Author Archives: David Gerald Fincham

About David Gerald Fincham

Retired academic scientist.

Palestinian Political Resolutions, Cairo, 17 July 1968

The Palestine Liberation Organization at its meeting in Cairo in July 1968 produced a revised version of the Palestinian National Charter, originally issued in 1964. At the same time the Palestinian National Assembly passed a series of Political Resolutions. These … Continue reading

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PLO Statement on UNSC Resolution 242

The Palestine Liberation Organization issued the following statement rejecting UN Security Council Resolution 242 on the day after it was passed. At the time of writing this post is the only copy of the statement on the internet. I have … Continue reading

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UN Security Council resolutions condemning Israel

A list of United Nations Security Council resolutions directly critical of Israel for violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.N. Charter, the Geneva Conventions, international terrorism, or other violations of international law. Based on an article by Jeremy Hammond … Continue reading

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Paris massacre: thoughts and questions – by Penjihad

This article is copied from website of the American Muslim blogger Penjihad: Well, in spite of my prayers that these murderers should not be Muslims, it soon transpired that they were indeed, Muslim. How does one react to such … Continue reading

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The borders of Palestine

This is a preliminary version of an academic article which, by examining the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict and associated documents, shows that Palestine is entitled to territorial compensation for territory seized by Israel in the 1948-49 war.

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British Government statement on the end of the Palestine Mandate

The British Government issued the following statement when it ended its Mandate to govern Palestine. It gives a very good summary of the aims of the Mandate, its achievements, and the reasons for its eventual failure and the government’s decision … Continue reading

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Letter to Al-Baghadi: summary

This is the executive summary of the letter sent by Muslim scholars to Dr. Ibrahim Awwad Al-Badri, alias Abu Bakr Al-Baghadi, ‘Caliph’ of the ‘Islamic State’ on 19 September 2014 CE.

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Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them

The phrase “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them” appears more than once in the Qu’ran. Many critics of Islam, and a few Muslim extremists, taking this phrase out of context, conclude that the Qu’ran encourages Muslim violence towards non-Muslims. … Continue reading

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Composing Israel’s Declaration: Extracts from the book Three Days by Zeev Sharef.

The three days of the title are May 12, 13 and 14, 1948, when the Zionist leaders were meeting in Tel Aviv in the run-up to the end of the British Mandate over Palestine, preparing for the establishment of the … Continue reading

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Genesis, by John B. Judis

Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict by John B. Judis Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 2014 | ISBN 978037416109-5 (hardback) Publisher’s Description A probing look at one of the most incendiary subjects of our time—the … Continue reading

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