Bulletin: Journal ToCs, Israel Studies, Israel Affairs, Constellations

Journal ToCs:

Israel Studies, 21.3 (2016): https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/34103


Israel Affairs 22.3-4 (2016): http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fisa20/22/3-4

Constellations 23.3 (2016): Special Section: Israel and Palestine: Thinking the “One State Solution” onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8675.2016.23.issue-3/issuetoc


New Article: Salem, The Arabs and the Confrontation with Israel

Salem, Walid. “The Arabs and the Confrontation with Israel: A Contribution to Crystallizing the Interim Goal and Determining Strategy.” Contemporary Arab Affairs (early view; online first).


URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1118914



This article may contribute to clarifying the Palestinian-Arab interim goal regarding the issue of Palestine and reduce its ambiguities. This is a goal that cannot use the erosion of time and the facts that Israel has created on the ground as excuses to say the goal has come to an end. The history of the world and current experiences in it demonstrate that there are no unchangeable events given the availability of a capable transformative agent and a clear and gradual plan in this direction.

Palestine has seen a violent conflict between the Israeli action, on the one hand, and the Palestinian-Arab action, on the other hand. The results of this conflict will determine the fate of 1967-occupied Palestine. This will either put Palestine on the global map due to the success of the Palestinian-Arab transformative action, or it will give rise to a greater Israel and achieve a new expulsion of the Palestinian people if the other transformative action succeeds.




Toc: Conflict, Security & Development 15.5 (2015): Special Issue on Israel-Palestine after Oslo

Conflict, Security & Development 15.5 (2015)

Table of Contents

Israel-Palestine after Oslo: mapping transformations and alternatives in a time of deepening crisis

Mandy Turner & Cherine Hussein
pages 415-424


Securitised development and Palestinian authoritarianism under Fayyadism

Alaa Tartir
pages 479-502



Cherine Hussein
pages 521-547


Creating a counterhegemonic praxis: Jewish-Israeli activists and the challenge to Zionism
Mandy Turner
pages 549-574


New Article: Beinin, Regrouping in the Absence of a Two-State Solution

Beinin, Joel. “Coexistence, Equality, and Universal Principles in Israel/Palestine: Regrouping in the Absence of a Two-State Solution.” Tikkun 30.2 (2015): 9-15.


URL: https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/tikkun/v030/30.2.beinin.html



The inordinate focus on a Palestinian state has diverted attention from the fate of the Palestinian people. The conditions of many Palestinians — citizens of Israel, inhabitants of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, and refugees in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq — have deteriorated dramatically since 2000. Evictions of Palestinians from the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan by messianic religious-nationalist settlers, the expansion of settlements to surround East Jerusalem and prevent its return to Palestinian rule, home demolitions and disruption of normal economic and academic life throughout the West Bank, the siege (tighter or looser as Israel chooses) imposed on the population of the Gaza Strip, attacks on refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria, insecure and dysfunctional conditions throughout Iraq — all these have taken a toll on Palestinians. The most urgent task is to focus on the present and future conditions of actual Palestinians, not to speculate on the nature of a state or states that have little chance of coming into existence anytime soon.

This means exposing and resisting Israeli efforts to diminish the Palestinian presence through various mechanisms of expulsion. It means dismantling the separation barrier and other infrastructures that separate Palestinian communities, including the massive checkpoints at Qalandiya and Bethlehem in the West Bank that are effectively international frontier posts, and opposing the continuing confiscation of lands for new settlements and the violent campaign of settler fanatics like the “Hilltop Youth” to terrorize Palestinian farmers and shepherds. It means demanding an end to Israeli occupation of all the lands conquered in 1967. It means advocating the full equality, including individual and collective rights, of the Palestinian citizens of Israel. Perhaps most painfully for some, but nonetheless absolutely necessary, it means educating ourselves about and recognizing the full extent of the Palestinian Nakba, whose effects continue today. Resolution of the conflict necessitates that we confront our moral obligations as Jews, as Americans, and as global citizens to acknowledge responsibility, make restitution, and pay compensation.


New Book: LeVine and Mossberg, eds. One Land, Two States

LeVine, Mark and Mathias Mossberg, eds. One Land, Two States. Israel and Palestine as Parallel States. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.





One Land, Two States imagines a new vision for Israel and Palestine in a situation where the peace process has failed to deliver an end of conflict. “If the land cannot be shared by geographical division, and if a one-state solution remains unacceptable,” the book asks, “can the land be shared in some other way?”

