Essays on the past, present and future of the Palestinian Arabs, presented in honor of the late Zafer al-Masri, the mayor of Nablus assassinated in 1986. The content and tone are sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, moderate rather than polemical, directed toward a negotiated peace with Israel rather than unending conflict or total victory. Contributors include Hazem Zaki Nuseibeh, former Jordanian foreign minister, and ex-Senator Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., of Maryland. Ann Lesch provides a clear and succinct account of the first year of the intifadeh.