tears have been shed over the fall of Gaza under Hamas control. In reality what
has happened is that the carefully prepared plans of imperialism have exploded
in their face. They had bought off and corrupted the leaders of Fatah in order
to get them to police the Palestinians for them. Because of this the
Palestinian masses turned away from Fatah and embraced Hamas. So where do we go
Forty years of the horrors of the
repression of the Palestinians, the many other barbaric wars Israel has
launched since then, and the defeat of the Israeli war machine in the last war
in Lebanon have changed the image of Israel that has been fostered since 1967. Read also Yossi Schwartz on Israel: The 1967 War.
We are republishing this article by Yossi Schwartz on the
War of 1967 to provide some background information to the recent events taking
place in Gaza and the West Bank. Read the full article: Israel: The 1967 War
In the recent period the idea of boycotting Israeli academic
institutions has been raised as a way of helping the struggle to defend the
rights of the Palestinians. Comparisons have been made with the boycott of the
old South African Apartheid regime. In South Africa it was the mass
movement that brought down that regime, not the boycott. The same is true today
as it was then.
The policy of imperialism is to provoke civil war among the
Palestinians, hoping that Fatah can crush Hamas, but it is clear that Fatah is
losing as it is seen as more and more a stooge of imperialism. That explains
also why Israel
is now intervening directly. These events serve to highlight once again that on
the basis of capitalism there is no way out.
The crisis of the Israeli state is deepening. The rats have begun to abandon the sinking ship and are calling for the heads of Olmert and Peretz. Keen to save face and remain in power without having to face fresh elections, the ruling clique are prepared to sacrifice the current administration in order to form a new war cabinet.