Palestine




the United Nations vote on ending Israeli Settlements - al Jazeera: LINK ¤ al JAZEERA

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  • "the UN Security Council votes in favour of a resolution !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "demanding the halt of settlement activity by Israel - on "occupied" Palestinian territory !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the resolution is put forward at the 15-member council for vote - on December 23  !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this is a day of victory for international law - a victory for civilized language - and negotiations !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the international community tells the people of Israel - that the way to security and peace - is not going to be done through "occupation"  !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but rather through peace - ending the "occupation" - and establishing a Palestinian State !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to live side by side with the state of Israel - on the 1967 line !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the UN resolution is adopted with 14 votes in favour - to a resounding round of applause !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the resolution says Israel's settlements on Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 - including East Jerusalem - have "no legal validity"  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and it demands a halt - to "all Israeli settlement activities"  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this is essential - for salvaging the two-state solution !!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Israeli settlements are seen as a major stumbling block - to peace efforts !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Palestine Report - BBC: LINK ¤ B B C

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  • "there must be a totally functioning - and independent - Palestinian State !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and there must be peace - in the whole region !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 



 

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  • "the Palestinian National Authority, PA - is the governing body of Palestine !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is led by a directly-elected President - who appoints a Prime Minister - and a government !!!!"

 

 

 


 

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  • "for example, the UNESCO - the UN Cultural and Educational Agency - admits the "State of Palestine" as a full member !!!!!!"

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Francis prays for Peace in Palestine - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Pope Francis confirms his reputation for independence - with an unscheduled stop  !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to pray - at the separation wall !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Israeli-built structure !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as Pope Francis passes through the West Bank - and the city of Bethlehem !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the pope stops his cavalcade - and makes his way up to the wall !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the pope puts his palm - to the towering concrete structure !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and bows his head - in prayer !!!!!!!!!"

 

 


 

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  • "( the heads of Israeli soldiers were visible at the window - of a nearby watchtower ! )"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Pope Francis remains there for minutes - silent near the wall - praying but in a silent way !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is a very significant way to demonstrate - his participation in suffering !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in a carefully crafted statement !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the pope recognises - "the State of Palestine"  !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and calls on both sides - to have the courage to make peace !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I wish to state my heartfelt conviction - that the time has come to put an end to this situation !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for the good - of all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there is a need to intensify efforts and initiatives - to create the conditions for a stable peace !!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "based on justice !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and on the recognition of the rights - of every individual !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is time for everyone - to find the courage to be generous - and creative !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the service - of the common good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the courage to forge a peace - which rests on the acknowledgment by all !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of the right of two states - to exist !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to live in peace and security - within internationally recognised borders !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Obama and Abbas Meeting - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - showed Barack Obama a very ugly map !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of recently constructed Israeli settlements - on Palestinian land !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "since negotiations began - less than eight months ago !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Kerry: Plan to boost the Palestinian Economy - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "John Kerry reveals his long-awaited plan - for peace in the Middle East !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "hinging on a US$ 4bn investment - in Palestine !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "John Kerry tells Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that an independent Palestinian economy - is essential !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to achieving - a sustainable peace !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the plan predicts - a 50% increase in Palestinian GDP - over three years !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a cut of two-thirds - in unemployment rates !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and almost double - the Palestinian median wage !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Israel resumes Cash Transfer to Palestinian Authority - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Israel is to resume the regular transfer of about US$ 100m a month - to the Palestinian Authority !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "after withholding the tax revenues - it collects on behalf  !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "following the statehood recognition of Palestine - at the United Nations !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barack Obama visits Palestine - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Barack Obama visits Palestine - and on his way to Bethlehem !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he saw the eight-metre-high - concrete wall !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Vera Baboun - the first female mayor of Bethlehem - says:  !!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Obama's visit is an opportunity - to learn of the obstacles facing my city !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it's important that Barack Obama comes and sees - and listens !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "because we need - acts !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "enough is enough !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we waited a long time !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Capital: Ramallah - [ 
PA = Palestinian Authority ]


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Middle East Peace
- US cable - 2009
: LINK ¤ 09USNATO484

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  • "to reach - a two-state solution !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in which Palestine and Israel - live side by side - in peace and security !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the parties must fulfill certain requirements:  !!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "firstly, Israel and the Palestinians must declare - an unequivocal end to violence !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "secondly, Israel must take all necessary steps to help - normalize Palestinian life !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and stop all settlement activity !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "thirdly, Israel must withdraw from the Palestinian areas !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and do what is necessary - for an independent, viable, sovereign and democratic Palestinian State !!!!!!"

