The Officer's Letter which founded Peace Now & Peace Now Timeline

March 1978 Mr. Menachem Begin Dear Prime Minister, This letter is sent to you by Israeli citizens, who also serve as soldiers and officers in the reserves. We do not address the following words to you with an easy heart. However, at this time, when new options for peace and cooperation in the area are for the first time presented to Israel, we consider it an obligation to appeal to you - to avoid steps liable to bring misfortune to our people and our ...
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Documentary Interviews Failed Suicide Bombers

Fresh Air (June 2004)
Filmmakers Israel Goldvicht and Tom Roberts went inside Israeli prisons to examine the minds of suicide bombers. Their documentary, Suicide Bombers, is part of the PBS series "Wide Angle." They spoke with three failed bombers, one bomb builder and one recruiter. (21:07) Listen >

Among the Settlers

Jeffrey Goldberg / The New Yorker (May 2004)
Comprehensive and stirring profile of the Israeli settlement enterprise that examines its history, ideology, adherents, leaders, and the challenges it poses for Israel. Read More >

Disengagement Plan of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

April 16, 2004
Full text of Sharon's plan to evacuate all Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip and four settlements in the northern West Bank. The plan was implemented in August of 2005. Read More >

The Stakes: America in the Middle East

Shibley Telhami / Basic Books (2004)
Book Review (Foreign Affairs) | CampusBooks

Palestinian Refugees and the Politics of Peacemaking

International Crisis Group (2004)
Report that seeks to identify those actors and factors most likely to determine how Palestinian refugees will react to a negotiated agreement of the refugee question. It also assesses the prospects for the implementation of a permanent status agreement. PDF >

Absorbing Returnees in a Viable Palestinian State: A Forward-Looking Macroeconomic Perspective

Arie Arnon and Nu'man Kanafani (2004)
Report that develops a macroeconomic framework to analyze the implications of resettling returning refugees and rehabilitating the Palestinian economy under an assumed overall political settlement. PDF >

Collective Palestinian Frustration and Suicide Bombings

Third World Quarterly (2003)
Study proposing that Islamic militancy, poverty, youth and personality patterns contribute to the explanation of support for Palestinian suicide bombings, as well as proneness to participate in them. PDF >

Refugees' Preferences and Behavior in a Palestinian-Israeli Permanent Refugee Agreement

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (January - June, 2003)
Poll conducted in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, and Lebanon showing Palestinian public opinion on refugees' socio-economic conditions, peace settlement issues, and expected refugee behavior under a specific peace solution and under various conditions of re-settlement. Read More >

The Mideast: A Century of Conflict

NPR News (2002)
Seven-part series on the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reported by Mike Shuster, that attempts to revisit the significant episodes of that history and give both Palestinian and Israeli historians an opportunity to explain how they see it differently. Read More >

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