Palestine Israel Journal


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Regular Programming

The Palestine-Israel Journal publishes a quarterly 128 page journal, with each issue devoted to a central theme on the Israeli-Palestinian agenda. A public launching conference is organized in Jerusalem after publication. We also maintain a website with a blog, and are active on social media. Our journal reaches students, academics and researchers, civil society activists, opinion and decision-makers in Israel, Palestine and the international community.


Palestine-Israel Journal (PIJ) is a non-profit organization, a joint venture founded in 1994 by Ziad AbuZayyad and Victor Cygielman, two prominent Palestinian and Israeli journalists, inspired by the Oslo Accords, which aims to promote dialogue and creative thinking about taboos and thorny issues related to the negotiations. Palestine-Israel Journal is a resource helping to shed light on the complex issues dividing Israelis and Palestinians. These goals are carried by the quarterly journal, policy papers, round-tables and public events, and website with a constantly updated PIJ blog. Our vision is a negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based upon a two-state solution, the establishment of a Palestinian state based in the West Bank and Gaza with East Jerusalem, as its capital, with mutually agreed upon border rectifications and a mutually agreed upon solution to the Palestinian refugee problem, living alongside the State of Israel in peace, security and cooperation.

Major Accomplishments

The Palestine-Israel Journal, since it's first issue in January, 1994, has succeeded to publish 70 issues, which have created valuable resources for understanding and dealing with all of the major questions connected to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the quest for a resolution of the conflict based upon a two-state solution. Our work has continued despite the failure of the Oslo process, the outbreak of the Second Intifada and the 3 wars between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. In 2012, Co-Editors Ziad Abu Zayyad and Hillel Schenker were awarded an Outstanding Contribution to Peace Award by the International Media Council of the Next Century Foundation based in London.

Theory of Social Change

We believe that analysis, understanding and recommendations concerning the key problems affecting the Israeli-Palestinian relationship can help civil society and governments to act, create and promote policies and actions which can help to advance a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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