Available now at BADIL: al Majdal, Issue 11 (September 2001) Quarterly for the Promotion of Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

Publisher: BADIL Resource Center
Annual subscription fee (4 issues): US $20

Under the headline "Ending the Ongoing Nakba, A Real Alternative to Oslo," the September issue of Al-MAJDAL examines the structural flaws of the Oslo-Mitchell-Tenet process. The same flaws underlie recent statements and plans announced by US President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the context of US and British "anti-terror coalition building," and will bring to fall also future international peace efforts in the Middle East.

The Program of Action approved by some 3,000 NGOs at the recent World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, is presented as an alternative to the Oslo/Mitchell/Tenet process. It is a framework clearly based on international law and UN resolutions, provides an independent, international monitoring and enforcement mechanism, and addresses the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - i.e. displacement/expulsion, dispossession, occupation, and denial of the right to self-determination.

AL-MAJDAL, issue no. 11 also includes:

Reports about recent activities by the global Palestinian right-of-return network, including memorials of the 19th anniversary of the massacre of Sabra and Shatila;

An update about the war crimes suit submitted in Belgium by the victims of the Sabra and Shatila massacre against current Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon;

Report: World Conference Against Racism, Durban, 26 August to 9 September 2001;

Analysis: Europe's Moment? The Palestinian Right of Return in European Middle East Policy;

Survey of recent proposals for effective protection of Palestinian rights (Palestinian proposal for the solution of the refugee question, Taba, February 2001; NGO proposals for effective protection in the 1967 occupied Palestinian territories);

Review: lack of international protection, international assistance efforts and Palestinian refugees after one year of Al-Aqsa Intifada.

Subscribers to AL-MAJDAL will receive issue no. 11 via mail shortly.

The magazine can also be accessed via our website: al Majdal, Issue 11

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