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The demise of the Israeli Labor Party as any kind of progressive force

Latest news is that Israel’s Labor Party leader has suspended ties with Jeremy Corbyn for ‘enabling antisemitism’. We were reminded of an article that appeared in Israel’s radical newspaper +972 last year, focusing on the politics of this leader, Avi Gabbay: his capitulation on secular education, an absolute rejection of ever partnering with Arab Israeli parties, a threat to expel his party’s only Arab MK, his commitment to the settlements, his claim that that his party had chosen liberal values at the expense of Jewish values…

It’s hard to see why any socialist would want to maintain links with such an ethno-nationalist oriented party. Time, surely, for it to be held to account in the Socialist International of which it is a member. […]

The Canary reprints its own story about the Al Jazeera Lobby programmes from January 2017

The Canary writes: “We originally reported this story in January 2017. We are reposting it now as it bears re-reading in light of the current antisemitism row.” […]

An open letter to Prince William, before his Middle East trip

Robert Cohen writes to Prince William: “Much better to stay home with Kate and help look after the new baby…[But] if you have to go to Israel don’t just be a post-Brexit salesman for UK Plc. Make it count by getting informed and bring that learning back home…” […]

Massive protest against deportations in Tel Aviv – 20,000 on the streets

An evening in which the streets of South Tel Aviv filled with people who stood together – veteran residents of its neighborhoods along with asylum seekers, Jews alongside Arabs, the center with the periphery, Mizrahim together with Ashkenazim – in a huge protest attended by 20,000 people.

Support the organisation Standing Alone as it spearheads resistance against deportation and displacement! […]

Become an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine and Israel

“We believe that everyone can take action to help end the occupation and bring about a just peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. We need a movement of people who can take action for peace. Will you join us? ” […]

Where are we headed in Israel/Palestine – a public meeting on 18th February

Jewish Voice for Labour is co-sponsoring a pubic meeting with Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions on Sunday 18th February at 7.30pm in the Wilberforce Room, Wesley Hotel, 81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ – near Euston station. […]

Who are the friends of Israel…

David Rosenberg discusses a few “Friends” of Israel you wouldn’t want to know. And how some of its real friends – those who have the interests of the peoples of the region at heart – are now being banned from entering the country. […]

Israel’s new refuseniks. Support them – and support +972, the magazine of the social movements

+972, Israel’s magazine of the social movements, reports on the sixty-three Israeli teenagers who published an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu on Thursday, declaring their refusal to join the Israeli army due to their opposition to the occupation.

Support +972’s financial appeal and help it carry on with its excellent investigative journalism. […]