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Association for One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel (ODSPI) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The Association for One Democratic State in Palestine/Israel is convinced that the creation of one democratic state is the only viable, long-term solution to the conflict. The establishment of a unitary State in Palestine/Israel would proceed by merging two legal entities, the State of Israel and the Palestinian Autonomous Authority, into one constitutional and democratic order which would secure equal rights and duties to all of its citizens without any discrimination based on religion, gender, nationality, ethnicity or language. This state may later become the model for and the nucleus of a larger political entity, including other countries in the Middle-East and North Africa.”

“Preamble,” Bylaws of the Association, ODSPI website, Apr. 15, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The Association is established under Articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code and shall maintain its seat in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is to be of unlimited duration. It is committed to the following assertion: ‘Peace will be the fruit of justice’ (Isaiah 32:17).”

Article 1, Bylaws of the Association, ODSPI website, Apr. 15, 2003

Mission:

“Aims to promote, by peaceful means, the establishment of one democratic State in Palestine/Israel for the residents of the State of Israel and of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, as well as for Palestinian refugees.”

Article 1, Bylaws of the Association, ODSPI website, Apr. 15, 2003

Other:
Non-Profit Association