Category Archives: 8. REFERENCE

Reference copies of important documents.

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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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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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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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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Australian Recognition of Israel

The Australian Government formally recognized the State of Israel on 28 January, 1949. This transcript is taken from the government statement as reported in the Australian newspaper The Advertiser the next day and available on the web at http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/43802115

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Truman’s secret Note to Ben-Gurion

On May 28, 1949, President Truman of the USA wrote a strongly worded but secret Note to David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel, protesting the rigid Israeli attitude at the Lausanne Conference, which was then in progress under the auspices … Continue reading

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