Reaching beyond Palestinian Nationalism: Reply to Salim Tamari ‒ Mohammad Ja’far [Kanan Makiya]

2020-07-02T13:09:53+03:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 7|Tags: |

Discussion Forum: It is completely illusory to imagine that a viable advanced economic and social order can be established in Palestine, capable of increasing qualitatively the material, cultural and social welfare of the Palestinian masses, without the active participation of the Jewish proletariat.

The Communists and European Unification

2019-09-21T21:36:18+03:00September 10, 1979|Categories: Articles|

Matzpen's editorial: Whereas the duty of socialists in the Arab East – as in Europe – is to march in the forefront of the trend for unification, and endeavour to crystallise a common programme for a socialist revolution, the Communist parties are at best dragged in the wake of the current, or worse: try to obstruct it.

Editorial

2014-04-13T13:08:05+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|

Critical marxist evaluation of women's situation in the Middle East is almost non-existent... In this issue of Khamsin we make an attempt to remedy these deficiencies.

Nigel Disney

2014-04-13T13:08:40+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

The members of the Khamsin collective announce with deeply-felt grief the sudden death of Nigel Disney, a dedicated member of our collective. Nigel, born in Nottingham, died at the age of 26 on the 24 June 1978 in a London hospital.

Arab Women – Magida Salman

2014-04-13T13:49:06+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

Legislation dealing with marriage, divorce, and the status of women (inferior in all cases) is still based on, or directly inspired by, Koranic law in all the Arab-Islamic states. What role is played by Islam, what is its influence, and how is it used in the oppression of Arab women.

Zionism and its scarecrows ‒ Moshé Machover and Mario Offenberg

2020-06-30T16:19:48+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: , |

This article aims to show how the objective and subjective hench­men of Zionism in the West, in their attempt to fluster the critics of Zionism, present ‘leftist’-tinged arguments in support of the Israeli state, but especially directed against its Jewish opponents of the anti­-Zionist socialist movement inside Israel.

Ideology without revolution: Jewish women in Israel ‒ Dina Hecht and Nira Yuval-Davis

2020-06-30T16:21:46+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 6|Tags: , |

The myth of the supposed liberation and equality of Israeli women, while perhaps gratifying a deep-seated need for feminists in search of identity, cajoles most Israeli women into a state of spirited resignation – content with a public image that bears little or no resemblance to their actual situation.

Book review: The Palestinian Arab National Movement ‒ Musa Budeiri

2020-06-27T13:13:54+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

Yehoshua Porath of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has written what will undoubtedly become the standard reference work of the history of the Palestinian national movement, and deservedly so: this despite the fact that at times he seems unable to free himself from his political prejudices, and ab­dicates his professed role of detached historian to don the mantle of the partisan adversary.

Reply to Ja’far ‒ Salim Tamari

2020-06-27T13:13:14+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

Salim Tamari responds to Mohammed Ja'far's article on the PLO and the Palestinian national liberation movement: Only in the occupied territories (and Israel) do Palestinians have a 'proper' (though dislocated) and differentiated class structure. But there all forms of class consciousness are being submerged by the realities of national oppression in the daily confrontation with the occupier.

What is Khamsin?

2017-06-16T14:03:33+03:00July 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 5|

Khamsin is a journal by revolutionary socialists of the Middle East. It is also for them, and for socialists in other countries who are interested in that part of the world.