By Jean Shaoul, 14 May 2015
A recent report alleges that the Israel Defence Force reduced whole neighbourhoods to rubble for no clear operational reason, just to “demonstrate presence in the area.”
By Jean Shaoul, 8 May 2015
Netanyahu’s maneuvers leaves him in charge of a fractious cabinet and subject to blackmailing by his partners in pursuit of their own interests.
By Chris Marsden, 5 May 2015
Sunday’s protest was sparked by video footage of police officers beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier without provocation.
By Keith Jones, 30 March 2015
Washington is insisting that the economic sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy remain in place for years to come.
By Patrick Martin, 25 March 2015
Israeli intelligence services spied on the Iran nuclear talks and leaked details to congressional Republicans and Democrats in an effort to block a prospective deal.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 March 2015
With his explicit rejection of the so-called “two-state solution,” the Israeli prime minister exposed the fraud of US policy, cutting across Washington’s interests in the region.
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 Patrick Martin, 20 March 2015
After his apparent election victory, the Israeli prime minister has sought to cover up the blatant anti-Arab racism of his final campaign appeals.
By Patrick Martin, 19 March 2015
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to head his fourth coalition government committed to the expansion of illegal settlements on the West Bank.
By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2015
Netanyahu is in a strong position to form the next government after his chief rival rang him to concede defeat.
By Barry Grey, 17 March 2015
In an interview Monday, Netanyahu said that if reelected, he would not permit the establishment of a Palestinian state.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 March 2015
Underlying the acrimony between Washington and Tel Aviv are not merely differing assessments of Iran, but broader divergences in strategic interests.
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 Jean Shaoul, 24 February 2015
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has mounted a hysterical campaign in the Israeli media, claiming that Jews can never be safe in Europe.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 February 2015
Israel’s war on Gaza last summer killed at least 2,205 Palestinians, including 540 children, according to UN estimates.
By Thomas Gaist, 29 January 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that the world should “look at what happened in the Gaza Strip” as a model for what Israel plans in Lebanon and Syria.
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 Roger Jordan, 21 January 2015
Palestinians angered by Ottawa’s full-throated support for Israeli aggression pelted eggs and shoes at Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister when he visited the West Bank.
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 Bill Van Auken, 9 December 2014
The latest bombing raids took place amid fresh reports of Israeli aid to the Islamist “rebels” inside Syria.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 December 2014
Netanyahu called the general election for March 17, appealing for the support of ultra-nationalist and religious parties.
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, 24 November 2014
The latest crackdown follows last week’s killing of four rabbis and a policeman in a synagogue in West Jerusalem.
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 Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2014
Israel has launched a major security crackdown in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a right-wing Zionist known for staging provocations at the Al-Aqsa mosque.
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, 18 September 2014
The refusal of the 43 reservists is the latest expression of growing opposition within Israel to the repression of the Palestinian people.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 September 2014
While the Israeli working class faces more austerity, the Palestinian Authority has estimated that the reconstruction of Gaza will cost about $7.8 billion.
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 Peter Symonds, 27 August 2014
While the truce holds out the prospect of an end to Israel’s one-sided war on Gaza, the Israeli military remains poised to resume action at the slightest pretext.
More Israeli crimes against Palestinians
By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2014
Israeli air strikes killed another 26 in Gaza Thursday, including three top Hamas leaders.
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 Nick Barrickman, 6 August 2014
The NSA and Israeli ISNU cooperate to share and analyze data on governments throughout the Middle East.
By Matthew MacEgan, 6 August 2014
IDF company sergeant Eran Efrati published details on social media last week concerning the intentional targeting of civilians by Israeli soldiers in Gaza.
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 Fred Mazelis, 29 July 2014
The world-famous conductor and pianist speaks for millions around the world, including many people in Israel itself.
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.
By Barry Grey, 23 July 2014
The US-led diplomatic offensive gives Israel a green light to continue its mass killing. It serves as a political accompaniment to Tel Aviv’s military violence.
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 Kumaran Ira, 21 July 2014
The PS government is banning and attacking protests against the mass murder carried out by the Israeli state in Gaza.
By our reporters, 21 July 2014
The London protest, called under the banner of “justice and freedom” for Palestine, chanted slogans including “Stop Israel’s war crimes” and “End Israeli Apartheid”.
By our reporters, 21 July 2014
“If the Palestinian people don’t have a voice, we have to give them a voice.”
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 Barry Grey, 8 July 2014
The United States quickly sided with Israel in the deepening confrontation with the Palestinians.
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, 4 July 2014
The military mobilization around Gaza is the largest since Israel’s last full-scale attack on the Palestinian territory in 2012.
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 James Cogan, 1 July 2014
From the time the boys disappeared, Netanyahu and his government shamelessly exploited their fate.
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, 22 May 2014
The conviction and sentencing of the former prime minister is evidence of the deep decay of Israeli democracy.
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 Patrick Martin, 20 March 2014
One Syrian soldier was killed and seven injured in the ninth Israeli military strike across its borders in the past month.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 March 2014
The Israeli government is supporting the fascist-led coup in Ukraine and keeping silent on the role of neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic forces.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 February 2014
The bitter two-week dispute at Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital won broad popular support at a time of other hospital closures in Jerusalem and elsewhere.
By Patrick O’Connor, 14 February 2014
Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek denounced the insinuation that her praise for the Israeli war criminal was not genuine.
By Will Morrow, 13 February 2014
The policy is aimed at terrorising the Palestinian population and suppressing any opposition to the Israeli occupation.
By Mike Head, 14 January 2014
The whitewashing of Sharon’s record is bound up with the fact that the criminal methods he employed have been openly adopted by Washington and its allies.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 January 2014
Sharon is justly reviled by millions for his policies of provocation, murder and ethnic cleansing.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 January 2014
Asylum seekers began a three-day strike at restaurants, hotels, and other workplaces throughout the country.
By Barry Mason, 8 January 2014
The report noted the persistence of poverty among poor Israeli families with children, with around two-thirds of such families being in long term poverty.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 December 2013
The killing of former Lebanese Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah underscores the threat of war that has spread throughout the region.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 December 2013
Members of the American Studies Association approved by a two-thirds majority a boycott of all Israeli academic institutions.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 December 2013
It is the fear that Tehran could become a crucial US ally whose usefulness would outweigh Israel's own that lies behind Netanyahu’s rage over the Geneva deal.