Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Global Exchange Biography

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

“Global Exchange believes that without fundamental change in the U.S. policy towards the Middle East, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in particular, peace will be unattainable. Our Palestine Human Rights Program supports:

  • A balanced U.S. policy that seeks to end Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territories captured in 1967.
  • International recognition and backing for a viable and sovereign Palestinian state, with full trade, diplomatic, and territorial rights guaranteed under international law.
  • A just and durable resolution of Palestinian refugee claims based on existing UN Security Council resolutions.
  • Full legal, political, and civil rights for Palestinians living within the borders of Israel.”

“Palestine Human Rights Campaign,” Global Exchange 2005

Description:

“We envision a people centered globalization that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities.

In a world where the economics of quantity fuels corporate power and political greed, the elite are reaping profits while working people and the planet are left to pay the price. In response to the global degradation caused by this system of elite globalization, Global Exchange envisions an alternative economics of quality centered upon protecting international human rights to ensure that the cost of globalization does not come at the expense of us all.”

“About Global Exchange,” Global Exchange website (accessed on Nov. 2, 2007)

Mission:

“As an education and action resource center, we advance our vision by working to ensure our members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world.

Global Exchange takes a holistic approach to creating change. With 20 years working for international human rights, we realize that in order to advance social, environmental and economic justice we must transform the global economy from profit centered to people centered, from currency to community.”

“About Global Exchange,” Global Exchange website (accessed on Nov. 2, 2007)

Other:
International Human Rights Organization