This speech is reproduced in the hope that the international community will join in efforts to have Israel made accountable for its obligations. To do this an awareness of the real plight and not the distorted propaganda of the American and Israeli public affairs committee needs to be made. I hope that this will help to achieve that aim so that there is a well deserved peace within the region. Do your own research if you will to satisfy yourselves that much of the western world has been feed a bigoted view of the situation confronting the Palestinians.
We believe that no just and lasting peace can be achieved without respecting the rights of everyone, including both Palestinians and Israelis.
By Mahmoud Abba
Jul. 7, 2014 | 6:00 PM
Thanks to J.
Twenty-six years have passed since the Palestine Liberation Organization officially endorsed the two-state solution. In a painful and historic decision, Palestine recognized the State of Israel based on pre-1967 territory, conceding over 78 percent of Palestinian land. Rather than seize this opportunity for peace, the current Israeli government has chosen to use the peace process as a smoke screen for more colonization and oppression. We still wish to believe that our Israeli neighbors do not expect the Palestinian people to live under a system of apartheid. The desire of a peace- and freedom-loving nation for independence can’t be eliminated by force.
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