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.

WE DIDN'T ASK who had planted it, but within ourselves we all knew that this beautiful jasmine tree had been here before the state which had built this prison was planted on our land.

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.

*Although the paper is written with a.view on Palestinian women's participation in general in the national struggle, it mostly focuses on women on the West Bank.

Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906–1948 - Zachary Lockman

A .pdf of the seminal book by Zachary Lockman detailing a class history of Palestinian and Jewish workers in Palestine in the decades before the founding of the Israeli state.

Khamsin #10: Israel and its war in Lebanon

10th issue of Khamsin published in 1983 about the Israel-Lebanon war, class divisions in Israel, the rise of Islam and its influence on women and more.

Reply to Ja'far - Salim Tamari

Salim Tamari responds to Mohammed Ja'far's article on the PLO and the Palestinian national liberation movement.

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Reaching beyond Palestinian Nationalism: Reply to Salim Tarmari - Mohammad Ja'far

Mohammad Ja'far's criticism of the idea that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (and Palestinian nationalism more generally) can bring genuine liberation to the Palestinian working class.

Reaching beyond Palestinian Nationalism: Reply to Salim Tarmari - Mohammad Ja'far

Sociology of the Palestinians in Israel (book review) - Nira Yuval-Davis

Book review by Nira Yuval-Davis of Elia Zureik's The Palestinians in Israel.

Sociology of the Palestinians in Israel - Nira Yuval-Davis

Elia T. Zureik, The Palestinians in Israel: a Study in Internal Colonialism, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1979; 249pp.

Palestinian workers in Israel: a reserve army of labour - Emanuel Farjoun

In-depth study of the conditions of Palestinian workers in Israel and their function in the Israeli economy.

Palestinian workers in Israel: a reserve army of labour - Emanuel Farjoun

The following is a translation of a survey published in Hebrew as a pamphlet (Dapim Adumim no 5, Jerusalem, May 1978) by the Socialist Organisation in Israel- Matzpen.

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Zionism, demography and women's work - Avishai Ehrlich

A Marxist analysis on the role of women workers in Israeli society, showing how zionist colonisation affected the inequality of women who were used as a reserve source of labour whenever a shortage in the workforce threatened to hamper zionist goals.

Zionism, demography and women's work1 - Avishai Ehrlich

  • 1. This article is a result of work done with D. Hecht and N. Yuval-Davis, whose views were expressed in Khamsin 6. Although some of our ideas were developed together, I am solely responsible for the views expressed in this article.

Recent studies on the history of the Palestine Communist Party - Alexander Flores

PCP poster during the World War 2, calling for support of the Red Army.

Article looking at research on Palestine Communist Party, looking at, amongst other things, its formation largely by European Jews in the early 1920s and its gradual 'Arabisation'.

Recent studies on the history of the Palestine Communist Party - Alexander Flores