By Jean Shaoul, 16 October 2017
The Islamists have been brought to the negotiating table in large measure by Israel’s economic blockade, imposed on Gaza more than 10 years ago to cripple the Hamas-led regime.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 September 2017
The combined measures of Israel and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas have reduced Gaza to 19th century conditions.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 August 2017
Israel’s ultra-nationalists feel emboldened by Trump’s apparent support for Israel, as part of his attempt to build a regional alliance against Iran..
By Peter Symonds, 22 July 2017
The violent clashes erupted yesterday after Israeli authorities imposed tough new security measures at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.
By Jean Shaoul, 22 April 2017
The hunger strikers seek to highlight their appalling conditions in Israeli jails, which reflect the broader daily suppression of the Palestinian people.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 February 2017
Convicted murderer Elor Azaria was notorious for his hatred of Arabs, which he voiced repeatedly on social media, calling for the massacre of every Palestinian in Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 31 January 2017
A new law, now going through the Knesset, will establish a national enforcement unit to suppress unauthorised construction in Palestinian towns and villages in Israel.
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2017
The attack is the bloodiest incident in Jerusalem since Israeli authorities announced a stepped-up expansion of Jewish housing in the predominantly Arab eastern half of the city.
By Nick Beams, 30 December 2016
John Kerry’s speech defending US abstention on a UN resolution criticising Israel’s expansionist policies was a warning that abandonment of the “two-state solution” could have explosive consequences.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 December 2016
The passage of the resolution followed the intervention of president-elect Donald Trump, who urged a veto and worked with Israel in an effort to delay the vote.
By Patrick Martin, 1 October 2016
The state funeral for Shimon Peres, former Israeli president and prime minister, brought leaders from around the world to pay tribute, not so much to the individual as to the rapacious, land-grabbing, militaristic state he did so much to construct.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 August 2016
Israel’s military advocate general concluded that the 2014 shelling of a United Nations school in Rafah in which 10 people died was entirely lawful since “proper procedures had been followed.”
By Jean Shaoul, 4 July 2016
The IDF carried out detention raids in Bani Nai’im and Hebron, as clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and the IDF.
By Fred Mazelis, 22 June 2016
An Israeli filmmaker has brought 50-year-old tape recordings about the Six-Day War and their implications to life on the screen.
By Thomas Gaist, 10 June 2016
The Netanyahu government has deployed hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank and imposed punitive travel restrictions on more than 80,000 Palestinian civilians.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 March 2016
The fire was clearly aimed at intimidating the witnesses in the forthcoming trial.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 March 2016
The strike by thousands of teachers over miserable pay, one of the largest mass strikes ever seen in the West Bank, has been met with repression from the Palestinian Authority.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 January 2016
Around 46 Palestinians have been killed during demonstrations and clashes with the security forces by a single shot to the head or chest.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 January 2016
Turkish President Erdoğan made a state visit to Saudi Arabia a few days ago, just two weeks after signing an agreement with Tel Aviv to restore diplomatic relations.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 December 2015
The couple getting married was well known in the radical right, and guests included friends of the suspects in the arson attack.
By Isaac Finn, 29 December 2015
The incident at the Washington, D.C university is only one of many similar attacks on free speech rights aimed at suppressing criticism of Israel.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 December 2015
The refusal to prosecute the suspects testifies to Netanyahu’s undeclared policy of leniency and conciliation towards the fascistic forces that successive governments have promoted.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 November 2015
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is using the terrorist attacks in Paris to ramp up tensions in pursuit of Israel’s geostrategic interests.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2015
With at least 83 Palestinians killed since the eruption of unrest last month, the hospital raid signals an escalation of Israel’s lawless repression.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 November 2015
The Israeli government has introduced measures aimed at terrorising and suppressing the Palestinians, stripping them of their democratic rights and driving them out of their homes.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 October 2015
Ultra-nationalist Jewish politicians have encouraged the mobilisation of vigilante groups and fascistic mobs that go on the rampage while the police stand and watch.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 October 2015
The pledge of increased military aid comes amid the Zionist state’s increasingly brutal crackdown on Palestinians within both the occupied territories and Israel itself.
By Patrick Martin, 17 October 2015
Israeli security forces have killed 37 Palestinians since October 1, mostly teenage youth shot down for throwing rocks at Israeli police and soldiers.
By Jean Shaoul, 15 October 2015
The violence was triggered by Israeli efforts to restrict Palestinian access to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 October 2015
Nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been wounded in dozens of violent clashes with Israeli troops, police and settlers over the past week.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 August 2015
Hunger striker Mohammad Allaan’s defiant stand to protest his detention without trial exposes both the Israeli and the Palestinian authorities.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 August 2015
Friday’s arson attack bears the hallmarks of previous atrocities committed by religious nationalist forces.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 June 2015
The UN commission recognised that the death and destruction carried out by Israel last year followed the atrocities of previous wars on Gaza and Lebanon.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2015
The attacks signal a new offensive by settlers encouraged by the election victory of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition.
By Tom Carter, 2 March 2015
If the PA and the PLO can be held liable in US courts for $655.5 million, the bill owed by the United States and Israel should run into the trillions.
By Chris Marsden, 21 January 2015
Israel’s air strike follows its denunciations of the International Criminal Court’s decision to launch a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in Palestine.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 January 2015
The Israeli moves are designed to bully into submission the cash-strapped PA, upon which many Palestinians depend for their livelihoods.
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.
By 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.
By 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.