Palestine

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.

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.