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  Proposals for a Palestinian state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On October 1, an independent Palestinian state in all of Palestine was declared, with Jerusalem as its capital.
Palestinian negotiators have so far insisted that refugees, and all their descendents, from the 1948 and 1967 wars have a right to return to the places they were lived in before 1948 and 1967, including those within the 1949 Armistice lines.
Palestinians have argued that the IDF, a large and modern armed force, poses a direct and pressing threat to the sovereignty of any future Palestinian state, making a defensive force for a Palestinian state a matter of necessity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Independent_Palestinian_state   (3834 words)

 The Case against a Palestinian state
Palestinians leaders have not stopped referring to Israel as the enemy, nor have they stopped referring to terrorists as heroes, and their acts of sadistic murder as "military operations." This language serves as the foundation and justification for continued terror.
The military impact of a Palestinian state must be examined in a wider regional context, in which Israel remains a very small state and in which some Arab states, such as Syria and Iraq, maintain a state of war and are continuing to build up their military capabilities.
A functioning state is, by definition, one in which the state has a monopoly on the use of force, providing security for its citizens and not allowing its territory to be used as a staging platform for terror.
www.aijac.org.au /review/1997/224/palstate.html   (2904 words)

 Proposals for a Palestinian state - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The current position of the Palestinian Authority as well as Israel is that the West Bank and Gaza should form the basis of a future Palestinian state.
Palestinians have however repeatedly stated that they were interested in negotiating, but the Israeli side said that it was a take it or leave offer.
Israel declares that the current Palestinian Authority is corrupt to the bottom, enjoys a warm relationship with Hamas and other Islamic militant movements, and seems at times to call in Arabic for the destruction of Israel (see Palestinian views of the peace process).
openproxy.ath.cx /pr/Proposals_for_a_Palestinian_state.html   (2596 words)

 Table of contents for Building a successful Palestinian state
To gain the support of the majority of Palestinians; three-fourths of whom public opinion surveys suggest support reconciliation with Israel and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state; a new state must be seen as legitimate by its citizens and practice the good governance that is necessary to maintain public respect and support.
When a Palestinian state is established, its success is not only important as an end in itself; it could influence the course of political and social reform in the greater Middle East.
Through the establishment of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964, Palestinians formally rejected the existence of Israel and called for a Palestinian state in the whole of all the territory that was governed by the British under the League of Nations mandate of 1920 (excluding Transjordan).
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip058/2005005242.html   (8923 words)

 Hail the Struggle of the Palestinian Youth! Declare an Independent Palestinian State Now!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The question now is whether there is a political leadership worthy of the heroism of these Palestinian fighters, a political leadership capable of officially declaring the aim so many Palestinians have already died to achieve: an actual independent Palestinian state.
The potential power of the Palestinian uprising to open up a new period of struggle against imperialist domination and oppression creates both the possibility and the urgent necessity of an official declaration of an independent Palestinian nation now.
But the Palestinians can win, if a bold political policy can match the boldness of the fighters in the streets and mobilize international mass support for Palestinian independence while opening a new period of struggle against oppression and exploitation around the world.
www.rwlus.org /documents/palestinian-state.htm   (979 words)

 CNN - Arafat seeks support for independent Palestinian state - September 25, 1998
And in Jerusalem, a Palestinian official said the Palestinians and Israelis are much closer to an agreement on the scope of a West Bank troop withdrawal than the Palestinians have let on.
A Palestinian official said earlier in the week that the Palestinians would agree only if it is clearly stated that the land is under Palestinian jurisdiction.
U.S. and Palestinian officials have confirmed that the independent statehood talk is being used by the Palestinians as a bargaining chip.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9809/25/isreal.palestinians   (778 words)

