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.
30 September 2016
By David Brown, 22 September 2016
The class had been suspended after a campaign by right-wing Zionist groups and was reinstated when the actions of the UC administration became more widely known.
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, 2 August 2016
The measures are aimed at preventing and suppressing any united opposition on the part of Jewish and Palestinian workers and youth to government policies.
1 August 2016
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 Jean Shaoul, 17 June 2016
Successive governments have fostered anti-Palestinian bigotry, chauvinism and xenophobia, but such attitudes are by no means universal in Israel, a deeply divided country.
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, 25 May 2016
The shift to the right by what is already the most right-wing government in Israel’s history has caused consternation among Israel’s political and military establishment.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 May 2016
General Yair Golan’s statements cut across the official narrative of Israel as the victim of a hostile world bent on its destruction.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 March 2016
The fire was clearly aimed at intimidating the witnesses in the forthcoming trial.
By Barry Grey, 22 March 2016
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton went out of her way to satisfy the most diehard defenders of the Israeli state and its brutally repressive policies against the Palestinian people.
By John Vassilopoulos and Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2016
The pseudo-left Syriza government is backing US plans to dominate the energy-rich Eastern Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 January 2016
Israel’s Palestinian citizens have suffered decades of discrimination under Israeli rule.
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, 3 December 2015
Israel’s preparation for more overt involvement in Syria coincides with its stepped-up repression of the Palestinians.
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 Patrick Martin, 11 November 2015
The main topic of discussion was a bid to increase the US military subsidy to Israel from $3 billion a year to $5 billion.
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, 23 October 2015
The Israeli prime minister has foully slandered the Palestinian people by attributing to them the responsibility for the Holocaust.
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, 28 August 2015
Millions of people around the world saw the war for what it was—a crime of historic proportions against a cruelly abused population.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 August 2015
The physical suffering has taken a particularly heartbreaking toll on children’s mental health.
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 Jean Shaoul, 8 August 2015
The same dictatorial methods utilised in suppressing and brutalising the Palestinians are coming home.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 August 2015
The assault was marked by immense Israeli firepower directed at an essentially defenceless civilian population.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 August 2015
Friday’s arson attack bears the hallmarks of previous atrocities committed by religious nationalist forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 July 2015
The ultra-Orthodox assailant had been released from prison only three weeks earlier, after serving a sentence for carrying out a nearly identical attack 10 years ago.
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 Jean Shaoul, 18 June 2015
The report comes days before the UN’s Human Rights Council is due to publish the findings of its inquiry into Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 June 2015
If Olmert’s appeals on a conviction for fraud and breach of trust are unsuccessful, he will be the first former Israeli Premier to be jailed.
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.