Palestine/Israel: A single state, with liberty and justice for all
Abulhawa, Susan; Baroud, Ramzyhttp://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5413.shtml
Publisher: Online Journal
Date Written: 30/12/2009
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11780
The notion of religious-ethnocentric entitlement and exclusivity for one people at the expense of another has been rejected the world over. Palestinians reject it and we assert that we are human beings worthy of the same human rights accorded to the rest of humanity; that we are worthy of our homes and farms, our heritage, our churches and mosques, and our history; and that we should not be expected to negotiate with our oppressors for such basic dignities. The two-state solution was and remains an instrument to circumvent the basic human rights of Palestinians in order to accommodate Israel's desire to be Jewish. Polls show that Palestinians refuse to be the enemies of our Jewish brothers and sisters anywhere, just as we refuse to be oppressed by them.