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Monthly Archives: April 1997

One year after the Palestine National Council met to cancel the PLO Covenant

The Middle East Forum, recently pioneered by New York immigrant to Israel, Dan Diker, held its first round table discussion on April 29, 1997 one year after the Palestine National Council met in a...

The Palestinian National Covenant

Articles of the Covenant Article 1: Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people; it is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people are an integral part of the Arab...

“The Text of the Palestinian National Covenant Remains As it Was and No Changes...

Peace Watch revealed today an internal publication issued by the "Research and Thought" division of Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction of the PLO, entitled "The Palestinian National Covenant Between Renewal and Being Frozen." It...

The Voting Session of the Palestinian National Council on the Palestinian Charter Gaza April...

Saleem At-Za'anoon, PNC chairman, explaining the proposal before the members: I want to tell you before the voting begins that the judicial committee, when I attended it, was totally convinced, with a majority of 43...

PNC Vote Does Not Fulfill PLO Obligation to Amend Covenant: PNC Has Until May...

The decision made by the Palestinian National Council (PNC) last night regarding the PLO Covenant does not satisfy the obligation laid down in the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo II). The PNC did not actually...

Deputy PNC Chairman Denies Draft of Charter

Deputy PNC Chairman Salim Za'noun denied a report attributed to him which was distributed by the Palestine Ministry of Information that there is a proposed draft for a new Palestinian National Charter. The report...

Letter to the Editor

Dear David: Is it possible that you missed Ma'ariv's 7,000 word feature article on the first face to face meeting between Jonathan and an Israeli journalist in 12 years? If not, what possible reason can there...

Dilemma and a Constructive Approach … for a change

There are aspects of this issue that yet to surface in public attention, and very few people work to foster new ideas that will mend fences among Jews at this time. The Reform and Conservative...

Beyond Words

The first revelations were reported on the evening of April 10, 1997. The partially decomposed body of Staff Sgt. Sharon Edri was unearthed in the Arab village of Tzurif by the IDF. Sharon Edri,...

Beit Tzurif: Candidate for “Collective Punishment”?

Two weeks ago, there was a discussion about the morality of collective punishment in the context of the latest wave of terror attacks in Israel. The town of Beit Tzurif, located next to Cfar Etzion,...