|Interest of||Max Blumenthal, Dan Cohen, Jonathan Cook, Jacob de Haan, Jeremy R. Hammond, HonestReporting, Rania Khalek, Gidi Markuszower, Alison Weir, Hilary Wise|
|Member of||Arab League|
Palestine, recognised officially as the State of Palestine by the United Nations and other entities, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia claiming the West Bank (bordering Israel and Jordan) and Gaza Strip (bordering Israel and Egypt) with Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative centre is currently located in Ramallah.
The entirety of the State of Palestine has been occupied since 1948, first by Egypt and Jordan and then by Israel after the Six-Day War in 1967. Palestine has a population of 5,051,953 as of February 2020, ranked 121st in the world.
Nelson Mandela on Palestine
In 1990 Nelson Mandela visited the United States for the first time after being freed from 27 years of imprisonment in apartheid South Africa.
Here, in sectioned out footage of Ted Koppel's interview on ABC News, Nelson Mandela sets out his forthright views on Palestine, Israel and Yasser Arafat, and thanks Fidel Castro of Cuba and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya for their unconditional support in the ANC's struggle against apartheid:
|Nelson Mandela speaks about Palestine|
|George Carlin||“Sanctity of life. You believe in it? Personally, I think it’s a bunch of shit. Well, I mean, life is sacred? Who said so? God? Hey, if you read history, you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death. Has been for thousands of years. Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians all taking turns killing each other ‘cause God told them it was a good idea. The sword of God, the blood of the land, vengeance is mine. Millions of dead motherfuckers. Millions of dead motherfuckers all because they gave the wrong answer to the God question. “You believe in God?” “No.” Boom. Dead. “You believe in God?” “Yes.” “You believe in my God? “No.” Boom. Dead. “My God has a bigger dick than your God!” Thousands of years. Thousands of years, and all the best wars, too. The bloodiest, most brutal wars fought, all based on religious hatred.”||George Carlin|
|Election/Fraud||“I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake. And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.”||Hillary Clinton||2006|
|Sigrid Kaag||“Happily there were pro-Israeli demonstrators in Tel-Aviv that said the road of Benjamin Netanyahu, that soundbite, with an almost racist demagogue.... about the Palestinian peace-partner that has been isolated. But look at their environments, day in, day out, 1 million people are prisoners.”||Sigrid Kaag||10 June 1996|
|Daniel Pipes||“There can be either an Israel or a Palestine, but not both. To think that two states can stably and peacefully coexist in the small territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is to be either naive or duplicitous. If the last seventy years teach anything, it is that there can be only one state west of the Jordan River. Therefore, to those who ask why the Palestinians must be deprived of a state, the answer is simple: grant them one and you set in motion a chain of events that will lead either to its extinction or the extinction of Israel.”||Daniel Pipes||April 1990|
|1948 Palestine war|
|Bombing of the King David Hotel|
|Palestinian Liberation Organisation|
Citizens of Palestine on Wikispooks
|Ziad Abu-Amr||1950||Double Bilderberger Palestinian leader who attended Georgetown|
|Hussain Hashem Al-Hussaini||9 September 1965|
|David Ben-Gurion||16 October 1886||1 December 1973|
|Levi Eshkol||25 October 1895||26 February 1969|
|Ahmed Jibril||1938||7 July 2021|
|Mohammed Nashashibi||1925||27 January 2020||Finance minister in Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority, went to the 2001 Bilderberg|
|Abu Nidal||May 1937||16 August 2002|
|Edward Said||1 November 1935||24 September 2003|
|Document:A Massacre is Not a Massacre||poem||3 June 2010||Ghassan Hage|
|Document:Anatomy of a Scandal: Israel Crucifies Corbyn||Article||14 August 2014||Michael W. Howard||"Tom Watson has it backward: the 'eternal shame and embarrassment' come when Labour, swallowing whatever pride it has left, meekly submits to being harassed and blackmailed by a foreign power and its vulgar propagandists. Jeremy Corbyn, it seems, is gearing up to do just that. Chalk one up for Goebbels."|
|Document:Batley and Spen by-election: Palestine becomes potential dealbreaker||Article||18 June 2021||Alex MacDonald||According to Coral, Galloway is currently on 50/1 odds to win, compared to 2/1 for Leadbeater and 2/5 for Conservative candidate Ryan Stephenson. William Hill has the Conservatives on 1/3, Labour at 5/2 and the WPGB at 33/1.|
|Document:Condemnation of mass killings in Gaza||Article||15 May 2018||Hans Köchler||"The deliberate targeting of civilians by the Israeli army – inside the territory of Gaza – constitutes a war crime and crime against humanity. Those responsible must be brought to justice – in conformity with the Statute and on the basis of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of which Palestine is a State Party."|
