"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.”

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2 thoughts on “"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.

    http://www.nazret.com/history/him_un.php

    (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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