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Israel’s Attack on Iranian Forces in Syria

A Vivid Lesson on the Politics of War in the Epoch of Imperialism by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 14.5.2018, http://www.the-isleague.com Last month Israel attacked Iranian forces in Syria in T4 base. “An Israeli military official confirmed that Israel carried out last week’s strike on Iranian forces in a […]

On the Escalating Greek-Turkish Tensions

By Max Bonham, The Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 30 April 2018, www.the-isleague.com “Once I’ve seen so many dreadful things— my sons butchered, my daughters hauled away, their houses ransacked, their little children tossed down on the ground in this murderous war.” (Iliad, Book 22) “Rome creates a desert and calls it peace” Tacitus “Shameless—armored in shamelessness—always […]

May Day 2018: Greetings to All Revolutionaries

Joint Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), Pan-Afrikan Consciousness Renaissance (Nigeria), Alkebulan School of Black Studies (Kenya), Sınıf Savaşı (Turkey), and Marxist Group ‘Class Politics’ (Russia) On the occasion of May Day 2018, we send our warmest greetings to all revolutionaries around the world and to all militants fighting for the liberation of the working class and […]

On Trump’s attack on Syria

Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (Section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 15.04.2018, www.the-isleague.com Following Israel’s new round of killing and injuring unarmed Palestinians in Gaza and its attack on base T4 in Syria, killing at least 8 Iranians, US President Donald Trump, together with the UK and France, striked the Syrian capital on Friday […]

The Zionist Murderers and the Palestinian Struggle for Freedom

Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel / Occupied Palestine), 07.04.2018, www.the-isleague.com The Friday Demonstrations For the second consecutive Friday, tens of thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza, demanding the right of return of the Palestinians refugees to their lands. And once again, the Israeli army met this demand with shooting, killing and maiming.

From Sharpeville to Gaza – Apartheid and its Butchers Will Be Crushed!

Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 01/04/2018, the-isleague.com On March 30, 30,000 -50,000 Palestinians from Gaza, demonstrated for their right to return to their country and lands, stolen by the Zionist state. During the ethnic cleansing during 1948-1947 Zionist forces removed 750,000 Palestinians and made them refugees. Survivors, their descendants and their supporters […]

On Recent Guerrilla Attacks against Israeli Soldiers in the West Bank

Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 22.03.2018, http://www.the-isleague.com If you listen or watch the Israeli news, you may get an impression that all of a sudden for no other reason other than hate for Jews, a Palestinian terrorist killed two innocent Israelis and wounded two others near Jenin.

Defeat the US-Israeli Imperialist Warmongering!

By Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 12.6.2017, http://www.the-isleague.com During his election campaign, Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, which he said would protect Americans from Jihadist attacks. His racist message was cheered by many of his supporters who opposed former President Barack Obama’s […]

Occupied Palestine: Break PA Collaboration with Israel!

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 20.2.2018, http://www.the-isleague.com Following Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, many Palestinians hoped that the Palestinians Authority would cease all forms of collaboration with Israel, especially against Palestinians engaged in military actions against armed Zionist oppressors. The case of Jarrar […]

The Sound of War Drums in the Middle East

Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 22.02.2018, http://www.the-isleague.com The shooting down of the Israeli F16 over the skies of Syria was a blow to the Israeli air force that has gotten used to control the skies of Lebanon and Syria and attack positions of Hezbollah, Syria and Iran […]

The Zionist War on the African Migrants

By Max Bonham, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 11.03.2018, http://the-isleague.com/ 1. Israel has signed a secret treaty with a “third (i.e. not Sudan or Eritrea) African country” to extradite African refugees and migrants back to Africa while paying them 3500$ to leave. The new regulations allow imposing a jail sentence […]

Israeli Warplane Shot Down over Syria

Stop the Israeli aggression! In any conflict between imperialist Israel and Syria, Iran or Hezbollah: Defeat Israel! Continue to support the Syrian Revolution! Victory for the Palestinian Liberation Struggle! Joint Statement of the International Secretariat of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel / Occupied Palestine), 11.02.2018, www.thecommunists.net and http://the-isleague.com/ […]

Marxism and War

By Yossi Schwartz, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency, 30.1.2018, www.thecommunists.net 1. Introductory Remarks Since 2008 we live in a historic revolutionary period caused by the tendency of the rate of profit of capitalist production to fall. This tendency leads to capitalist governments serving the very rich to attack economic social and democratic rights of the workers and […]

Israel / Occupied Palestine: Free Ahed Tamimi NOW!

Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (Section of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 17.01.2018, http://the-isleague.com/ The 16-year old Palestinian girl Ahed Tamimi is threatened with up to 10 years in Prison for standing up to Israeli soldiers! She was arrested on 19 December 2017 along with her mother, Nariman Tamimi, and […]

Palestine: A New Intifada is a Real Possibility! Long Live the Palestinian Heroic Struggle!

By Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 7.12.2017, http://the-isleague.com/ and www.thecommunists.net Last Wednesday, US President Donald Trump announced that the US formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and it will begin the process of moving its embassy to the city, breaking with decades of US policy. This is a real provocation […]

Jerusalem is the Capital of Palestine!

Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital “Will Open the Floodgates of Hell to the West”! Mobilize for a Popular Intifada – in Palestine, in the Arab and Muslim World, Globally! Joint Statement of the International Secretariat of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel / Occupied Palestine), 06.12.2017, www.thecommunists.net […]

The Lambertists – Road to Nowhere

The Pseudo-Marxism of the so-called “Fourth International” founded by Pierre Lambert and its historical background By Yossi Schwartz, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), November 2017, www.thecommunists.net Part I: Historical Background In 1938 the revolutionary Communists, who opposed counter-revolutionary Stalinism, formed the Fourth International, led by Leon Trotsky. While it was small it had a perspective of […]

On the Hamas-PA Reconciliation Treaty

By Boris Hammerschlag, Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League, 4.11.2017, http://the-isleague.com/ It seems that the decade-long split in the Palestinian leadership, between the secular Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority and the Islamist Hamas, has come to an end. Most Palestinians, suffering under an immeasurable number of layers of external as well as internal oppression, heaved a sigh of […]

On the Kurdish Referendum in Iraq

By Yossi Schwartz (The Internationalist Socialist League – Israel / Occupied Palestine), 13.10.2017, http://the-isleague.com/ Between 25 and 35 million Kurds live in the mountainous region on the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They are the fourth-largest national group in the Middle East, but they have never been able to form a permanent nation […]

72 days is long enough! – Hadash, Let the Rotation Go Through!

Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League By Boris Hammerschlag 27/09/2017 The necessity of the formation of a united anti-colonialist, anti-imperialist front of the Palestinian citizens of Israel has been crystal clear for a long time, not only to socialist revolutionaries well-educated in Marxism and well-trained in class struggle, but also to most major ‘48 Palestinians. […]

Israel – Hands Off Sheikh Ra’ed Salah!

