Publications

The Occupation and the Patriarchy: An analysis of women's involvement in the peace processes in Israel and the West Bank

This paper, researched and published in collaboration with IPCRI, "examines how local peace and women’s organizations in Israel and the West Bank utilize UNSCR 1325" - which highlights issues surrounding women, violent conflict, and peacebuilding - and other complementary resolutions "within their organizations and activities." It also "describes the barriers these organizations face to increasing women’s participation at all levels of peace and human rights initiatives and provides recommendations based on local experiences for how local and international peace and women’s organizations can better integrate principles of UNSCR 1325+."

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Two States in One Space Research Paper

The new framework presented in the “Two States in One Space” project proposes the creation of two independent states that enter into a voluntary union with greater flexibility and cooperation than the separation paradigm. This offers a more realistic response to history and the present, and allows for a resolution that demands less sacrifice and trauma than other models. In such a vision, Israel and Palestine would exist as two sovereign nation states, Israel on 78% of the land and Palestine on 22%. Jerusalem would remain one urban space and a capital for the two countries. Evacuation of over a hundred thousand Jews would be prevented. A real answer to the Palestinian refugee issue would be given. A guaranteed Jewish state with a Jewish majority would also be ensured.

Banking Law Reform in the Palestinian Territories

This 1995 report by the IPCRI Law and Development Program tracked commercial law development in the Palestinian territories and Israeli-Palestinian economic agreements. It also contains translation of relevant statutes and military orders, analyses of commercial law structures as they existed at that time, and proposals for legal modernization and harmonization.

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Intellectual Property Reform in the Palestinian Territories

The signing of the Oslo peace agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization opened the road for social, economic and cultural development within Palestinian society. The laws created by the Palestinian Legislative Council must not only reflect this hope but ensure that such progress can take place in a speedy and efficient manner.

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Commercial Law Report: A Reevaluation of the Border Industrial Estates Concept

This 1998 paper aimed to serve as an evaluation of the concept of border industrial zones between Israel and Palestine, examining the way they developed and some of the prospects and problems the first zone, the Gaza Industrial Estate (GIE), confronted with regard to attracting investors. The Gaza Industrial Estate was meant to serve as a model of economic development in the Palestinian Authority areas and a model for economic cooperation between the PA and Israel.

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