Posted on May 15, 2020, by & filed under News, One Democratic State Campaign.


The Political Program of the Campaign for One Democratic State in Historic Palestine

In recent years, the idea of a one democratic state in all of historic Palestine as the best solution to the conflict has re-emerged. It started gaining increased support in the public domain. It is not a new idea. The Palestinian liberation movement, before the catastrophe of 1948 (the Nakba) and after it, had adopted this vision, including the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The PLO abandoned this idea in the framework of the diplomatic negotiations at the late eighties that led to the Oslo agreement of 1993. The Palestinian leadership hoped that this agreement would enable the building of an independent Palestinian state on the territories that Israel occupied in 1967. But on the ground Israel has strengthened its colonial control, fragmenting the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza into isolated cantons, separated from one another by settlements, checkpoints, military bases and fences. Read more...

Jeff Halper Introduces Call for ODSC Supporters

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.


Podcasts, Webinars and Films


Watch the following webinars and films and listen to podcasts concerning the One Democratic State campaign here

  • Israeli Dissident Voices: Breaking Away from Zionism - webinar with Livnat Konopny Decleve, Ilan Pappe and Jeff Halper
  • Between the River and the Sea - One State? - Presentation by Jeff Halper to Sarum Concern for Israel/Palestine (audio)
  • Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine - the need for One Democratic State - Michael Brooks interviews Jeff Halper
  • One Democratic State Between the River and the Sea: It’s Time - With Jeff Halper and Leila Frasakh
  • Nasim Ahmed of the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) in London interviews Jeff Halper - A discussion of issues related to the One Democratic State Campaign.
  • Pluto Live: Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine - The Launch of Jeff Halper's New Book
  • Jeff Halper and Yasmin Alibhai Brown launch Jeff's new book - webinar co-hosted by Pluto Press and ICAHD
  • The Case for One Democratic Staten in Israel/Palestine with Jeff Halper - Mark Seddon in Conversation with Jeff Halper (Palestine Deep Dive)
  • Becoming Political Actors: Strategies for Palestinian Liberation as We Enter the Biden Administration - An important webinar co-hosted by Indiana Middle East Peace, ICAHD USA, ICAHD UK, Jewish Voice for Peace Action and others
  • ICAHD UK Webinar: Clare Short, former Labour politician, in conversation with Jeff Halper and Awad Abdelfattah


Read interviews with these supporters of the One Democratic State here

  • Awad Abdelfattah - Co-founder of the One Democratic State Campaign, former General Secretary of the Ballad party
  • Diana Buttu - Co-founder of the One Democratic State Campaign, former General Secretary of the Ballad party
  • Majd Nasrallah - former Coordinator of Tishreen Alternative Space, youth worker, researcher
  • Jonathan Kuttab - Leading human rights lawyer in Palestine and Israel
  • Nadia Naser-Najjab - Research Fellow at Exeter University, author of Dialogue in Palestine
  • Haidar Eid - Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa University in Gaza
  • Prof Mazin Qumsiyeh - Director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History and Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability. Author of Sharing the Land of Canaan and Popular Resistance in Palestine
  • Sari Bashi, - Licensed attorney in New York and Israel; Founder and Former Director, Gisha
  • Ramzi Baroud - US-Palestinian journalist, media consultant, author, internationally syndicated columnist and Editor of Palestine Chronicle
  • Munir Nuseibah - Human rights lawyer and academic based at Al Quds University, Jerusalem
  • Shir Hever - Independent economic researcher, author and journalist at the Real News Network
  • Dr Leila Farsakh - Palestinian academic who says that working towards one democratic state is the most moral and viable option available
  • Ahmed abu Artema - Journalist and activist from Gaza
  • George Bisharat - Palestinian American legal scholar who calls for one state
  • Rula Hardal - Palestinian Israeli academic who chooses to live in the West Bank
  • Rifka Al-Amya - A BDS activist from Gaza and writer on women’s liberation
  • BassemTamimi - Palestinian grassroots activist, human rights defender and prisoner of conscience
  • Livnat Konopny Decleve - Who writes on the struggle to live in a democratic society
  • Haim Bresheeth - Founder of the Jewish Network for Palestine