Israeli society is becoming divided and polarised. In the coming period, the vital forces of this society will be put to the test.
The Israeli Knesset, dominated by Israel's extreme-right coalition government, is engaged in a flurry of racist, anti-democratic law-making.
In the dark of the Crucible Theatre’s studio, a light is cast on a tall, middle-aged, middle-class Englishman.
Of the many pithy formulae which members of the Socialist Workers’ Party use, one that seems to have a particular current resonance is that idea that “the road to Palestinian liberation runs through Cairo.”
The Tunisian Ministry of Defence has asked all reservists to report to barracks from 16 February.
In Solidarity 3/191 Sean Matgamna argued that the Guardian’s recent condemnation of the Palestinian Authority was demagogic (pretended “shock” at the “leak” of negotiating positions which were already well-known) and a backhanded way of supporting those who uphold the “right of return”, i.e. collective Arab repossession of Israeli territory rather than “two states”.
At the end of November, members and friends of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty took part in a ten-day delegation to Israel and Palestine. We visited Palestinian activists resisting the Israeli occupation, Israelis supporting them and workers’, women’s, youth and left organisations in both countries.
Two Workers’ Liberty activists — Louise Gold and Rosie Huzzard — who were on a recent delegation to Israel and Palestine reflect on Louis Theroux: Ultra Zionists, shown on BBC2 in early February, and the first episode of The Promise, a drama based in 1940s Palestine and modern day Israel and the West Bank, Channel 4, Sundays.
I found Sean Matgamna’s article (“The Guardian goes ultra-left”) in Solidarity 3/191 problematically one-sided.
“Revealed: how Palestinian leaders gave up on refugees”. There were no two readings which either the quick-glance or the pause-and-reflect-on-it reader could make of the front page headline on 25 January.