Condemn Netanayhu, Father and Son for Siding With the Nazis in the US Against the Anti-Fascists By: Yossi Schwartz (The Internationalist Socialist League – Israel / Occupied Palestine) In November 2015, based on the 1945 British Defense (Emergency) Statutes, the Israeli Security Cabinet declared the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, an illegal […]

Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia – Hands Off AlJazeera!

By Adam Smith & Boris Hammerschlag The Internationalist Socialist League 13.8.2017 Last week, it has been announced by Israel’s Minister of Communications, Ayoub Kara, that a legal process has begun to shut down the Qatari-based media outlet’s offices in Jerusalem, following similar measures taken by other reactionary regimes in the region, such as Egypt and […]

Lessons of the alQuds Clashes

  By: Yossi Schwartz & Boris Hammerschlag The Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) 26.07.2017 In the last two weeks the Zionist state has proven in action, that the widespread Palestinian belief that Israel is acting to take over the alAqsa compound has substantial merit to it. This battle for sovereignty over the holy places between the […]

Israel – Hands Off Al-Aqsa! Revolutionaries – Defend the Rights of Muslims!

By: Boris Hammerschlag Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) www.the-isleague.com 22.07.2017 Yet another wave of violence is sweeping AlQuds (Jerusalem) and the holy al-Aqsa compound. A guerilla shooting attack by three Muslim Palestinian citizens of Israel, which happened last week (14.7) and led to the death of two Israeli Policemen, has been expectedly used by the […]

Defeat to the US-Israeli Imperialist warmongering

By: Yossi Schwartz During his election campaign, Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, which he said would protect Americans from Jihadist attacks. His racist message was cheered by many of his supporters who opposed former President Barack Obama‘s decision to increase the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the US.

Revolutionary Statement for May Day 2017

In a World of Crisis, Wars and Revolutions, the creation of a new World Party of Socialist Revolution is more urgent than ever! Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), www.thecommunists.net Comrades, Brothers and Sisters on all continents! The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) sends its May Day greetings to all fighters for the […]

For a Red Democratic Palestine from the River to the Sea

The Murder 11 months ago on March 24, 2016, in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, a Palestinian youth, stabbed an Israeli soldier of the occupation force. He was shot and wounded. No medical attention was offered  after he was immobilized by the gunfire. While he was lying bleeding on the ground he was shot again in the head by Elor Azaria, a sergeant medic of the Israeli […]

Statement of Solidarity: Protest against the Parliamentary Inquiry launched by the Right-Wing Opposition Party in Austria against the RCIT Section and the Egyptian Migrant Community!

Stop Prosecution for Solidarity with Palestine and for Opposition against the Military Dictatorship in Egypt! We, the undersigned, are aware that a group of deputies of the Freiheitliche Partei, an extreme right-wing racist party led by HC Strache, has initiated a parliamentary inquiry against the Austrian section of the RCIT as well as against the […]

Azaria Guilty of Manslaughter – Another Proof for the Necessity of an Arab Revolution to Save Israeli Jewish Society from Itself

Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (Section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 07.01.2016, http://the-isleague.com/ Today an Israeli military court has found an Israeli soldier, El’or Azaria, guilty of manslaughter over the cold blood murder of a wounded Palestinian last year. [1] The Palestinian youth Abdul Fattah ash-Sharif, 21, was killed as he lay overpowered […]

The Arrest of Basel Ghattas – the Political Persecution Reflects the End of Zionism

A Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) 1. We, members of the Internationalist Socialist League, candidates for membership in the Balad party, wish to condemn sharply the arrest of MP Basel Ghattas, one of our party leaders. Firstly, we must note that Dr. Basel Ghattas was the only MP who signed, at the […]

Israel Loves Donald Trump who Loves Israel but Dislikes Jews

By Yossi Schwartz (Member of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency [RCIT] and Central-Israel Branch of Balad), 20.11.2016, http://the-isleague.com/ As soon as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu learned of the victory of Donald Trump, he telephoned, tweeted, issued a statement and posted a video celebrating the victory, calling Trump “a true friend of Israel.” Trump, on […]

Israel – Hands Off Balad!

Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), Section of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency, 28.09.2016, www.the-isleague.com, www.thecommunists.net On 18 September tens of activists of the National Democratic Assembly Party – Balad were detained by the police over unclear suspicions. The Israeli police and court have kept the allegations secret and were withholding them from […]

Israel / Occupied Palestine: Next Year will mark 100 years to the Balfour Declaration

By Yossi Schwartz (member of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency – RCIT and Central-Israel Branch of Balad), 8 August 2016, www.thecommunists.net The Palestinian Authority is preparing a lawsuit against the British government over the issuing of the 1917 Balfour Declaration that paved the way for the creation of the State of Israel. The PA’s Foreign […]

The Economic Boycott of Israel is Essential in the Struggle Against the Apartheid Regime

Important notice: This article was submitted as a response piece to the editorial board of “Local Call” (the Hebrew version of “+972 Magazine”) on July 24th, after it published a pro-Zionist guest article opposing the BDS aiming at sawing demoralization among its supporters. After it already underwent a series of amendments and proof-reading, we were […]

Revolutionary May Day Statement 2016

May Day 2016 – In Mexico and around the Globe: For a new World Party of Socialist Revolution in Order to Advance the Struggle for Liberation of the Workers and Oppressed! Statement of the Liaison Committee of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the Agrupación de Lucha Socialista (ALS), April 2016 The RCIT and […]

Occupied Palestine / Israel: Dead End for the Two-State Solution

The Palestinian Liberation Struggle and the CWI’s Centrist Adaptation to Zionism By Yossi Schwarz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 12.11.2015, http://www.the-isleague.com/ Prior to Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu visit to the US, many reporters around the world had expectations that the visit will be a failure as the US is distancing […]

Israel / Occupied Palestine: Victory to the 3rd Intifada!

No Peace with Apartheid – Mass Resistance, International Solidarity and Popular Struggle Will Free Palestine! Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 13.10.2015, www.thecommunists.net In recent days we have witnessed an impressive upsurge of resistance by the Palestinian masses against the Zionist occupiers. Until now, more than 20 Palestinians have been killed brutally by the […]

Israel and the Arms Trade

By Yossi Schwarz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 2.9.2015 On August 30 we learned that a major industrial union, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers in the US has voted to endorse the (BDS) movement against Israel. “The endorsed resolution points to Israel’s long history of violating the human […]

An open letter from anti-Zionist Jews to the workers, the poor, and the oppressed by Zionism – Part B

No Peace, No Security, No Social Justice – No Future in Zionism!  – An open letter from anti-Zionist Jews to the workers, the poor, and the oppressed by Zionism – Part B By Adam Sharonksy IV- State, Religion and Race The Israeli state definition as a Jewish state turns into a virtual race state. This is […]

An open letter from anti-Zionist Jews to the workers, the poor, and the oppressed by Zionism – Part A

No Security, No Peace, No Social Justice – No Future in Zionism – An open letter from anti-Zionist Jews to the workers, the poor, and the oppressed by Zionism – Part A By Adam Sharonsky Friends, when the Israeli government repeatedly goes to war and the economic crisis continues to deepen, it is a good […]

Nuclear Agreement Signed: Will Iran Become the Policeman of Imperialism in the Region?

