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 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...
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...
The situation in the Middle East, apparently relatively calm on the
surface a few weeks ago has degenerated into a cauldron of bloody
conflict. The Israeli regime has responded to the new Palestinian
uprising in a brutal manner, deploying helicopter gunships on bombing
raids against the Palestinian Authority area,...