Vol. 10 No. 4 , 2003
Two Traumatized Societies
The capture of Saddam Hussein was not a real surprise to many observers -it was only a matter of time. But no one should think this will bring an end to the bloody situation in Iraq. The fall of a dictator like Saddam, in a country like Iraq, with all its social and ethnic complexities, will only open the door to fiercer fighting than that we have already seen. Those who fought for Saddam may give up, but those who did not fight for him will be encouraged to fight for their own sake. No one will take victory from them. Those who can be hired to fight for cheque-payers will do that as long as there is someone willing to pay.
Iraq will be a greater attraction for dreamers and adventurers of all kinds; fundamentalists and nationalists alike - those who have nothing to lose or nowhere to go. It will remain unstable there for many years to come. President Bush, who claimed he came to Iraq to bring freedom and democracy, has already realized the heavy price the Iraqi people are paying f
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Table of Contents
  1. The Mud of Iraq ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  2. Focus
  3. Two Traumatized Societies: An CoordIntroduction ( )

    By Itzhak Levav and Mahmud Sehwail Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  4. War and the Mind: Psychopathology or Suffering? ( )
    Conflict situations have a profound effect on people‘s lives, but how many actually end up suffering from PTSD?
    By Simon Wessely Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  5. Been Down So Long, It Looks Like Up ( )
    Individuals maintain mental health in stress situations by adjusting to environmental threats. This reaction can become an obstacle to taking the risks necessary for peace.
    By Stevan Hobfoll Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  6. A Psychotherapeutic View of Violence ( )
    Advocating psychotherapeutic intervention to help children living in the shadow of violence.
    By Viveca Hazboun Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  7. Psychological Growth in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks ( )
    Studies indicate that trauma caused by exposure to terror and other negative life events can lead to adaptive psychological growth.
    By Avital Laufer Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  8. An Epidemic of Violence ( )
    Trauma organized and producing environments rule our lives.
    By Eyad Hallaq Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  9. Mental Health Services in the Changing Israeli Society ( )
    In a process of major reform, mental health services in Israel are being transferred from psychiatric hospitals to community-based institutions.
    By Yaacov Lerner Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  10. A Model for Community Care in Gaza ( )
    Conclusions drawn from a community-based approach to mental health care in Gaza.
    By Abdel Hamid Afana Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  11. Interview
  12. Defiant, Helpless and Demoralized ( )

    By Eyad El-Sarraj Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  13. Roundtable
  14. Mental Health in Israeli & Palestinian Societies ( )
    A PIJ roundtable with Sam Tyano, Rana Nashashibi, Avi Bleich, Rajiah Abu Sway and Shafik Masalha, moderated by Ambrogio Manenti.
    Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  15. Public Event
  16. Human Rights Now ( )
    A summary of the human rights “marathon” organised in Tel Aviv by the PIJ
    Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  17. Viewpoint
  18. The Road Map: Political Resolution Instead Of National Narrative Confrontation ( )
    Rather than focusing on "zero-sum" narratives, Israeli and Palestinian leaders should promote the necessary historical compromises.
    By Ephraim Lavie Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  19. A Legacy of Violence for Future Generations ( )
    Today‘s atmosphere of pervasi ve violence will rebound on tomorrow‘s societies.
    By Mahmud Sehwail Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  20. Special Report
  21. Why Did Taba End? (Part 2) ( )
    The Taba talks were a tug of war between negotiators and leaders, constrained by the internal politics of both communities; but they were not a failure.
    By David Matz Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  22. Economics
  23. The Economic Impact of Israel’s Separation Barrier ( )
    A summary of the latest HEPG and LACC report
    Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  24. Culture, Literature and the Arts
  25. Bleeding Memories ( )
    Examining cinematographic treatment of trauma by Palestinian film makers
    By Nurith Gertz and George Khleifi Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  26. Book Review
  27. Voices from Israel and Palestine ( )
    Sarah McGregor-Wood reviews Tears in the Holy Land
    By Sarah McGregor-Wood Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  28. Documents
  29. Geneva Accord - Key Exerpts ( )

    Vol. 10 No. 4 2003
  30. Chronology of Events
  31. July 1, 2003 to October 1, 2003 ( )
    Edited by Najat Hirbawi
    Vol. 10 No. 4 2003