By Yossi Schwartz 07/23/2013 http: //he.theisleague.com In mid-July this year six imperialist powers, the US, Russia, China, France, England, and Germany, signed an agreement with Iran which will limit the latter’s ability to produce enriched uranium to develop nuclear weapons. In return, sanctions which were imposed on Iran by the United States after the Islamist […]

Defend Yemen against the Al-Saud Gang of Aggressors!

No to Sectarian Divisions and Civil War! For a Workers’ and Popular Government! Joint Statement of the International Secretariat of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the RCIT Yemen, 3.4.2015, www.thecommunists.net (1) Since the night of 25 March, a military alliance of reactionary foreign powers has been attacking Yemen. This gang of aggressors is […]

Israel: Ten Years of Struggle against the Theft of Bil’in’s Land – Solidarity and Struggle until Victory!

We, members of the Internationalist Socialist League (ISL) in Israel/Occupied Palestine, as well as our comrades in the world-wide revolutionary communist organization with which we are affiliated, the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), wish to transmit to you today – residents of Bil’in and its neighboring villages, activists in the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Anarchists […]

Elections in the shadow of a coming Intifada: Vote for the United Arab Party But Don’t Trust the Petty-Bourgeois Leadership!

Short statement By the Internationalist Socialist League 10.02.2015 [The full statement will be published within the next few days] On March 17th, citizens of Israel will vote for the Knesset – the Israeli Parliament. We view the Knesset as an undemocratic organ of the Zionist apartheid state. Voting for it cannot ever change this fact. […]

The Racist Character of Charlie Hebdo and the pro-imperialist campaign “Je Suis Charlie”

The Racist Character of Charlie Hebdo and the pro-imperialist campaign “Je Suis Charlie” Solidarity with Muslim People! NOT Solidarity with Charlie Hebdo! By Michael Pröbsting, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 17.1.2015, www.thecommunists.net  * * * * *  Note of the Editorial Board: The following document contains 19 pictures. They can be viewed in the pdf […]

After the Paris Attack: Socialists must Join Hands with Muslim People Against Imperialism and Racism!

Reformist and Centrist Forces try to derail the Workers Movement by Failing to Stand up for Solidarity with the Muslims and Against Imperialist War-Mongering! By Michael Pröbsting, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 17.1.2015, www.thecommunists.net The ruling class in France and the whole EU are attempting to utilize the terrorist attack against the Charlie Hebdo office […]

The violent price of Zionist elections: Bring the police murderers to justice! Give the Bedouins their lands back!

By Yossi Schwarz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 20.1.2015, also at www.thecommunists.net The elections to the Zionist parliament, the Knesset, are coming soon. These elections are scheduled way ahead of time because of the crisis faced by the Netanyahu government. This crisis developed as a result of its political failure […]

France after the Attacks in Paris: Defend the Muslim People against Imperialist Wars, Chauvinist Hatemongering, and State Repression

Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 9.1.2014, www.thecommunists.net  On 7 January, jihadist militants attacked the headquarters of the journal Charlie Hebdo and, after separating men and women, killed 12 men including the editor-in-chief, journalists, and policemen. The following day, another person shot at cops and killed two people. At the same time, several […]

France: Brief Statement on the Attacks in Paris

Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 8.1.2015, www.thecommunists.net The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) calls on socialists not to give any support to the pro-imperialist mobilizations organized by the French government, the EU bosses and the bourgeois media.

Women are not transparent – they make revolutions!

On the role of female socialist revolutionaries in the struggle against gender discrimination in the education system (in Israel) By: Rotem Elisha Forward Hello everyone, my name is Rotem Elisha, I am a high school student from Ramla – Israel. At the beginning of 2014 I initiated a struggle by opening a Facebook page titled […]

Israel, Hands Off Al-Aqsa!

Down with the Israeli Apartheid State! by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 5.11.2014, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com As I write this article, Palestinian medical officials have announced that a Palestinian was seriously injured in clashes which erupted Wednesday morning on the site of Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem. According to reports (Haaretz, November […]

Down With the New Imperialist Attack on Iraq and Syria!

The Renewal of the Imperialist War and the Tasks of the Workers Movement by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 2.10.2014, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com In mid-September the US ruling class decided to bombard the Islamic State (IS, often called Daash in Arabic) in Syria. Already on the first day, American war planes […]

The CWI’s “Socialist” Zionism and the Palestinian Liberation Struggle

 A Reply from the RCIT By Michael Pröbsting, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 15.9.2014, www.thecommunists.net Peter Taaffe, the CWI’s long-standing leader, recently published a response to criticism against the position of his organization regarding the Palestinian liberation struggle. (1) In addition, on 31 August a public debate took place between representatives of the Austrian sections […]

Israel lost the 51-Day War but the Palestinian Liberation Struggle Continues

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 30.8.2014, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com The ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas in Cairocame after 51 days of fighting. During this war Israel killed 2,142 people, most of them civilians including more than 490 children; it injured more than 10,000, and destroyed thousands of homes; it bombed […]

Who Won the Gaza War?

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 8.8.2014, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com After almost a month of butchering, the Zionist propaganda line is that Israel won the war against Hamas. If the 1,900 Palestinians killed, 80% of whom were children, elderly, and non-combatant men and women, plus thousands of wounded, is to be the measure of […]

Defend Iraq against another Aggression of US Imperialism!

Support the Kurdish Right of Self-Determination against IS! Unite the Struggle against the US Attack with the Palestinian Resistance against Israel! Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 9.8.2014, www.thecommunists.net 1.            The Obama administration has announced another military intervention of US imperialism in Iraq. It has launched air strikes against the advancing forces of the extreme […]

Israel: Report on antiwar rally in Tel Aviv on 26 July

Report by Boris Hammerschlag, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 27.7.2014, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com On Saturday night, July 26, we attended an antiwar rally in Tel Aviv organized by the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and its Hadash front. Initially, towards evening, we were informed that the police had revoked the permit for the demonstration, but at the […]

“US imperialism controls everything in Yemen!” An interview with a Socialist in Yemen

Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), July 2014, www.thecommunists.net Introduction of the RCIT: Below we print an interview with a socialist in Yemen. While we do not share all his viewpoints it provides an interesting insight in the political situation in this country.

PETITION: Jews Say: End the War on Gaza — No Aid to Apartheid Israel! BDS!

Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, July 22, 2014, http://chn.ge/1o76rOC * * * Introduction by the RCIT and the ISL: Below we reprint a very progressive statement initiated by the Jews for Palestinian Right of Return. Our comrade Yossi Schwartz, a well-know, lifelong communist and Anti-Zionist, and key representative of the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section […]

Israel’s War against the Palestinians

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 23.7.2014, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com Israel’s barbaric war in Gaza is not merely against Hamas, but rather is the latest round of violence used by the Zionist project to create, fortify, and defend a colonialist settlement state for “the Jewish people” at the expense of the displaced indigenous […]

Israel Starts Ground Offensive: Defend Gaza! Defeat Israel’s War!

