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Khamsin #06: Women in the Arab world

Issue 6 of revolutionary socialist journal Khamsin primarily about women in the Middle East.

Oriental Jewry annotated bibliography

During the last decade a plethora of books devoted to the subject of Oriental Jewry has been published in Israel or by Israeli authors. The following list, compiled and annotated by Avishai Ehrlich, is only par­tial. Unless mentioned otherwise, the books in this list are in Hebrew.

Book review: Ethnic relations in Israel - Nira Yuval-Davis

Book review by Nira Yuval-Davis of 'Ethnic relations in Israel'.

Oriental Jews in Israel­; collective schizophrenia - A. Hoder

Jewish immigrants from Yemen, 1949.

'Who are the Oriental Jews, how do they perceive themselves, the Ashkenazi Jews, the Arabs and the Palestinians?' There are no simple answers – I can only sketch some impressions.

Zionism and its Oriental subjects: the Oriental Jews in Zionism's dialectical contradictions - Raphael Shapiro

A Moroccan Jewish school, 1950.

Article looking at the position of 'Oriental Jews' (i.e. those from other countries in the Middle-East) within Israel and the zionist project historically.

Khamsin #05: Oriental Jewry

Issue of Khamsin from 1978 primarily about the Oriental Jewry.

Khamsin: Journal of revolutionary socialists of the Middle-East

Some of our collection of Khamsin journals

Archive of revolutionary socialist journal, Khamsin, which was published from 1978 to 1987. While we might disagree with some of the positions taken, particularly those to do with national liberation, many articles contain interesting information about working class struggle, which we reproduce for reference.

What fascists understand about the Yids that the Society of Black Lawyers doesn't

A look at some of the context behind the vicious attack by fascists on Tottenham fans in Rome before the teams met for their Europa League tie.

Impossible reconciliation: The contradictions of labor Zionism

Meeting of Zionist labour youth

A piece written as a university dissertation. I don't claim it's reliably academic material, but I do hope it offers a libertarian exploration of the early Zionism movement: secular and socialist rhetoric, but inevitably compromised by the national project integral to all forms of Zionism, despite any professed radicalism.

I haven't included the footnotes, so PM me if you want to see them.

The Hajduks of Cotovschi

A short history of The Hajduks of Cotovschi, an anarchist communist partisan organization from Romania, that pursued its activity in Bucharest, between 1939 to 1941.