#36428 Shalom, shalom ve'ein shalom
Machover and Orr (the people behind the pseudonym "A. Israeli") provide a very detailed picture, all drawn from public sources, of the relationships between Israeli policies in 1950s and UK-US interests. ...
Peace, Peace and there is no peace
, 1961, updated English translation 2009
#91081 Leave the Occupied Territories Immediately
in Ha'aretz, September 1967
Zionism: False Messiah
Introductory Interview with Moshe Machover(to be scanned) 1. A Marxist Interpretation of the Jewish Question 2. The Meaning and Origins of Zionism 3. Palestine at the time of the Birth of Israel 4. The Beginnings of Zionist Settlement in ...
#80676 Some stuff published in ISRACA
in ISRACA, 1970s
Israel seems to do all sorts of strange things to many Jewish-American intellectuals. Alex Portnoy is not the only one, but in the case of others it is their critical faculty that is unstiffened by the Holy Land. And so it happens that nic ...
#22790 The Class Nature of Israel
in New Left Review, January 1971
Israeli society, like all other class societies, contains conflicting social interests—class interests which give rise to an internal class struggle. Yet Israeli society as a whole has been engaged, for the last fifty years, in a continuous external ...
The Other Israel: the Radical Case against Zionism
"Zionism promised national awakening and fraternal solidarity; it has produced a society of increasing inequality and of racist discrimination and cultural oppression. Zionism promised independence; it has produced a society in which the Prime Minist ...
#72811 From Generation to Generation (part of this document)
#72812 The Class Character of Israel (part of this document)
#72817 Borochovism (part of this document)
#72823 The Case for Hebrew Self-Determination (part of this document)
#72826 The Zionist Left and the Palestinian Resistance (part of this document)
#80679 Reply to Sol Stern
in ISRACA, 1973
Israel seems to do all sorts of strange things to many Jewish-American intellectuals. Alex Portnoy is not the only one, but in the case of others it is their critical faculty that is unstiffened by the Holy Land. And so it happens that nice compassio ...
#84156 Zionism and its scarecrows
in Khamsin, 1978
#85698 Book review
in Race & Class: A Journal on Racism, Empire and Globalisation, 1989
In connection with my review of Benny Morris, it should be stated clearly in an accompanying note that since his book was published, much new material has come to light which makes it very clear that the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians in 1947-9 ...
#1204 The battle for Jerusalem
in The Guardian, 26 January 2001
Mr Wiesel's argument amounts to this: we Jews must have it because we so want it, and because our traditions and ancient myths tell us it is ours. This is not very different from the Serb nationalists' argument as to why they should rule Ko ...
#106 The Class Character of Israel (A reprint)
in International Socialist Review, May-June 2002
ISRAELI SOCIETY, like all other class societies, contains conflicting social interests—class interests which give rise to an internal class straggle. Yet Israeli society as a whole has been engaged, for the last 50 years, in a continuous external con ...
#720 Debate Among Radical Socialists: Two- States, Secular Democratic State, Socialist Middle East
in Between the Lines, August 2002
BTL is pleased to have the opportunity to present different positions regarding the Palestinian-Israeli solution within the socialist internationalist camp. The first three pieces below were published in New Interventions, London and are comprised of ...
#16427 Send aid to Gaza now
in The Guardian, 21 February 2003
As Jews in Britain, we are immensely concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the West Bank, so graphically detailed by Chris McGreal (Food running out in Gaza, February 11). Over 700,000 people in Gaza alone, more than half the population ...
#4939 Letters submitted to the Guardian in reply to Emanuele Ottolenghi
in The Guardian, 2 December 2003
Emanuele Ottolenghi’s claim (“Anti-Zionism is anti-semitism”, 29 November) that the Jews all over the world constitute a single nation is debatable. It is largely a matter of how you define “nation”. But his claim that Zionism is merely an assert ...
#8322 Which is the greater evil?