Support the Palestinian Resistance! For a Workers’ and Popular International Campaign to Boycott Israel! Down with the Regimes which Collaborate with Israel! For a Free, Red Palestine! Joint Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), the Communist Left of Australia and the Editor of the Blog vansterparlan.v-blog.se (Sweden), […]

Israel / Occupied Palestine: Fascists Attack Pro-Gaza Demonstration in Haifa

Report by Boris Hammerschlag, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 21.7.2014,  www.thecommunists.net  and www.the-isleague.com On Saturday night, July 19, we attended a pacifist, anti-war demonstration organized by the Communist Party of Israel and its Hadash front, held in Haifa starting from 21:30.

Austria: Tens of Thousands march in Solidarity with Palestine

Report with Pictures and Videos of the RKOB (Austrian section of the RCIT) on the demonstration in Vienna on 20.7.2014,  www.rkob.net  and www.thecommunists.net On 20 July Vienna saw the biggest mass demonstration for Palestine in Austria’s history. Between 20 and 30.000 people marched through the streets of Vienna and expressed their outrage about Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. […]

Stop Israel’s Terrorist War against the Palestinian People! Boycott Israel!

http://bit.ly/StopImpunity PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION! Supporters of the ISL and RCIT – please add this message to your signature. Stop Israel’s Terrorist War against the Palestinian People! Boycott Israel! We, the undersigned, are citizens of the Israeli State. We condemn the terrorist war which the government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched against Gaza. It is […]

Down with Israel’s New War!

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 9.7.2014, www.thecommunists.netand www.the-isleague.com This article is being written on July 9, 2014, while Israel is bombing Gaza and rockets are falling in the region of Tel Aviv. We are being told that the Israeli government is considering a ground assault on Gaza which may be true or […]

Victory to the 3rd Intifda!

We have been waiting for too long! The 3rd Intifada is here! A general strike and a democratic popular mobilization is the key to victory! Down with the Israeli apartheid’s assault on the Palestinian people! Fascist murderers – you shall not pass! You shall not escape fierce justice! Israelis, Arabs and all others – UNITE for […]

Palestine: Masses Rise Up after the Killing by Burning Alive of Palestinian Youth

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 6.7.2014,www.thecommunists.netand www.the-isleague.com The kidnapping and killing by burning alive of Mohammed Khdair, a 17-year-old Palestinian teenager, last Wednesday led to some of the sharpest clashes since the year 2000. Palestinians in Jerusalem and in cities in the north of Israel – which is all Palestinian lands […]

Israel: Hands Off Hamas!

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 25.6.2014, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com During the past week and a half, the attention of Israeli society has been focused on the reported abdication of three young settlers and the barbaric actions of the Israeli army against the Palestinians, actions which most Israelis support under the pretext of […]

Israel/Occupied Palestine: Release All 400 Hunger Strikers! Release All Palestinians Political Prisoners!

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 13.6.2014, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com Israel marked 47 years to its 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza by pushing through ultra-nationalist legislation which recognizes Israel as a Jewish state, and removes the facade of a Jewish and democratic state. Meanwhile, around four hundred Palestinians prisoners are in […]

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Enough with Symbolic Protests! For an Authentic Popular Struggle!

Drawing Conclusions – and the Change in Direction that They Dictate Statement of the International Socialist League (ISL) the RCIT’s Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine, on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the first Land Day (1976),www.the-isleague.comand www.thecommunists.net The 30th of March – Land Day – has become a symbol for the mass struggle of the Palestinians, citizens of the apartheid Zionist state, against dispossession and oppression. The key question before political activists who oppose both oppression and the regime’s attacks upon their standard of living and democratic rights is […]

Long Live International Women’s Day!

The only solution to violence and discrimination–a socialist revolution! By Hila Slutsky and Boris Hammerschlag Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. This day, steeped as it is in socialist tradition for more than a century, has two visages. On the one hand, this is a day when women all over the world celebrate the […]

Free Abdel Qader Altlitha, Free all Palestinian Political Prisoners

Free Abdel Qader Altlitha! Free all Palestinian Political Prisoners! Palestinians fight on both sides of the civil war in Syria by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 25.12.2013, www.thecommunists.net, www.the-isleague.com On Monday, Feb 10, Lod District Court sentenced Abdel Qader Altlitha, a Palestinian resident of the town of Taibe (inside Israel’s 1967 […]

Egypt: Down with General Sisi’s pro-Army Constitution! Boycott the Referendum!

Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) 2.1.2014 www.thecommunists.net Egypt will hold a referendum on its newly-drafted constitution on January 14thand 15th. The vote will be the first stage of what it is called the political “road map” outlined by the Egyptian army after it overthrew Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically-elected president, on […]

Israel: Release All Palestinians Political Prisoners!

by Yossi Schwartz Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine) 3.1.2014 www.thecommunists.net www.the-isleague.com This week Israel released 26 long-term Palestinian prisoners, the third group of four that she has been forced to release under American pressure. Most of the 26 were imprisoned for more than 20 years. Their release is part of an American-brokered deal, […]

Down with Israel’s war on the Palestinians! For A Free Red Palestine from the River to the Sea!

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine) 25.12.2013 www.thecommunists.net www.the-isleague.com The current Israeli attack on the Palestinians in Gaza began on last Friday, December 20, when Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian and injured four others, who – according to the Israeli army famous for telling lies – were planning terrorist attacks. As […]

The Myth of Assad’s Syria as an Anti-Imperialist Regime

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), November 2013, www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com Western imperialists and some Arab states — the so-called “Friends of Syria,” which include the US, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates — would like to impose a transitional government composed […]

For International Solidarity with the African and Asian Migrant Workers against the Saudi Government!

Against Racism, Islamophobia, Imperialism and Zionism – the Only Solution is Socialist Revolution! Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (ISL, Israeli/Palestinian section of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency), 14.11.2013, www.the-isleague.com and www.thecommunists.net During the past week, the Saudi government has begun a criminally violent crackdown against African illegal immigrants, mostly from Ethiopia, residing in the […]

Syria: The Butcher in his own Words

Assad: A Friend of Israel and an Enemy of the Arab Popular Masses By Michael Pröbsting, Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 21.10.2013, www.thecommunists.net Syrians dictators Assad recently made some revealing statements in his mouthpiece newspaper Teshrine. Here are the quotes as they are reported by the Middle East Monitor. We reprint this report in its […]

A Change in the Relations between Iran and US imperialism?

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine 11.10.2013 www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com  Hassan Rouhani, the new Iranian president, went to the UN summit to meet with the US President Obama and offer the US some forms of collaboration between the two states.

Open Letter on the Arab Revolution

The Arab Revolution is a central touchstone for socialists! Open Letter to All Revolutionary Organizations and Activists Issued by the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) 4.10.2013 www.thecommunists.net The Arab Revolution is the sharpest political expression of the deep social contradictions inherent to the new historic revolutionary period that began in 2008. The fundamental tendencies inherent […]

Syria: Down with the Imperialist Geneva Accord!

