Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Professor Menachem Milson, the Israeli “Arabist” who heads the West Bank occupation forces, compares the intensity and seriousness of the recent unrest there with the war of 1948. The Begin government, determined to root out all assertions of Palestinian nationalism, is trying to destroy those institutions that articulate the Palestinian national identity under occupation. These are the elected municipal councils and mayors, and institutions of higher learning such as Birzeit University. The mayors, representing major social and political forces, embody the support of the vast majority of the population for the Palestine Liberation Organization.

To continue reading this article, please login or subscribe.

How to cite this article:

The Editors "From the Editors (May 1982)," Middle East Report 105 (May 1982).