By Jean Shaoul, 3 January 2015
The move by Abbas and his Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority, backed by the Arab regimes, is a last-ditch attempt to preserve their credibility.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 December 2014
The killing of Palestinian Authority Minister Ziad Abu Ein took place just days after Prime Minister Netanyahu called an early election for next March.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 December 2014
The “Jewish nation” bill sets the scene for far greater discrimination against the Palestinian population within Israel.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 November 2014
The attack and Israel’s response portend a wider conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 November 2014
Amnesty detailed eight instances in which people’s homes were attacked with large aerial bombs without warning, resulting in the deaths of at least 104 civilians, including 62 children.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 September 2014
Following Israel’s 50-day war against a defenceless civilian population, most of Gaza’s 1.8 million inhabitants are now dependent on food aid.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 September 2014
The political victimization of Salaita in the name of “democracy” is another chilling warning that core democratic rights, including academic freedom, are incompatible with a society dominated by social inequality and the drive to war.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 September 2014
Netanyahu has faced criticism from within his Likud party and his coalition government for calling off military action short of his declared intention of obliterating Hamas and without consulting his security cabinet.
By Barry Grey, 28 August 2014
The indecisive manner in which the latest Gaza war has apparently concluded—leaving a horrific toll of death and destruction among the Palestinians and an unusually high number of dead Israeli soldiers—has left large sections of the Israeli population questioning what the war was all about and why it was waged.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 August 2014
Netanyahu ordered the Israeli delegation to withdraw from truce talks in Cairo.
By Mike Head, 14 August 2014
Backed by the Obama administration, the Israeli government is insisting on the continuation of the ghetto-like conditions it has imposed in Gaza.
By Matthew MacEgan, 14 August 2014
The actions taken by some Israeli archaeologists operating in East Jerusalem have been heavily criticized for using a selective view of history in order to marginalize local Palestinian communities and drive them from their homes.
By Peter Symonds, 12 August 2014
A month of Israeli attacks has compounded the hardships confronting the Palestinian population of 1.8 million.
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2014
Israeli air strikes and artillery fire killed at least five Palestinians Friday, including a child.
Resolution of the SEP Third National Congress
9 August 2014
This resolution was adopted unanimously by the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States.
By Peter Symonds, 5 August 2014
The latest 72-hour ceasefire could evaporate just as quickly as the last.
By Peter Symonds, 4 August 2014
The war crimes being carried out in Gaza today are the most brutal expression of what is being prepared against the international working class.
By Peter Symonds, 2 August 2014
Confident of Washington’s backing, the Israeli government was never serious about abiding by the ceasefire or entering talks with Palestinian factions in Egypt.
By Patrick Martin, 1 August 2014
The death toll among Palestinians is nearing 1,500, including more than 300 children.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 July 2014
Netanyahu brushed aside UN and US appeals for an unconditional ceasefire, vowing to escalate and prolong the slaughter in Gaza.
By Nick Barrickman, 29 July 2014
The protests against war give the lie to the Israeli government claims that its actions are supported by the vast majority of Israeli society.
By James Cogan, 28 July 2014
Netanyahu’s government has refused to even entertain Hamas’s terms for an end to the carnage.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 July 2014
The unanimous vote of the Israeli security cabinet signaled that Tel Aviv intends to expand the massacre of Palestinians.
The WSWS International Editorial Board, 25 July 2014
What is required is a political perspective that can unite the working class of all religious and ethnic backgrounds in a common struggle for socialist internationalism.
Israeli bombs kill nearly 600 Palestinians
By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2014
Entire family groups have been slaughtered by indiscriminate Israeli bombing and shelling of the densely populated territory.
By our reporters, 22 July 2014
Demonstrators on the protest in Leeds, West Yorkshire carried placards saying “BBC=British Brainwashing Channel” and shouted “We are all Palestinians now.”
By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 21 July 2014
In its long and bloody history of aggression, Israel in the past four days has crossed a fundamental line. Its actions in Gaza are those of a society in a state of political and moral disintegration.
By James Cogan, 21 July 2014
Large numbers of civilians in Shuja’iya were caught in the shelling and fighting.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 July 2014
More than 400 people have been killed in Gaza, many of them children, and another 3,000 injured while thousands more have been forced to flee their homes.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 July 2014
The operations of armored columns and tens of thousands of troops in the densely populated Gaza Strip have sent the numbers of dead and wounded soaring.
By Barry Grey, 19 July 2014
On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by US television network executives.
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 18 July 2014
The aim of the offensive is to carry out mass killings and inflict mass destruction, leaving Gaza a smoking ruin.
By Mike Head, 17 July 2014
The Israeli government is preparing a full-scale ground assault, confident of Washington’s full support.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 July 2014
The Netanyahu government has seized on Hamas’s failure to immediately observe a cease-fire about which it was never consulted as the pretext for escalating its one-sided war against Gaza.
By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2014
The Israeli government admits to deliberately targeting mosques, hospitals, schools and private homes in its war against the Palestinian people.
