One Democratic Secular State for all its citizens in Israel and Palestine


Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Draft for a Petition to PLO leaders

Intense pressure is being brought to bear for a two-state sign-up. Should we be organising some counter pressure? Here is One Democracy’s suggested text for an Online Petition:

We the undersigned send this message to Palestinian negotiators:

* We urge you to stand firm for the basic rights of all Palestinians to live and work on their lands in security, in accordance with international law, for an end to military rule, for the dismantling of discrimination and apartheid in Israel, for an end to the illegal collective punishments of Gaza and for the right of return of all our people exiled from their homeland, for freedom of movement and the removal of illegal barriers and walls, and for free access of all our people to Jerusalem.

* We urge you instead to actively promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against all of Israel’s apartheid practices and war crimes, to end your security role for the Occupation, to align yourselves with and to support all the community and political struggles throughout Palestine for civil and human rights.

* We believe it is now time to declare a final break from the Oslo agreement, from the two state solution and from any further damaging negotiations to re-partition Palestine, and to examine other viable routes to a stable, democratic future of freedom, justice and equal rights for all Palestinians and other peoples of the lands of historic Palestine, including shared and equal sovereignty based on universal values and equal respect.


“No good for Palestinians will come of the current Middle East talks. Worse, harm seems likely.” – Susan Abulhawa

 “Inter-governmental diplomacy is not a pathway to a just peace, but rather a sinkhole for Palestinian rights.”  - UN rapporteur Richard Falk

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