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Health journal is launched jointly by Israelis and Palestinians

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:10
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

Coinciding with a new mood of cautious optimism in the Middle East over a possible rapprochement between Israelis and Palestinians, the World Health Organization has launched a public health magazine that professionals from both communities are producing together.

Called Bridges, the 32 page glossy journal—meant for professionals and informed lay people—is the only WHO public health magazine produced by vying nations in an area of conflict.

Its first issue, published after less than four months of preparation and printed in Tel Aviv in 3500 copies, is devoted mostly to the theme of poverty and health …

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