Middle East

Notes from Haifa, Israel

On Monday we spoke with Yossi Schwartz in Haifa, one of the cities hit by Hizbollah rockets. Below we are providing the text of a conversation with him in which he describes the mood in the country and looks at the possible scenario that may unfold over the next few days.

The barbarism of the Israeli ruling class

(Note: This article first appeared on In Defence of Marxism on Thursday.) The situation on the Israel-Lebanon border is escalating with each passing minute. Today Israeli warplanes bombed Beirut airport and southern parts of Lebanon. According to reports about 50 people have been killed so far. This is the biggest air raid on Lebanon by Israeli bombers since 1982!

Defend the Palestinian people!

After translating the editorial statement on the bombing of Gaza into Arabic the comrades of have launched an appeal condemning the invasion. We appeal to all our readers to sign the protest letter and send it to all the addresses provided.

Pull troops out of Gaza now!

The first demand of the international labour movement, and of the Israeli working class, must be for the immediate withdrawal of the troops that were sent into Gaza overnight. Stop this present incursion now! And from there begin the struggle to transform society and put an end to the class and national divisions which are at the heart of the present conflict.