[Marxism] Whither Israel?

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 17:17:56 MST 2016


While some on the ostensibly revolutionary left have made peace with Israel
and Zionism and pretend Israel is just a regular capitalist state and
Zionism doesn't really exist any more, back on planet earth things are
rather different.

Veteran activist Jeff Halper, a key figure in the campaign against the
Zionist state's house demolition programme in the West Bank, has an
excellent new book out on the Israeli (Zionist) state's ongoing war on the
Palestinians:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/in-review-jeff-halpers-war-against-the-people/

Another veteran activist Tony Greenstein indicates how, far from becoming
more 'normal' and 'liberal', the last elections nin Israel showed the
rightward shift of the society, in particular a hardening of attitudes
towards the Palestinians:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/03/29/israeli-elections-why-the-right-won/

Veteran Israeli Marxist Moshe Machover looks at whether Israel has a
future: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/does-israel-have-a-future/

Moshe also looks at Zionism's ongoing quest for legitimacy:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/zionisms-ongoing-quest-for-legitimacy/

And, despite attempts to prettify Israel by some on the left, the racist
nature of the Israeli state continues to prevail:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/israel-worlds-most-racist-state/



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