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Monday, July 11, 2005

Quiz Time

Who said...

  1. 'As the situation in the Middle East grows ever more volatile, the international community must find a just and peaceful solution which addresses both the threat of war in Iraq and the escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. The international community must ensure that UN resolutions are upheld by Israel as well as by Iraq.

    'A key to lasting peace and justice in the Middle East is an end to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories through a peace process based on international law.'

  2. 'Israel is a constant source of threat vis-a-vis peace in the Middle East and the whole world. Since the liberation of Palestine will destroy the Zionist and imperialist presence and will contribute to the establishment of peace in the Middle East, the Palestinian people look for the support of all the progressive and peaceful forces and urge them all, irrespective of their affiliations and beliefs, to offer the Palestinian people all aid and support in their just struggle for the liberation of their homeland.'

Answers in my comment.

1 comment:

Cyrus said...

1. Christian Aid postcard to Tony Blair, 2002.

2. PLO Charter, 1968.

More from the PLO Charter:

'Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine' (Article 9)

'The liberation of Palestine ... aims at the elimination of Zionism in Palestine'
(Article 15)

'The partition of Palestine in 1947 and the establishment of the state of Israel are entirely illegal'
(Article 19) - despite the fact that Israel was established by a resolution of the UN.

I thought the articles which denied Israel's right to exist had been removed. Well, yes and no... The following decision was adopted by the Palestinian National Council on 26 April 1996:-

A. The Palestinian National Charter is hereby amended by canceling the articles that are contrary to the letters exchanged the P.L.O. and the Government of Israel 9-10 September 1993.

B. Assigns its legal committee with the task of redrafting the Palestinian National Charter in order to present it to the first session of the Palestinian Central Council.

This was reaffirmed in 1998, but it seems that redraft is an awfully big job... and in the meantime the 1968 version still stands.