Israel/Palestine

Israel-Palestine: Two Nations, Two States!

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

Second edition of pamphlet, published 2002.

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A step forward for the Palestinians

On 13 October, MPs voted to recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

The motion, proposed by Labour MP Grahame Morris, was passed by 274 votes to 12. It is an additional commitment to a two-state settlement for Israel-Palestine of this and the last government .

In 2012, when the UN General Assembly voted on whether to recognise the Palestinian state, the UK was one of the 41 nations which abstained. Nine voted against, 138 in favour – but the nine included Israel and the US, the two states with an ability to bring justice to the Palestinians.

On 13 October, MPs voted to recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

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British MPs vote on whether to recognise Palestine

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Ed Whitby

On Monday 13 October, MPs will be given the opportunity to debate and vote on recognising the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

The motion, proposed by left Labour MP Grahame Morris, is an attempt to put some teeth onto the stated aim of this and previous governments of a two-state settlement.

On 13 October, Parliament will vote on whether to recognise Palestine as an independent state.

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False theories about “Zionist lobby”

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Martin Thomas

Many of the protests against Israel’s murderous bombing of Gaza in July-August targeted, oddly, not so much the Israeli government as the BBC.

The BBC was charged with having something different here from its usual bias towards conservatism. And the charge was part of a discourse which claims that the whole of established authority in the richer parts of the world has a special pro-Israel bias.

To unravel the issues, we can best start with the case of a different established authority, the Australian government.

In a batch of votes in the UN in November 2013, Australia was one of only eight states voting against a call on Israel to stop new settlements in the West Bank. It was one of only eleven voting against or abstaining on a call on Israel to abide by the Geneva Conventions.

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Land grab in West Bank

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Tom Harris

The Israeli government has declared over a thousand acres of territory in the occupied West Bank to be “state land”, making the construction of Israeli settlements legally possible.

The declaration, coming soon after the recent war on Gaza, has been condemned by Palestinian and Israeli peace groups as a land grab and a provocation. US and British government ministers have also urged the Israeli government to reverse its decision.

The Israeli government has declared over a thousand acres of territory in the occupied West Bank to be “state land”, making the construction of Israeli settlements legally possible.

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