Statement against repression by national unity government directed against members of the Israeli Socialist Organization abroad.
PM Meir's letter questioned; Arab students in the Hebrew University protest the expulsion of the student Muhamad Sadiq and the arrest of Darwish Qashu'a; By-products of a "liberal" occupation; Israeli Censorship bid to liquidate Matzpen.
"Whilst polls in West Jerusalem were nearly empty, the one on the border of East Jerusalem was crowded with hundreds of Arabs pushing, shoving and begging to vote. Buses packed with Arabs, decorated with the slogan 'We want Teddy Kolleck' were flocking in continuously".
The reasons given by the Chief Censor were expressed in one sentence: "The publication of this material may harm the security of the State, and the security and welfare of the public".
The confiscation of the Arab land near Gush Etzion has no 'security' value today (in the era of aeroplanes and missiles), but is simply a brutal eviction, grabbing land from the Arab legal owners for the establishment of Jewish settlements. This is an unlawful action, a "colonialist" annexation.
Joseph Weitz Diary; World Zionist Organization; Zionism – or anti-Semitism? ; Declaration by Eli Lobel following an attack by Zionist thugs against Israca members, Paris, Dec. 9, 1969; To the Participants in the International Conference of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists, Israel, August 1969; Towards a Democratic Solution to the Palestine Problem (Draft resolution presented by the DPFLP, September 1969)
The Palestinian refugees have every right to the homeland from which they were driven, and the denial of this right is at the heart of the continuing conflict. A permanent just settlement of the refugees in their homeland is an essential ingredient of any genuine settlement in the Middle East.
Shabtai Tevet: If I do not accept nowadays that it is the religious law that defines who is the Jew to whom justice was done, then I recognize myself suddenly as someone who was a criminal all his life, who exiled innocent peasants and city dwellers.
How can Israeli officials declare that they represent "The only democracy in the Middle East" when they deny the most elementary civil rights to the Arabs who have lived in Israel since 1948?
We denounce the arrest of our comrade Nabil Saad, which is part of the policy destined to suppress and intimidate all the oppositional elements among Israel's Arab citizens, in particular those who adopt a socialist revolutionary stand.
Not only against the Soviet bureaucracy; Not only against the reactionary rulers of Iraq; Also against Israeli occupation and oppression!
The historically complex conflict in the Middle East is not a clash between Jews and Arabs as such, as the nationalists claim, but a clash between Zionist colonization, which is, and always has been, an ally of imperialism, and the indigenous population of Palestine.