 F L A M E : An Independent Palestinian State: Would it be a peaceful neighbor of Israel or would it lead to war?
A Palestinian state never occurred to the Ottomans who ruled the area until their defeat in World War I, nor to the British when they had the mandate over Palestine until 1948, nor to the Jordanians who ruled the “West Bank” from 1948 to 1967.
The stated purpose of the Arabs, endlessly repeated and never excised from their “covenant,” is to acquire whatever territory they can, in order to use it as a base for the final assault against the Jewish state and for the hoped-for extinction of the hated “Zionist entity” once and for all.
Even today, as the Palestinians are under the severe weapons restrictions that they accepted in the Oslo Accord which allowed only a police force with light weapons, they have artillery, rockets, missiles and all kinds of heavy weaponry that they have smuggled into their territory.
www.factsandlogic.org /ad_79.html   (881 words)

 Prof. Gerald Steinberg
If we examine the likely nature of the proposed independent Palestinian state, given the current leadership and policies, we find many risks and little to reassure us that such a state would be a stable and civic neighbor over the long term.
Palestinians leaders have not stopped referring to Israel as the enemy, nor have they stopped referring to terrorists, bus bombers, and murderers as heroes, and their acts of sadistic murder as "military operations".
The military impact of a Palestinian state must be examined in a wider regional context, in which Israel remains a very small state and in which some Arab states, such as Syria and Iraq, maintain a state of war and are continuing to build up there military capabilities.
faculty.biu.ac.il /~steing/election/cambridg.htm   (3105 words)

 ipedia.com: Proposals for a Palestinian state Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Proposals for a Palestinian state are the proposals that have been made to create a Palestinian state.
Israel accepts the right of the Palestinian Diaspora to return into the new Palestinian state but advocate that their return into Israel should be a great danger for the stability of the Jewish state.
A PA Cabinet minister, Saeb Arekat, declared this would mean Israel is waging a "war" against Palestinians to maintain its occupation of the West Bank and Gaza [1].
www.ipedia.com /proposals_for_a_palestinian_state.html   (3530 words)

 Vanguard Online Edition : Mahmoud Abbas: An independent Palestinian State now
In all the series of contacts initiated by the Republicans, aimed at laying the foundation of some ‘proximity talks’ between the Israelis and Palestinians, the impression was that the Likud government was less prepared for the excessive pressure from Washington.
Mahmoud Abbas, regarded as the future president of an independent Palestinian state, is one of the rising apostles of peace in the region.
And the reason is this: “During his term as the Palestinians’ first prime minister, from April to September 2003, he promised to curb violence and establish security in the Palestinian-populated territories, under the terms of the Road Map.
www.vanguardngr.com /articles/2002/world/w112012005.html   (1404 words)

 Palestinian State (proposed)
The Palestinian Authority (PA), with Arafat its elected leader, took control of the newly non-Israeli-occupied areas, assuming governmental duties in 1994.
The history of the proposed modern Palestinian state, which is expected to be formed from the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, began with the British Mandate of Palestine.
The Palestinian Authority (PA), with Arafat as its elected leader, took control of the newly non-Israeli-occupied areas, assuming all governmental duties.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0776421.html   (1864 words)

 CNN.com - Arafat, Bush administration differ over speech - June 25, 2002
President Bush talked about a Palestinian state and elections and we are proud to be a democratic state.
Sources told CNN that U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell had warned Arafat earlier this year that it was time for him to go.
But in his first public remarks since Bush's speech, Arafat said "the Palestinians will choose their own leaders." He repeated an earlier declaration that the Palestinians will hold elections for his job and for the Palestinian legislature in January, with local elections to follow in March.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/06/25/bush.speech.reax   (636 words)

 A Preview of an Independent Palestinian State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This isn't a joke, as proven by the TPB (Typical Palestinian Behavior) that took place after control of the Gaza Strip was turned over to the Palestinian Authority.
...Palestinian police stood by helplessly Tuesday as looters carted off materials from greenhouses in several settlements, and commanders complained they did not have enough manpower to protect the prized assets.
The fires caused little structural damage in the fortress-like concrete and stone structures, but Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said the buildings would be destroyed." http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1489529,00050004.htm It obviously did not occur to these two-legged locusts that synagogues might be converted into schools, hospitals, or even mosques.
www.omdurman.org /leaflets/lord_flies.html   (302 words)

