Following over a decade of oppressive anti-Palestinian action by the previous government, now incumbent Prime Minister Bennet has no plan to change that. Netanyahu’s will to overthrow the new government is clearly out of a thirst to retain power, rather than a genuine fear of agenda change.
The Communist Party of Britain has welcomed the upsurge in mass demonstrations around the world in solidarity with the Palestinian people. But the Party’s International Secretary John Foster called for the protests to continue and even escalate, to put pressure on national governments to force Israel to the negotiating table with Palestinian representatives. “Persuasion having failed over recent decades, sanctions against the Israeli state are necessary in order to bring such talks about”, he told the CP Political Committee on Wednesday evening (2 June 2021).
As the holiest city in several faiths, Jerusalem is very important to Jews, Muslims, and Christians and was originally intended to be a neutral zone for all parties. However, as Israeli occupation and settlements have expanded, Jerusalem has increasingly become Israeli controlled and inhabited. Palestinians are routinely harassed by the Israeli police state and are often rejected from entering checkpoints into holy areas.
With today set as the possible start date for Israel annexation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank – with plans seemingly stalling today – Robert Wilkinson analyses on the political machinations behind the plot.
The Communist Youth of Turkey interviewed with the Young Communist League of Israel via SoLInternational on the anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967.
The Communist Youth League of Israel say, ‘We – Jews and Arabs will continue on our path of struggle for socialism and just peace. No government and no state can prevent an entire people and nation from existing.’
On the initiative of the Palestinian People’s Party and the Communist Party of Israel, communist and workers’ parties from across the world signed the following joint statement.