serious land operations commenced in southern Lebanon. The Israeli army has met
severe resistance from the Hezbollah guerrillas. The longer this drags out the
greater will be the political consequences for the Israeli ruling class.
The idea that Israel is a class divided society
like any other is not often discussed within the left in the Arab world. Here
the Moroccan Marxists have interviewed an Israeli Marxist on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Territories,
who explains the need for a socialist perspective and the struggle for
internationalism and working class unity across borders.
The air strikes against Lebanon continue, as
do the rockets being fired on Israel. The responsibility for the bloodshed and
suffering of this new conflict lies first and foremost with the Israeli ruling
class, who had clearly been preparing for such a scenario for some time.
Today we spoke with Yossi Schwartz in Haifa, one of the cities
hit by Hizbollah rockets. Below we are providing the text of a conversation
with him in which he describes the mood in the country and looks at the
possible scenario that may unfold over the next few days.
The Israeli ruling class is using war in an attempt to solve
its problems. They now risk opening up three fronts, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.
It is a reflection of the deep crisis afflicting Israeli capitalism and Israeli
society. Raising the socialist perspective is an urgent task in the whole
region, if we want to avert the terrible barbarism that the ruling class is
We received this
article yesterday evening. It was written as the situation between Israel and Lebanon was escalating. The Israeli
ruling class has decided on war to "solve" its problems. In reality it is
opening up even greater problems destabilising the situation even further. The
crisis of Israeli capitalism is dragging the peoples of the region to