 

 

 


 

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  • "and finally, the two parties must conclude an agreement - on the borders of 1967 !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "which includes a just - fair and realistic solution to the refugee issue !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a negotiated resolution - on the status of Jerusalem !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that protects the religious interests of Jews - Muslims - and Christians !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "worldwide !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the Goldstone Report - UN - PDF: LINK ¤ GOLDSTONE REPORT

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  • "the United Nations fact-finding mission - on the Gaza conflict:  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "prior to the military operation - the Gaza economy had been depleted !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the dignity of the people of Gaza - had been severely eroded !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this was the situation - in the Gaza Strip !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "when Israeli armed forces had launched an offensive in 2008 !"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PCHR: LINK ¤ PCHR

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  • "the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, PCHR - is an independent Palestinian human rights organization !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to protect human rights - and promote the rule of law - in accordance with international standards !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to create and develop democratic institutions - and an active civil society !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "while promoting democratic culture - within the Palestinian society !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "enabling the Palestinian people - to exercise its inalienable rights !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in regard to self-determination - and independence !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace - in the region !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as well as the healthy development - of the Palestinian society !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "must be built on a foundation of respect for human rights - and democratic principles !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PASSIA: LINK ¤ PASSIA

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  • "the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, PASSIA - is an Arab non-profit institution !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to present the Palestinian Question in its national, and international contexts - through academic research, dialogue and publication !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "by providing a forum for the free expression and analysis - of a plurality of Palestinian perspectives and methodology !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to develop and clarify its own and others' understanding - of international relations !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for longstanding justice - and peace !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a capital - for both independent states !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "( with various religious, political, cultural, historical, and civil aspects - of life in the city ! )"

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

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Alternative Information Center - AIC: LINK ¤ AIC

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  • "the Alternative Information Center, AIC - is a non-governmental organization !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "promoting justice - equality - and peace - for Palestinians and Israelis !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "peace must be based on securing the right of the Palestinian people - to self-determination !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a just peace - based on international law !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "where individual and collective rights - of both Palestinians and Israelis - are guaranteed !!!!!!"

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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B’Tselem
: LINK ¤ B'TSELEM

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  • "B'Tselem - "in the image of God" - is an independent non-profit organization  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to help to create - a human rights culture in Israel !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "B'Tselem literally means "in the image of" - it is used as a synonym for human dignity !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is in this spirit that the first article - of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:  !!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "all human beings are born equal - in dignity and rights !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peace Now: LINK ¤ PEACE NOW

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  • "Peace Now - Shalom Achshav - is a non-governmental organization  !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a leading voice of the public - to pressure for peace !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "occupation - harms Israel economically and politically - and damages the values and fabric of Israeli society !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Peace Now supports the right of Israel to exist within secure borders - and the right of our neighbors to do the same !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the status as a "democratic society" - endows the public with a special responsibility !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to promote the basic human rights of freedom - justice - and equality !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for all people - in the region !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EcoPeace - Middle East: LINK ¤ ECOPEACE

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  • "EcoPeace Middle East is an organization active - in environmental peacemaking in the Middle East !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "it brings together environmentalists - from different countries !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "its primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts - to protect a shared environmental heritage !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to advance both - sustainable regional development !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the creation of necessary conditions - for lasting peace in the region !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gush-Shalom: LINK ¤ GUSH-SHALOM

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  • "Gush Shalom - the Peace Bloc - is a peace activism group !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to influence public opinion - and lead it !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "towards peace and reconciliation - with the Palestinian people !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "accepting the right of the Palestinian people - to establish an independent and sovereign State of Palestine !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "reinstating the pre-1967 "Green Line" - as the border between the states !!!! -  ( with minor exchanges of territories )"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and establishing one capital - for both states !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for overall peace between Israel - and all Arab countries - and the creation of a regional union !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rabbis for Human Rights: LINK ¤ RABBIS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

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  • "Rabbis for Human Rights - is a human rights organization !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a voice of conscience - giving voice to the tradition of human rights !!!!!!"

