(From Mazin Qumsiyeh)
A conference of those interested in pushing the program of a single
democratic state in historic Palestine was held Saturday 1 September 2012
at the Bethlehem Peace Center. Activists from several cities, villages and
refugee camps representing different backgrounds and experiences made this
meeting a success and another step in the march toward freedom and justice.
We reviewed previous achievements and developments, including those via
writings, via several working groups on the ground, and via conferences
held inside and outside Palestine. Other achievements were introduced
including by anti-Zionist colleagues working for change in the areas of
1948. We also discussed the idea of a global conference to happen in one
year and include all the parties working to achieve a one-state vision.
* Participation in committees that have been proposed in the Munich
conference: Legal Committee, Activities Committee, Committee for
Documentation and Communication, Communication Committee, Youth Committee,
and Finance Committee
* Creating two other committees: one to propose an internal structure for
the work of the various committees and groups (i.e. mechanisms of
coordination) and the other to discuss the mechanisms of political
* Working on a major website to interact and exchange news, experiences,
documents, and views
* Strengthening youth work and make sure young men and women play key
leading roles in this movement
* Expanding awareness and information programs related to the concept of
one state in all areas of historic Palestine and abroad
We formed a temporary follow-up committee and to encourage holding similar
conferences and meetings in the all camps, villages and cities.
*Those who want to participate in the working committees mentioned and/or
wants help to create local working groups (in any part of the world),
please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may read this report in Arabic.