Israel-Palestine: Two Nations, Two States

Published on: Sun, 22/08/2010 - 00:17

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!

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Beyond co-existence, to solidarity

Published on: Wed, 04/12/2019 - 16:52

Alon-Lee Green and Sally Abed

Alon-Lee Green and Sally Abed, activists involved in the Jewish-Arab socialist movement Standing Together in Israel, spoke to Daniel Randall from Solidarity.

What’s your assessment of the current political situation?

Alon-Lee: Our leadership committee will meet tonight [27 November], and will be discussing the strong likelihood of a third election. The political system in Israel is in deep crisis, a crisis of representation. Confidence in the capacity of the political system to deliver change is decreasing. We hear a lot of people saying they won’t vote in a third election. They’re saying they

Push out the Tories, sort out Labour

Published on: Wed, 27/11/2019 - 19:37

Sacha Ismail

To respond to Orthodox chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’ attack on Labour over antisemitism by pointing out that it is exaggerated only gets you so far.

The reality is that since Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader, Seamus Milne took over the Leader’s Office, and some thousands of “returners” from the 1980s became newly vocal, a culture of antisemitism has flourished on the margins of the party and, in somewhat less virulent forms, deeper inside it too.

A significant strand in Labour antisemitism is connected to a particular view of Israel and “Zionism”. While the party’s formal policy on Israel

Israel-Palestine: potential for a future

Published on: Wed, 27/11/2019 - 19:16

Daniel Randall, Standing Together

By Daniel Randall

At a recent meeting at the London School of Economics (14 November), hosted by the campaign group Yachad and others, Alon-Lee Green and Sally Abed from the Israeli Arab-Jewish socialist movement Standing Together were asked their views on the argument that the possibility of a two-state settlement is dead.

Should progressives demand a “one-state solution”? This is an edited version of Alon-Lee’s response, published with his permission.

“The idea of one state, as an immediate solution to the present situation, might sound nice, but how is it to be achieved? You have two

Trump pushes against Palestinian rights

Published on: Wed, 20/11/2019 - 19:34

Martin Thomas

Donald Trump’s US administration moved a step nearer pushing a “one-state” solution for the Israel-Palestine conflict on Monday 18 November. Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced that the USA no longer considers the Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal.

Partly under US pressure, Israel dismantled its settlements in Gaza in 2005, and in Sinai in 1982.

Pompeo’s announcement green-lights the next Israeli government — when it’s formed — formally to annex to Israel all or most of “Area C”, the over-60% of the West Bank including the settlements and the Israeli road system

Bernie Sanders backed by America’s Muslims

Published on: Wed, 06/11/2019 - 10:33

Eric Lee

In recent months, Bernie Sanders has become an enormously popular politician among Muslim Americans.

He was one of only two Democratic presidential candidates to address the Islamic Society of North America Convention in August, the largest annual gathering of Muslim Americans in the country. He is the first major presidential candidate to appoint a Muslim, Faiz Shakir, as his campaign manager. He was the first American politician to visit a mosque after the attacks on Muslims in New Zealand. Prominent Muslim Americans including Linda Sarsour, a leader of the Women’s March, and newly elected

Solidarity with Yasmin Ricci-Yahav

Published on: Wed, 16/10/2019 - 11:13

Sacha Ismail

A week ago, on 7 October, 18 year-old Yasmin Ricci-Yahav visited a military induction centre in Israel and declared for the third time her refusal to serve in the Israeli army.

We will let Yasmin speak for herself: “To date I have spent 30 days in military prison, and I expect to be sentenced for a third prison term…

“I continue to refuse to enlist in protest of the IDF’s role in the occupation and with the hope that my choice will contribute to a more open and honest conversation surrounding alternatives regarding Israel’s future”.

Over the decades thousands of Jewish-background Israelis have

“Two states” is the only road to equality

Published on: Wed, 16/10/2019 - 09:23

John Strawson

John Strawson disputes the argument that the “two states” policy in Israel-Palestine — self-determination for both nations there — has become “unviable”. John Strawson is a professor of law at the University of East London, a former visiting lecturer at Birzeit University in the West Bank, and a former activist (in the 1970s) in the International Marxist Group. He develops his argument in polemic with Perry Anderson, who is now a professor at University of California Los Angeles, and who has been a leading figure in the New Left Review editorial team since 1962.

Perry Anderson announced a new

The left at Labour conference

Published on: Wed, 02/10/2019 - 11:44

Kelly Rogers, Matt Cooper, and David Ball

Workers’ Liberty comrades and those around us had a huge impact on Labour Party conference this year (21-25 September, Brighton).

When the Leader’s Office was fishing for compromises on Brexit in the run up to conference, some prominent Remainers were arguing that we’d already won everything we wanted, and that it was reasonable for Labour not to argue explicitly for Remain.

It was at the Labour for a Socialist Europe steering committee that was all put to bed. Following that, the AEIP/L4SE campaign was clear all the way through conference: we were going to refuse to accept being swallowed

Arab-Israelis at the polls

Published on: Wed, 02/10/2019 - 09:26

Barry Finger

Who could have missed Ayman Odeh’s eloquent op-ed piece in the New York Times, where he rightly asserted that “Arab Palestinian citizens have chosen to reject Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his politics of fear and hate, and the inequality and division he advanced for the past decade”?

Or his explanation of why he and the coalition he leads chose to nominate Benny Gantz — an IDF chief accused of war crimes against fellow Palestinians — for prime minister.

It was on this promise, and with the full knowledge that the Joint List will never be part of the emerging future ruling coalition, that

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