Bridging the Divide : Peacebuilding in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
In the midst of the continuing violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are many who remain committed to moving forward on the road to peace. The Palestinian and Israeli contributors to this book, recognizing the great potential of civil society and NGOs for the peacebuilding process, focus on realistic opportunities for conflict transformation. Drawing from the experiences of the post-Oslo period - seeking to learn from the mistakes that have been made - the authors concentrate on possibilities for just solutions that will enable both peoples to live in peace, safety, and prosperity.
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 152.4 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
- 26 Oct 2006
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
An incredibly courageous effort by Israeli and Palestinian peace scholars and practitioners to take a critical look at themselves and their activities, to expose and analyze their weaknesses, and to suggest ways to improve their efficacy and impact in the years ahead. - Naomi Chazan; "Chronicling the valiant work of civil society in both camps in their quest toward reconciliation, this book helps us to fathom the uphill battle that the peace movement in Israel and Palestine has faced, and the hard work done in order to heal the wounds emanating from occupation and violence." - Hanna Siniora
Table of contents
Foreword - N. Chazan; Foreword - H. Siniora; Introduction - the Editors; Reflections; Palestinian-Israeli Peacebuilding: A Historical Perspective - E. Kaufman and W. Salem; Civil Society and NGOs Building Peace in Israel - T. Hermann; Civil Society and NGOs Building Peace in Palestine - M. Hassassian; Israeli-Palestinian Joint Activities: Problematic Endeavor, Necessary Challenge - M. Dajani and G. Baskin; Israeli-Palestinian Second Track Diplomacy - M. Klein and R. Malki; Nonviolent Action in Israel and Palestine: A Growing Force - M. Abu-Nimer; Two Peoples, One Civil Society - S. Dichter and K. Abu-Asba; Looking Back, Looking Forward: Toward Transforming the Conflict - the Editors; Directory; 100 Organizations in Israel and Palestine.