, 17 May 2004
It may sound like a strange question: which is the greater evil: the US empire, or the Saddam Husain regime toppled by the former? But I think it is a question that needs to be answered. To refuse to compare "amounts" of evil is a cop-out. In ...
#123915 Free Tali Fahima
in Electronic Intifada, 24 September 2004
We call for Tali Fahima's release from administrative detention imposed on her by the Minister of Security, after a month long arrest by the police, all based on false accusations by the Shabak (General Secret Service). We object to Tali Fahima's det ...
#10322 Is it Apartheid?
, 10 November 2004
In recent months there is a growing tendency among opponents of Israeli oppression and defenders of Palestinian rights to refer to Israeli policy towards the Palestinians as “apartheid”. The “separation wall” that Israel is constructing on Palesti ...
#15439 What do you think about suicide bombers?
in Z Magazine/ZNet, 11 March 2005
»Does a perpetrator's suicide make a difference? Within an armed conflict, suicide killing – whether by bombing or by other means – is almost in all cases perpetrated by the weaker side, often by the downtrodden. So the hidden ag ...
#82772 Letters: Battle of the academics
in The Guardian, 24 May 2005
One fact omitted from the anti-boycott advert in the Guardian (May 20) is that the boycott by the Association of University Teachers (AUT) of Bar-Ilan University is based on its support for Ariel College, an exclusively Jewish settlement constructed ...
#26562 Zionism – A Major Obstacle
, 19 September 2005
In this article I would like to explain why Zionism, as a political ideology, is a major obstacle to resolution of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict. Let me stress that I am concerned here with Zionist ideology rather than with the practice of t ...
#80677 Against Zionist spin: flashback to 1973
in Labournet.de, 20 July 2006
I was shocked to read Eric Lee’s brazen piece of Israeli propaganda posted in your Discussion Forum. Pro-Zionist positions, once quite widespread even among the radical left, are nowadays much less so. Unfolding events have disabused the genuine left ...
#61882 Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution
, 30 November 2006
How should we think about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict? Please note: how comes before what. Before coming to any substantive conclusions – certainly before taking sides – we must be clear as to how the issue ought to be approached. It would ...
#64963 Review of "On The Border"
The opening sentences in the author’s preface are: ‘This book is not a work by an historian or a study of the Israeli–Arab conflict. Nor is it an autobiography.’ A very apt observation. If you are looking for your first read on Israel/Palestine, ...
#60428 Shimon Tzabar
in Hagada Hasmalit, 22 March 2007
Shimon Tzabar, who died in London on 19 March 2007 of pulmonary infection, was a true Renaissance man: painter, writer, poet, and satirist, as well as an amateur mycologist (he discovered and named at least one species of mushroom). Above all, he was ...
#60757 Shimon Tzabar
in The Guardian, 2 April 2007
Israeli painter, satirist and writer, he opposed the occupation of the Palestinian territories Shimon Tzabar, who has died aged 81 of pulmonary infection, was a renaissance man: painter, writer, poet, and satirist, as well as an amateur mycologis ...
#61945 Letters: Apartheid and boycotts in the Middle East
in The Guardian, 25 April 2007
We welcome the courageous decision of the National Union of Journalists to boycott Israeli goods (Letters, April 23). Given Israel's contempt for international law, with the complicity of the US and UK governments, pressure has to be increased b ...
#82213 We're not celebrating Israel's anniversary
in The Guardian, 30 April 2008
In May, Jewish organisations will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. This is understandable in the context of centuries of persecution culminating in the Holocaust. Nevertheless, we are Jews who will not be ce ...
#105452 Zionism and Oriental Jews: a dialectic of exploitation and co-optation
in Race & Class: A Journal on Racism, Empire and Globalisation, January 2009
Some recent accounts have sought to present Mizrahim —Jews whose origins are in Muslim countries of the Middle East and North Africa rather than in eastern and central Europe — as fellow victims of the Zionist project, along with Palestinian Arabs. O ...
