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Palestinian National Council Declaration of Independence

Palestinian National Council Declaration of Independence
(November 14, 1988)

Meeting in Algiers, the PNC accepted the new policy of Arafat and called for the convening of an international peace conference for the Middle East, under the auspices of the Security Council and based on resolutions 242 and 338 and the assurance of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. They also renounced terrorism but accepted the right of people to fight against foreign occupation. It also called for the continuation of the intifada. The document proclaimed the independence of Palestine without defining its borders with Jerusalem as its capital. Texts of the declaration of independence and the PNC political resolution follow:

In the valiant land of Algeria, hosted by its people and its president, Chedli Benjedid, the Palestine National Council held its 19th extraordinary session – the session of the intifada and independence, the session of the martyred hero Abu Jihad – in the period between the 12th and 15th of November, 1988.

The session culminated in the announcement of the rise of the Palestinian state in our Palestinian land, the natural climax of a daring and tenacious popular struggle than started more than 70 years ago and was baptized in the immense sacrifices offered by our people in our homeland, along its borders, and in the camps and other sites of our diaspora.

The session was also distinguished by its focus on the great national Palestinian intifada as one of the major milestones in the contemporary history of the Palestinian people’s revolution, on a par with the legendary steadfastness of our people in their camps in our occupied land and outside it.
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The Charter of Allah
The Platform of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)



In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate

“You are the best community that has been raised up for mankind. Ye enjoin right conduct and forbid indecency; and ye believe in Allah. And if the People of the Scripture(2) had believed, it had been better for them. Some of them are believers; but most of them are evil-doers.

They will not harm you save a trifling hurt, and if they fight against you they will turn and flee. And afterward they will not be helped.

Ignominy shall be their portion wheresoever they are found save [where they grasp] a rope from Allah and a rope from man.(3) They have incurred anger from their Lord, and wretchedness is laid upon them. That is because they used to disbelieve the revelations of Allah, and slew the Prophets wrongfully. That is because they were rebellious and used to transgress.” Surat Al-Imran (III), verses 109-111.(4)

“Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.” (The Imam and Martyr Hassan al-Banna(5). May Allah Pity his Soul.)

“The Islamic World is burning. It is incumbent upon each one of us to pour some water, little as it may be, with a view of extinguishing as much of the fire as he can, without awaiting action by the others.” (Sheikh Amjad Al-zahawi. May Allah Pity his Soul.)

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By Vladimir Jabotinsky

(‘The Jewish Standard’, 5/9/1941 (London). Originally Published in Rassviet (Paris) 11/11/1923 as a continuation of the previous article.)

Let us go back to the Helsingfors Programme. Since I am one of those who helped to draft it, I am naturally not disposed to question the justice of the principles advocated there. The programme guarantees citizenship equality, and national self-determination. I am firmly convinced that any impartial judge will accept this programme as the ideal basis for peaceful and neighbourly collaboration between two nations.

But it is absurd to expect the Arabs to have the mentality of an impartial judge; for in this conflict they are not the judges; but one of the contending parties. And after all, our chief question is whether the Arabs, even if they believed in peaceful collaboration they would agree to have any “neighbours”, even good neighbours, in the country which they regard as their own. Not even those who try to move us with high-sounding phrases will dare to deny that national homogeneity is more convenient than natural diversity. So why should a nation that is perfectly content with its isolation admit to its country even good neighbours in any considerable number? I want neither your honey nor your sting”, is a reasonable answer.
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The Iron Wall

The Iron Wall
By Vladimir Jabotinsky

Colonisation of Palestine
Agreement with Arabs Impossible at present
Zionism Must Go Forward
(Originally published in Russian under the title O Zheleznoi Stene in Rassvyet, 4 November 1923. “The Jewish Herald” (South Africa) Friday, 26th November, 1937.)

It is an excellent rule to begin an article with the most important point, but this time, I find it necessary to begin with an introduction , and, moreover , with a personal introduction.

I am reputed to be an enemy of the Arabs, who wants to have them ejected from Palestine, and so forth. It is not true.
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Interview with an Israeli Zionist on the rights and wrongs of Zionism

Interview with an Israeli Zionist
on the rights and wrongs of Zionism
Haaretz, “Survival of the fittest”, 01/09/04

Benny Morris says he was always a Zionist. People were mistaken when they labeled him a post-Zionist, when they thought that his historical study on the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem was intended to undercut the Zionist enterprise. Nonsense, Morris says, that’s completely unfounded. Some readers simply misread the book.

They didn’t read it with the same detachment, the same moral neutrality, with which it was written. So they came to the mistaken conclusion that when Morris describes the cruelest deeds that the Zionist movement perpetrated in 1948 he is actually being condemnatory, that when he describes the large-scale expulsion operations he is being denunciatory. They did not conceive that the great documenter of the sins of Zionism in fact identifies with those sins. That he thinks some of them, at least, were unavoidable.
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Wajah “Lain” Hamas

Wajah “Lain” Hamas
Oleh: Wawan Kurniawan
Pendiri Kajian Internasional Strategis (KAINSA)

Kemenangan Hamas memang mengejutkan dunia. Sampai-sampai, harian Tne New York Times (27/01) menyebut kemenangan itu dengan “bulan sabit telah muncul”. Bulan sabit merupakan lambang Islam yang mendunia. Selain digunakan sebagai simbol Khilafah Islam terakhir, Ustmani, bulan sabit juga digunakan sebagai lambang organisasi kemanusian Bulan Sabit Merah.

Dalam terminologi sejarah, ada dua simbol lagi yang mengimajinasikan dua komunitas besar dunia; salib untuk umat Nasrani dan Bintang David untuk Yahudi.
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Wawan Kurniawan
Pendiri Kajian Internasional Strategis (KAINSA)

Kemenangan Hamas di pemilu Palestina 2006 adalah kenyataan yang tidak dapat dielakkan. Melalui sistem demokrasi, Hamas mendapat mandat dari rakyat Palestina untuk membawa bangsanya menuju arah yang lebih baik dari era rezim (Fatah) sebelumnya. Vox populi vox dei.

Sudah lewat sepuluh tahun, sejak pemilu pertama 20 Januari 1996, Fatah berkuasa dengan tidak membawa perubahan yang berarti. Tidak ada kejelasan tentang nasib dan status negara Palestina. Bagaimana dengan nasib pengungsi Palestina yang terdiaspora di negara-negara tetangga. Bagaimana keberadaan Jerusalem Timur dengan tempat suci Masjid Al Aqsa-nya. Atau Israel yang terus-menerus memperbesar area pemukiman di atas tanah Palestina terutama di Tepi Barat. Atau pembunuhan-pembunuhan terhadap warga Palestina yang dilakukan oleh Israel.


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