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PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on the occasion of Palestine’s Independence Day
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:48

November 15, 2017

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on the occasion of Palestine’s Independence Day

"On this day twenty-nine years ago, the Palestinian National Council adopted the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, declaring the independence of the State of Palestine and affirming its support of international law, United Nations resolutions and values of respect and tolerance. This courageous and astute statement constituted a major historical and painful compromise for the people of Palestine, and it also represented a significant contribution to peace.

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A Century of Injustice: Q and A on Palestine and the Balfour Declaration
Thursday, 02 November 2017 11:26

1. Who was Arthur James Balfour?

Born in Scotland in 1848, Arthur James Balfour was a British politician.. He served as Prime Minister between 1902 and 1905 and as Foreign Secretary between 1916 and 1919. He was ideologically conservative, a colonialist and close to several Zionist leaders.

 

2. What is the Balfour Declaration?

The Balfour Declaration is the name given to a letter signed by Balfour on November 2nd 1917 and sent to Lord Lionel Walter de Rothschild, the leader of the British Jewish community, in which he declared the support of the British government for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, at the expense of the Palestinian people, the native inhabitants of that land..

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PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on Israel’s expansion of its illegal settlement enterprise in occupied East Jerusalem
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:30

October 23, 2017


“We strongly condemn Israel’s plans to approve the construction of 176 units in the illegal settlement of Nof Zion which is located inside the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabal Al Mukaber in occupied East Jerusalem. 
 
By deliberately expanding its illegal settlement enterprise in and around Jerusalem, Israel is making a mockery of the international community and the global justice system.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates// Intensification of Incursions is a Horrific Exploitation of Religious Holidays to Achieve Colonial Objectives
Friday, 13 October 2017 11:05

Under the pretext of Jewish holidays, the Israeli government, headed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu and its various arms, accelerated their incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the recent days, the number of settlers who stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque exceeded 2000 settler, moreover, extremist Jewish organizations are calling for the increase of this number, to reach more than 300 daily intruders, so that the total number of infiltrators every year will equal 100,000 extremists, claiming that this increase will help the occupation to achieve its objectives to change the historical and legal situation in the mosque. These plans come in light of the imposition of punitive measures and restrictions against the citizens of Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation authorities, especially in the Old City and the perimeter of the mosque and its gates 

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates// Netanyahu is Deepening the Settlement’s Construction on the Ruins of the Two-State Solution
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 10:25

Despite the talks about the efforts to resume the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, the Israeli government, headed by PM Benjamin Netanyahu, continues to annex the majority of the occupied West Bank through the expansion of settlements and the large-scale Judaization operations to complement the establishment of a special entity for settlers and their militias in the occupied West Bank on the ruins of the two-state solution, in order to widen the base of the fanatical majority of supporters of the ruling right-wing in Israel and increase the number of settlers to ensure a clear Jewish majority in the areas classified (A) which consists the majority of the West Bank. In the same context , the Israeli media reported that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu gave the green light to approve the construction of 3829 new settlement units in the West Bank, part of them in the settlements located outside what Israel calls the (huge settlement blocs), in confirmation of what Netanyahu calls the absence of the what so called "isolated" settlements. 

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