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last updated July 4, 2009
published Jan. 1, 1994
Challenges Facing Palestinian Society in the Interim Period
Read more:  policy, Palestinian issue, planning, analysis, Haider Abdel Shafi, Raja Shehadeh, Shlomo Gazit, Anis al-Qassem, Naseer Aruri, Musa Budeiri, Ibrahim Dakkak, Assad Abdel Rahman, Samir Abdullah, Kamal Hassouneh, Bassam Jarrar, Muhammed Hallaj, Manuel Hassass
Author/s:  Rochelle Davis
Publisher/s:  Jerusalem Media & Communications Centre
Summary:
A compilation of papers presented at a Feb. 1994 conference in Jerusalem. Articles by Haider Abdel Shafi, Raja Shehadeh, Shlomo Gazit, Anis al-Qassem, Naseer Aruri, Musa Budeiri, Ibrahim Dakkak, Asad Abdel Rahman, Samir Abdullah, Kamal Hassouneh, Bassam Jarrar, Muhammed Hallaj and Manuel Hassassian

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Opening speech (Ohassan Khatib) 9

In-depth reading of the Declaration of Principles
- A political reading of the DOP (Dr Haider Abed AI-5hafl) 11
- A legal reading of the DOP (Rqja Shehadeh) 19
- Discussion 27

Israeli political understanding of the Declaration of Principles (Shlomo Oazit) 33
- Discussion 41

Palestinian authority in the interim period
- The proposed charter of the national authority in the transitional phase (Dr Anis AI-Qasem) 45
- The new Palestinian charter: what kind of a constitution? (Dr lYaseer Aruri) 57
- The concept of authority &. democracy (Dr Musa Budelri) 77
- Discussion 85

Dealing with important issues not included in the Declaration of Principles
- Jerusalem the forgotten issue (Ibrahim Dakkak) 97
- Displaced Palestinians (Dr As'ad Abdul Rahman) 105
- Discussion 113

Economic development strategy in the interim period
- The strategy of economic development in the transitional phase (Dr Samir Abdulla) 125
- Horizons of Palestinian investment (Kamal lfassouneh) 135
- Discussion 145

National unity and political and ideological pluralism
- The future of the Islamic movement's relation with the transitional authority (Sheikh Bassam Jarrar) 159
- The future of the PLO and its role during the transitional period (Dr Muhammad lfallqj) 167
- Elections as a framework and mechanism of pluralism, national unity and democracy (Dr Manuel Hassassian) 175
- Discussion 187

Closing speech (Raja Shehadeh) 193
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