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Lisa Crispignani Palestinian Council member, Doctor Haider Abdel Shafi Palestinian Liberation Organization in the Gaza Strip Born in the Gaza Strip 1919 "We want an independent Palestinian state and any deviation from this path is a deviation that I would not accept" (Aboudi).
Currently I am the head of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, which is a Muslim version of the Red Cross, and I am the founding member of the Palestinian National Council.
Recently the PLO has been using peaceful means rather than terrorist acts in order to negotiate for a independent Palestinian state.
www-personal.umich.edu /~rtanter/W96PS353S2/Shafi.Haider   (502 words)

 Palestinian National Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tony Blair said today October 15 that the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is a key aim of the Middle East peace process.
Blair held with President Yasser Arafat after meeting, the Britsh Prime Minister stated, “A viable Palestinian state, as part of a negotiated and agreed settlement, which guarantees peace and security for Israel is the objective”.
is a just peace in which Israelis and Palestinians live side by side, each in their own state, secure and able to prosper and develop.
www.pna.gov.ps /subject_details2.asp?DocId=540   (394 words)

 GN Online: Qaboos calls for early creation of independent Palestinian state
Addressing the State Council's third session yesterday Sultan Qaboos said: "We strongly call for the establishment of a sovereign, viable Palestinian state at the earliest opportunity." He also called for the Arab states to recover their lands and their sovereignty.
He further said: "First and foremost of these is their right to honour, dignity and freedom from humiliation, and their right to liberty and independence," in obvious reference to freedom for the people of Palestine.
The State Council is a joint meeting of the two houses, the State Council and the lower house Majlis As'Shura, open elections to which were held for the first time on last October 4.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=100916   (539 words)

 FactsOfIsrael.com: Why did Arafat refuse an independent Palestinian State in October 2000?
On the subject of the refugees we constructed an entire concept that was based on a solution in Arab host-states, in the Palestinian state, in countries like Canada and Australia, and on family reunification in Israel.
The proposal was that the outer envelope of Arab neighborhoods in the city would be under Palestinian sovereignty, the inner envelope would be under functional autonomy, the Old City under a special regime, and the Temple Mount under a perpetual Palestinian trusteeship.
I felt terribly frustrated that we were making such a creative, flexible move and reaching one of the finest moments of the negotiations, and they couldn't free themselves from their gibes, from the need for vindication, from their victimization.
www.factsofisrael.com /blog/archives/000069.html   (9764 words)

 U.S. Department of State Award Supports Independent Palestinian Media
The Middle East Partnership Initiative is pleased to announce an award of $675,000 in support of Palestinian independent media and the bi-weekly production and broadcast of a television news magazine.
The series, which will be carried on eleven independent networks, will focus on peaceful political participation, social responsibility, and gender equality.
An English as a Second Language curriculum is being developed specifically for Palestinian students as a result of this grant.
www.state.gov /r/pa/prs/ps/2005/42125.htm   (235 words)

 Palestinian National Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Speaking at the end of the Sharm El-Sheikh Summit on Tuesday, President George W. Bush reiterated his commitment to establishing an independent Palestinian state side-by-side with Israel based on a two-state solution.
The Arab leaders embraced the "road map" for peace, which calls for an independent Palestinian state by 2005.
They embraced the internationally crafted "road map" for peace, which calls for an independent Palestinian state by 2005.
www.pna.gov.ps /subject_details2.asp?DocId=903   (322 words)

 Patriarch Sabah calls for independent Palestinian state
The patriarch of the Latin community in Jerusalem on Tuesday called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in Palestinian territories.
In a Jerusalem press conference on Tuesday, Patriarch al-Sabah said the establishment of such a Palestinian state will be the sole solution for ending "the sufferings and the catastrophe of the Palestinians."
Meanwhile, on Monday the Israeli Ambassador to the US Eliyahu Ben-Elissar said "there is no Zionism without Jerusalem" adding that Israel will never give up the city.
www.arabicnews.com /ansub/Daily/Day/980408/1998040804.html   (193 words)

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