Minnesota cops and Israel: Morning Star’s source apologies but editor merely ‘clarifies’

Editor Chacko The following two statements appear in today's Morning Star and we republish both articles for the information of the left and labour movement. You may notice that whereas Neta Golan, the activist quoted in the Morning Star's original piece ('Minnesota Force Had Training In Israeli Brutality' -published in the June 2 print edition) … Continue reading Minnesota cops and Israel: Morning Star’s source apologies but editor merely ‘clarifies’

Mainstream UK Jews condemn Israel’s West Bank annexation plans

Above: Netanyahu unveils the annexation plans, September 2019 The importance of this unprecedented letter cannot be exaggerated: these are not the usual suspects, but mainstream figures (including Sir Ben Helfgott, one of Britain's best-known holocaust survivors), all of whom would describe themselves as Zionists. It should go without saying that we Shiraz'ers do not endorse … Continue reading Mainstream UK Jews condemn Israel’s West Bank annexation plans

How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left: ‘what this book cannot offer is a useful political analysis’

Book Review by Barry Finger: Michael R. Fischbach, The Movement and the Middle East: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left, Stanford, Stanford University Press 2020. It is the conceit of this volume that the history of the American New Left and its residual legacy can be fruitfully reexamined in terms of the divisions … Continue reading How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left: ‘what this book cannot offer is a useful political analysis’

Three decades of Socialist Worker on antisemitism

Socialist Worker says Israel is the West's "attack dog" - and it's "got to go" - but provides little detail about how Israel is to be abolished, and by whom. By Dale Street When Sunderland Polytechnic Students Union (SPSU) banned a campus Jewish Society in 1985, Socialist Worker (weekly newspaper of the Socialist Workers Party) … Continue reading Three decades of Socialist Worker on antisemitism

Stop West Bank annexation!

On Saturday 1 February, some 2,000 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, demonstrated in Tel Aviv against the “Trump plan” for Israel-Palestine, and the threats by leading Israeli politicians Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to use the “plan” as licence to move quickly to annex large areas of the West Bank. According to the Israeli press, the … Continue reading Stop West Bank annexation!

No to Trump’s phony ‘Deal of the Century’!

From a piece in the present edition of Solidarity and the Workers Liberty website (adapted and updated by JD): Donald Trump, side-by-side with Israel’s openly gloating prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has announced his long-touted “Deal of the Century” plan  for Israel-Palestine, giving Israel full control of the settlements with Jerusalem as its undivided capital. “For … Continue reading No to Trump’s phony ‘Deal of the Century’!

On Holocaust Memorial Day: 21 lies the “Holocaust-mitigator” left tells itself on Israel/Palestine

By Sean Matgamna A central fact of our political situation is that the left, especially the ostensible revolutionary left, is a major source of antisemitism — they say “anti-Zionism” — in the country and in the labour movement, including the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn has admitted that there are pockets of antisemitism in the Labour … Continue reading On Holocaust Memorial Day: 21 lies the “Holocaust-mitigator” left tells itself on Israel/Palestine

Williamson threatens to do a Galloway

Above: Williamson campaigning against Labour adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism, alongside fellow 'left' antisemites Hope not hate statement: Chris Williamson made Labour’s antisemitism problem worse, and he deserves to lose his seat in Parliament. HOPE not hate will help make that happen, writes Nick Lowles. It’s apt that Chris Williamson‘s resignation letter contained an … Continue reading Williamson threatens to do a Galloway

Labour conference motion on Israel-Palestine: both unachievable and reactionary

Above: Jews celebrate the declaration of the state of Israel in 1948 Labour Party conference passed a motion on Israel-Palestine, but shoehorned into the same session as Brexit, with no debate, and even less understanding of the issues. The motion supports a majority-Palestinian state within the territory of Israel-Palestine, but in a fashion suffused with political dishonesty, … Continue reading Labour conference motion on Israel-Palestine: both unachievable and reactionary

Arab-Israelis at the Polls

-Photo: Haaretz Guest post by Barry Finger Who could have missed Ayman Odeh’s eloquent op-ed piece in the NY Times, where he rightly asserted that “Arab Palestinian citizens have chosen to reject Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his politics of fear and hate, and the inequality and division he advanced for the past decade”? Or his … Continue reading Arab-Israelis at the Polls