The following is from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The Marxist-Leninist is posting it as part of the continuing series of articles on women’s liberation in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8th):
The following interview of Comrades Leila Khaled and Shireen Said was conducted by British journalist Sukant Chandan and published on March 8, 2010 – International Women’s Day. We republish the interview below:
The Palestinian people’s oppression continues due primarily to the financial, diplomatic, and military support that the Zionist state receives from the USA and secondly to the acquiescence of pro-Western states in the region. After the fall of the Zionist state’s long lost brother — the Apartheid state of South Africa — the Palestinian struggle remains perhaps the leading and most potent anti-imperialist struggle in the world. Therefore, Palestinian women are a central example of what role women can play in the struggle to free themselves, their families, their communities, and their nation from imperialism.
Posted in Marxism-Leninism, Palestine, Women's Liberation
Tagged Apartheid, Fatah, Gaza, Ghassan Kanafani, Hamas, International Women's Day, Leila Khaled, Palestinian Progressive Youth Union, Patrick Arguello, PFLP, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Progressive Student Labor Front, Shireen Said, Souha Bechara, Sukant Chandan, Wadi Haddad, Women's History Month, Zionism
The following article by Ali Abunimah is from Electronic Intifada:
An extraordinary series of articles, reports and presentations by Israel’s influential Reut Institute has identified the global movement for justice, equality and peace as an “existential threat” to Israel and called on the Israeli government to direct substantial resources to “attack” and possibly engage in criminal “sabotage” of this movement in what Reut believes are its various international “hubs” in London, Madrid, Toronto, the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
The Reut Institute’s analyses hold that Israel’s traditional strategic doctrine — which views threats to the state’s existence in primarily military terms, to be met with a military response — is badly out of date. Rather, what Israel faces today is a combined threat from a “Resistance Network” and a “Delegitimization Network.”
Posted in Israel, Palestine
Tagged Ali Abunimah, American Friends of the Reut Institute, Apartheid, BDS, Electronic Intifada, Gidi Grinstein, Haiti, Hamas, Hezbollah, Israel, Palestine, Reut Institute, sabotage, South Africa, Zionism
The following article is from Electronic Intifada:
Israeli riot police argue with Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel protesting against racism outside a polling station in Um al-Fahem during the Israeli elections, 10 February 2009. (Oren Ziv/ActiveStills)
Whenever Israel has an election, pundits begin the usual refrain that hopes for peace depend on the “peace camp” — formerly represented by the Labor party, but now by Tzipi Livni’s Kadima — prevailing over the anti-peace right, led by the Likud.
This has never been true, and makes even less sense as Israeli parties begin coalition talks after Tuesday’s election. Yes, the “peace camp” helped launch the “peace process,” but it did much more to undermine the chances for a just settlement.
Posted in Israel, Palestine
Tagged Ali Abunimah, Apartheid, Avigdo Lieberman, Ehud Barak, Electronic Intifada, fascism, Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Kach, Kadima, Knesset, Likud, Mahmoud Abbas, Oslo, Palestine, Tzipi Livni, Yirael Beitenu, Yitzhak Rabin, Zionism
The following is from Democracy Now!
Former Amb. Martin Indyk vs. Author Norman Finkelstein: A Debate on Israel’s Assault on Gaza and the US Role in the Conflict
The Israeli assault on Gaza is entering its thirteenth day. Some 700 Palestinians have been killed, with many thousands more wounded, and a humanitarian crisis is mounting. Ten Israelis have died, four by “friendly fire.” A ceasefire has not been reached, and the offensive continues. We host a debate between Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs during the Clinton administration, director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and author of, Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East, and Norman Finkelstein, author of several books, including The Holocaust Industry, Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict and Beyond Chutzpah.
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