Yearly Archives: 1989

An Israeli Opponent of the “Peace Camp” Replies to ‘Ali J ‒ by Israel Shahak

2018-01-26T15:44:41+03:00November 10, 1989|Categories: Articles, Khamsin, Khamsin Bulletin 7, Khamsin Bulletins|Tags: |

The policies of the great majority of the Israeli-Jewish society are influenced neither by Palestinian restraint nor by lack of it, but by Palestinian force, by the Palestinians' effectiveness in causing harm to Israel ‒ be it military or financial, through other coun­tries such as the USA.

Letter from a Palestinian to the Israeli “Peace Camp” – ‘Ali J

2017-12-10T04:57:34+03:00June 10, 1989|Categories: Documents, Khamsin Bulletin 6|Tags: |

The following letter was written by a Palestinian leftist activist in the West Bank. It was published (in Hebrew) in December 1988 in issue #1 of Meha'ah (Protest), organ of a coalition of some of the more radical Israeli anti-­occupation protest groups. The letter is directed to the less radical – and wholly Zionist – 'peace camp', including the Peace Now movement

Left Without Arabs – Ehud ‘Ein-Gil

2017-12-10T04:58:29+03:00June 10, 1989|Categories: Articles, Khamsin Bulletin 6|Tags: |

In this article, published in place of an editorial in the first issue of Meha'ah (see Introduction to the previous item), the writer, member of the radical and anti-Zionist Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen) polemicizes against an article by Ari Shavit in the left-Zionist journal Politika (Politics).

A solidarity visit to Dahariyah

2017-12-10T04:59:25+03:00June 10, 1989|Categories: Documents, Khamsin Bulletin 6|

The following report was sent to us by Professor I Shahak, Chairman of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights. It was written by an Israeli who visited the Dahariyah prison compound; he managed to get in by mingling with the members of a Palestinian prisoner's family. Since this is against the rules, his name is withheld.

Plato banned in bastion of democracy

2017-12-10T05:00:48+03:00June 10, 1989|Categories: Documents, Khamsin Bulletin 6|

According to the Jerusalem Post of 7th May, very few books are allowed Into Qezi'ot. Among books that have been banned are not only tracts on Marxism and a biography of George Orwell, but also the Dialogues of Plato.

The Middle East – Still at The Crossroads: A Socialist Position on the Palestinian Problem ‒ By Moshé Machover

2018-01-20T13:01:43+03:00January 10, 1989|Categories: Articles, Khamsin, Khamsin Bulletin 5, Khamsin Bulletins|Tags: |

The sense in which socialists ought to be “more radical” than liberation nationalists is not in vying with the latter’s nationalism, but in putting forward revolutionary social aims. Liberation nationalists do not propose to overthrow the existing social order; what they want is just to put an end to the oppression of their own nation. Socialists, on the contrary, must seek to promote in every national liberation struggle the aim of overthrowing the existing order of class exploitation.

The Middle East at the Crossroads – by Abu Sa’id and Moshé Machover

2018-01-20T13:05:39+03:00January 10, 1989|Categories: Articles, Documents, Khamsin, Khamsin Bulletin 5, Khamsin Bulletins|Tags: , |

This is a re-print of an article that was originally published in September 1969. "The formula that restricts the struggle to Palestine alone, despite its revolutionary appearance, derives from a reformist attitude which seeks partial solutions within the framework of conditions now existing in the region. In fact, partial solutions can only be implemented through a compromise with imperialism and Zionism".