Washington State Democratic Convention, Spokane, Washington.
June 9, 1990
ONE STATE RESOLUTION – ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT
WHEREAS Grant County Democratic Convention passed a resolution in 1988 calling for a Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza district along side Israel.
WHEREAS the State Platform Committee in Ellensburg approved a similar resolution by unanimous vote in 1988.
WHEREAS The Democratic State Convention in Olympia passed the same resolution by acclamation in 1988.
WHEREAS Dr. Said, as a member of the Democratic Platform Committee carried the resolution to Algeria in 1988, where the Palestinian National Council meeting with significant impact.
WHEREAS Dr. Said carried the same resolution as a member of the Palestinian Delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations in Geneva with a tremendous contribution to the peace process and the opening dialogue between the U.S. Government and the Palestinian Liberation Organization in Tunisia.
WHEREAS the resolution, which was supposed to be implemented between the Israeli and the Palestinians, is in a stalemate, with the peace process quite remote.
WHEREAS significant changes world wide happened since then, including the emerging Democracies in Europe and the beginning process toward a majority rule in South Africa.
WHEREAS Ethnic groups with different languages and cultures in those countries are emerging under the banner of Democracy.
WHEREAS our American tradition, Constitution, and system allows people from diverse backgrounds, Ethnic, cultural, and languages to live in peace and harmony under our constitution and the universal law which allow one man, one vote. And in order to accomplish this goal, the following steps should be taken:
1. Rename the historic Palestine which includes Israel, West Bank and Gaza as Abraham, in honor of the Patriarch who was the father of both Arabs and Jews.
2. Establish one man, one vote of the residents of the new state.
3. Abolish the Israeli Law of Return which allows only Jews to immigrate to the State of Israel.
4. Establish new policy to allow Jews and Palestinian to immigrate to the new state as family units.
5. Any Palestinian or Jew can settle anywhere in the new state, and Jerusalem is the capital.
FOR ALL OF THIS; AND AS AN OPTION OR AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE TWO STATES RESOLUTIONS;
It is resolved that the historic Palestine, which includes the West Bank, Gaza and Israel be renamed Abraham in honor of the Patriarch, who was the father of both Jews and Arabs, and that this new country adopt a Democratic system, without discrimination where Arabs and Jews live in peace on the basis of one man, one vote, and be allowed to settle any where they want, with the one Capital to be Jerusalem, with a policy of immigration with out discrimination against any group, which allows both Jews and Palestinians to immigrate to the new State on equal opportunity as a family reunion.
NOTE: I introduced this resolution to make a point and to put it on the record as the ideal solution for the future, also to highlight my concern about the massive immigration of Soviet Jews. But I withdrew it before the vote, so as not to confuse the delegates who had passed already the Two States Resolution.
Mohammad Said, M.D.
Delegate, 13th legislative district
Grant County, Washington State