Israel/Palestine

Israel-Palestine: Two Nations, Two States martin Sun, 08/22/2010 - 00:17


Third edition 2016

Israel out of the Occupied Territories!

For a Palestinian state with the same rights as Israel!

For Arab-Jewish workers' unity on a basis of consistent democracy! For a socialist Israel and a socialist Palestine in a socialist federation of the Middle East!

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Two Nations, Two States. Socialists and Israel-Palestine

Appendix: Jew or Zionist? Learn how to do it smoothly, Tammy

Submitted by cathy n on 24 September, 2017 - 10:39 Author: Sean Matgamna

A small outcry greeted the assertion by the veteran Labour MP Tam Dalyell * that there are too many Jews in Tony Blair’s and George Bush’s entourages, and that those Jews make Britain’s and the USA’s policy on the Middle East. I found the responses to Dalyell encouraging, but also seriously off the point. The important and effective antisemites now are not those who talk like Hitlerites about Jewish influence and Jewish “cabals”. Such people can usually expect the response Dalyell got.

What is "left-wing antisemitism"?

Submitted by cathy n on 23 September, 2017 - 9:54 Author: Sean Matgamna

What is “left-wing antisemitism”? Where is it manifested? What is to be done about it? There are three difficulties, three confusions and obfuscations, that stand in the way of rational discussion of what we mean by “left-wing antisemitism”.

The first is that left-wing antisemitism knows itself by another and more self-righteous name, “anti-Zionism”. Often, your left-wing antisemite sincerely believes that he or she is only an anti-Zionist, only a just if severe critic of Israel.

Against left-wing antisemitism! AWL Sat, 08/26/2017 - 10:20

Opposition by socialists and consistent democrats to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians in the occupied territories is proper, just, necessary and good. Many thousands of the new members of the Labour Party will naturally support the weaker side in this conflict, the Palestinians, and see them as the oppressed people that they are. Many who have never before given much thought to the Israel-Palestine conflict will begin to seek explanations, solutions, proposals and slogans to express their gut solidarity with the Palestinians.

How Israel came to be the world’s hyperimperialism

Submitted by AWL on 26 August, 2017 - 10:14 Author: Sean Matgamna

“For the... Arab-chauvinist logic, we need look no further than the [second] main ‘world Trotskyist’ group, the International Workers’ League. They want a ‘democratic, secular and non-racist Palestine’ — but with no rights for Jews!

Episodes in history

Submitted by AWL on 26 August, 2017 - 9:23 Author: Sean Matgamna

The Israeli-Arab war of 1948

In November 1947 the United Nations proposed that Palestine, where, under British rule, Jews and Arabs were engaged in simmering guerrilla warfare against each other, be partitioned into a Jewish and an Arab state. Previously, in 1937, the British Peel Commission had also proposed a partition: the Palestinian Jews accepted the idea, but Britain abandoned it because of Arab opposition.

Yes, antisemitism is an issue Matthew Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:05

Controversies have arisen in some local Labour Parties and Momentum groups around whether to endorse definitions of antisemitism proposed by various civil society organisations. Two main definitions have been promoted in the labour movement, one from the European Union Monitoring Centre (EUMC) and one from the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA). Both include short “definitions”, supplemented by lengthier “guidance”.

Sodastream exploits precariousness of Palestinian workers

Submitted by Matthew on 21 June, 2017 - 10:37 Author: Gerry Bates

Last month the Israeli union federation, the Histadrut, filed a law suit against Sodastream claiming that the company was disrupting workers’ attempts to organise. One testimony is from a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem and Sodastream employee whose wife is a West Bank resident and whose children have severe medical problems.

Tel Aviv: tens of thousands march against occupation and for two states

Submitted by Matthew on 31 May, 2017 - 11:29 Author: Gerry Bates

On Saturday 27 May, between 15,000 and 20,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to mark the anniversary of the Six Day war the subsequent Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. The demonstration called for an end to the occupation and for “two states for two people”. In proportion to population, the turnout was equivalent to 140,000 in Britain.