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NATIV   ■   Volume Eleven   ■   Number 1 (60) ■  January 1998   ■  Ariel Center for Policy Research




"We Will Not Commit Suicide to Please the United States" - Really?
The Editor and His Guests: J.S. Watts - Yasser Arafat Contra the Christians ■  Hillel Weiss - The Pesach at Chanuka ■ Gideon Seter - Vikings and Jews

Current Affairs Digest

Abdul Hadi Pallazzi

The Jewish-Muslim Dialogue and the Question of Jerusalem







Netta Kohn Dor-Shav

"Woe Unto Them That Call Evil Good and Good Evil"

Ilan Asya

The Question of Arab Territorial Continuity as the Focal Point of the Middle East Conflict

Yehuda Lapidot

50 Years of the Deir-Yassin Myth

Paul Eidelberg

A Constitution for Israel

Ivan Cheresnyes

Balkan Ghosts: To the Root of the Crisis in the Former Yugoslavia

 "The Eternal People" Put to the Test - Raphael Israeli on Prehistoire de l'Etat d'Israel by Paul Giniewsky ■ An Inclusive and Comprehensive Book - Dan Yahav on The Middle East - Two Thousand Years of History: From the Rise of Christianity to the Present by Bernard Lewis


The Arts ■ Editor: Moshe Shamir

Ramy Ditzany ■ Balfour Hakkak ■ William Shakespeare ■ William Matthews ■ Bracha Rosenfeld


Yosef Oren on Appelfeld's New Novel ■ Giora Leshem on William Matthews ■ Arieh Stav - A Translator's Apology

Essays and Reviews

Prof. Edward Alexander, Dr. Yoram Beck, Dr. Aharon Ben-Ami, Ephraim Ben-Haim, Prof. Yosef Ben-Shlomo, Prof. Yirmiyahu Branover, Prof. Louis René Beres, Dr. Netta Kohn Dor-Shav, Prof. Paul Eidelberg, Prof. Emil Fackenheim, Prof. Harold Fisch, Naomi Frenkl, Dr. Giora Goldberg, Prof. Raphael Israeli, Shmuel Katz, Aron Pappo, Prof. Eliav Shochetman, Prof. Shlomo Sharan, Dr. Martin Sherman, Prof. Ezra Sohar, Yoash Tsiddon-Chatto, Dr. Laurence Weinbaum, Prof. Hillel Weis, Gen. (res.) Rechavam Zeevi

Editorial Board


Editor: Arieh Stav ■ Associate Editor: Baruch KorothCopy Editor: Esther Keren Managing Editor: Itta Horol
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