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
The Palestinian masses perceive the election of the new Israeli Prime
Minister, Arik Sharon, as a vote for war. This perception is shared by
large sections of the working class and rural poor in the Arab and wider
Muslim world. This feeling will resonate amongst workers and youth in
the West and the populations of the...
Monday’s (27 January) general elections in Israel saw Ariel Sharon’s
Likud party double its vote to 37 seats. The Labour Party (which is the
traditional party of the Israeli capitalists) plunged to an all time low
of 19 seats. Turnout was 68.5%, the lowest for an election to the
Knesset in Israeli history.
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...
EVERYONE SAW the copious media coverage marking the first anniversary of
the 11 September attacks. But how many saw mention that this month also
marks the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of at least 1,500
Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon?
Maavak Sozialisti (Socialist Struggle) in Israel held its formal
founding conference over the last weekend (11-12 October). 25 people
(mostly young) participated in the event, which exceeded our
expectations and was characterised by an enthusiastic and confident
atmosphere as well as the highest level of discussions in...