Whatever may be said about Hammami's political views on particular points, there is no denying the non-sectarianism of his attitude to the Israeli Jewish population: he recognizes that they constitute a nationality just as much as the Palestinian Arabs, and that they, too, are entitled to national right in Palestine. To hear a Palestinian spokesman say this was not necessarily congenial to fanatics on both sides.
The Palestinian refugees in the Sabra, Shatila and Ain al-Hilweh camps, survivors of the massacre and bombings are being robbed of their right of return and rehabilitation in their homeland.
A Matzpen picket in front of the Labour Party’s center in Tel Aviv, protesting against the legislation prohibiting any expression of support to the PLO, August 1980.
A bibliographic list selected and put together by the Khamsin collective on the history of the Communist Parties of the Arab East, with books amd articles in five different languages.
A Matzpen leaflet: There can be no peace without equality between the two peoples of this country – the Palestinian-Arab people and the Israeli-Jewish people. Peace without equality is not worthy of the name; it is, at best, a ‘settlement’ based on the present power relations in our region: Palestinian weakness, Israeli might and American hegemony.
During the last decade a plethora of books devoted to the subject of Oriental Jewry has been published in Israel or by Israeli authors. The following list, compiled and annotated by Avishai Ehrlich, is only partial.
published on 19 November 1977 by the Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen), jointly with Harakat Abna' al-Balad (Sons of the Village Movement), The Revolutionary Communist League, and the editorial board of Key. Issued in Umm al-Fahm, Israel.
a translation of the first part of a statement by the Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen), written in September 1977 following the May 1977 elections which caused for the first time in Israel a change of the ruling coalition: the zionist Labour led coalition was replaced by a zionist-right led coalition.
Nous disons donc que ni l'unité arabe ni la libération nationale palestinienne ne se réalisera concrètement et complètement sans la lutte des classes exploitées contre les classes exploiteuses. En d'autres termes pas de libération nationale sans libération sociale.
At the time of this writing, the Egyptian workers are out in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria. [19 January 1977; Published in Arabic and Hebrew as editorial in issue 80 of Matzpen, 10 February 1977. ]
Entretien entre Saïd Hammami, représentant de l'Organisation de la libération de la Palestine (O.L.P.) à Londres, et Moshé Machover, de l'Organisation socialiste israélienne (Matzpen).
On March 30, 1976, the Palestinian Arabs who have been citizens of Israel since 1948 held a general strike to protest against the most recent expropriations of their lands by the government. The Israeli army and police, in full battle gear attacked a number of Arab villages in Israel: six people were shot dead, 69 were badly wounded, 260 were arrested.
Les raisons de ces arrestations et des inculpations qui s'ensuivent sont dans la tradition très classique de tout État policier : agents de l'étranger, complot contre l'État... Ils risquent la détention à vie.
Interview d'Ahmad Jibril, dirigeant du Front populaire pour la libération de la Palestine-commandement général, présentée à la télévision française le 22 janvier 1975.