Volume 3, No. 4 – December 1999 CAN THE MULTILATERAL MIDDLE EAST TALKS BE REVIVED? By Joel Peters Abstract: Ehud BarakĂ?ÂŻĂ?ÂżĂ?Â˝s election signaled renewed optimism for Israel-Palestinian and Israel-Syrian peace negotiations after three years of strained relations. In light of the new environment, the author assesses whether the multilateral Arab-Israeli peace talks can or […]
THE PALESTINIAN SECURITY SERVICES: BETWEEN POLICE AND ARMY
Volume 3, No. 1 – March 1999 U.S. POLICY TOWARD THE MIDDLE EAST IN CLINTON’S SECOND TERM* By Robert O. Freedman While U.S. President Bill Clinton achieved a number of successes in his Middle East policy during his first term in office — most noticeably the Oslo peace agreement between Israel and the PLO […]
Editor’s Summary: Professor Dowty analyzes an interesting question which has been rarely examined in serious terms: how does Jewish history and experience — beyond just religious considerations — affect Israeli politics and foreign policymaking. He provides examples of adaptation, as well as cases where the past gives little guidance to contemporary problems.
Essay: ROLE REVERSAL OVER PARTITION: 1948 AND 1998 By Naomi Weinberger Over fifty years have elapsed since the UN General Assembly passed the Partition Resolution of November 29, 1947. The resolution called for the division of Palestine, governed by the British mandate since 1920, into a Jewish and an Arab state. Yet despite […]
Volume 2, No. 1 – March 1998 CROSSING THE RUBICON?: IRAQ AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI PEACE PROCESS By Ofra Bengio Such reasoning sounds fanciful, but the question of Iraq’s stand on the Arab-Israeli peace process is both intriguing and more complex than it might seem. Given the crisis involving Iraq, examining this issue becomes […]