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By NGO Monitor
March 20, 2007


Adalah proposes new constitution demanding Israel “recognize the right of return” 

Adalah issued a report entitled “The Democratic Constitution” on March 6, 2007 calling on Israel  “to recognize its responsibility for past injustices suffered by the Palestinian people,[and] … recognize the right of return of the Palestinian refugees.” The proposed constitution also demands that spouses of Israeli citizens be granted automatic citizenship – a right not granted by most countries including France, Britain, and the U.S.  Under this Constitution, the State of Israel would no longer be Jewish, but a “democratic, bilingual and multicultural” state, and immigration of Jews would not be permitted unless for "humanitarian reasons." 

See "Israeli Arab group proposes new 'multi-cultural' constitution," Yoav Stern, Haaretz, February 28, 2007 and  "Druze, Circassian forum: Israel should remain a Jewish state,"  Yoav Stern, Haaretz, March 2, 2007

 

ICAHD and Sabeel continue to promote Durban Strategy in Washington

Jeff Halper of ICAHD and Naim Ateek of Sabeel spoke at a Council for the National Interest (CNI) hearing on February 12, 2007 in Washington.  The event was co-sponsored by the CNI and the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, organizations who stress the need for a “just solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict ” and a “just peace ” , but whose websites advertise activities such as the selling of “two-sided cards with maps showing Israel's takeover of Palestinian lands since 1946.” Such activities undermine Israel’s legitimacy, even within pre-1967 borders. The event gave Halper a platform to repeat his mantra of Israel's apartheid” state, its "matrix of control," and to argue against the two-state solution.  (ICAHD funding is provided by the European Union.)

 

EAPPI speaker at UK school presents one-sided approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict

 An Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) speaker, Sharen Green, caused controversy at an anti-Israel event entitled “The Occupation: Up Close and Personal, Living in the Palestinian Occupied Territories” at a UK school on March 5, 2007. EAPPI encourages volunteers to spend at least 3 months in the region, to “try to reduce the brutality of the Israeli occupation and improve the daily lives of both peoples . Upon their return to their home countries, most participants become active in anti-Israel activities that promote the “Durban Strategy”.



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