Palestine

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.

Trade unions under occupation - 'Adel Samara

Book review by 'Adel Samara of Workers in Struggle: Palestinian Trade Unions in the occupied West Bank by Simon Taggart.

Arab nationalism, the Palestinian struggle and an economic scenario for a potential Arab unity - 'Adel Samara

Yasser Arafat.

Article by Palestinian Marxist 'Adel Samara on the historic failure of bourgeois Arab nationalism and the uneven development of Arab countries could lay the foundations for its supersession by a more radical Arab nationalism.

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.

Letter from the West Bank on the war in Lebanon - 'Adil Samara

After the massacres of Palestinians in Sabra and Shatila, 1982.

An independent leftist viewpoint on Israel's intervention in Lebanon and the consequences it poses the PLO.

Tragic heroes and victims in zionist ideology - Toine van Teeffelen

Policeman in British Mandate Palestine, 1947.

Article about the ways in which zionism (and particularly left-wing zionism) protects itself from criticism, with discourses around the tragedy of both Jews and Arabs having equal claim to the land of Israel/Palestine.

A Palestinian woman in prison - Laila al-Hamdani

A fascinating, moving and, at times, harrowing first-hand account of life as a Palestinian female political prisoner in Israel, the conflicts and relationships between inmates - both Jewish and Arab - and the struggles against prison authorities.

Trigger warning: contains discussion of prison violence, rape and torture.

Palestinian women and the national liberation movement: a social perspective - Hamida Kazi

Dalal al-Mughrabi, Palestinian nationalist militant.

A critical look at the relationship between women's struggle and national liberation, focusing particularly on the Palestinian national liberation movement and the involvement of women in it.