Stop US and Russian imperialist interference in Syria! No imperialist-controlled “peace” negotiations which can only result in a defeat for the Revolution! International Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution against the murderous Assad Dictatorship!

Syria: Against Assad and Against Imperialism – Victory to the Revolution!

For International Solidarity with the Popular Revolution against the murderous Assad Dictatorship! But Without and Against any Western Imperialist Military Intervention! Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 27.8.2013 1. The workers and peasants in Syria are bearing terrible misery day-to-day by the hands of the murderous Assad Dictatorship. More than 100.000 people have […]

Israel and the Coup in Egypt

by Yossi Schwartz Internationalist Socialist League RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine 21.8.2013 www.thecommunists.net www.the-isleague.com It is a common knowledge that the Israeli government supports the military coup on 3rd July in Egypt. The senior Israeli writer, Yossi Melman, wrote in one of Israel’s main newspapers, the Jerusalem Post, in this connection:

Egypt: International Solidarity against the Army Crackdown!

Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) 14.8.2013 (12:00 GMT) www.thecommunists.net 1. The crackdown crackdown of the military-imposed regime against the pro-Morsi mass protests is underway. According to different reports between 300 and 2.200 people have been killed in the first few hours only. The smaller of the two protests, at Nahda Square in […]

Palestine: On the New Round of So-Called Peace Talks

by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine) 3.8.2013 www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com The military coup in Egypt is not only a setback for the Egyptian revolution but for the Palestinians struggle as well. As Fox News has reported: “Egypt’s new government has imposed the toughest border restrictions on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip in […]

Report from the “No Trust in the Government” Demonstration in Rehovot

By cde. Boris Hammershlag The Internationalist Socialist League 25.07.2013 Rehovot, Israel/Occupied Palestine Today at 18:30 an ISL contingent of 5 comrades including 2 of our youth group, marched in the main street of the Israeli-Jewish town of Rehovot. The march was organized by the “Coalition for Social Justice” in my hometown of Rehovot. The demonstration […]

Guest Article: On Fossil Fuels and Revolutionary Awareness

Important note: This article is presented to our readers as food for thought and as a tool for up-close assessment of some political elements ISL members work side-by-side with in their everyday local-activism. In no shape or form does it represent the official line or even individual views within the ISL as a section or […]

Israel’s Six-Day War of 1967

On the Character of the War the Marxist Analysis and the Position of the Israeli Left By Yossi Schwartz Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) July 2013 www.thecommunists.net Preface of the Editorial Board: The following document by comrade Yossi Schwartz analyzes the character and background of the 1967 Israeli warin. He elaborates the approach of Marxists […]

On some Questions of the Zionist Oppression and the Permanent Revolution in Palestine

Thoughts on some exceptionalities of the Israeli state, the national oppression of the Palestinian people and its consequences for the program of the Bolshevik-Communists in Palestine By Michael Pröbsting Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) May 2013 The Palestinian Revolution has been a central issue of the international class struggle for more than half a century. […]

Egypt: The U.S. Support for the Military Coup and the Left’s ignorance

Notes on the role of US imperialism in the military’s coup d’état and the failure of the Egypt left By Yossi Schwartz Revolutionary Communist International Tendency 11.7.2013 www.thecommunists.net As revolutionary Marxists we do not have any false tears for the former Egypt president Mursi and we do not support the call to reinstall him in […]

Proposal for a New Law in Apartheid Israel

By Yossi Schwartz Internationalist Socialist League RCIT-Section in Occupied Palestine/Israel 18.6.2013 www.thecommunists.net and www.the-isleague.com Haaretz, the Hebrew-language daily newspaper, writes today (June 18): “If there was anyone hoping that the wave of anti-democratic legislation which characterized the previous Knesset would stop with the end of its term, the decision of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation […]

Class struggle and religious sectarianism in Syria

To win the revolution in Syria, a revolutionary working class party must be built! By Yossi Schwartz Revolutionary Communist International Tendency 12.6.2013 It has been a week of military gains for the Syrian government, whose soldiers won an important battle against the rebels after long and intense fighting over Qusayr, a strategic city near the […]

Syria: After the defeat in Qusayr and ahead of the Battle for Aleppo

For revolutionary working class leadership to lead the Syrian Revolution to Victory! By Yossi Schwartz Revolutionary Communist International Tendency 11.6.2013 Imperialist propaganda seeks to present a picture of hopelessness in Syria and to present the only alternatives available to the Syrian masses as being support for one of the following: * Either Assad as he […]

Turkey: Down with the repressive Regime of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the AKP!

For a Workers Government supported by the Poor Peasants and the Urban Poor! Yossi Schwartz Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) 3.6.2013 www.thecommunists.net Our sisters and brothers returned yesterday to Gezi Park to continue the struggle to remove the reactionary AKP-government of Turkey, the Robin Hood of the rich: Stealing from ordinary people to give the […]

Israel’s War of 1948 and the Degeneration of the Fourth International

By Yossi Schwartz Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) May 2013 Preface of the Editorial Board: The following document from comrade Yossi Schwartz is a major contribution in two respects. First it outlines the Marxist position on the colonial settler state Israel, its emergence and its reactionary war in 1948 – called by the Zionists in true Orwellian-speak […]

Growing Trade Union Support for Boycott Actions against Apartheid State Israel

Another Blow to Zionist Racism By Yossi Schwartz Internationalist Socialist League RCIT-Section in Occupied Palestine/Israel 12.5.2013 Every few weeks another important organization is joining the boycott of Israel. In April the Irish teachers union, and at the end of February, the Oxford student union joined the struggle against racism. Recently the Association for Asian American […]

Egypt: Free Port Said 21

By Yossi Schwartz Internationalist Socialist League RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine April 2013 On Saturday,9 March, 2013 ,an Egyptian court approved the death sentences previously handed down to 21 defendants in the Port Said soccer riot case and sentenced more than 20 others to prison terms. At the same time, the organizer of the massacre, former […]

Workers and Oppressed of the World, Unite in the Struggle for Liberation!

