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August 22, 2013

UN Conciliation Commission to Palestine, 1950

The United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP) was created by UNGA Resolution 194, December 1948, in order to conclude the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Click here to access the Commission’s Report on its initial efforts.  Chapter…

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August 21, 2013

A Tale of Two Cities: The Rhodes and Lausanne Conferences, 1949

“By January 1949, the United Nations had established two complementary tracks for promoting a peaceful resolution of the Palestine conflict. The “Rhodes track” was based upon Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 62 of 16 November 1948,…

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August 21, 2013

UN Security Council Resolution 237, June 1967

Recommends to the parties involved in the 1967 conflict to respect the Geneva Convention principles regarding treatment of prisoners of war and protection of civilian persons; specifically calls on Israel to ensure the safety, welfare and…

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August 21, 2013

UN Security Council Resolution 242, November 1967

Among other provisions, this resolution calls for “withdrawal of Israeli armed forced from territories occupied in the recent conflict,” and for “achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem.”  To see the full text, click…

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August 20, 2013

UN General Assembly Resolution 273, May 1949: Admission of Israel to membership in the United Nations

Following the recommendation of the UN Security Council, the General Assembly admits Israel to membership: “Noting furthermore the declaration by the State of Israel that it ‘unreservedly accepts the obligations of the United Nations Charter…

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August 20, 2013

The Original “No”: Why the Arabs Rejected Zionism, and Why It Matters

“A viable peace process does not require either party to embrace or even recognize the legitimacy of the other’s narrative. It requires that both have an informed and non-reductionist understanding of what this narrative consists…

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August 19, 2013

Zionism from the Standpoint of its Victims

In this essay Edward Said examines what he argues has been the concealed history of Zionism–its links to 19th and early 20th century European imperialism (the theory) and colonialism (the practice)–and its political cost to…

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August 18, 2013

UN General Assembly Resolution 194, December 1948

Passed as the Arab-Israeli War drew to a close, this resolution’s articles included a call for the return of Palestinian refugees, access to Jerusalem and Holy Places, and UN control of Jerusalem.

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August 18, 2013

Edward Said: The Morning After

In this essay Edward Said lays out a sharp and prescient critique of the Oslo accords and blames the PLO for settling for far too little, for accepting the role of Israel’s policeman and for…

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August 15, 2013

Israel’s Declaration of Independence

May 14, 1948: https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Declaration-of-Independence-Israel.pdf

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