Tha Avalon Project at Yale University
April 25, 2004 2:23 PM   Subscribe

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy.
posted by hama7 (3 comments total)
Great resource. Thanks.
posted by gai at 3:00 PM on April 25, 2004

Thanks, hama. I had previously been aware of the Avalon Project for its hosting of such infomational works as the Palestinian National Charter, which contains such enlightening nuggets as these:
Article 9:
Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine. This it is the overall strategy, not merely a tactical phase. The Palestinian Arab people assert their absolute determination and firm resolution to continue their armed struggle and to work for an armed popular revolution for the liberation of their country and their return to it . They also assert their right to normal life in Palestine and to exercise their right to self-determination and sovereignty over it.

Article 10:
Commando action constitutes the nucleus of the Palestinian popular liberation war. This requires its escalation, comprehensiveness, and the mobilization of all the Palestinian popular and educational efforts and their organization and involvement in the armed Palestinian revolution. It also requires the achieving of unity for the national (watani) struggle among the different groupings of the Palestinian people, and between the Palestinian people and the Arab masses, so as to secure the continuation of the revolution, its escalation, and victory.
See also the text of The Hamas Covenant, also stored at the Avalon Project, for more fun historical tidbits--quite relevant to our times--that are rarely quoted or referred to. The site is truly a great resource.
posted by Asparagirl at 5:08 PM on April 25, 2004

Well, we must not forget that these documents were written by people, some of them fools.
posted by hama7 at 1:27 PM on April 26, 2004

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