Khamsin – An Anthology (1976-1983): FORBIDDEN AGENDAS: Intolerance and Defiance in the Middle East

Selected and Introduced by Jon Rothscild
Al Saqi Books, 1984, Distributed by Zed Press

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Civil War in Lebanon

  • In the Maelstrom of Confessionalism – by Nada Kadir

To Live Together ‒ a Dialogue between Said Hammami and Moshé Machover

2017-10-07T20:25:30+03:00October 1, 1984|Categories: Documents, Forbidden Agendas|Tags: , , |

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.

Iran: Islam and the struggle for socialism ‒ Mohammad Ja’far [Kanan Makiya] and Azar Tabari [Afsaneh Najmabadi]

2020-10-11T13:12:17+03:00July 10, 1981|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 8|Tags: , |

None of the expectations, predictions and prognoses of left circles, whether inside or outside Iran, have been confirmed by the passage of time. The speed with which a highly repressive and deeply reactionary regime has emerged, in the wake of colossal mass mobilisations involving millions, has left many in political shock and disillusionment.

Eli Lobel

2013-12-29T04:54:06+02:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 7|Tags: |

Khamsin is bereaved. Eli Lobel, editor and founder of our journal, has died tragically on Thursday, October 4th 1979. The life-story of this outstanding revolutionary socialist and great internationalist is, in more than one way, the story of a whole generation, the tragedies and noble struggles of a whole epoch.

Zionism, demography and women’s work ‒ Avishai Ehrlich

2021-01-31T22:32:07+02:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 7|Tags: |

The position of women and the nature of the sexual division of labour which exists in Israel cannot be discussed in isolation from the zionist characteristics of the society. The colonialisation process, its requirements, its constraints, its internal contradictions and the political conflicts to which it gave birth are reflected in every aspect of life of Israeli society ‒ including the position of women.

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.