The Israeli army has withdrawn from Jenin, leaving a trail of
destruction. People the world over have been shocked by the brutality of
the invasion, including attacks on Red Cross/Crescent staff and reports
of Palestinians being buried under bulldozed buildings. Kevin Simspon
Sharon’s bloody war of reoccupation in the West Bank and Gaza has
destroyed whatever hopes lingered for the ‘peace process’ in the Middle
East. Many working people around the world will now be asking if there
can ever be a lasting solution to the Palestine/Israel question.
"AS THE United States tries to mediate a truce in the Middle East,
Israeli military planners are preparing for a major assault on
Palestinian cities, towns, and refugee camps that would be broader and
The signing of a peace accord between the Israeli government and the PLO
leadership, which promises limited self-government in Gaza and Jericho,
represents an extremely important change in the situation in the Middle
4,000 people, Palestinians and Jews, took part in a demo at A-ram
junction on Wednesday 3 April at the IDF checkpoint at the entrance to
Ramallah. The event, organised by radical women organisations, was meant...
The members of Maavak Sotzialisti, the Israeli section of the CWI, call
and actively campaign for the immediate withdrawal of the Israeli army
from all of the occupied territories in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. We
support unconditionally the Palestinians’ right to self-determination
and an independent state,...
Despite US imperialism’s efforts to at least partly defuse the
combustible situation in the region, including token declarations by
Bush about support for a Palestinian state, Powell’s speech at the UN
security council and special envoy General Zinni’s urgent mission to the
Middle East, the...
The assassination of Israel’s tourism minister, Rehavam Ze’evi, by the
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and the brutal
response by the Israeli army brought the Middle East to the brink of war.
As George W Bush strives to create a new Gulf war-style ‘coalition
against terror’ – complete with ‘Islamic support’ from Saudi Arabia to
Pakistan – the Israeli regime has come under pressure to call a
cease-fire and reopen negotiations with Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian
The first ever invasion of the Palestinian Authority (PA) territory by
the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on Monday 15 April has taken the
present conflict in the region to a new level. It may be the case that
in future years this event could be looked upon as the first decisive
step to a wider conflict. Even though the...