Palestine

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.

Palestinian women: triple burden, single struggle - Rosemary Sayigh

Palestinian woman arrives at a Jordanian refugee camp escaping the 1967 war.

Rosemary Sayigh gives an overview on the position of women within Palestinian society and its resistance movements since 1948, arguing that any such analysis must take into account the experiences of Palestinians as a whole, including those in the diaspora communities and refugee camps.

Palestinian women in the Occupied Territories: an interview with Laila al-Hamdani

Women confront Israeli soldiers during first Intifada.

Interview with Laila al-Hamdani describing the role of women in the Occupied Territories as well as the central role they played during the first intifada.

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.

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.

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.

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.