There is much in this issue about The Middle East with articles, book reviews editorials and columns, even a pictorial on the use of Arabic in Israel. Articles look at Christian Zionism, Arab-Jewish dialogue groups in Canada, the rules of debate over Zionism, and Europe’s position on the conflict. There are reviews of eight key books on the subject of this interminable and tragic conflict. Closer to home, other articles look at electoral reform, youth politics, demergers in Montreal and mourn Claude Ryan and Eric Kierans.
Review of Charles Enderlin's Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1995–2002, Itamar Rabinovich's Waging Peace: Israel and the Arabs 1948–2003 and Tanya Reinhart's Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948