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.
The US bombing of Afghanistan has continued relentlessly since 7
October. The Taliban has reported that over 100 innocent civilians have
been killed as a result. Many more will die over the coming weeks.
Unlike the Gulf or Kosovo/Kosova wars, there are no independent reports
from ‘the other side’, from...
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...
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 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,...
After all the blood that has been needlessly spilled in the last days,
we stand today facing the danger of an even more unnecessary regional
war, that will multiply the number of victims of the idiotic policy of
solving political problems by military means. And the political problems
are clear to everyone who looks at...