The Swiss Accord And Peace Forces In The Region

by Mamdouh Nofal on 11/11/2003

Members of the “Beilin-Abed Rabbo group for Palestinian-Israeli peace” are expected to head to Geneva early December to sign the Swiss Accord, during a special celebration in presence of a group of Palestinian personalities from inside and outside the territories, as well as Israeli and international high-ranking officials in favor of peace and a settlement […]

Israeli Elections Highlight Disturbing Facts

by Mamdouh Nofal on 25/01/2003

A number of disturbing observations can be made from the coming Israeli elections. First: The Israeli society is going through a period of political and psychological upheaval and is divided over several issues, including the conflict between religious and secular ideals, peace with the Palestinians and the Arab countries and the extent to which American […]

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 […]

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 […]