#99870 EU must hold Israel to its agreements
in The Guardian, 5 January 2009
Despite the EU's call for a ceasefire, the brutal Israeli bombing of Gaza continues (Reports, 3 January). Nonetheless, the EU is preparing to upgrade its existing agreement to give Israel even more privileged access to European institutions. ...
#96951 The time for appeasing Israel is long past
in The Guardian, 10 January 2009
»We the undersigned are all of Jewish origin. When we see the dead and bloodied bodies of young children, the cutting off of water, electricity and food, we are reminded of the siege of the Warsaw Ghetto. When Dov Weisglass, an adviser to the ...
#136474 Breaking the chains of Zionist oppression - A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be achieved within the confines of ‘historical Palestine’
in Weekly Worker, 19 February 2009
This article is not written as a polemic against Zionists, socialimperialists and purveyors of similar reactionary ideologies; nor is it aimed at a broad liberal or progressive audience. It is addressed specifically to genuine socialists. I ca ...
#150857 Israelis and Palestinians - Conflict & resolution
in International Socialist Review, May 2009
ON NOVEMBER 30, 2006, I had the great privilege of delivering the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn trust annual lecture. The event took place at the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theater, in London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. My prede ...
#134574 Letters: Israel, Jews and the peace process
in The Guardian, 7 September 2010
»In his analysis ('It's time to get to work': 17 years after Oslo, Clinton takes on the Middle East challenge, 3 September), Ian Black describes Netanyahu as demanding that Abbas recognise Israel "as a Jewish state". However, according to Chris M ...
#136033 Miliband's values on foreign policy
in The Guardian, 7 October 2010
We welcome Ed Miliband's statement that Labour's foreign policy should be "based on values, not just alliances" (Leader's speech, 29 September). For too long Britain has blindly followed the US in supporting Israel, right or wrong. The ...
#136089 Why I am not an Israeli peace activist
in Weekly Worker, 7 October 2010
»As the desultory "peace process" meanders from pointless appointment to meaningless meeting between heads of the Israeli settler state and the authorityless Palestinian Authority, with the US playing the part of dishonest broker, there can n ...
Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution
These essays, written between 1966 and 2010 by lifelong Israeli activist and theorist Moshé Machover, cover diverse aspects of Israeli society and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Elaborating on the ideas of the Socialist Organization in Israel (Mat ...
#171380 'Have we learned nothing since Guernica?'
in The Observer, 18 November 2012
#171477 The World Cannot Stand by as Palestine is Battered to Death
in CounterPunch, 21 November 2012
We the undersigned watch with horror yet another ruthless and criminal Israeli assault on the defenceless people of the Gaza Strip. The assassination of the Hamas’ military commander, Ahmad al-Jabari, by Israel was intended to disrupt any chance fo ...
#184343 Belling the cat
in Israeli Occupation Archive, 13 December 2013
, retrieved 8 February 2014
#2720 by Akiva Orr, Moshe Machover, 1961
Then Britain began to conduct a covert war against the Jewish Yishuv. First it incited the Arabs of this country, using the “Higher Arab Committee”; then Brigadier Clayton, the British government’s official representative in the “League”, proposed the invasion of *Palestine by irregulars, and when Qawuqji’s invasion failed, Clayton worked out at the conference of the Arab Chiefs-of-Staff in Bludan in Syria the details of the plan for the invasion of the country by the Arab armies, the main features of which were an assault by the Legion on the Jerusalem–Ramle–Lydda line from the east, an assault by an Egyptian armoured column on the Gaza–Jaffa line from the south and the meeting of the two columns at the approaches to Tel Aviv for the purpose of occupying it. At that stage Britain, the kind “saviour”, was to appear in order to save the Jews of *Palestine from the clutches of the “Arab barbarians” and to renew its rule in the country. In this assessment there is no disagreement among political rivals such as D. Ben-Gurion and M. Begin. More details
#2412 by Moshe Machover, 7 October 2010
Peace will be an outcome of liberation, not its starting point. More details