Israel/Palestine

Israel’s history of occupation

Israel’s history of occupation

The dust is still settling on the most recent war in Gaza, which included the massacre of over 2,000 Palestinian civilians at the hands of the Israeli state terror machine. It is the latest bloody chapter in the Israeli occupation, as a timely book tracing its history shows. Cursed Victory: a history of Israel and […]

Socialism and national rights

Socialism and national rights

Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries  The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ once more forcefully onto the political agenda. How can we open a road to begin to solve seemingly age-old intractable issues? This is the question which is sharply […]

War on Gaza

War on Gaza

Mass action needed to stop bloodshed Whole families burnt alive. Parents with children. Shajaiya neighbourhood in Gaza is complete rubble. Over 1,100 Palestinians’ lives have ended since 8 July, as ruthless inferno has rained down on this besieged, impoverished, and highly populated strip of land during the Muslim Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr, a usually festive holiday […]

Boycotting Israel: The socialist view

Boycotting Israel: The socialist view

‘Boycott, divestment and sanctions’- questions and answers about the BDS campaign Following an appeal from advocates of an academic boycott on Israel, physicist Stephen Hawking recently turned down an invitation to speak at a conference in Jerusalem. He joins others who have boycotted Israel in one form or another, particularly in reaction to the horror […]

Boycotting Israel: The socialist view

Boycotting Israel: The socialist view

‘Boycott, divestment and sanctions’- questions and answers about the BDS campaign Following an appeal from advocates of an academic boycott on Israel, physicist Stephen Hawking recently turned down an invitation to speak at a conference in Jerusalem. He joins others who have boycotted Israel in one form or another, particularly in reaction to the horror […]