May Day 2013 Statement of Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) sends its May Day greetings to all fighters for the liberation of the working class and the oppressed people around the world. We call them to join us in our struggle to build new revolutionary parties and a new […]

Victory! The Israeli state was forced to release resistance fighter Samer Issawi

By Yossi Schwartz, International Socialist League RCIT-Section in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 24.4.2013 Issawi was originally arrested in 2002, for holding a rifle without a license. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was released in October 2011 as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. Israel however has never intended to respect this agreement […]

Declaration of Fusion between the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine)

Statement of the RCIT and ISL on 19.4.2013 1. The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the Internationalist Socialist League (ISL, Israel/Occupied Palestine) declare that they are fusing their forces to build a joint international organization in order to advance the struggle for a new World Party of Socialist Revolution – the revolutionary Fifth Workers […]

Turkey, Syria and Egypt: No Political Support for Bourgeois Forces Secular or Islamists

Our Disagreement With “Free Haifa” By Yossi Schwartz (ISL: Occupied Palestine/Israel), supported by the RCIT Turkey under the Islamist government is playing an important role in the imperialist strategy in the region in this period of the Arab revolution. Since the beginning of the Arab revolution in Syria in 2011 the US and other imperialists […]

Nakba Day 2013

Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 5.4.2013 “My story is no different from that of many other Palestinian young people who were born and have lived their whole lives under Israeli occupation. At 17, I was arrested for the first time, and jailed for two years. […]

Fight the Discrimination against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community

Reactionary Forces mobilize in France against the legislation of the same sex marriage Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 28.3.2013 Since 2008 we live in the midst of the worst economic crisis of the world capitalist system which takes place within the historical decay of the capitalist […]

ISL-Report from Land Day in Palestine

Report by Yossi Schwartz from the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 31.3.2013 The Arab Jewish revolutionary ISL participated in the land day in the town of Sakhnin, distributing hundreds of leaflets in Hebrew and Arabic calling for one democratic Palestinian state from the river to the sea that will be one multinational workers state from […]

Cyprus: General Strike against EU Troika Diktat and Austerity Program!

Down with EU-Colonialism! Workers in Cyprus: Exit the EU, expropriate the banks and corporations and fight for a workers government! Resolution by the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 28.3.2013 1. The recent EU/IMF bailout agreement with Cypriot government is nothing but an imperialist program of financial enslavement of […]

Land Day 2013: From a Symbolic Struggle to a Real Struggle

Statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (ISL), supported by the RCIT http://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa/land-day-2013/ Note from the Editorial Board: This is a statement of the Internationalist Socialist League (ISL) in Israel/Occupied Palestine. The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) fully supports the statement from our comrades. We share their analysis and perspectives. * * * March 30th – […]

Summary of the ISL-LRP split

We live in a revolutionary period brought about by the worst historical and economical crisis of the world capitalist system since 1929. The capitalist system is a fetter on the forces of production, already demanding a world planned socialist economy. The capitalists, as usual, are trying to force the working class, the peasants, the lower […]

What Stands Behind The Reconciliation Between Israel and Turkey

The reconciliation between Israel and Turkey is aimed against Syria, Iran and the Palestinians! by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 25.3.2013 Obama’s visit to Israel is part of the US strategy against the Arab Revolution in Syria, Egypt, and Tunisia and at the same time the plundering of Iran’s oil. He came to […]

What Stands Behind the Zionists’ Offensive Against the Haredi Jews

The Most Right Wing Government in the History of Israel plans to divert the Anger from the Capitalist Class to the Arabs and the Ultra Orthodox by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 25.3.2013 One of the most rotten political blocks in Israel is the block of the settler’s party led by Benet’s The […]

Down with the Netanyahu-Lapid-Benet-Liberman government!

By Yossi Schwartz (Internationalist Socialist League, Israel / Occupied Palestine), 14.3.2013 The new coalition government of Israel is the most right wing government in the history of Israel. It is a government committed to a war against Iran, military intervention in Syria, expending the settlements in the lands Israel occupied in 1967, deepening the discrimination against the […]

Victory to the Revolution in Syria!

The second anniversary of the uprising in Syria by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 15.3.2013 The wave of the Arab revolution that began in Tunisia reached Syria on March 15, 2011, when a group of schoolchildren used a can of spray paint to write on the school wall, the popular slogan of protesters […]

Fight against Zionist Racism and Fascism in Israel

By Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 5.3.2013 The racist Israeli state has launched two Palestinians-only bus lines in the 1967 occupied West Bank. Haaretz daily reported that the Zionist Transport Ministry opened the lines on Monday, to be used by Palestinian super exploited workers travelling between the West Bank and Israel, after the […]

New Imperialist Threats in East Asia: Hands off North Korea!

Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 12.3.2013. Supported by the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel / Occupied Palestine) on 13.3.2013 1. The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously for a US-drafted resolution which tightens the sanctions on North Korea. The RCIT denounces this decision as an attempt of the imperialist Great Powers – […]

Is a New Palestinian Popular Uprising Erupting?

Report by Yossi Schwartz, Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine), 27.2.2013 Masked Palestinian gunmen fired in the air on Monday as thousands marched at the West Bank funeral of Arafat Jaradat, a Palestinian prisoner whose death in an Israeli jail, almost certainly caused by torture.

ISL’s Resignation Letter to the LRP (March 2013)

When we first contacted the LRP, six years ago, we were struck by three rare qualities that your organization seemed to possess: a firm grasp of Marxist theory, integrity, and an ability to combine these two qualities with work in mass movements and organizations. It seems to us that even though your organization was probably […]

The ISL Breaks with the LRP (March 2013)

In light of emerging political and organizational differences of significant nature, we, the members of the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) hereby announce our unanimous decision to cease our struggle to form a joint international tendency with the League for the Revolutionary Party (US). We deem any further efforts invested in this direction, which by […]

Release Samer alIsawi! Release All Palestinian Political Prisoners! (February 2013)

We, members of the Internationalist Socialist League, denounce all forms of oppression against the Palestinian people, whether in the territories Israel occupied in 1948, or the ones in 1967. We recognize the right of the Palestinian people to struggle against occupation and oppression in all territories controlled by Israel – a Zionist-imperialist Apartheid state.

Down With the French Imperialist Attack on Mali! Defend All Forces Fighting Against the Invaders! (February 2013)

04.02.2013 Last year, on the 16th of January 2012, several groups in the northern region of the West African state of Mali known as Azawad – arguably the most prominent of which was the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) – have initiated an insurgency against the Malian government. By April of that […]

Demand the Immediate Release of Samer alIssawi and All Palestinian Political Prisoners! (February 2013)

An Appeal from the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) To all political parties, trade unions, groups and individuals that oppose the oppression of the Palestinian people, We call upon you comrades, brothers and sisters and all advocates of justice and democracy, to demand from the Israeli government to release immediately Samer alIssawi who was imprisoned […]

Why We Refuse to Support the Daam 2013 Election Campaign (January 2013)

The Israeli elections coming up on the 22nd of January are causing very little excitement in Israel itself. The victory of the right is a foregone conclusion, and center-left Zionism remains weak and divided. One popular pass-time for left Zionists has become to produce sheets of complicated calculations and faulty logic intended to prove that […]

After the Gaza War and the UN Statehood Vote – Palestinians Face Crisis of Leadership (January 2013)

“It would make clear that the Two-State solution is alive and put an end to the nonsense about a bi-national state.” ~Palestinian Official to Uri Avnery about the significance of the UN vote

The Zionist State Tries to Break Gaza Again – and Fails Again (November 2012)

Apparently satisfied by its terrorist slaughter of at least 162 Palestinians, including many children, its wounding of over a thousand and its terrible destruction of Gaza’s infrastructure, Israel has agreed to a new “ceasefire” agreement. All revolutionaries who stand steadfast in defense of the Palestinians against Zionism’s monstrous crimes should be clear about what this […]

There Can be No Social Justice While the Palestinians Are Oppressed! (July 2012)

We live in a time reminiscent of the 1930s: a deep crisis of world capitalism, which forces humanity to face the historic alternative: socialism or barbarism. In many countries, mass movements are breaking out today, seeking a way out of the dead end of the decaying imperialist system.

