International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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2023 DateNovember 29, 2023
2024 DateNovember 29, 2024

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People aims to raise global awareness and understanding of the Palestinian situation while promoting peace, security, and justice for Palestinians. The observance also seeks to encourage worldwide support for their legitimate aspirations towards statehood and self-determination. Events on this day typically include meetings, panel discussions, and seminars organized by various UN bodies, as well as the display of exhibits and films that focus on the rights of Palestinians and the challenges they face.

The United Nations General Assembly established the observance in 1977 in the wake of ongoing tensions and political turmoil in Palestine. For Americans, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People serves as an opportunity to better understand the complexity of the situation in the region and stay informed on the United States' foreign policies. This observance is an essential platform for facilitating dialogue, raising awareness, and promoting constructive discussions on the rights and needs of the Palestinian people, as well as the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on global peace and stability.

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is typically observed on November 29th, the same day the UN General Assembly passed the resolution on the partition plan in 1947. On this day, various grassroots organizations and advocacy groups focused on Palestinian rights host events such as lectures, discussions, film screenings, and cultural programs to educate and engage the public. These events aim to promote peace and understanding, foster dialogue, and support the Palestinian people in their pursuit of self-determination and statehood.

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Facts about this observance

  • In 1947, the U.N General Assembly adopted resolution 181, also known as the Partition Resolution. This resolution aimed to establish an independent Jewish state, Palestine, and an independent Arab state, Israel. Palestine has since been recognized by 138 U.N members and has achieved non-member observer status in the U.N.
  • There are over 7 million Palestinians living in exile according to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Many reside in refugee camps in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan.
  • The decades-long Palestinian struggle for self-determination, Independence and a life of dignity faces numerous obstacles - U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Top things to do in the US for this observance

  • Explore a timeline of Palestine's history. Visit Timeline for more details.
  • Volunteer at or donate to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to help Palestinians. It is the largest UK organization working in support of justice and human rights for Palestinians.
  • Watch a film depicting the Palestinian struggle. Our suggestions:
    Nacido en Gaza (2014)
    Broken Cameras (2012)
    The Time That Remains (2009)
  • Write letters, make phone calls, or schedule meetings with elected officials to express your concern about the Palestinian situation and call for a just and peaceful resolution to the conflict. Encourage them to advocate for the rights of the Palestinian people.

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