By Tom Hall, 15 July 2014
Hundreds marched through downtown Detroit demanding an end to the Israeli bombing of Gaza.
By James Cogan, 14 July 2014
Israel is openly targeting the private homes of officials and leading members of the Islamist Hamas organisation, regardless of who is residing in them.
By Barry Grey, 12 July 2014
There is a close connection between the violence being carried out by the Israeli government in Gaza and the emergence of fascistic elements within Israel capable of brutally murdering an innocent Palestinian youth.
By Mike Head, 11 July 2014
The Israeli offensive is being intensified with the clear backing of the Obama administration.
By a WSWS reporting team, 11 July 2014
Thousands marched in front of the Israeli Mission to the UN as the Israeli bombardment intensified.
By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2014
At least 63 Palestinians have been killed since Sunday, the vast majority of them civilians, including more than a dozen children.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 July 2014
The Israeli blitz against the densely populated neighborhoods of Gaza has been politically prepared by weeks of anti-Palestinian incitement.
By Matthew MacEgan, 8 July 2014
At a press conference on Monday, the family of the 15-year-old US citizen denounced the Israeli police beating and the American government’s failure to secure Khdeir’s return home.
By Patrick Martin, 7 July 2014
Police have arrested six right-wing Israeli Jews, including several residents of illegal West Bank settlements, in the gruesome murder of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair.
By our reporter, 7 July 2014
The videotaped beating is an irrefutable demonstration of official Israeli violence and racism.
By Barry Grey, 5 July 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would delay any major military escalation for 24 hours while cease-fire talks with Hamas continued.
By Patrick Martin, 3 July 2014
When the murder of Muhammad Khudair became public knowledge Wednesday, Palestinian youth took to streets of the Shuafat and Beit Hanina neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.
As thousands mourn murdered teenagers
By James Cogan, 2 July 2014
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized on the tragic death of the young men as the pretext for escalating Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.
By Chris Marsden, 25 June 2014
In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Netanyahu gave a frank insight into the politically criminal thinking of the Israeli ruling elite.
By Peter Symonds, 25 June 2014
The Abbott government’s stance may well point to a wider shift taking place in ruling circles, particularly in the US, on the status of occupied Palestinian territories.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 April 2014
The rival Palestinian bourgeois parties, Fatah and Hamas, announced a “reconciliation” agreement to form an interim government and hold elections.
By Will Morrow, 13 February 2014
The policy is aimed at terrorising the Palestinian population and suppressing any opposition to the Israeli occupation.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 November 2013
The Bush administration backed Israel to the hilt, vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s decision to get rid of Arafat.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 November 2013
After Israel’s bombing of his offices in Ramallah in 2002, Arafat was kept a virtual prisoner until his strange and sudden illness.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 October 2013
The exhumation of the body of Arafat, came after longstanding rumours that he had been poisoned.
By Jean Shaoul, 15 August 2013
The US-sponsored talks serve to cover Israel’s ever more rapacious land grab.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 July 2013
The talks offer nothing to the Palestinian working class except more suffering and misery.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 June 2013
A new report by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child documents the Israeli regime’s physical and mental abuse of Palestinian children, including the systematic trying of children before juvenile military courts.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 April 2013
Israel placed its military on “high alert” Thursday as anger erupted following the deaths of a prominent Palestinian prisoner and two young protesters in the occupied West Bank.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 December 2012
All media reports of the bombardment of Yarmouk stress that the Syrian government is guilty of a crime and must pay a price.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 December 2012
In a provocative response to the UN’s recognition of Palestine as a nonmember state, the Netanyahu government is pushing ahead with 3,000 new housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 24 November 2012
The ceasefire that brought to an end Israel’s eight-day blitzkrieg against Gaza is already under strain, after Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man on the border.
By Chris Marsden, 23 November 2012
For eight days, the Israel Defense Forces rained down devastation on Gaza that has left it in ruins. More than 150 Palestinian lives were lost, including 40 children.
By Jean Shaoul, 22 November 2012
After supporting a ceaseless bombardment for the last eight days of densely populated Gaza neighborhoods, the US was concerned that the conflict could threaten its broader agenda in the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2012
Israeli warplanes continued to pound Gaza Tuesday, inflicting mounting civilian casualties amid predictions that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire would soon take effect.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2012
The Israeli leadership, the Obama administration and the corporate media all invoke the “right of self-defense” to justify the onslaught against Gaza that has already killed and maimed hundreds of Palestinian civilians.
By Patrick Martin, 19 November 2012
Israeli warplanes and gunboats intensified their attacks on Palestinian homes and institutions throughout the Gaza Strip over the weekend, bringing the death toll to more than 75.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 November 2012
The Israeli military boasted of carrying out more than 500 air strikes against densely populated Gaza since launching its offensive on Wednesday.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 November 2012
Israeli warplanes carried out hundreds of air strikes against the densely populated Gaza Strip Thursday as Israel mobilized troops on the Palestinian territory’s border.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2012
In its most intense attack on Gaza since the Operation Cast Lead invasion of 2008-2009, Israel carried out a bombardment of the Palestinian territory, beginning with the assassination of a top Hamas leader.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 September 2012
The Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian trade unions and Israel are united in opposing a growing tide of protests in the West Bank.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 July 2012
The Palestinian Authority has announced that it will exhume the body of Yasser Arafat, the president of the PA who died in a French hospital in November 2004.