Leading Palestinian and Israeli experts along with international diplomats and scholars answer this timely question by examining a scenario with two parallel state structures, both covering the whole territory between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River, allowing for shared rather than competing claims of sovereignty. Such a political architecture would radically transform the nature and stakes of the Israel-Palestine conflict, open up for Israelis to remain in the West Bank and maintain their security position, enable Palestinians to settle in all of historic Palestine, and transform Jerusalem into a capital for both of full equality and independence—all without disturbing the demographic balance of each state. Exploring themes of security, resistance, diaspora, globalism, and religion, as well as forms of political and economic power that are not dependent on claims of exclusive territorial sovereignty, this pioneering book offers new ideas for the resolution of conflicts worldwide.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword: Two States on One Land—Parallel States as an Option for Israel and Palestine
Álvaro de Soto

Mathias Mossberg and Mark LeVine

1. One Land—Two States? An Introduction to the Parallel States Concept
Mathias Mossberg

2. Can Sovereignty Be Divided?
Jens Bartelson

3. Parallel Sovereignty: Dividing and Sharing Core State Functions
Peter Wallensteen

4. Security Strategy for the Parallel States Project: An Israeli Perspective
Nimrod Hurvitz and Dror Zeevi

5. Palestinian National Security
Hussein Agha and Ahmad Samih Khalidi

6. An Israel-Palestine Parallel States Economy by 235
Raja Khalidi

7. Economic Considerations in Implementing a Parallel States Structure
Raphael Bar-El

8. Parallel Sovereignty in Practice: Judicial Dimensions of a Parallel States Structure
Various authors, compiled by Mathias Mossberg

9. Religion in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: From Obstacle to Peace to Force for Reconciliation?
Mark LeVine and Liam O’Mara IV

10. The Necessity for Thinking outside the Box
Hiba Husseini

11. Parallel Lives, Parallel States: Imagining a Different Future
Eyal Megged



New Article: Hussein, The One-State Solution: An Interview with Ilan Pappé

Hussein, Cherine. “Palestine, Israel and the One-State Solution: An Interview with Ilan Pappé.” Critical Studies on Terrorism (Early view; Published online: 03 Jul 2014)


URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17539153.2014.925231



Ilan Pappé is Professor of History at Exeter University, and the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies. He obtained his BA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1979, and his DPhl from the University of Oxford in 1984. He founded and directed the Academic Institute for Peace in Givat Haviva, Israel, from 1992 to 2000, and was the Chair of the Emil Tuma Institute for Palestine Studies in Haifa from 2000 to 2006. Professor Pappé was also senior lecturer in Middle Eastern History and in Political Science in Haifa University from 1984 to 2006. In 2007, he was appointed chair in Exeter University’s History department, and became a fellow of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in 2010. His research focuses on the modern Middle East, and in particular the history f Israel and Palestine – a topic on which he is the author of several critically acclaimed books. He is also a peace activist, an influential member of the presently resurgent single-state idea, and has supported a single-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prior to the Oslo Accords.

Cherine Hussein completed her PhD at Sussex University’s Department of International Relations in February 2012, and is currently a Research Fellow at the Council for British Research in the Levant. Her research focuses on the politics of social transformation in the Middle East, with a particular interest in the writings of Antonio Gramsci and Edward Said, and the role of organic intellectuals in instigating social change. This interview informs her forthcoming book, Countering an Illusion: The Re-Emergence of the Single State Solution in Palestine/Israel (in press).

Ilan Pappé and Cherine Hussein met on 16 September 2009 in Brighton.

New Article: “Symposium: Two States or One? The Future of Israelis and Palestinians”

Lustick, Ian, Yousef Munayyer, Jeremy Ben-Ami, and Ahmad Samih Khalidi. “Symposium: Two States or One? The Future of Israelis and Palestinians.” Middle East Policy 20.4 (2013): 1-28.

URL:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mepo.12042/abstract


The following is an edited transcript of the seventy-fourth in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the Middle East Policy Council. The meeting was held on October 9, 2013, at the Washington Court Hotel, with Omar Kader moderating and Thomas R. Mattair as the discussant. The video can be accessed at http://www.mepc.org/hill-forums/two-states-or-one-future-israelis-and-palestinians

Cite: Jacobson, Why did Arendt Reject the Partition of Palestine?

Jacobson, Eric. “Why did Hannah Arendt Reject the Partition of Palestine?” Journal for Cultural Research 17.4 (2013): 358-81.

URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14797585.2013.768472


The political philosopher Hannah Arendt actively engaged in the problem of a Jewish homeland and the politics of Zionism in the years 1941–1948. She advocated a Binational solution to Palestine – a single political commonwealth with two national identities, Jewish and Arab, integrated in a federation with other countries in the region. In the crucial period leading up to the establishment of the State of Israel, Arendt became increasingly disillusioned with the Jewish Agency and the Zionist movement for failing to organize a Jewish response to Nazism (a Jewish Army) and rejecting the Palestinian right to a homeland.