The Anti-African Pogrom: Zionism’s Latest Crime (June 2012)

The pogrom against Tel Aviv’s community of African immigrants on May 23 was the worst outburst so far in an escalating campaign by politicians of all major Israeli political parties to incite racist hysteria as a distraction from the growing crisis of the Zionist state. With Prime Minister Netanyahu branding the immigrants a “threat to […]

Solidarity with Da’am activists (May 2012)

Dear comrades of Daam, We are writing to express our solidarity with you and our condemnation of the Zionist bullying which you have faced on the 12.5.2012, during the so-called Neighborhood March. There is no doubt that your refusal to back down in the face of intimidation and physical attacks shows true bravery and dedication. […]

May Day 2012 Statement

For Liberation From Oppression and Poverty – Socialist Revolution is the Solution! Today we march to commemorate May Day – the day symbolizing the struggles of working-class and poor people against capitalism’s exploitation and oppression – at a time of great opportunity, as well as great danger.

Nakba Day statement (May 2012)

We are here today to commemorate Nakba Day in memory of the violent expulsion of 900,000 Palestinian women, children and men by the Zionist gangs who established the state of Israel. This brutal attack was the culmination of decades of oppression and expropriation of the Palestinians by the Zionist settlers, who from day one had […]

Land Day Statement (March 2012)

Only the Workers and Poor People Can Lead the Arab Revolutions to Victory! This year, we commemorate Land Day – the day of protest and anger of the Palestinian people against Israeli oppression – against the backdrop of the revolutions in the Arab world.

Zionist State Launches Attack on Women (December 2011)

Chauvinism Cannot Be Defeated Without Struggle against Palestinian Oppression Recently in Israel, we have witnessed a wave of reports on acts of chauvinist oppression, especially ones committed by Haredi (ultra-orthodox) Jews: from attempts to stop women from singing in public, through attempts to force women to sit in the back of the bus, and up […]

On the Prisoner Exchange Deal and the Palestinian Hunger Strike (September 2011)

Free ALL Palestinian Political Prisoners! The racist Israeli media is jubilant. With the exception of some ultra-hardline Zionists who complain that any Palestinians were freed in exchange for Gilad Shalit, Zionist ideologues are today celebrating the “homecoming” of the soldier they refer to as “our child.” Meanwhile, Palestinians celebrate the release from Israeli prisons of […]

On the Palestinian Authority’s UN Bid for Statehood (September 2011)

A Joint Statement by the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) On the Palestinian Authority’s UN Bid for Statehood – No to the Sellout of Palestinian Rights! For a Palestinian State From the River to the Sea! As soon as Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced his […]

Israelis Demand Social Justice – But What of the Palestinians? (August 2011)

A tent city in Tel Aviv setup to draw attention to the high cost of housing in Israel has sparked a mass protest movement across the country. Last weekend over three hundred thousand Israelis marched in protest. “The people,” they chanted, “want social justice!”

Facts Against Fictions – the ISL Responds to CWI Charges that it Lied About their Israeli Group (August 2011)

Facts Against Fictions – the ISL Responds to CWI Charges that it Lied About their Israeli Group In our recent statement on the Israeli housing price protest movement,[1] the ISL made some serious criticisms of the role played by the Maavak Sozialisti group (MS), the Israeli section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI). “Maavak,” we […]

Down with Zionist Attacks on Gaza and Egypt! (August 2011)

Representatives of the Zionist state and their supporters claim that their brutal attacks on Gaza over the last few days are retaliation for the supposedly “unprovoked” wave of armed attacks against Israelis in the south of the country, as well as the renewed firing of missiles at Israeli towns. As is often the case, they […]

An Open Letter to As’ad AbuKhalil: Can Israeli Protests Aid Palestinian Liberation? (August 2011)

Dear Comrade AbuKhalil: I am a supporter of a revolutionary socialist organization in Israel which considers all of Israel to be “Occupied Territory.” We fight for the establishment of a Palestinian state, from the river to the sea. From this perspective, I write to respectfully challenge your recent postings on the so-called “revolution of the […]

The Housing Protests in Israel (July 2011)

Join the Arab Revolution! No to the Housing Discrimination against Arabs! We have gathered here today to protest the increase in the costs of living in Israel in the last decade, which have lately become unbearable. Thus, after years of relative silence the Israelis, led by the middle class, have erupted with the mass protests […]

The ISL’s May Day Statement (May 2011)

Long Live May Day! Long Live the International Socialist Revolution!  The revolutions that have taken place during the past few months in the Arab world are the last nail in the coffin of any claim that the fall of the Soviet block signaled the final victory of capitalism. The capitalist apologists and ideologues, whose role […]

Nakbah Day Statement (May 2011)

FOR THE RETURN OF ALL THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEES TO THEIR LANDS AND HOMES! SOCIALIST REVOLUTION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION! The Zochrot group, Abnaa’ AlBalad and others, have taken upon themselves, over the years, the greatly important and most appreciated political activism of organizing the protest and commemoration events regarding the Nakbah – the actions of […]

On the Libyan Revolution (April 2011)

Down with the Imperialist Intervention in Libya! For Workers’ Revolutions Across North Africa and the Middle East! A Joint Statement by the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) The leaders of the U.S., Britain and France claim that their current bombardment of Muammar el-Qaddafi’s dictatorship in Libya is […]

The ISL’s Land Day Statement (March 2011)

Long Live Land Day! Long Live the Struggle of the Masses in the Middle East!  The Middle East is on fire. In every country in our region, the masses are struggling to overthrow the tyrannical oppressive regimes they have been suffering under for decades. In Egypt, the epicenter of the modern day revolutionary struggle in […]

An Open Letter to the Revolutionary Socialists of Egypt (February 2011)

An Open Letter from the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) The following is a response to the statement “Glory to the martyrs! Victory to the revolution!” issued by the Revolutionary Socialists group in Egypt, published on February 1 (e-socialists.net/node/6445) and circulated widely in English on February 6 […]

The Egyptian Revolution Must Advance – or It Will Be Defeated! Working-Class Revolution Is the Solution! (February 2011)

The Egyptian Revolution Must Advance – or It Will Be Defeated! Working-Class Revolution Is the Solution! By the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) and the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) February 20, 2011 On February 11, the masses of Egypt, joined by Arab peoples in many other countries, were in the streets celebrating the […]

Tunisia’s Revolution in Danger! (January 2011)

A Joint Statement by the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) A Bolshevik Policy is Needed to Guide the Workers and Poor People to Power! The sight of Tunisia’s long-time dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali fleeing in the face of workers’ general strikes and mass demonstrations is inspiring […]

