ODS Democratic State

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In Historic Palestine


The One Democratic State (ODS) Vision:

The entire territory of Palestine:

The entire territory of Palestine between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is one country that belongs to all its citizens including all those who live there and all those who were expelled over the past century and their descendants. The country shall be constituted as an independent sovereign State in which all citizens enjoy equal rights, and all can live in freedom and security.

The reunified country in Palestine:

shall be constituted as a democracy in which all of its adult citizens shall enjoy equal rights to vote, stand for office and contribute to the country’s governance. No State law, institution, practices or activities may discriminate among its citizens on the basis of ethnicity, religion, language, nationality or gender.

The State shall not establish:

or accord special privilege to any religion and shall provide for the free practice of all religions.

Public land of the State:

shall belong to the nation to the community of citizens as a whole and all of its citizens shall have equal access to its use. Private property of Palestinian refugees shall be restored, and/or compensation arranged. The natural and economic resources of the country shall benefit all its citizens equally.

The State shall provide:

the conditions for free cultural expression by all of its citizens. It shall ensure that all languages, arts and culture can flourish and develop freely. All citizens shall have equal rights to use their own dress, languages and customs, and to express their cultural heritage free of insults or discrimination.

Citizens shall have equal access to employment:

at all levels and in all sectors of society. Employment shall not be determined or restricted by language, race, religion, gender, or nationality. Education and vocational training shall not be segregated or specialized in any way that impedes equal access of all citizens to employment and other opportunities to fulfill their talents and dreams.

The State shall uphold international law:

and seek the peaceful resolution of conflicts through negotiation and collective security in accordance with the United Nations Charter. The people of a unified Palestine shall reject racism and promote anti-racism throughout the world. The State shall seek to be a part of building a world order in which all countries and peoples enjoy their social, cultural and political rights as set out in relevant United Nations covenants. The State shall seek and contribute to the establishment of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East that will also be free of all weapons of mass destruction.