members and supporters ;
have suffered a case of sabotage by Yahoo. They closed our discussion
yahoo group without notice, and two days later they closed
our e-mail account.
are rectifying this by creating a blog, the particulars of which will
be posted on this site. We also now have e-mail specific to the Association.
Further, we have moved the website to a more secure server and used
this opportunity to shorten, its title: www.odspi.org
Association is a non-governmental organization incorporated according
to the Swiss association law. Its headquarters is located in Geneva
, Switzerland .
is open to all nationalities provided a candidate for membership accepts
the principle of one democratic state in Palestine/Israel.
international conference and general assembly were held in Geneva on
Octobre7 and 8, 2006.
are Palestinians who have been continuously acting reflexively because
of the atmosphere of urgency that we have lived under for decades, and
now find it imperative to plan strategically. We are the Palestinians,
who inspite of being brutalised for generations have not lost our humanity
and have not become racist or exclusivists. We are calling for PEACE,
RECONCILIATION and EQUALITY with Israelis in one political entity. We
are the overwhelming majority of Palestinians who are not intimidated
by the wealth, political skills or the connectedness of the Israelis
to superpowers; for we are an educated and energetic people who excel
when provided the opportunity. We are the refugees who realize that
they can have a homeland only in a reunified country in historic Palestine
are Jews in and outside Israel who overcame Zionist indoctrination and
do not want to support a brutal, racist state. We do not want to be
an appendage of world imperialism in their drive to subdue and exploit
the Middle East . We are the Israelis who realize that we can thrive
and prosper in a country at peace with its neighbors with a vast economic
market open for it. We are the Jews who want a spiritual-cultural home
in Palestine/Israel rather than a mercenary-military state that exists
to fight and destroy
are the Europeans and North Americans who are cognisant of the role
of their countries in establishing and maintaining a colonial-settler
state in Palestine at the expense of its indigenous population. We realize
that at the root of the tension between the Arab and Muslim societies
and those of Europe and North American is the Palestine/Israel conflict.
Our states are based on citizenship not ethnicity, and we are not going
to support a supremacist exclusivist state for one ethnic group. We
are Europeans who understand that, because of geographic proximity,
our strategic and economic well-being depend to a large extent on a
stable Middle East .
are members of the international community who are keenly aware of the
threat that this conflict constitutes to world peace. We want it resolved
in the same manner that all other colonial-settler experiments, most
recently South Africa , were resolved: one country, with one person-one
vote, and without apartheid.
all subscribe to the highest standards of human rights. We do not patronise,
denigrate or discriminate against any group.
are not naïve dreamers, for we realize that the road is rough,
but it is the only road to peace and justice. We shall not be demoralized,
cynical or complacent.