Israel/Palestine

Israel-Palestine: Two Nations, Two States

Submitted by martin on 22 August, 2010 - 12:17


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!

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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LETTERS: Two states? & What next for the left in Hungary

Submitted by SJW on 1 May, 2018 - 9:22 Author: Andrew Northall, Martin Thomas and John Cunningham

For a single democratic Palestinian state

I would like to express some thoughts relating to the article ‘Gaza mobilising for an internationalist response’ by Martin Thomas and your editorial ‘For an independent Palestine alongside Israel’ (Solidarity 466)

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Protest for two states!

Submitted by SJW on 1 May, 2018 - 9:12 Author: Chris Reynolds
Gaza border graphic

This graphic, compiled from UN figures, is taken from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

The deaths have been fewer in recent weeks — one, four, four on Fridays 13, 20, 27 April, as against 44 total for the first five Fridays.

That must be partly due to the protests against the killings organised within Israel, and also by left-wing Jewish groups in the USA.

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Gaza: mobilising for an internationalist response

Submitted by martin on 12 April, 2018 - 9:57 Author: Martin Thomas

The reckless killing and wounding of Palestinians by Israeli army fire at the Gaza border in recent weeks is likely to be followed by many more clashes.

The organisers of the Palestinian demonstration on the Gaza side of the border fence, and the political-Islamist Hamas, which rules and politically dominates Gaza, plan a series of further demonstrations on Fridays up to the anniversary in mid-May of the declaration of the state of Israel.

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Protests inside Israel

Submitted by martin on 12 April, 2018 - 9:53 Author: Ira Berkovic

There is an anti-occupation, anti-war movement within Israel, albeit a beleaguered one.

The Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem has launched a campaign calling on soldiers to refuse orders, what they describe as illegal orders, to fire on demonstrators. Hundreds mobilised at short notice to demonstrate outside the ruling Likud party’s Tel Aviv headquarters in protest at the killings in Gaza, with around a hundred attending a joint Palestinian-Jewish “Freedom Seder” in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank.

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For an independent Palestine!

Submitted by martin on 12 April, 2018 - 9:38
14 April protest

Workers' Liberty and other activists, especially from the Worker-communist Parties of Kurdistan and of Iran, are protesting against the Israeli shootings in Gaza and for a democratic political settlement in Israel-Palestine each Monday 23 April, through 30 April and 7 May, to 14 May. Place: Kensington Court, High St Kensington, London W8 5EA (opposite the Israeli Embassy). Above: our protest on Saturday 14 April.

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Protest against Israeli shootings: For an independent Palestine alongside Israel

Submitted by SJW on 10 April, 2018 - 7:29 Author: Editorial
Gaza protests

The Israeli army has killed 44 Palestinians, and injured hundreds more, after Israeli Defence Force (IDF) snipers opened fire on demonstrations on Israel’s border with the Palestinian territory of Gaza, on Fridays between 30 March and 27 April.

One protestor, 18-year-old Abdel Fattah Abdel Nabi, was shot in the back as he turned to flee IDF fire. Another victim was Gazan journalist Yaser Murtaja, killed by a bullet to the abdomen underneath his bullet-proof vest clearly marking him out as a member of the press.

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A 16-year-old who rebelled

Submitted by SJW on 10 April, 2018 - 7:23 Author: Ira Berkovic

Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian woman, was filmed slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers outside her home in response to their repression of a demonstration in December 2017, when she was 16.

She was arrested and jailed, and has now struck a plea bargain to serve eight months in jail, with a NIS5,000 fine (around £1,000).

According to the Israeli human rights campaign B’Tselem, this is an example of ongoing mistreatment.

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The Morning Star on the Douma massacre, Russia, and Israel

Submitted by martin on 10 April, 2018 - 3:38 Author: Martin Thomas

The Morning Star's editorial of 10 April 2018 shows how perception of world affairs can be skewed by the Star's fixed insistence on seeing Russia (even way-post-USSR, blatantly capitalist Russia) as the good guy, and Israel as the world's prime source of evil.

Israel did a bombing raid against Assad on 8 April after the Douma massacre of 6 April, says the Star... as a ploy to divert attention from the killings in Gaza.

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