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One Democratic State in Palestine

"The State shall not establish or accord special privilege to any religion and shall provide for the free practice of all religions."

Free Palestine

(LONDON) - Introduction by Gilad Atzmon:

Living in a world dominated by relentless Zionist lobbying, I am far from being captivated by the current state of Western democracy. I am not impressed at all by the lethal enthusiasm to democratize the World in the name of ‘moral interventionism’.

I am sickened by the murderous zeal that led the USA and Britain into a criminal war that left already more than 1.5 million Iraqi fatalities….

And yet, democracy can also be a genuine universal call. As it happens, it is the Palestinians who are teaching us what democracy is all about, what it stands for and why we favoured it in the first place. Read the Declaration of the Movement for One Democratic State (ODS) in Palestine. I assume that moral interventionists better visit the ODS conference in October so they gather that democracy is actually a humanist call.

Instead of an ethno-centric exclusive ‘Jews only democracy’ we are talking here about an inclusive multi ethnic state of its citizens.

For more information: http://www.onedemocraticstate.com/

Declaration of the Movement for One Democratic State in Palestine

Vision of the Movement

1. The entire territory of Palestine between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is one country that belongs to all its citizens including all those who live there and all those who were expelled over the past century and their descendants. The country shall be constituted as an independent sovereign State in which all citizens enjoy equal rights and all can live in freedom and security.

2. The reunified country in Palestine shall be constituted as a democracy in which all of its adult citizens shall enjoy equal rights to vote, stand for office and contribute to the country’s governance. No State law, institution, practices or activities may discriminate among its citizens on the basis of ethnicity, religion, language, nationality or gender.

3. The State shall not establish or accord special privilege to any religion and shall provide for the free practice of all religions.

4. Public land of the State shall belong to the nation as a whole and all of its citizens shall have equal access to its use. Private property of Palestinian refugees shall be restored or compensation arranged. The natural and economic resources of the country shall benefit all of its citizens equally.


5. The State shall provide the conditions for free cultural expression by all of its citizens. It shall ensure that all languages, arts and culture can flourish and develop freely. All citizens shall have equal rights to use their own dress, languages and customs, and to express their cultural heritage free of insults or discrimination.

6. Citizens shall have equal access to employment at all levels and in all sectors of the society. Employment shall not be determined or restricted by language, race, religion, gender, or nationality. Education and vocational training shall not be segregated or specialized in any way that impedes equal access of all citizens to employment and other opportunities to fulfill their talents and dreams.

7. The State shall uphold international law and seek the peaceful resolution of conflicts through negotiation and collective security in accordance with the United Nations Charter. The people of a unified Palestine shall reject racism and promote anti-racism throughout the world. The State shall seek to build a world order in which all countries and peoples enjoy their social, cultural and political rights as set out in relevant United Nations covenants. The State shall seek and contribute to the establishment of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East that will also be free of all weapons of mass-destruction.

The Houston Conference on

ONE DEMOCRATIC STATE IN PALESTINE

Houston, Texas

October 22-24, 2010

For more info:

http://onedemocraticstate.com/Program.pdf


Gilad Atzmon was born in Israel in 1963 and had his musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem (Composition and Jazz). As a multi-instrumentalist he plays Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Clarinet and Flutes. His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He has been described by John Lewis on the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz".

Gilad Atzmon's essays are widely published. His novels 'Guide to the perplexed' and 'My One And Only Love' have been translated into 24 languages.

As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O'Connor and Paul McCartney. Gilad has also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys and many others. Learn more about Gilad by visiting his Website




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arab muslim September 25, 2010 3:23 am (Pacific time)

The reasons for Arab-Israeli conflict is the occupation of Palestine in 1948. Palestine Arab Islamic state like the rest of the Arab and Islamic states surrounding Them. Means that there are Jews and Zionists in Palestine a big mistake, because this entity Zionist is not consistent with the surrounding area (such as language, customs, traditions and religion) The only solution to end the Arab-Israeli conflict is the expulsion of Jews from Palestine All of Palestine. The Jewish people will not rest and will not feel comfortable and stability But if it gets out of Palestine and the Middle East completely. If people continue to Jews in Palestine and the Middle East, the death and destruction will continue. Palestine Arab Islamic state and will remain


hinton50 August 27, 2010 6:48 pm (Pacific time)

If anyone wants the above poster you can download for free as part of the activist tool kit from - Jewish Voices For Peace - along with the other poster showing an Israeli woman with the words "I refuse to occupy" on her face. They should go together. The poster was created by Southpaw.


Zahir Ebrahim August 26, 2010 10:21 pm (Pacific time)

When strident young Jews imbued with the spirit of Zionism make their
“Aliyah” to reclaim their lost paradise from those 'untermensch'
occupying their Promised Holy Lands, they are not just playing
frivolous word games, or indulging in weekend protest marches shouting
at the top of their lungs for justice to prevail in the Holy Lands
only to go back to their own “bread and circuses” the next day. These
young Zionists are actually quite dedicated, willing to sacrifice
themselves for the categorical imperative inculcated into them since
birth. To their mind, Israel Project is a moral self-defense to simply
reclaim what has been theirs for 3000 years – as Shimon Peres remarked
on the occasion of the 60th birthday celebration of Israel to George
W. Bush: “Welcome to the new Israel: Three thousand years old, and
going on sixty”. The underpinnings of the zealotry behind that
celebration is examined here. [2]

As seen by these Zionist zealots, mankind throughout the ages had only
usurped what was granted to the Jews by their god as a sacred gift –
and the modern Zionists are merely reclaiming their own properties
from the bad Goy, from the evil Amelekites divinely ordained to
perdition at their hands anyway, and none shall stand in the holy way
of their jihad. I personally know of no Palestinian in Diaspora who
can match that zealotry and commitment to cause of the Zionists. Most
Palestinians I know or have met in my life are content with shedding
tears in silent remembrance, which of course breaks out in boisterous
sloganeering every now and then, but ultimately take their Nakba
“whose parallel may only be the one of Sinai when something was
revealed to mankind”, as a divine test.
“Hasbi-Allahu-wa-nai'mul-wakeel” is a common prayer on many a
quivering Muslim lip. But I have seen many Jewish younglings in
Zionists garb who have scared me by their Zionist fervor in no less a
measure than perhaps any mind-controlled suicide bomber would scare
me.

The fact that Zionism also killed off their god after he had made them
his 'chosen peoples' and issued them Holy Land grants, is not
insignificant, nor a nonsequitur. It is a real philosophy! It forms
the real impetus behind the self-empowerment and self-reliance of the
Jews in the precise tradition of Talmudic Judaism. This phenomenon has
to be comprehended at many complex levels in order to understand the
unusual and unmatched power of Zionistan in the world today. A tiny
minority's minority which can ride a sole superpower with just the
flick of a wick, as well as all the mighty European powers who just 70
to 100 years ago were purportedly so very antagonistic to them, with
such brazen impunity! What's the source of such inexplicable power? Is
the Jewish State comparable to South Africa? We only see the effects
in common – which leads some to believe that the same sort of tactics
as were used to end Apartheid in South Africa can also work on the
Jewish State. Most fail to recognize that the Jewish State of
modernity is unlike any other. It has the protection of an “Iron Wall”
which never mind breach, few can even see. It is a singularity, an
inexplicability whose parallel does not exist in the non-mythical
annals of history.

...


To breach that "Iron Wall" first requires understanding what it is!

Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

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