The Alternative Palestinian Path Conference(Towards a new revolutionary commitment)
“If we are unsuccessful defenders of the cause, then it is better for us to change the defenders, and not to change the cause.”
– Ghassan Kanafani
For many reasons that are widely known to the Palestinian people inside and outside Palestine, in the homeland and in the diaspora, the “negotiations process” with the Zionist entity that publicly launched 30 years ago in Madrid, Spain, along with the Palestinian political approach represented by the leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization on its path to the disastrous Oslo accords, has arrived to its expected conclusion: utter failure. On the other hand, this path of devastation has produced a net profit for the Zionist entity, allowing it to achieve major strategic gains.
The “Madrid Peace Conference” conducted at the end of October 1991 was a natural outcome of the development of the official Palestinian and Arab policies and positions, beginning in 1974, yet marked a dangerous turning point in the path of the Palestinian cause and was a milestone of a great decline and retreat in the Palestinian, Arab and international arenas. Our people remember how the official Arab delegates attended and sat at the same table with envoys of the Zionist entity, for the first time in the history of the Arab-Zionist struggle, in front of the eyes of the world. This marked the official and comprehensive break with what was once known as the “three no’s” of Khartoum: No negotiation, no reconciliation, no recognition.
This conference is self-financed and depends entirely on its participants. It is convened under the auspices of the Palestinian people and their national flag and does not receive any material support from any official Palestinian or international state, party or entity. Accordingly, we invite all of those who can participate and support others to join the ranks, promote a culture of self-reliance and develop the values of voluntary work and struggle.