 

 

 


 

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  • "Rabbis for Human Rights inform the public - about human rights violations !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to pressure the state institutions - to redress these injustices !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Rabbis for Human Rights give expression - to the traditional Jewish responsibility !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for the safety and welfare - of the stranger !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the different and the weak - the convert - the widow and the orphan !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Papst Franziskus fordert Zwei-Staaten-Lösung
- der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "Papst Franziskus fordert in Bethlehem das Ende des Konflikts - und eine Zwei-Staaten-Lösung !!!!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "es ist an der Zeit, der Situation - ein Ende zu setzen  !"

 

 

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  • "alle Beteiligten müssen den "Mut" - zum Frieden aufbringen !!!"

 

 

 

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  • "der auf dem Recht - zweier Staaten beruht !!!!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "in Frieden und Sicherheit und innerhalb international anerkannter Grenzen - zu existieren und zu leben !!!!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "auf dem Weg nach Bethlehem legt er einen ungeplanten Zwischenstopp - an der acht Meter hohen Betonmauer ein  !"

 


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  • "wo Papst Franziskus einige Minuten lang - zum Gebet verweilt !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friedensverhandlungen - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "Präsident Abbas vertritt das ganze palästinensische Volk - und führt die Verhandlungen !!!"

 

 

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  • "ein eventuelles Abkommen - wird in einem Referendum vorgelegt !!"

 

 

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  • "in dem das palästinensische Volk entscheidet !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obama: Palästinenser verdienen eigenen Staat - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • Barack Obama: "die Palästinenser verdienen ihren eigenen Staat !!!!!!"

 

 

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  • "Obama reist auch deshalb ins Westjordanland - weil er zutiefst hinter der Schaffung !!!"

 

 

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  • "eines unabhängigen und souveränen - palästinensischen Staates steht !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNO-Kommission - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "eine unabhängige UNO-Expertengruppe verurteilt - israelische Siedlungen in Palästinensergebieten !!!!"

 

 

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  • Präsidentin Christine Chanet:  "die Siedlungen verletzen - die vierte Genfer Konvention !!!!!!"

 





 

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Menschenrechte sind wichtiger - Rabbis for Human Rights: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "die Unabhängigkeitserklärung besagt !"

 

 

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  • "dass das Land auf Werten wie Gleichheit - und Gerechtigkeit basiert !!!!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "und dass diese Werte für alle gelten - unabhängig von der Religion oder der politischen Agenda  !!!!"

 


 

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  • "man sollte den jüdischen Glauben - als Brücke zur Welt - sehen !!!!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "( und nicht als Abschottung - gegenüber dem Rest der Welt ! )"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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es wird Zeit, dass Israel mit dem wirklichen Leben
beginnt - David Grossman: LINK ¤ JÜDISCHE ZEITUNG

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  • "der biblische Held Samson - kann mit Macht nicht umgehen !"

 

 

 

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  • "Israel hatte so getan als würde es Macht haben - hat aber keine !"

 

 

 

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  • "man kann nicht - damit umgehen !!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "man tut nur so - als ob !!!! - nach aussen !!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "ganz offensichtlich ist es in Wirklichkeit - kein Teil der israelischen Menschen !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "deshalb war es so schwer gefallen - Zugeständnisse zu machen !!!!"

 

 

 

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  • "und Kompromisse zu schließen !!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "aber es hat ja auch etwas Gutes - dass man darauf kommt, dass man so nicht ist !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "es ist höchste Zeit - zum wirklichen Menschsein zu gelangen !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "zu einem normalen Alltagsleben - ohne große Dramen !!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "dazu gehört auch - von der internationalen Gemeinschaft anerkannte Grenzen !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "und die israelischen Menschen können - eine wirkliche Identität entwickeln !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "erst dann wird es auch - eine wahre Heimat sein !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "genug ist genug !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "es ist an der Zeit !!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "das wirkliche Leben - zu leben !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PALESTINE
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ PALESTINE

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  • "Palestine is a state - in the Middle East !!!!!!"

 


 

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Filas - Wikipedia AR: LINK ¤ Filas

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Palestine
- Map: LINK ¤ WIKIMEDIA
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