidi Basch-Harod Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  25. Documents
  26. A Report by the Palestine Strategy Study Group ( )

    Vol. 15 No. 3 2008
  27. Chronology of Events
  28. Chronology of Events: July 1, 2008 to October 1, 2008 ( )
    Compiled by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 15 No. 3 2008