Two States...or a One-State Solution, and Palestinian Refugee Rights: Haq-al Awda, BADIL's bi-montly Arabic-language magazine, Issue 13-14 (Oct. 2005)

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Two States ... or a One-State Solution, and Palestinian Refugee Rights


Haq-al Awda, BADIL's bi-montly Arabic-language magazine, reports current Palestinian debate

By BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights

For Immediate Release

No. (E/29/05) 10 October 2005




Prof. John Dugard, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, wrote in his most recent report to the UN General Assembly:


“The construction of the wall, the expansion of settlements and the de-Palestinization of Jerusalem are incompatible with the two-State solution. Interlocutors within both Israel and the West Bank warned the Special Rapporteur that with the two-State solution becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible, consideration should be given to the establishment of a binational Palestinian state. The demography of the region increasingly points to such an outcome.”

(UN Doc. A/60/271, 18 August 2005. See: section VI. the wall, settlements and self-determination, para. 36)


BADIL's Arabic bi-monthly magazine Haq al-Awda (no. 13/14, October 2005) captures the current Palestinian debate about perspectives and constraints of a two-State vs. a one-State solution of the protracted conflict with Israel, in particular in light of the unfulfilled rights and claims of Palestinian refugees. Contributors to this issue include, among others: Hani al-Masri, journalist and director general, Palestinian Ministry of Information, Ramallah; Ahmad al-Tibi, member of Knesset and head of the Arab Movement for Change; Anton Shalhat, writer and journalist, Haifa; Ameer Makhoul, director of Ittijah, Union of Arab Community Associations in Israel; Abdelfattah Abu Srour, activist, director of al-Rowwad Children's Theater, Aida refguee camp; Mike Kagan, American lawyer and legal consultant, BADIL; Muhammad Baraka, member of Knesset and head, Democratic Front for Peace and Equality; Bassam al-Salhi, Secretary General, Palestinian People's Party; Daoud Talhami, political bureau, Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine;Virginia Tilley, political scientist, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York; As'ad Ghanem, political scientist, University of Haifa; Tayseer Nasrallah, director, refugee camp affairs, PLO Department of Refugee Affairs, Nablus; Omar Barghouthi, political analyst and Israel-boycott activist, Jerusalem; and, Nassar Ibrahim, writer, Alternative Information Center.


This double-issue of Haq al-Awda also includes reports from Gaza Strip refugee camps following Israel's unilateral disengagement; an eye-witness account of the 1982 massacre of Palestinians and Lebanese citizens in Sabra and Shatila, Beirut; analysis of the current situation of Palestinian refugees in light of the political changes in Lebanon; and, a summary of the UN Guidelines on Refugee Housing and Property Restitution approved by the UN Human Rights Subcommittee in August 2005. buy dumps


Haq al-Awda No. 13-14 (October 2005)

Publisher: BADIL Resource Center

(Arabic, 36 pages)


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