Category Archives: Israel/Palestine

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]