Category Archives: 5. HOT SPOTS

Commenting on ongoing conflict situations, attempting to analyse causes and identify paths to peace.

King-Crane Commission recommendations on Palestine

In 1919 US President Wilson sent a Commission to the territories of the former Ottoman Empire to investigate and make recommendations to the Paris peace conference about the future administration of those territories. The following is their recommendation for Palestine, … Continue reading

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Historical documents about Palestine

There is a new page on this website which provides access to the collection of historical documents relating to Palestine published by PASSIA, the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs. See menu above.

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The One-State-Two-Nations Proposal: introduction

The One-State-Two-Nations Proposal is a proposal to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. The two existing States of Israel and Palestine would unite to form a single sovereign State: the United State of Israel and Palestine (Usip). Within the United State there … Continue reading

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The Kairos Document

Kairos Document A moment of truth A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering   Introduction We, a group of Christian Palestinians, after prayer, reflection and an exchange of opinion, cry out from within the … Continue reading

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Partition Plan Map

Map of the UN Plan of Partition with Economic Union for Palestine, November 1947 The blue areas constitute the Jewish State, the pink areas the Arab State. Each is divided into three pieces with neutral crossing points between them. Just … Continue reading

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The State of Israel: founded on lies

Recently, the veteran Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery was called upon to take part in a ceremonial reading of the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel. Having read through the document he said: “I was not impressed. … Continue reading

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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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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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