|Three Reflections on Zionism|
Zionism has always been a multi-faceted movement, representing various strains of Jewish identity and responses to modernity. Prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, European Zionism embodied three sets of tensions in Jewish thought and existence: return and revolution; repair and regeneration; landless illusion and territorial realization.
The Myth of Jewish Colonialism: Demographics and Development in Palestine
It has long been argued that Zionism disrupted and exploited an Arab population that had lived undisturbed in Palestine for centuries. Yet a demographic analysis of the region before and during Jewish settlement reveals a very different picture.
Will There Be Refuge for the Refugees?
Palestinian refugees from Israels War of Independence have remained in squalid refugee camps since 1948. Why have the refugees remained dispossessed for so long, and what are the hopes for solving this problem?
The Old-New P.L.O.
The Oslo Accords of 1993 sought to create a viable self-government for Arabs living within Israels post-1967 borders. But the belief that underlay this agreementthat the Palestine Liberation Organization could become a responsible, democratic self-governmenthas proven to be little more than wishful thinking.
Comments: Azmi Bishara and the Rhetoric of Binationalism
Azmi Bishara is a self-described Palestinian nationalist and member of the Israeli Knesset, but beware of his vision for Israels future.
From the Source: Arafat to His People
A closer look at what Nobel Peace Laureate Yassir Arafat says in the Arab Press.
Ari Ezra Waldman
Why do Israelis continue to fight, and why should we care?