By Jean Shaoul, 17 April 2012
Israel mounted a massive international effort at the weekend to prevent pro-Palestinian activists from entering Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion international airport, en route for Bethlehem in the West Bank, to join the “Welcome to Palestine 2012” campaign.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 April 2012
Recently released documents show that Israel’s Civil Administration, part of the Defence Ministry, has long earmarked up to 10 percent of the West Bank for new settlements or the expansion of existing ones.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 March 2012
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has insisted that Israel would act to defend itself against Iran even if Washington objected.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 March 2012
Israel on Monday carried out air strikes on Gaza for the fourth successive day, killing at least 22 Palestinians
By Sahand Avedis, 1 March 2012
Hamas leader Ismail Haniya delivered a speech in Cairo endorsing Syria’s Western-backed opposition and thereby confirming speculation that the Palestinian Islamist movement has found new patrons among the Middle East’s most reactionary regimes.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 February 2012
On Friday, Israeli forces fired on Palestinian protesters at a checkpoint near Ramallah in the West Bank, killing one young man and injuring four more.
By Julie Hyland, 5 November 2011
The vote by Unesco to admit Palestine as a member has met with an aggressive reaction from Israel and the United States
By Alex Lantier, 19 October 2011
Yesterday Hamas released captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit to the Egyptian government in exchange for the release of 1,027 Palestinians detained by Israel.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 October 2011
In a provocative move, the US Congress has blocked nearly $200 million of humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people, intended for food aid, health care and development initiatives.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 October 2011
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s right wing coalition government has approved the construction of 1,100 new homes in Gilo, an outer suburb of East Jerusalem, on what was Palestinian land.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 September 2011
On Friday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas formally submitted an application to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon requesting the General Assembly recognise a Palestinian state.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 September 2011
While the turn to the UN is a tacit admission of the bankruptcy of the US-brokered “peace process,” the bourgeois leadership of the Palestinian Authority is not posing any alternative.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 September 2011
President Obama’s empty and arrogant sermon to the United Nations Wednesday was laced with platitudes about “peace”, designed to mask Washington’s predatory policies.
By Robert Stevens, 7 July 2011
Israeli government officials have said plans are in place to prevent by force a French ship carrying humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza Strip.
By Robert Stevens, 29 June 2011
Israel has threatened violent repression against the Freedom Flotilla II aid convoy, due to sail this week on route to Gaza.
By Chris Marsden, 6 June 2011
Israeli troops killed 13 protesters after opening fire on a peaceful and unarmed demonstration at the ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 2 June 2011
Yesterday’s Jerusalem Day was an extraordinary political provocation, even by the normal standards of the event.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 May 2011
The Obama administration’s reaction to Israel’s massacre of unarmed Palestinian protesters on its borders underscores the hypocrisy of those ascribing “humanitarian” motives to Washington’s predatory policy in the region.
By Patrick O’Connor, 16 May 2011
Israeli soldiers yesterday killed at least 15 Palestinians and wounded many more as they suppressed protests held at border posts facing Syria, Lebanon and Gaza to mark the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the Zionist state.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 April 2011
Egypt announced that Fatah and Hamas, the rival Palestinian parties, had agreed a “reconciliation deal” to form an interim unity government and fix a date for elections.
By Jean Shaoul, 15 February 2011
The Palestinian Authority has announced elections, a cabinet reshuffle and the resignation of Saeb Erekat, its chief negotiator with Israel. It is the desperate reaction of a regime in crisis, trying to forestall the spread of the mass movements that have toppled Tunisia’s Ben Ali and Egypt’s Mubarak.
By Peter Schwarz, 10 February 2011
Both the Islamist Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization have suppressed solidarity actions for Egypt.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 January 2011
Secret documents show that Britain’s intelligence service, MI6, and civil servants played a key role in crushing all opposition by militant groups to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 January 2011
The so-called Palestine papers provide documentary confirmation of what is becoming plain to millions of Palestinians: the nationalist project of building an independent Palestinian state has become transformed into a new means of oppression.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2011
The release of some 1,700 secret documents has exposed the so-called peace process as a criminal farce, part of a permanent US-Israeli conspiracy against the basic rights of the Palestinian people.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 December 2010
A cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed that members of Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party asked Israel to attack its rival Hamas.
By Jean Shaoul and Ann Talbot, 20 December 2010
The US government has dropped its demand that Israel halt the building of new Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 September 2010
The refusal of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to break off US-brokered talks following Israel’s resumption of settlement construction on the West Bank confirms his role as a pliant tool of Washington.