Israel

The state of Israel must be destroyed? - Elliot Sperber

This article discusses the nature of imperialism, nationalism, and emancipatory politics in the context of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Intentionally employing a provocative title, it argues that since the nation-state is an instrument of war, a meaningful peace necessitates not a one state or a two state solution, but the supercession of the nation-state altogether.

Israel's ‘tent protests’: the chilling effect of nationalism

An article by Uri Gordon about the 2011 Israeli 'tent protests', their lack of political radicalism and avoidance of direct confrontation with the Netanyahu government. In addition, he maintains that because of nationalism, the movement avoided at all costs any perception of being left-wing and silenced any engagement with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the mobilization.

Black Circle Records: Reflections on the consequences of conflict in light of the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza

Black Circle Records have released a compilation of underground noise/electronic/abstract/weirdo sounds reflecting on the Israeli states current offensive in Gaza.

An open letter from Jerusalem - Uriel Kon

Operating Protecting Edge

Uriel Kon is an Argentine born Israeli. He is a writer and publisher and vocal opposer to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. This is a translation of an open letter he published, calling the Jewish community to stand up against Zionism.

Palestinian migrant workers in Israel: from repression to rebellion - Toby Shelley

Article on the Apartheid-like conditions which Palestinian migrant workers labour under, the obstacles which the Israeli occupation puts on their ability to organise and the ways in which they have attempted to overcome it. Also looks at how the Zionist trade union, the Histadrut, is one of the main exploiters of Palestinian labour.

The political economy of the West Bank 1967-1987: from peripheralisation to development - Adel Samara

An Israeli soldier watches Palestinians flee to Jordan from the West Bank, 1967.

Discussion on the general features of the political economy of the West Bank from 1967 to 1987 and how the Israeli state has both destroyed and transformed it.

The tortured dilemma - Haim Bresheeth

Dov Yermiya, Israeli war veteran and author of 'My War Diary'.

Review of two books summing up left-wing zionism's approach to Israeli war.

Observations in Gaza - S. Ur

Woman confronts soldiers during the first Intifada.

An eye-witness account of everyday life in Israeli occupied Gaza in 1982.

The Oriental support for Begin - Avishai Ehrlich

Sephardic Jewish labourers.

Avishai Ehrlich critiques Emmanuel Farjoun's article Class divisions in Israeli society, particularly Farjoun's claim that Oriental Jewish rejection of the Israeli centre-left is one made as a class.

Class divisions in Israeli society - Emmanuel Farjoun

Menachem Begin, Likud.

A look at the overwhelming support of the Oriental Jewish working class for the right-wing bourgeois Zionist Likkud party, and arguing that this support comes from the socio-economic structure of Israeli society.