|Document:Former Labour leader honoured by Palestinian Forum||Article||19 December 2021||Steve Walker||Jeremy Corbyn receives award for ‘remarkable efforts’ to support Palestinians against oppression|
|Document:I am Israel||Prose Poem||6 November 2018||Anonymous||A prose poem detailing the history of the displacement and dispossession of native Palestinians from their ancestral land, the destruction of their homes and the decimation of their livelihoods between 1947 and the present, by Zionist Israel and its enablers|
|Document:Jewish terrorism in UN-mandate Palestine 1945-48||report||1 October 1948||Various contributors||Timeline-type list of Jewish violence in 'UN-Mandate Palestine' from 1945 to 1948 inclusive.|
|Document:Keir Starmer's ‘antisemitism’ sacking is a signal that Israel is safe in his hands||Article||29 June 2020||Jonathan Cook||Crackdown by UK Labour leader on left-wing rival will subdue critics of Israel in his party ahead of Israel's annexation move|
|Document:Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon from Richard Falk||open letter||7 February 2016||Richard Falk||On-the-button open letter from Richard Falk to Ban Ki-moon about Israeli attacks on the latter for his modest, reasonable and accurate criticism of Israeli policy - Schadenfreude would be understandable in light of Richard Falks experience at Moon's hands.|
|Document:Outside In: The Trump Administration’s Plan to Remake the Middle East||Article||10 October 2018||Ted Snider||Benjamin Netanyahu refers to his doctrine as Outside In: first you pacify the Outside and ally with the Sunni Arab states (Egypt and Saudi Arabia) outside of Israel, then, in exchange, you extract a peace plan out of them that you then impose Inside on a Palestine now devoid of allies and leave it helpless to hold out against a peace plan forced on the Palestinians by Donald Trump.|
|Document:President Abbas’ Rebuke to Theresa May over Palestine||blog post||24 September 2017||Craig Murray||The ignored part of the Balfour Declaration to which Abbas referred is of course: “It being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.”|
|Document:The Dog That Didn't Bark||Article||30 November 2017||Israel Shamir||The Jared Kushner-Mohammed bin Salman peace plan for Palestine is likely to misfire, as have all MBS plans, from pressuring Qatar to vanquishing Yemen. A lot of blood and a lot of money will flow, adding to miseries in the Middle East and elsewhere. The only satisfaction is that now you know who owns the dog that did not bark.|
|Document:U.S. troops would enforce peace under Army study||article||10 September 2001||Rowan Scarborough|
|Document:UK Government Should Cancel Prince William’s Visit to Apartheid Israel||Article||18 April 2018||BDS National Committee (BNC)||UK Government Should Cancel Prince William’s Visit to Apartheid Israel|
|Document:What is Left for Palestine?||blog post||17 May 2021||Craig Murray||It was a beautiful day in Glasgow yesterday for the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign demo, and it was great to be able to meet up again with so many magnificent and public-spirited people. It was an especially young crowd, which was excellent, and I was able to meet many Palestinians who drew comfort from the public support at a traumatic time.|
|Document:‘What about the Israeli army killing unarmed Palestinian civilians’||Article||27 April 2018||Ken Loach||Ken Loach asked the Belgian prime minister: “Mr Michel is a lawyer, did he wonder about Israel’s failure to comply with international law? Has he asked the question of colonisation of the Palestinian territories? Has he asked the question of unarmed Palestinian civilians killed by the Israeli army? Has he asked the question of refugees living under the protection of the United Nations?"|
|File:Children in Military Custody.pdf||report||June 2012||9 UK govt. appointed legal experts|
|File:Company-Occupied territories trading.pdf||Database||12 February 2020||UN/Human Rights Council||Database of all business enterprises involved in the activities detailed in paragraph 96 of the report of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights|
|File:Targeting-israeli-apartheid.pdf||book||January 2012||Tom Anderson|
|File:The Inheritance of Abraham-Revised.pdf||report||18 May 2013||Church and Society Council|
|File:The-Inheritance-of-Abraham.pdf||report||May 2013||Church and Society Council|
|File:Un-escwa-israel-apartheid-report.pdf||report||17 March 2017||Richard Falk|
|The Apartheid nature of the Israeli State in its treatment of its non-jewish Palestinian population|
- ↑ "The de jure State of Palestine under Belligerent Occupation: Application for Admission to the United Nations"
- ↑ "Is Palestine now a state?"
- ↑ "Ban sends Palestinian application for UN membership to Security Council"
- ↑ "The Naksa: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine in 1967"
- ↑ "State of Palestine Population (2020) - Worldometer"