Palestine history
November 15, 1988: The Palestinian Declaration of Independence is announced by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Algiers, recognizing the State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital.

November 15, 1988

The Palestinian Declaration of Independence is announced by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Algiers, recognizing the State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital.
Oh, hearken to me, noble lords and ladies fair,
For I bring news of a moment rare.
In the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred eighty-eight,
A declaration that sealed the Palestinians' fate.
'Twas on November the fifteenth, a day to remember,
The PLO in Algiers made an announcement so tender.
The Palestinian Declaration of Independence it was called,
A moment that left many a heart enthralled.
For the State of Palestine, they did proclaim,
With Jerusalem as its capital, a place of great fame.
A nation born from the ashes of strife,
A dream made real in this moment of life.
The world took note of this historic day,
As the Palestinians finally had their say.
Recognition at last for their long-held claim,
A hope for a future without any shame.
But alas, the road ahead was not so smooth,
As peace remained a goal still to prove.
Jerusalem, a city of great divide,
A challenge that still remains to be tried.
Still, the Declaration stands as a beacon of hope,
A reminder of a time when the people could cope.
May we remember this moment with pride,
And work towards a future where peace may abide.