Venezuela: Dwindling Support for Chávez’s Fake Socialism (October 2010)

Joint Declaration on the Election Results and the Political Juncture in Venezuela by the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) October 16, 2010  Workers’ Revolution is the Answer for Workers and the Poor! Hugo Chávez has been in power for over eleven years. The National Assembly elections on […]

Remove all restrictions upon immigrant workers and refugees from third world countries! (September 2010)

In 1947-8 and in 1967 the Zionist state turned over one million Palestinians into refugees. After 1967 the Zionist capitalists super-exploited the Palestinian workers in the new occupied territories. However following the outbreak of the popular Intifada in 1987 the Zionists have begun to import super exploited immigrant workers to replace the Palestinian workers who […]

In commemoration of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre (September 2010)

Down with the negotiations with the Zionists on the expense of the Palestinian people!  Today, 28 years ago, the Zionist armed forces together with their fascist militia allies committed one of the most horrendous acts in the series of massacres the Israeli state was responsible for since 1947-8. The goal of the Israeli war on […]

Elections in Venezuela – No Support for Any of the Parties (September 2010)

ISL Short Statement on the 2010 Venezuelan Elections [full analysis will be published here in the near future.] On the 26th of September, parliamentary elections will be held in Venezuela. Unlike many on the left, the ISL does not endorse any of the parties, including the PSUV, President Hugo Chavez’s party.

Down with the negotiations! No Peace with the Zionists! (September 2010)

US President Barack Obama has imposed on the Palestinian Authority to enter what he calls, in his cynicism, “peace talks” with Israel. The truth is that Zionist politicians, whether right-wing like Netanyahu or left-wing like Barak, only agree to negotiations with the Palestinians to maintain the veneer of a peace-loving Israel, allowing the state to […]

An Open Letter to All Who Support Shalit’s Family (July 2010)

By senior member of the ISL, Yossi Schwartz, published in: DissidentVoice / July 19th, 2010 If the price for the release of one thousand Palestinian political prisoners is an Israeli soldier who was part of the criminal siege of Gaza, then so be it. You understand that the Israeli government is responsible for the fact […]

ISL’s Position Paper for the “Haifa Conference for the Right of Return and One Democratic State” (May 2010)

What do we stand for? We, who came to participate in the “Haifa Conference “, are here to discuss the key question of the struggle for liberation: how to realize the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, including the right of the refugees who were driven out by Israel in 1947-8, in all of its stolen […]

Condemn Israel’s Foul Murder of Flotilla Participants (May 2010)

We do not know yet the exact number of people who were murdered in cold blood by the Israeli army. Unofficial reports from outside Israel put the death toll at between 14 and 20, with dozens hurt. The nationalities of the casualties are not known. But there is a strong possibility that Israeli Arab leaders, […]

In commemoration of the 34th Land Day (March 2010)

Long live Land Day – a day of protest against Zionist Imperialism! We commemorate Land Day this year at a time of great suffering for the Palestinian masses, but it is also a time of great hope. The Israeli military machine has been struck in Lebanon and Gaza, and for this reason Israel carried out […]

In Commemoration of the Gaza Massacre of 2008 (December 2009)

Operation “Molten Lead” Today we commemorate one year to the Israeli war on the people of Gaza. The Zionists are calling this war “Operation Molten Lead.” On December 27th 2008 the Israeli Army attacked the city of Gaza in an attempt to overthrow the elected government of the Palestinian people led by Hamas and break […]

Reply to Spartacist Slander Against LRP / ISL (November 2009)

[Link to the Spartacist Article] By Yossi Schwartz of the Internationalist Socialist League (ISL) The latest issue of Workers’ Vanguard, the organ of the American Spartacist League, carries a report on the joint forum the ISL and US League for the Revolutionary Party (LRP) recently held in New York City. The report is titled “LRP […]

Ninety Years to Maki – the Party Which Used to be Communist (November 2009)

The October Revolution 92 years ago in the Russian Empire, the working class led the peasant masses to overthrow the rule of the landlords and capitalists and established the first and only workers’ state in history. The leadership of the working class consisted of the revolutionary workers’ party, known as the Bolshevik Party. Following this […]

Nine years since the massacre of Palestinian citizens of Israel by the Police (October 2009)

Today we commemorate nine years since the murder of thirteen Palestinian citizens of Israel by the Israeli oppression forces. This murder was but a link in a long chain of massacres committed by the Zionist armed forces. They started even before the establishment of the state of Israel, continued with dozens of massacres during the […]

Stop U.S./Israeli War Threats against Iran! (October 2009)

Joint declaration of the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) The disclosure on September 18 by the Iranian government that it has built a uranium enrichment facility near the city of Qom has become a pretext for increased threats of sanctions and war by the United States and […]

Report on Political Discussions Between the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) (September 2009)

A Joint Statement by the LRP and ISL  For over eighteen months, the League for the Revolutionary Party (U.S.) and the Internationalist Socialist League (Israel/Occupied Palestine) have conducted discussions over political theory and program. Through these discussions our two organizations have established a very significant degree of agreement on key questions.

A Reply to Trachtenberg’s Remarks at the LRP/ISL Forum (September 2009)

by Boris W. Hammerschlag [Trachtenberg’s Remarks] [Download] Firstly, allow me to thank you, comrade Trachtenberg, for attending our forum and taking the time and effort to draft your critique of our position on Palestine. During my visit to the US, I had the pleasure of enjoying your company and our discussions. My impression of you, during […]

Trotskyism and the Class Character of the Stalinist States (August 2009)

The Internationalist Socialist League was created at the end of 2007, originating from a group which was expelled from the International Marxist Tendency (IMT). Since then the League has adopted positions that contrast starkly with its background in the centrist ideological current known as “Orthodox Trotskyism.”

The Socialist Revolution and the Vanguard Party (August 2009)

The ISL is a revolutionary Marxist propaganda group. What is the meaning of this definition? Today, many supposed Marxists completely ignore one of Marx’s most basic positions: that only the working class can emancipate itself. Ignoring this position allows these Marxists to also ignore a related position: that only the most politically conscious layers of […]

The ISL’s Break with the IMT (August 2009)

The ISL, as most people who have heard of the group know, was created as a left split from the International Marxist Tendency (IMT). The impetus for the split was a lengthy debate on the revolutionary position on the Civil War between Hamas and Fatah forces in Gaza in June 2007. In a process spanning […]

The ISL Position on Wars (August 2009)

The 20th century marked the beginning of capitalism’s epoch of decay. Capitalism, just like any other socio-economic system which preceded it, has reached a stage in which it is no longer a system that develops the forces of production, but the very system that stands in the way of their development. The wars of this […]

On Zionism (August 2009)

Zionist ideologists have claimed, and still claim, that Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people in the diasporas, and that it made the 2,000-year-old dream of returning to the fatherland of Israel come true. Theodore Herzl, the founding father of the modern Zionist movement, added that this land was empty, and repeatedly […]