Palestinians on the Peace Process
In November 1988, the Palestinian parliament-in-exile, the Palestine National Council (PNC), adopted at its Algiers meeting a series of bold and historic resolutions in which the Palestinians indicated for the first time and in a formal manner their acceptance of the principle of partition of the historic land of Palestine. At the same time they accepted, based on the principle of mutual recognition, Israel's right to exist in part of what they consider their own patrimony, renounced the use of political violence, and declared the establishment of their state in exile to be eventually concretized in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Fouad Moughrabi teaches political science at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.
Elia Zureik teaches sociology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Manuel Hassassian teaches political science at Bethlehem University, West Bank.
Aziz Haider teaches sociology at Bir Zeit University, West Bank.
This paper forms the background to a larger study of images of peace sponsored by the Dreyfuss/James Productions in Los Angeles.