ToC: Israel Affairs 18,3 (2012)

The online platform   for Taylor & Francis Online content

Israel       Affairs, Vol. 18, No. 3, 01 Jul 2012 is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.
This new issue contains the following articles:

Original       Articles
The       war against the Jews
Efraim Karsh
Pages: 319-343
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689514

The       international assault against Israel
Michael Curtis
Pages: 344-362
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689515

Attacking       Israel with genocidal intentions
Nidra Poller
Pages: 363-371
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689517

From       Durban to the Goldstone Report: the centrality of human rights NGOs in       the political dimension of the Arab–Israeli conflict
Gerald M. Steinberg
Pages: 372-388
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689518

De-legitimization       currents in Europe
Manfred Gerstenfeld
Pages: 389-402
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689519

A       bias thicker than faith: Christians who punt for their persecutors
Steve Apfel
Pages: 403-411
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689520

The       BDS message of anti-Zionism, anti-Semitism, and incitement to       discrimination
Joel S. Fishman
Pages: 412-425
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689521

Jews       at sea: reflections on Israel’s Jewish detractors and defamers
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Pages: 426-437
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689522

Jewish       defamation of Israel: roots and branches
Kenneth Levin
Pages: 438-454
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689523

De-legitimization       of Israel in Palestinian Authority schoolbooks
Arnon Groiss
Pages: 455-484
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689524

Fighting       on the front lines: anti-Semitism at the University of California and       efforts to combat it
Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
Pages: 485-501
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2012.689525

Cite: Shafir, Capitalist Binationalism in Mandatory Palestine

Shafir, Gershon. “Capitalist Binationalism in Mandatory Palestine.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 43.4 (2011): 611-633.


URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8429334



In response to the outbreak of the Arab Revolt of 1936, a coterie of five prominent entrepreneurs and intellectuals in the Mandatory Jewish community formulated a capitalist binationalist resolution of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. This paper examines the genesis of and debate over the little-known Concord they proposed and compares it with better-known liberal and socialist binationalist plans. “The Five,” as they came to be known, were the only binationalists seeking to base political parity on economic integration. The occasion of their blueprint allows further exploration of the preconditions for an effective binationalist program, among them the structure of labor markets, political preferences of minorities and majorities in regard to sovereignty, and levels of mutual trust. Ultimately, binationalist resolutions of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict were precluded by the Labor Settlement Movement’s separatist state-building strategy.

Reviews: Morris, One State, Two States

Benny Morris. One State, Two States – Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2009.



– Nomi Morris, “The Two-Headed Middle East Monster”, The Globe and Mail, May 4, 2009.

– Jeffrey Goldberg, “No Common Ground”, New York Times, May 20, 2009

– Adam LeBor, “Review”, The Sunday Times 

– “Review: One State, Two States – Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict”, Foreign Policy Journal, August 15, 2009.

– Peter Gubser, “Book Review”, Middle East Policy Council.

Tony Klug, “Review”, Journal for Modern Jewish Studies 10.1 (2011): 147-150.

Reviews: Nusseibeh, What is a Palestinian State Worth?

Sari Nusseibeh. What is a Palestinian State Worth? Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011.




Berkowitz, Peter. "One State?" Jewish Review of Books, issue 4, winter 2011.

Watzman, Haim. "Maverick." The Chronicle Review, January 30, 2011.

Cite: Ben-Dror, Benny Morris and the Case for the One-State

Ben-Dror, Oren "Benny Morris, Islamophobia and the Case for the One-State Solution." Holy Land Studies 9.2 (2010): 229-237.


URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/hls.2010.0106


Review article of Benny Morris, One State, Two States: Resolving the Israeli/Palestine Conflict, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2009). Pp. 240. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-300-12281-7

New publication: Kotzin, Judah L. Magnes

Kotzin, Daniel P. Judah L. Magnes. An American Jewish Nonconformist. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2010.


URL: http://www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/spring-2010/judah-magnes.html


Judah L. Magnes (1877–1948) was an American Reform rabbi, Jewish community leader, and active pacifist during World War I. In the 1920s he moved to British Mandatory Palestine, where he helped found and served as first chancellor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Later, in the 1930s and 1940s, he emerged as the leading advocate for the binational plan for Palestine. In these varied roles, he actively participated in the major transformations in American Jewish life and the Zionist movement during the first half of the twentieth century.

Kotzin tells the story of how Magnes, immersed in American Jewish life, Zionism, and Jewish life in Mandatory Palestine, rebelled against the dominant strains of all three. His tireless efforts ensured that Jewish public life was vibrant and diverse, and not controlled by any one faction within Jewry. Magnes brought American ideals to Palestine, and his unique conception of Zionism shaped Jewish public life in Palestine, influencing both the development of the Hebrew University and Zionist policy toward Arabs.

New Publication: Morris, One State, Two States

Benny Morris. One State, Two States: Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.



Keywords: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Peace: with Palestinians, Peace: Bi-National model, Peace: Two-State Solution, Partition / Separation