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The proletariat and the Israeli-Palestinian question

The proletariat & the Israeli-Palestinian Question

The conflict in Palestine is tragic in many respects - it seems eternal, and it has lasted a long time and seems to have no end. The whole ruling capitalist world including its mass media machinery creates extremely close attention, but very little is done to stop open barbarism that is about the super strong Israeli side that continually oppress and humiliate its weak counterpart, i.e., Palestinian semi-sate. However, the heavy price for these militaristic demos is normally paid by the masses, mainly from Palestinian side.

Self and other in Zionism: Palestine and Israel in recent Hebrew literature - Haim Bresheeth

Amos Oz.

Haim Bresheeth looks at perceptions of the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians through looking at Zionist Hebrew literature, particularly the writings of left-Zionist writers such as Amos Oz, pointing out the deep roots of Zionist racism and neo-colonial attitudes towards Palestinians.

Peace, peace when there is no peace - Akiva Orr and Moshe Machover

Israeli Commander Moshe Dayan in the Suez Canal region during the 1956 war.

Book written by Akiva Orr and Moshe Machover between 1957-1961, before either had broken with the Israeli Communist Party, highlighting Israel's involvement in the Suez Crisis on the side of Britain and France as a contrived piece of foreign policy and not the "war of no choice" which it was described as.

Enlightening disillusionments - Akiva Orr

Akiva Orr.

Memoires of Israeli libertarian socialist and anti-Zionist activist, Akiva Orr, covering the period from the 1950s, including his radicalisation during a strike on the Israeli docks, until 2005.

Israel: politics, myths and identity crises - Akiva Orr

Akiva Orr examines the politics and ideology of Zionism and demystifies the notion of the 'Jewish state' as well as that of the 'rights of nations' more generally.

The twenty-first year: new ideas - Ehud Ein-GiI

Ehud Ein-Gil looks at the proposals of maverick zionists for solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict via forms of federalism which, while themselves weighted heavily against the Palestinians, do signal the usefulness of federalism for socialists in proposing how Israelis and Palestinians can live together on equal terms.

The other Israel: the radical case against zionism

Classic critique from 1972 by pioneering Israeli anti-zionist socialist group Matzpen against the Israeli state and the origins of the Arab-Jewish conflict in the Middle-East.

The unJewish state: the politics of Jewish identity in Israel - Akiva Orr

Akiva Orr.

Akiva Orr looks at the failure of Israel's founders to provide a source for modern Jewish identity via a secular Jewish state, providing an original analysis of the arguments around the construction of Israeli and Jewish identities using source material from government debates translated for the first time.

Demography and settler politics in the Old City of Jerusalem, 1980-1988 - Richard Thomas

Article discussing a how government and settler policies collude in the Old City of Jerusalem, as well as how they constrain each other.

Colonial law and ideology: Israel and the Occupied Territories - Ben Cashdan

Investigation into the ways in which the law has been used by the Israeli state to ideologically legitimise land expropriations and the erosion of civil liberties for Palestinians.