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Palestine

Stop Israel's barbaric aggression

Workers, youth and oppressed people around the world unite in support of the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance!
Israel has declared war on Lebanon. The entire Middle East trembles on the brink of another war, fomented by the aggressively expansionist state of Israel and backed as usual by he United Sates and its European allies. The League for the Fifth International appeals to the international anti-war and labour movement not to stand aside but to rally the maximum forces to oppose this barbaric aggression and to actively support the legitimate and heroic resistance of the Palestinian and Lebanese people.\n\nIn the past few weeks the Israeli army invaded the Gaza Strip. Now it is attacking Lebanon on land, from the sea and from the air- an action they have called “ operation Just Reward. ?Their pretext is the capture of one Israeli soldier in Gaza by Hamas fighters and two soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon. Israel has announced that it will ‘degrade’ Lebanon’s infrastructure and had begun to bomb Beirut’s airport and certain key roads. Dan Halutz, the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) threatened “If the soldiers are not returned we will turn Lebanon’s clock back 20 years." Read more...

Stop Israel’s barbaric aggression!

Workers, youth and oppressed people around the world – unite in support of the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance! Israel has declared war on Lebanon. The entire Middle East trembles on the brink of another war, fomented by the aggressively expansionist state of Israel and backed as usual by he United Sates and its European allies. The League for the Fifth International appeals to the international anti-war and labour movement not to stand aside but to rally the maximum forces to oppose this barbaric aggression and to actively support the legitimate and heroic resistance of the Palestinian and Lebanese people. Read more...

Grab your rifles and resist!

Those who thought that the dismantling of the Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip in 2005 by Sharon was a sign that the Israelis were willing to make sacrifices on behalf of the Peace Process must be scratching their heads by now. The supposed peace process which in reality was merely an attempt to maintain the status quo of a powerful Israeli state and a weak Palestinian ‘authority’ has solved nothing for the ordinary Palestinians still living in misery and poverty in the region. Read more...

Palestine: Kadima coerces Hamas – with ballot and bullet

Eight Palestinians lay dead on the beach in Gaza last Friday.

Families, who had been denied access to the seaside for years by Israeli settlements, have only just started to enjoy picnics and swimming trips: one of the few ways to get away from the squalor and enforced boredom of life in the open air prison camp that is the Gaza strip. Now one family, including children aged two and four, has been exterminated. Others are scarred for life, with 30 seriously wounded. Read more...

Palestine: Hamas wins election: All change?

"The United States does not support a political party that wants to destroy our ally Israel. People must renounce that part of their platform."

Thus George Bush greeted the latest result of his administration’s declared policy of spreading democracy throughout the Middle East. The people have spoken; rewrite the manifesto they voted for. Read more...

Crumbs from Sharon’s table - the withdrawal from Gaza

The Gaza pull out of Israeli citizens and the dismantling of four settlements in the West Bank has been hailed as a victory for the Palestinians by many Middle East commentators. Even Hamas said it was a step forward. But the facts behind the recent events in Gaza paint a darker picture for the future of the Palestinians. Read more...

Crumbs from Sharon’s table - the withdrawal form Gaza

The Gaza pull out of Israeli citizens and the dismantling of four settlements in the West Bank has been hailed as a victory for the Palestinians by many Middle East commentators. Even Hamas said it was a step forward. But the facts behind the recent events in Gaza paint a darker picture for the future of the Palestinians. Read more...

Palestine: Abu Mazen giving in to Israel?

Since the death of PLO leader and Palestine Authority leader Yasser Arafat last November, political and diplomatic events have moved swiftly. On 9 January Abu Mazen was elected President of the PA in a popular vote inside the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Early in February a formal ceasefire between the PLO and Israel was announced at a summit between Abu Mazen and Israel’s Prime Minster Ariel Sharon at Sharm al-Sheik. Read more...

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