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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End the occupation of West Bank and East Jerusalem!

Since 1 October ten Israelis have been killed in knife, car and gun attacks, with several dozen more injured. In response to the surge in Palestinian violence, Israeli troops or settlers have killed at least 76 Palestinians, including bystanders and unarmed protesters. Over fifteen Palestinian children are among the dead.

Since 1 October ten Israelis have been killed in knife, car and gun attacks, with several dozen more injured. In response to the surge in Palestinian violence, Israeli troops or settlers have killed at least 76 Palestinians, including bystanders and unarmed protesters. Over fifteen Palestinian children are among the dead.

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For two states and reconciliation

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Dan Katz

During October nine Israelis and 60 Palestinians — including 15 children — have died in violence connected to a spate of Palestinian knife and car attacks.

The immediate reason for the spike in violence and renewed Palestinian street protests seems to have been rumours that Israel intended to change long-standing arrangements for worship at Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Nine Israelis and 60 Palestinians — including 15 children — have died in violence connected to a spate of Palestinian knife and car attacks.

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Abolish Israel? How, and then what?

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Tom Harris

In Socialist Worker of the 17 October, Nick Clark turns his attention to the new wave of violence in Israel-Palestine.

Clark writes about the indignity and oppression suffered by the Palestinians forced from their homes in East Jerusalem, starved and bombed in Gaza, harassed and driven off their land in the West Bank. He argues, correctly, that the violence has to be seen in this context.

Workers’ Liberty believes that the viable democratic solution to the conflict is an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, with self-determination for both the Palestinian Arabs and the Israeli Jews. Israel should pay heavy reparations to the new Palestinian state to make it viable and to compensate for the great damage it has inflicted on the Palestinian people.

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School students will not be silenced!

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Rida Vaquas

Students at my school, King Edward’s Camp Hill School For Girls, Birmingham, were recently intimidated for protesting at the conditions under which a visit by the Israeli deputy ambassador took place.

Students at King Edward’s Camp Hill School For Girls, Birmingham, were recently intimidated for protesting at the conditions under which a visit by the Israeli deputy ambassador took place.

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Palestine: the status quo cannot continue

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Adam Keller

After the recent killing of four Israelis by (most likely Hamas-affiliated) Palestinians, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “promised” harsh retaliation. In fact Netanyahu’s promise was an announcement after the fact — already the Old City of Jerusalem had been closed to all non-resident Palestinians, and a hundred or more had been wounded by Israeli troops around the West Bank. This article by Adam Keller looks at the political backdrop to these events.

After the recent killing of four Israelis by (most likely Hamas-affiliated) Palestinians, Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “promised” harsh retaliation. In fact Netanyahu’s promise was an announcement after the fact — already the Old City of Jerusalem had been closed to all non-resident Palestinians, and a hundred or more had been wounded by Israeli troops around the West Bank.

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Corbyn and the Middle East: the hypocrisy of the right, a challenge for the left

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Sacha Ismail

The controversy sparked, or ramped up, by Jeremy Corbyn’s appearance on Channel 4 News on 13 July raises important issues for the left.

(You can watch it on the Channel 4 website here.)

What should the left say about Jeremy Corbyn's softness on Islamists like Hamas and Hesbollah?

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Life in the West Bank

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Ira Berkovic

Israeli assaults in 2009 and 2014 have foregrounded Gaza in the popular imagination of Palestine throughout the world. But the West Bank, where 2.7 million Palestinians live (compared to around 1.7 million in Gaza), is the site of daily brutalities that, while perhaps less spectacularly savage than the bombardments of Gaza, give just as clear a picture of the Israeli state’s colonial project in Palestine.

In the UN’s 1947 partition plan for Israel/Palestine, the West Bank was intended to the be the territorial core of an independent Palestinian-Arab state, but was occupied by Jordan during the 1948 war.

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Stop Netanyahu closing the options!

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Ruben Lomas

Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election is a blow for the Palestinians, and for workers and the internationalist left inside Israel.

That he was apparently able to galvanise votes by appeals to racist, anti-Arab nationalism indicates how much work there is to do to build an internationalist class consciousness within the Israeli working class.

In the run-up to the Israeli election, Netanyahu made a clear statement of opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state.

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Israel: the Putin model

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Eric Lee

In a sense, not much changed in the Israeli elections of 2015, despite media reports of a “landslide” victory for incumbent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The country is still almost equally divided between Left and Right. The parties of the Zionist Left (Labour and Meretz) have seen their combined vote steadily increase over the last three elections, from just 16 Knesset seats (out of 120) to 21, and now to 29. The voting strength of the Arab parties is larger than ever, with a single united bloc now holding 13 seats, a record result.  

It’s up to the Israeli Left and their supporters abroad to develop a strategy to block any attempts by Netanyahu to undermine Israel’s democracy. 

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