Palestine and Israel: No self-determination – a reply to Moshé Machover

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tony Greenstein, Weekly Worker. The overthrow of Zionism is incompatible with a Hebrew nation. Moshé Machover, who I count as a friend and comrade, is a legend in…

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2572. Is Palestinian Right to Self-Determination Compatible with the Israel’s “Right to Exist?”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kamran Nayeri. This article first appeared in Forum for Liberation on March 1, 2017. In discussions and debates about the “Arab-Israeli conflict” the questions of Palestinian right to…

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Trump, Netanyahu and the burial of the two-state ‘solution’ for Israel

Friday, March 10, 2017

Moshé Machover, Weekly Worker. On February 15 the desiccated corpse of the two-state ‘solution’ (2SS) to the conflict between the Israeli Zionist settler state and the colonised Palestinian…

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The art of the bigger deal on Israel, Palestine and the occupied territories

Friday, March 3, 2017

Adam Shatz, LRB Blog. ‘So, I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like … I can live with either one,’ Donald…

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Palestinian women in the Occupied Territories: an interview with Laila al-Hamdani

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Libcom.org Interview with Laila al-Hamdani describing the role of women in the Occupied Territories as well as the central role they played during the first intifada. Q. Perhaps…

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Activestills: documenting Palestinians living under constant military threat

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Yonatan Mendel, London Review of Books. The Israeli government says there is no occupation; the documentary group Activestills shoots back with images of Palestinians living under constant military…

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Palestine and Hebrew self-determination

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Moshé Machover, Weekly Worker. In the mid-1960s, the Socialist Organization in Israel – better known by the name of its journal, Matzpen – evolved an analysis of the…

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Book review: The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Reviewed by Jim Miles, The Palestine Chronicle. The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine. Ben Ehrenreich. Granta Books, London, 2016. A small town in Palestinian…

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Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Jonathan Cook, Redress, Information & Analysis. Israel has just emerged from its extended, three-week high holidays, a period that in recent years has been marked by extremist religious…

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Proxies and politics: Why Iran funds foreign militias

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Karim El-Bar, Middle East Eye. In wake of Arab Spring, Iran’s backing of foreign militias has drawn much attention. Why is this support so central to Iranian foreign…

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Analysts: Israel using rocket attacks from fringe groups in Gaza to target Hamas tunnel infrastructure

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hamza Abu Al-Tarabeesh, Mondoweiss. Ali Tannany, 27, was celebrating his bachelor party with friends, relatives and neighbors in Jabalia Camp in Northern Gaza in August when Israeli missiles…

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The house of Zion

Friday, October 7, 2016

Perry Anderson, New Left Review. An informative summary of some options open to the Palestinian people [ME4Change]. Since the turn of the century, the Arab states have come…

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Is Israel Pushing for a Palestinian Civil War?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ramzy Baroud, Znet. Division within Palestinian society has reached unprecedented levels, becoming a major hurdle on the path of any unified strategy to end Israel’s violent occupation or…

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Leila Khaled on ISIS and Islamism, Syria and the Palestinians

Monday, September 26, 2016

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos, Defend Democracy Press. ISIS is a criminal organization which was created, and is used, by the USA. As for Syria, it was not only the intervention…

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Palestine: Crackdown on journalists and activists

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch documented five cases – two in the West Bank and three in Gaza – in which security forces arrested or questioned journalists,…

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Truth is always revolutionary

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Jurgen Balzan, Malta Today. Lebanese writer Elias Khoury is one of the leading lights of Arab literature and he says that the Israeli occupation is classical colonialism built…

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Life and death in Palestine

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ben Ehrenreich, The Guardian Journal. Planet Hebron is far, far away. The fact that you can drive there, or take a bus, only makes things more confusing. If…

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The national question part III: The decolonisation of Palestine

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Moshé Machover. Weekly Worker. This is the third and final article in a short series, leading up to a discussion of a socialist position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…

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‘Lets take the stairs’: glimpse into the occupation in Hebron

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ben Ehrenreich. London Review of Books. For a glimpse into the nightmarish world of occupied Hebron read this report: I was surprised a few weeks ago to find…

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BDS: Discussing Difficult Issues in a Fast-Growing Movement

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Omar Barghouti Al-Shabaka Israel’s attacks on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and other human rights defenders living under occupation, such as Al Haq staff, have dominated…

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Zionism, Imperialism, and Socialism

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Tom Mayer Monthly Review Moshé Machover, Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution. Moshé Machover is a mathematician and political activist who was born in Tel Aviv in 1936…

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PFLP News

Friday, June 3, 2016

Redline In the Occupied Territories a kind of neo-colonial power structure has been forged around people who have abandoned the struggle for national liberation in order to carve…

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The Violence of Othering in a Warming World

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Naomi Klein London Review of Books Edward Said was no tree-hugger. Descended from traders, artisans and professionals, he once described himself as ‘an extreme case of an urban…

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Zionism and anti-Semitism

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Moshé Machover Weekly Worker What is the meaning of Zionism today, almost 70 years after the formation of Israel, and why is it such a buzzword? Are we…

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BDS 10 Years On: Anti-Colonial Demands in a Liberal Framework

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mohammed Nabulsi Warscapes The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, launched on July 9, 2005 by the Palestinian Civil Society (consisting of more than 170 Palestinian civil organizations),…

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Statement on “Labour’s problem with antisemitism”

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Jewish Socialist Group’s response to the right wing witch-hunt sparked by accusations of anti-semitism by prominent British Labour Party members Naz Shah MP and Ken Livingstone. “Antisemitism…

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The Israeli Right’s historic ties to European fascism

Monday, April 18, 2016

Noam Rotem +972 The heads of the Freedom Party of Austria, an extremist, far-right political party, are currently visiting Israel following a formal invitation from the ruling Likud…

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Syriza versus Palestinian liberation

Monday, April 11, 2016

Susanne Kemp Redline It isn’t only the Greek working class that the Alexis Tsipras’ leadership of Syriza has betrayed.  One of the distinguishing features of his ‘socialist’ government…

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Decades on, Israel tries to bury its darkest times

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Jonathan Cook The debate about 1948 war and what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions. Israelis fear, and Palestinians crave, a clearer picture…

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Israel’s Putinisation

Friday, February 26, 2016

Adam Shatz L0ndon Review of Books Ahmad Tibi, a long-standing Arab member of the Knesset, once remarked that ‘Israel is democratic towards Jews, and Jewish towards Arabs.’ For…

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