Palestine and the United Nations: 70 years on
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 13:55

Palestine’s story at the United Nations began on 29 November 1947, with the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) adoption of Resolution 181. The so-called “Partition Resolution” proposed, for first time in history, to divide a homeland into two states. Seven full decades since the adoption of this resolution, the Palestinian people, whether in exile or under occupation, has continued to suffer the consequences of the lack of international action in order to fulfill their inalienable rights.

Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)
Monday, 03 October 2011 12:06

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was establisPLO_Emblemhed in 1964 and has been the embodiment of the Palestinian national movement. It is a broad national front, or an umbrella organization, comprised of numerous organizations of the resistance movement, political parties, popular organizations, and independent personalities and figures from all sectors of life. The Arab Summit in 1974 recognized the PLO as the “sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” and since then the PLO has represented Palestine at the United Nations, the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM), the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), and in many other fora.

The Palestinian education system
Thursday, 29 September 2011 09:17

Since its establishment, the Palestinian government has been working steadily to improve the education-related infrastructure, teacher training, the standardization of curricula and the development of a comprehensive education system. Three ministries are responsible: The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Higher Education (Higher Education) and the Ministry of Labour. In addition, there is a center for the development of the curriculum. Also in the Palestinian Legislative Council, a committee was established, which deals inter alia with the relevant legislation. Since the Intifada because of the virtually forced school and university closures by the Israeli army, the entire education system has collapsed, has created many private initiatives and NGOs, that is, to be used today to improve the Palestinian education system.

Flag and national emblem
Thursday, 29 September 2011 08:42

flagFlag and national emblem

The four-tone colors of the Palestinian flag in red, black, white and green is rooted in the religious and historical tradition of Islam. At the same time, the four colors of a particular symbol of Arab colors, which the majority of Arab states have taken Saxon in their national flag.

First Intifada
Monday, 26 September 2011 08:34


The immediate trigger for the "revolution of the stones", as the intifada (shaking off) is called, was one on 09 December 1987 by an Israeli military load driver induced accident. In Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, the driver drove into several cars, killing four people and wounding several.
In subsequent mass demonstrations led to clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli occupying army. In the following days and weeks, the Israeli military does not always bring more to the spreading unrest under control. The uprising of Palestinians against their continued oppression and total political disenfranchisement, against land expropriation, settlement and economic exploitation soon gained a name: Intifada. Israel responded with a policy of "iron fist": curfews, mass arrests, torture and deportation followed.

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