"Until the basic human rights are equally …

Guaranteed to all, without regard to race, Dis a war“.

Their rights are violated,” said Mariam Itani, a conference attendee and Lebanese researcher at Al-Zaytouna Center for Study and Consultation. “In a sense, you can say they don’t have rights at all.

Houaidi said that after 59 years in Lebanon, “the Palestinian refugee is still treated as a foreigner in the absence of any laws that regulate the relationship between him and the Lebanese government.”


2 Replies to “"Until the basic human rights are equally …”

  1. The lyrics of this Bob Marley song were taken (inspired) from the Haile Selassie speech addressed at the Unted Nations Oct 6, 1963.


    (the part in bold)I find this speech very potent and dare I say, prophetic, for as the man said:

    … until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained;

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