دعوة لمحاضرة إيلان بابيه عن الدولة الواحدة، الخميس 2\1 في زيمر הזמנה להרצאת אילן פפה על המדינה האחת, חמישי 2.1 ב”זמר” במשולש

עברית אחרי הערבית

رابطة أكاديميي وشبيبة زيمر

تدعو الجمهور لحضور محاضرة

المؤرخ إيلان بابيه

عن آفاق حل الدولة الديمقراطية الواحدة في أرض فلسطين التاريخية

هل هو مجرد حلم أو يمكن للفكرة أن تسبب بتغيير المشهد السياسي؟

بعد أكثر من مائة سنة من الاستعمار والتشريد والعنصرية والحروب يظهر الصراع الإسرائيلي الفلسطيني كأنه واقع لا مخرج منه…

ومع فقدان الأمل عند الكثيرين في “حل الدولتين” – حيث إسرائيل تواصل تثبيت احتلالها للضفة الغربية والاستيطان فيها وتضييق الحصار على قطاع غزة، وحيث يبدو أن المفاوضات ليست إلاّ ورقة التوت التي تستر على هذا الواقع…

ومع التساؤلات عن مصير اللاجئين في إطار الحل السياسي وعن مصير الفلسطينيين في “الداخل” الذين يعانوا أيضًا من التطهير العرقي المستمر ومن نظام الفصل العنصري…

تزداد الأصوات الذي تنادي بالرجوع إلى الحل القديم الجديد – حل إقامة الدولة الديمقراطية الواحدة من النهر إلى البحر – يرجع إليها اللاجئين ويعيش فيها كل سكانها أحرارًا متساوي الحقوق.

وقد سمعنا مؤخرًا عن مبادرات للعمل من أجل هذا الهدف في يافا وحيفا ورام الله وبيت لحم وغزة…

من أبرز الأصوات المنادية في هذا الحل – صوت المؤرخ المعروف إيلان بابيه الذي كتب الكثير عن تاريخ الحركة الصهيونية وخصوصًا عن التطهير العرقي في فلسطين.

مكان المحاضرة : قاعة قصر الثقافة يمّة وسط زيمر

يوم الخميس 2\1\2014 ، تمام الساعة 19:00

الدعوة عامة

انضموا للإيفينت على صفحات لفيسبوك

התאחדות האקדמאים והצעירים ב”זמר”

מזמינה את הציבור להרצאה

ההיסטוריון אילן פפה על הסיכויים לפתרון של

מדינה דמוקרטית אחת בפלסטין ההיסטורית

האם זה רק חלום או שהרעיון יכול לגרום לשינוי הנוף הפוליטי?

לאחר יותר ממאה שנים של קולוניאליזם, נישול, גזענות ומלחמה נראה הסכסוך הישראלי פלסטיני כמציאות שאין ממנה מוצא…

רבים מאבדים תקווה ב”פתרון שתי המדינות” – נוכח מציאות בה ישראל ממשיכה לבסס את הכיבוש בגדה המערבית, מרחיבה את ההתנחלויות בה ומהדקת את המצור על רצועת עזה. המשא ומתן נראה כעלה תאנה שנועד רק להסתיר את המציאות של כיבוש מתמשך…

יחד עם זאת מתעוררות שאלות לגבי גורלם של הפליטים במסגרת פתרון מדיני וגורלם של הפלסטינים “בפנים” הסובלים אף הם מהטיהור האתני הנמשך וממשטר ההפרדה הגזענית – האפרטהייד.

לנוכח מציאות זו מתרבים הקולות הקוראים לחזרה לפתרון ישן-חדש: הקמת מדינה דמוקרטית אחת מהנהר ועד הים – מדינה שאליה יחזרו הפליטים וכל תושביה יחיו בה חופשיים ושווי זכויות.

שמענו על היוזמות האחרונות להתארגנות למען מטרה זו ביפו, חיפה, רמאללה, בית לחם ועזה …

אחד הקולות המובילים הקוראים לפתרון זה הינו קולו של ההסטוריון אילן פפה, שכתב הרבה על ההיסטוריה של התנועה הציונית ובמיוחד על הטיהור האתני בפלסטין.

המקום: היכל התרבות ב”זמר”

הזמן: יום חמישי, 2.1.2014, בשעה 19:00

(ההרצאה בשפה העברית)

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ODS supporters hold study day in Ramallah

ODS supporters hold study day in Ramallah

Press Release

This press release was originally published on November 5, 2013, in Arabic and Hebrew.

The Popular Movement for One Democratic State on the Land of Historical Palestine” and “The Jaffa Group for One Democratic State” held joint study day on Saturday, November 2, 2013, to discuss the prospects of the “one democratic state” program and challenges in the way. More than a hundred activists from all over historic Palestine, from Haifa, Jaffa and the Galilee, Ramallah, Jerusalem and other villages and cities, gathered in the hall of the “Retno” hotel in Ramallah. The study day started at eleven and the discussions continued until five o’clock in the afternoon.

A delegation from the “Haifa Group”, which announced its formation in September 2013, joined and took active part. A representative of ODS supporters from Britain presented a brief report on the progress towards organizing support for this program in Europe.

The study day was guided by Mounir Al-Aboshi, Radi Jarai, Omar Assaf and Awni Mashni of the Popular Movement from Ramallah, in addition to Ofra Yeshua-Lyth and Khaled Jabarin of the Jaffa group and Muhannad Abu Ghosh and Yoav Bar of the Haifa group. Most of the time was devoted to listen to the views of the participants and to an open discussion about the objectives and ways of working of the new movement.

