Mitzna’s Peace Plan Exposes the Shortcomings of the “Road Map”

by Mamdouh Nofal on 09/12/2002

Israeli contractors are still working on building the “security fence” separating Israel and the West Bank. As it turns out, this fence has gone beyond the 1948 frontiers. The Israeli army confiscated over 100,000 acres of Palestinian land, and more than 33 water wells located within the Palestinian territories have vanished inside the fence. Still, […]

Mitzna, a partner in peace?

by Mamdouh Nofal on 02/12/2002

It does the Arabs, and especially the Palestinians, no good to ignore the monumental significance of Amram Mitzna’s election as leader of the Israeli Labor party. The passive attitude regarding the upcoming Israeli general elections, focused on the claim that there is no difference between Netanyahu, Sharon and Mitzna, is wrong. The same applies for […]

The Middle east – 2025

by Mamdouh Nofal on 15/04/2002

Predicting the distant future of the region is an intellectual and theoretical challenge. This area is full of surprises and still decidedly affected by the one-man Arab rule. Indeed, asking the question of what this region will look like in 2025 is a bit of hurtful joke, in that Palestinians and Israelis continue to bury […]

Perspective Sharon settles accounts

by Mamdouh Nofal on 04/02/2002

In the second half of June 1982, the Israeli army completed its siege around Palestinian forces in West Beirut. It tightened the noose on the Palestinian leadership, cutting water and electricity and phone lines in the town. At that time, then-Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon unveiled additional previously undeclared aims to the war. He ordered […]