The signing of a peace accord between the Israeli government and the PLO
leadership, which promises limited self-government in Gaza and Jericho,
represents an extremely important change in the situation in the Middle
The Palestinian masses perceive the election of the new Israeli Prime
Minister, Arik Sharon, as a vote for war. This perception is shared by
large sections of the working class and rural poor in the Arab and wider
Muslim world. This feeling will resonate amongst workers and youth in
the West and the populations of the...
Monday’s (27 January) general elections in Israel saw Ariel Sharon’s
Likud party double its vote to 37 seats. The Labour Party (which is the
traditional party of the Israeli capitalists) plunged to an all time low
of 19 seats. Turnout was 68.5%, the lowest for an election to the
Knesset in Israeli history.
4,000 people, Palestinians and Jews, took part in a demo at A-ram
junction on Wednesday 3 April at the IDF checkpoint at the entrance to
Ramallah. The event, organised by radical women organisations, was meant...
A BARBAROUS WAR is being fought out in the Gulf. Never before has so
much weaponry, of such lethal power, been hurled together on a single
battlefield. In the first phase of the war, the air forces of the United
States and its allies - Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, and the others -
have already subjected Iraq and...
Egypt’s president Mubarak and Jordan’s King Abdullah are feeling the
ground shaking under them. They are both completely economically
dependent on the US, while workers and poor people are heavily against
the US war plans in both these countries.
EVERYONE SAW the copious media coverage marking the first anniversary of
the 11 September attacks. But how many saw mention that this month also
marks the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of at least 1,500
Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon?