A Tale of Two Cities: The Rhodes and Lausanne Conferences, 1949

“By January 1949, the United Nations had established two complementary tracks for promoting a peaceful resolution of the Palestine conflict. The “Rhodes track” was based upon Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 62 of 16 November 1948, which called upon the parties “to seek agreement forth- with, by negotiations conducted either directly or through the acting media- tor, with a view to the immediate establishment of [an] armistice. . . The second track, which would lead to Lausanne, took as its starting point General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 194(11I) of 11 December 1948. Among the key issues addressed by this historic resolution was the need to end the suffering of the some 700,000 Palestinian refugees who had been expelled from or had fled their homes during the fighting of the previous year.”  Access to this essay that compares the relative successes of the two conferences can be obtained from JSTOR by clicking here.



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GET THE DEADLY EXCHANGE REPORT

Researching the American Israeli Alliance and Jewish Voice for Peace’s report reveals the extent of massive training programs between U.S. law enforcement and Israeli police, military, and the Shin Bet.

End the Deadly Exchange

When US law enforcement trade tactics with the Israeli police and military, Israel deepens its military occupation and the US heightens its violence of policing.

Booking.com: Tell the Truth

Days ago, Booking.com bowed to pro-Israel activists and started describing all of Jerusalem as a “city in Israel” – literally erasing Palestinian East Jerusalem. Let’s get Booking.com to tell the truth: East Jerusalem is occupied territory.

Senators: Investigate Israeli Violence!

No one should be killed for taking part in a peaceful protest. It’s up to us to call on progressive Senators to investigate Israel’s massacre in Gaza that killed over 100 Palestinians wounded 12,000 others.

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