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You are browsing the official site of One Democratic State in historic Palestine, ODS . This site provides you with the opportunity to read and study the available literature on the vision of ODS and the history and development of Zionism and settler colonial apartheid Israel. ODS stands for:
ZIONISM: HISTORICAL / IDEOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
Zionism, the ideological force behind the establishment of the state of Israel in Palestine in 1948, is the product of Western Jewish cultural and political conditions.
IS ISRAEL AN APARTHEID STATE?
The short answer is unequivocal yes! But for those who are skeptical, let the record speak for itself. The following section is a comparison between apartheid South Africa and an analysis of Israeli policies and practices.
IS ISRAEL A COLONIAL STATE?
Israel was established because of the existence of a European racist and settler colonial ideology through the application of carefully and deliberately fabricated myths. But unlike classical settler-colonialism, Zionism and Zionists have never maintained an umbilical cord to a mother European country nor with plans solely to exploit local natives and resources.
ONE STATE VS. TWO STATES IN HISTORIC PALESTINE?
Since 1948, it has been the consensus of the international community that a durable and just settlement for the Palestine/Israel conflict entails the creation of two states: Palestine and Israel and the return of all Palestinian refugees expelled by Israel and their compensation.
Urgent Appeal for Gaza
Current Issues & Opinions
The editorial of America's #1 Zionist newspaper, The New York Times, dealt with Jewish Power at 75- lingua franca between Zionists and anti-Semites. Yes, the establishment and continuation of settler colonial Israel is a manifestation of that power which continues to...read more
THE MUNICH ODS DECLARATION
One Democratic State (ODS) shall be established in the entire territory of historic Palestine between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River as one country that belongs to all its citizens including all those who currently live there and all those who were expelled over the past century and heir descendants.
THE DALLAS ODS DECLARATION
We, the people of Palestine and our descendants, call on all those who value justice and peace to join us in a movement to establish one democratic state in Palestine that can serve all its people equally.
THE DENTON ODS DECLARATION
The participants of the 4th ODS Conference have adopted the following principles and submit the note on the Munich Declaration for ODS for discussion and consideration:
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