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Vol. 20 No. 2 , 2015
Time for International Legitimacy
Editorial

The storm caused by the Israeli prime minister’s pre-election comments against the Palestinian campaign to internationalize the conflict and seek a solution through international channels seems to have quieted for the moment. Binyamin Netanyahu is busy forming his new coalition government; Palestinian Authority Presdient Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is continuing his international tour; the region is occupied with the internal wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen; and Iran’s nuclear talks with the West are still a major focus of concern.

Is this the calm before another storm? Is the region on the verge of another surprise alongside the Palestinians seeking internationalization of the conflict? It’s hard to predict, but in any case the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains the time bomb that may explode any moment, and ignoring this problem or sweeping it under the carpet will not make it any less urgent.

The occupation is becoming more brutal than ever before.
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Table of Contents
    Editorial
  1. Internationalization: A Joint Israeli-Palestinian SOS! ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  2. Simcha Bahiri
  3. Simcha Bahiri, 1927-2015 ( )

    Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  4. Focus
  5. Time for International Intervention ( )

    Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  6. The European Union’s Role in Facilitating a Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ( )

    By John Gatt-Rutter Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  7. Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Point of No Return ( )

    By Saeb Erekat Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  8. Europe Should and Can Make the Difference ( )

    By Alon Liel Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  9. Supporting International Legitimacy is also an Israeli Interest ( )

    By Naji Sadeq Shurrab Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  10. The Case for Namibia in Palestine ( )

    By Ilan Baruch Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  11. Sweden’s Recognition of Palestine: A Possible Snowball Effect? ( )

    By Anders Persson Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  12. Will the ICC Succeed Where Politics Have Failed? ( )

    By Jumana Jaouni Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  13. Suggestions for American Mediation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ( )

    By Galia Golan Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  14. International Legal Personality for Palestine ( )

    By Susan Power and Elisabeth Koek Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  15. Legalizing the Illegal ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  16. Israel: Vote Yes on Partition! ( )

    By Gershon Baskin Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  17. How Can the International Community Play a More Active Role in Facilitating a Resolution? ( )

    By Nida Kamhawi-Bitar Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  18. Creating the Palestinian State, Revisited ( )

    By Jerome Segal Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  19. The Arab Peace Initiative and the International Community: Concerted Efforts for Its Implementation ( )

    By Walid Salem Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  20. The Domestic Incentive for Peace ( )

    By Yaakov Peri Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  21. Breaking New Ground at the 2015 J Street Conference ( )

    By Ron Skolnik Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  22. Resetting Palestine’s Political System ( )

    By Sam Bahour Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  23. The International Community’s Role in Israeli History ( )

    By Hillel Schenker Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  24. Roundtable
  25. The Palestinian Internationalization Campaign ( )

    Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  26. Interview
  27. “Bringing in the International Community as a Major Factor in the Solution” ( )

    By Nabil Shaath Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  28. Viewpoint
  29. Not Hatred but Lack of a Common Language ( )

    By Johannes Zang Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  30. Gaza: Visioning Peace in a Place Like Hell ( )

    By Ian S. McIntosh Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  31. Book Review
  32. Once upon a Time Jews and Arabs Were Partners in the Land ( )
    Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron by Menachem Klein. London Hurst, 2014, 290 pp.
    By Benjamin Pogrund Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  33. The Gazan Struggle against the Israeli Occupation ( )
    Gaza A History, by Jean-Pierre Filiu, trans. John King. London: Hurst, 2014, 422 pages, including notes, bibliography, biographies, and index.
    By Menachem Klein Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  34. Books and Publications Received
  35. ( )
    Recently Received Books and Publications
    Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  36. Documents
  37. SPECIAL COORDINATOR FOR THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS ( )
    BRIEFING TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
    By Robert Serry Vol. 20 No. 2 2015
  38. In Memoriam
  39. Simcha Bahiri 1927-2015 ( )

    By Doreen Bahiri Vol. 20 No. 2 2015


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