Jeff Halper introduces Call for One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC) supporters

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 A call to join One Democratic State Campaign and help build an anti-colonial, liberation movement.

By The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions |  Nov 25, 2020

 …the fact that more than 200 Palestinian and Israeli intellectuals and activists have participated in the process and endorsed our program, sets it on firm political footing. We must still work hard to get a broad Palestinian buy-in.
— The Palestinian-led One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC)

Our One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC) has just issued a Call for people to support our initiative for establishing a single democracy between the River and the Sea — the only just and practical way to resolve the Israeli/Palestinian “conflict.” It’s a project we have been working on for several years and we’ve made some meaningful progress. Although a lot of work remains to flesh out, the outline of our program, the fact that more than 200 Palestinian and Israeli intellectuals and activists have participated in the process and endorsed our program, sets it on firm political footing. We must still work hard to get a broad Palestinian buy-in.

This will not be easy. Although the vast majority of Palestinians support the one-state idea, they are exhausted by a century of struggle against not only Zionism and Israel but against governments. The Palestinian people have been fragmented and deprived of their vehicle for liberation, the PLO, which became moribund during the Oslo process. Many Palestinians in the Occupied Territory are merely hunkering down, trying to survive. Abroad, there has been a tendency to forego a political struggle for liberation guided by a clear political program and strategy in favour of a vague, pathless “rights-based approach.” The ODSC Call represents a genuine call for POLITICAL action, especially as another Israel-friendly US administration comes into office.

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