Israel/Palestine

Israel-Palestine: Two Nations, Two States

48-page pamphlet explaining the history, unravelling the issues, and giving positive directions for campaigning.


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!

Third edition 2016. (1st edition was 2001, 2nd edition 2002). Cover price £3.50. With UK postage, £4.70; with international postage, £8.55. See button below to buy online or get cheap bulk rates.


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Two Nations, Two States. Socialists and Israel-Palestine

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Debating how to tackle left anti-semitism

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Cathy Nugent

On Thursday 19 May, Workers’ Liberty debated Richard Angell, the Director of Progress, on how best to fight left anti-semitism.

Workers’ Liberty debated Richard Angell, the Director of Progress, on how best to fight left anti-semitism.

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Israeli government shifts to the right

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Phil Grimm

Binyamin Netanyahu looks set to appoint Avigdor Lieberman, a right-wing nationalist demagogue, as his Defence Minister in a new Israeli government.

It had looked like Netanyahu’s Likud party might make a deal with the moderate parties to its left in order to bolster his governing coalition’s parliamentary majority.

Instead, the Prime Minister is now negotiating with the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu (“Israel is our home”). Apparently Lieberman, the party’s leader, demanded the role of defence minister in exchange for his support.

Binyamin Netanyahu looks set to appoint Avigdor Lieberman, a right-wing nationalist demagogue, as his Defence Minister in a new Israeli government.

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How to wipe out left-anti-Semitism

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Sean Matgamna

Jackie Walker, a woman of mixed African-Jewish background, and vice-chair of the Labour Party's left-wing group, Momentum, has been suspended by the Labour Party on grounds of anti-semitism. The charge of anti-semitism is based on a fragment of a Facebook conversation from some months ago. Her anti-semitism consisted in the statement that Africa too had experienced a Holocaust.

We need to specify what left anti-semitism consists of, in order to debate, educate, and clarify.

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Livingstone, Labour and Anti-Semitism

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Sean Matgamna

On one level the sudden media outcry about Ken Livingstone’s anti-semitism is being used and fed by the Labour right, especially the stupid part of the right — and, of course, the Tories — to sabotage the Labour Party in the London mayoral and other local government elections and to discredit Jeremy Corbyn.

With Livingstone, the cesspool of pseudo-left “absolute anti-Zionism”, that is, anti-semitism, overflowed into mainstream politics. It gave the right and the Tories an easy target.

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When anti-Zionism and anti-semitism are the same

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Dan Katz

Dan Katz compares the Socialist Worker Party′s position on the Livingstone anti-semitism row to what we say.

SWP: Anti-Zionism and anti-semitism are not the same thing.

Dan Katz compares the Socialist Worker Party′s position on the Livingstone anti-semitism row to what we say.

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A critique of Lenni Brenner's "Zionism in the Age of the Dictators"

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Gerry Ben-Noah

Ken Livingstone has cited, as evidence for his claim that "Hitler supported Zionism" in getting Jews to "Israel" in "1932", Lenni Brenner's book "Zionism in the Age of the Dictators". Review of Brenner's book by Gerry Ben-Noah.

Ken Livingstone has cited, as evidence for his claim that "Hitler supported Zionism" in getting Jews to "Israel" in "1932", Lenni Brenner's book "Zionism in the Age of the Dictators".

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The left and anti-semitism

Recent controversies in the Labour Party have brought the issue of antisemitism on the left to wider attention.

"Left-wing" antisemitism is not a new phenomenon: from pre-First World War conspiracy theories about Jewish financiers (a critique which German revolutionary August Bebel labelled "the socialism of fools”) to anti-Jewish campaigns in Stalin’s USSR, there is a long history of antisemitism expressing itself on the left.

Daniel Randall spoke at a public meeting on the topic of anti-semitism and the left.

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Oppose all nationalisms

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Luke Hardy

In his article Proud to be a Zionist (Solidarity 400), Eric Lee argued “a Zionist is a person who supports the Jewish people’s right to a national homeland.”

Zionism (which today should be more accurately called Israeli nationalism) is not uniquely evil, as some on the left whose anti-Zionism flirts with anti-semitism would have us believe. Yet neither should it be exempt from ruthless criticism of all nationalisms and chauvinisms — the enemies of the international workers’ movement.

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