The role of civil society organizations in promoting political participation in Palestine
Status of Freedoms in Palestine Future and Perspectives
A booklet done by our partner the Freedom Forum Palestine (FFP) and funded by FNF. The book reviews the FFP annual conference which took place on the 18th and 19th of December 2008 titled “Status of Freedoms in Palestine Future and Perspectives”
Available only in Arabic.
New Publication in Hebrew: “Life and Legacy of Friedrich Naumann (1860-1919)”
This text is also available in Hebrew and German
The translated version of the German Foundation’s Naumann-Brochure is now available in Hebrew. It includes several contributions, such as of Prof. Dr. Lord Ralf Dahrendorf (1929-2009) and Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, President of the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition to that, an academic article written by Prof. Dr. Moshe Zimmermann from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was added: “A Road not Taken: Friedrich Naumann’s Attempt at a Modern German Nationalism”. The brochure also contains a chronicle of activities of the “Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty” from 1958 to 2009.
Please click here to view the publication in Hebrew.
New Publication: The “Two States for Two People” Solution – Jews and Arabs in Israel
This text is also available in German language.
The new publication of the participants’ contributions of a round table meeting in October 2009 is now available in Hebrew for reading on our website.
The meeting was held by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty and dealt with essential questions never before dealt within an academic forum:”How will the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel affect the two central majority and minority national groups – Jews and Arabs – in Israel?”.
Book : ‘The Program of Liberal International – Key Documents of the World Federation of Liberal Political Parties
Through an initiative of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty, Liberal International’s key documents have been translated and published in Arabic. The 92-page volume titled ‘The Program of Liberal International – Key Documents of the World Federation of Liberal Political Parties’. If you are interested in ordering a copy, this can be done by contacting Egypt@fnst.org and you will receive a hard copy of the book for free. The book is also available for downloading at http://www.scribd.com/fnfcairo. , plus you can view the Foundation’s office in Cairo website at www.fnst-egypt.org
Guidelines for the Right of Association and Assembly in the Arab World
Editor: Dr. Issam Suleiman
Published jointly in Palestine by the Coalition for Accountability & Integrity (AMAN) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty
This book examines the prevailing laws for political parties, NGOs and labor unions in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. It identifies obstacles and solutions for legislation related to freedom of association. Moreover, it is a tool to promote dialogue between the different stakeholders in order to reach mutually accepted compromises and agreements and to inspire Arab legislators to promote freedom of association.
The book sets the minimum standards/guidelines for freedom of association reached during international conferences held in Cairo in 2007 and 2008. These guidelines, it is hoped, should govern the three laws in the five countries as reference to legislators in the Arab world. A comparative chapter, prepared by an international expert, elaborates on how freedom is reflected in laws in other countries of the world taking into consideration state obligations.
The volume has been produced within the framework of the EU project titled: “Enhancing the legal framework of Associations in the Arab World through national dialogue and empowerment of civil society”.
Survey on Liberal Values in Israel
64% of Israelis Want a Jewish Prime Minister Only
A new poll commissioned by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Israel revealed that 64% of the general population of Israel supports legislation that would insure that only a Jew could be elected Prime Minister.
Concepts of Liberty
Survey on Liberal Values in Palestine
Between September, 25th and October 18th, 2007, the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation for Liberty conducted an extensive survey on “Public Perceptions towards Liberal Values in Palestine”. The sociological investigation was implemented in cooperation with the associate partner of the FNFfL, the Freedom Forum Palestine, and conducted by the “Near East Consulting”, a polling institute based in Ramallah. More than 1600 residents of the West-Bank and the Gaza-strip were consulted. Beside questions concerning the self-perception, strong emphasis is given to the importance of liberal values in the Palestinian society. Especially the relation between religion, state and the individual as well as the attitude towards economic, social and democratic issues are part of the poll. Thus, the survey highlighted many interesting and sometimes even contradictory results, as f. ex. the strong support of democracy, while simultaneously the idea of theocratic rule is backed up by a vast majority.
The entire survey has been published in English and Arabic.