Khamsin no.7 (1979): Communist Parties in the Middle East

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.

The early history of Lebanese Communism reconsidered ‒ Alexander Flores

2020-07-12T11:55:36+03:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 7|Tags: |

The three men who prepared the meeting that is considered the birth of the Lebanese communist party represented three important components in the formation of the party: Yusuf Yazbek, the romantic Lebanese liberal with a radical socialist streak; Fu'ad Shimali, the worker who had gathered his trade-union experience in Egypt, and Joseph Berger, the Palestinian Jewish communist of Polish origin who provided the relations with the Comintern.

Zionism, demography and women’s work ‒ Avishai Ehrlich

2020-07-21T14:34:37+03:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, 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.

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.