|1. Map - Israel, an Island of freedom [9/12/2003] #10309|
In Freedom House report - Israel is the only Middle East country designated as Free.
|Myths and Facts|
|2. Empty Promises of Freedom [7/18/2003] #10088|
It's clear that Arab autocrats — even those who woo the West with democratic language — won't do anything unless they're nudged and pushed.
|Fawaz A. Gerges | Arab Media Watch|
|3. JMCC Public Opinion-No. 45 - May 29-31, June 1-2, 2002 [5/20/2006] Ref #11700|
In mid-2002, almost 70 percent of Palestinians supported the onslaught on Israeli civic society (the “al Aqsa Intifada” in survey questionnaires).
|4. Can Palestinians manage the Gaza disengagement? [5/20/2006] Ref #11707|
|http://www.phrmg.org/37-2005%20Can%20Palestinians%20manage%20the%20Gaz a%20disengagement.pdf ()|
|5. Wafa Idris: Representing Palestinian Womanhood [5/20/2006] Ref #11709|
Wafa Idris: Representing Palestinian Womanhood
At the symbolic funeral for Idris held by Fatah, a Revolutionary Council member eulogized her. She said, "Wafa's martyrdom restored honor to the national role of the Palestinian woman, who sketched the most wonderful pictures of heroism in the long battle for national liberation. Wafa came today to complete the path of the martyr Dalal Al-Maghribi and her comrades…"
|6. Arafat's opposition in New York [5/20/2006] Ref #11720|
Omar Karsou, a Palestinian from Ramallah who lives in New York, has found favor with U.S. government leaders. He is convinced that the Oslo Accords were a mistake, that Israel encouraged a corrupt and murderous regime headed by a dictator, and that compromise is unavoidable.
|http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=183470&contrassI D=2&subContrassID=5&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y&itemNo=183470 ()|
|7. Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) [5/13/2006] Ref #11682|
[PSR Survey Methodology ]
[Polls conducted between 1993-2000: "Please visit CPRS Polls], [PSR Index of Polls: Polls conducted since the year 2000], [Joint Press Releases - Joint Palestinian-Isreali Public Opinion Polls:], [Israeli Public Opinion Polls]
|Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research|
|8. Reform Judaism in Israel: Progress and Prospects [5/7/2006] Ref #11663|
Advocates of religious pluralism in Israel have two areas of concern: the Orthodox Chief Rabbinates control over certain matters of state policy and their felt need for alternative modes of religious expression to Orthodoxy.
|American Jewish Committee|
|http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nl/content3.asp?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=840313&ct =1051411 ()|
|9. The Shaping of Masorti Judaism in Israel [5/7/2006] Ref #11664|
Conservative Judaism-committed to Jewish tradition while at the same time open to the values of modernity-holds the middle ground in American Jewish religious life, between Orthodoxy and Reform.
|American Jewish Committee|
|http://www.ajc.org/atf/cf/%7B42D75369-D582-4380-8395-D25925B85EAF%7D/S hapingMasortiJudaismIsrael.pdf ()|
|10. Christians in the Middle East [5/7/2006] Ref #11672|
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the origin and history of Christians in the Middle East? What is the situation of Christians in the Middle East today? How many Christians remain in the Middle East? What has been the situation for Christians in Israel/Palestine? What can we do to help these Christians?
|The Peace Encyclopedia|