The organizers clarified at the opening that the ODS program aims at restoring all the usurped rights of the Palestinian people, first and foremost the right of return for all refugees. Confirming this goal refutes any intersection between our program, which is based on democracy and liberty, and the empty political balloons waved recently by some spokesmen of the Israeli right. The starting point and ultimate goal of the program of the Zionist Right and Left alike is to prevent the application of the right of return, solidify the results of the crime of ethnic cleansing and maintain the Jewish apartheid state.

The participants also stressed that ODS is the only program that provides the conditions for the application of the right of return and to fully get rid of the occupation and the racist apartheid regime. For this reason it is the only program that can be considered as a solution. In contrast, the continuation of the occupation and the re-division of the country could only lead to increased suffering and the continuation of the bloody conflict.

The organizers pointed to the symbolic significance of holding the study day on November 2, the anniversary of the “Balfour Declaration”. By this document Britain awarded legitimacy to Zionist colonization at the expense of the rights of the Palestinian people, in order to establish a foothold for Western imperialism in the Arab region and the Middle East in general.

After the opening there were two open discussion sessions. The first discussion was designated to concerns and challenges. Several participants spoke about the existing obstacles to converting the ODS program from a dream and a lofty goal into reality on the ground. Others stressed that this is a program for struggle that can be realized through our collective efforts. Raising this program helps us to unify anew the Palestinian people’s struggle in all geographies. In addition this program puts our conflict with the Zionist movement in the true perspective as a struggle against an occupation regime, opposing racist colonization that contradicts all the concepts of democracy and human rights. This way, working for ODS may contribute to isolate Israel internationally.

One of the main concerns expressed by the participants was of continuing the old power relations and the dominance of “white” immigrants (of European origin) over the resources and the economy, even in the framework of a single democratic state that will revoke privileges and forbid racial segregation on the legal level.

The experience of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the abolition of this regime were mentioned as proof of the efficacy of this type of struggle. But South Africa was also mentioned as an example of political change and the establishment of a formal democratic system without paying attention to the need for a radical change in power relations in society and the economy.

The second dialogue session addressed the issue of converting ODS from a concept to a program of struggle. Many speakers stressed that ODS does not legitimize settlement, nor eliminates the daily struggle against the occupation in all its forms. It rather supplements these struggles by bringing together resistance to the settlements and the wall and all partial confrontations with the occupation as one political struggle directed by a comprehensive strategy.

Speakers proposed many practical suggestions for specific steps to defend the people’s rights, stemming from the urgent needs of the masses, while creating awareness and interest in the ODS program as a comprehensive solution that will ensure these rights.

The study day provided a distinguished opportunity for a meeting between activists from both sides of the Green Line as a step towards building a new type of movement for democratic struggle. This movement will unite freedom activists from the country’s residents and from the Palestinian refugees and supporters of rights, democracy, justice and equality regardless of religion or origin.

Some participants commented on the problematic labeling of our partnership: Should we speak about a partnership between Arabs and Jews while we know that Arabism is based on language and Judaism is religion? Some suggested talking about a partnership between Arabs and “Ivrim” (Hebrew Speakers)… Some spoke of “Palestinian Arabs and Palestinian Jews”. But, most importantly, a true partnership is built through the joint struggle against oppression and colonialism in all its forms and through confidence that this is the best and fastest way to reach the common goal, the return of the Palestinian refugees and ensuring free and safe life and well-being for all.

The audience received with applause the news of the arrival of a letter of support on behalf of the International Committee of the Green Party of the United States. The representative of the party, Justine McCabe, reported in the letter about continuous increase in the number of Americans who are convinced that one democratic state is the only just and sustainable solution to the conflict in Palestine.

Study Day: One Democratic State – from Concept to Struggle

Study Day: One Democratic State – from Concept to Struggle

Invitation

The Popular Movement for One Democratic State in the Historic Land of Palestine

and “The Jaffa Group for One Democratic State

Call for a joint study day in Ramallah

Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 11:00 to 17:30

The movements assert that ODS is a strategic solution providing for the needs of the masses and the aspirations of the progressive and democratic forces in Palestine and around the world. They also state that the two-state solution is unable to put an end to the bloody conflict in occupied Palestine as it can’t provide for a fair solution for the right of return for Palestinian refugees and end the apartheid which is applied in all parts of the country. Nor does it provide a solution to the issues of Jerusalem, the borders, water and other contentious issues.

After intensive discussion about ODS at conferences and in the media, it is time to build a popular movement of struggle to unite all the country’s population and the Palestinian refugees for one goal and a common democratic future for all: to bring an end to the occupation and the regime based on displacement and racial discrimination and for return, freedom, democracy and equality.

The objectives of the study day

The main goal of this study day is to bring together activists who support ODS and those interested in the research and discussion of the possibility of the implementation of this program and turn it into a new axis to unite and develop the struggle against Israeli apartheid. For this reason most of the time will be dedicated to discussion between activists from both sides of the Green Line, Arabs and Jews, in which activists will exchange experiences and opinions and will build a common vision to continue the struggle and the building of one mass movement.

Agenda of the study day

11:00 arrival, reception

11:30 Opening Session – words of welcome

12:30 – 14:00 First discussion plenum – Concerns and Challenges

14:00 – 15:00 break, lunch

15:00 – 16:30 Second discussion plenum – The Struggle to reach our Goal and Building the Movement

16:45 – 17:15 Concluding Session – summarize the discussion

Please rush to register.

Translations to Arabic, Hebrew and English guaranteed as needed.

Travel will be organized from different regions.