THEY SAID:
"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many hilltops as they can to enlarge the settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them."
--Ariel Sharon, Israeli Foreign Minister, addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.



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That every Palestinian has a legitimate, individual right to return to his or her original home and to absolute restitution of his or her property.


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  • December 22, 2000
    Human Rights Watch Suports Right of Return

  • 14 November 2000
    Support International Protection Force for the Palestinian People
     
  • 5 November 2000
    Most Americans Feel Palestinian Refugees Should Return to Their Old Homes

     
  • 4 November 2000
    Protest Poster for US Elections Available Here

     
  • 28 October 2000
    Muslims Pack DC Protest Against Palestinian Deaths

  • October 26
    CPRR Action Alert on US Elections

     

  • October 23
    Palestinian Rights Represented in Coming U.S. Elections!

     

  • 28 September 2000
    THE OLYMPICS ARE FOR EVERYONE...INCLUDING PALESTINIAN REFUGEES


  • 21 September 2000
    THE RIGHT TO RETURN FOR PALESTINIAN REFUGEES -- MARCHES AND RALLIES IN LONDON, WASHINGTON, DC


  • 4 August 2000
    Palestinian Refugee Rights: CPRR Legal Advisor Susan Akram recently published two articles on the subject for the Center on Policy Analysis on Palestine.


  • 17 June 2000
    CPRR's Petition Goal: One Million signatures by September 1, 2000

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  • 14 June 2000
    Peace Action affiliates to CPRR's Right Of Return Campaign, bringing total number of affiliated organizations to 225

    On 11 June, Peace Action adopted a resolution at its national board meeting in Seattle, Washington, in support of CPRR's right of return campaign, and will be making available copies of this resolution and CPRR's petition to its affiliates.


  • 7 June 2000
    "I wanted to touch him before he dies"

    By Danny Rubenstein, Ha'aretz. For 10 days there were emotional scenes at the Lebanon border fence as Israeli Arabs flocked to see their relatives on the Lebanese side. Most had never met before.


  • 26 May 2000
    CPRR Press Release:
    ISRAELI DEPUTY DEFENSE MINISTER INADVERTENTLY ACKNOWLEDGES PALESTINIAN REFUGEES' RIGHT OF RETURN

    In a comment to the Associated Press on May 22, 2000, Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh inadvertently acknowledged the inviolable right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes. Referring to the situation of members of Israel's proxy militia, the South Lebanese Army, who are not technically refugees, but rather fugitives from justice, Sneh declared that Israel is prepared to offer political asylum to militiamen and their families "because it's very cruel to turn someone into a refugee."


  • 21 April 2000
    CPRR Press Conference #2, Washington D.C.
    On 21 April 2000, CPRR held the second in a planned series of press conferences about the Palestinian refugee issue, with board member and former head of the Palestinian negotiating team, Haider Abdul Shafi.


  • 10 April 2000
    Shooting of Shu'fat refugee camp resident, alert from the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT)


  • 8 April 2000
    ADC Update: Archive of Press Releases from the TARI Right of Return Conference

    Four press releases were issued during the conference on the Right of Return for Palestinian Refugees which was held at Boston University last Saturday, April 8. The conference was organized by the Trans-Arab Research Institute (TARI). The releases were prepared and issued by ADC Communications Director Hussein Ibish who acted as Press Officer for the right of return conference. These releases were issued to the press as the conference was taking place.


  • 1 April 2000
    Second 'Across Borders' Internet center opens in a Palestinian refugee camp

    The second Across Borders Internet Center was opened yesterday in Khan Yunis camp, Gaza, at an opening ceremony attended by over 150 people at the Bonat al-Ghad Center. The Across Borders Project was initiated last year by the Birzeit University Information Technology Unit and aims to bring Internet technology into Palestinian refugee camps across the Middle East. The first centre was launched in Dheisheh Refugee Camp, near Bethlehem at the Ibdaa Centre in July last year. More information about the project in English, Arabic and French can be found at http://www.acrossborders.org


  • 22 March 2000
    Pope John Paul II's address at Dheisheh Refugee Camp

    On Wednesday, March 22, 2000 the Pope began the second day of his visit to the Holy Land. In the afternoon he met with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat at his residence in Bethlehem, and visited Dheisheh Refugee Camp outside the town.


  • 9-15 March 2000
    "An end to exile"

    CPRR Board member Salman Abu Sitta wrote this excellent article in a recent issue of Al-Ahram, talking about about the growing swell of support for Palestinian refugees to return to their homes.


  • 3 March 2000
    CPRR Press Conference #1, Washington D.C.
    On 3 March 2000, CPRR held the first in a planned series of press conferences about the Palestinian refugee issue, with board members Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian Legislative Council for Jerusalem; Francis Boyle, University of Illinois; as well as Palestinian refugee Jawdat Hindi, from Tantura, a small village 24 kilometers to the south of Haifa.


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