Ethiopian Israelis fight police brutality, racism

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019
Ethiopian Israelis and supporters block one of Tel Aviv’s main roadways in Israel July 2, protesting cop shooting of 19-year-old Solomon Tekah. Protests won solidarity from working people.

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis have taken to the streets across Israel since June 30, when an off-duty cop shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old Solomon Tekah in Haifa. “Since I’m 13, I’ve been beaten by cops,” Aviel, 19, told Haaretz at…


Latest fighting shows need for recognition of Israel, Palestine

Vol. 83/No. 20 - May 20, 2019
Cement factory in Ashkelon, southern Israel, struck by missiles May 5. Three Israelis were killed in the attack, including a Bedouin worker at the factory. Deadly barrage launched by Tehran-backed Hamas and Islamic Jihad and brutal retaliation from Tel Aviv highlight necessity of immediate talks to recognize both Israel and an independent Palestinian state.

A new tenuous cease-fire agreement between the Israeli government and Gaza-based Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad does nothing to eliminate the unending cycle of violence by groups in the Gaza Strip committed to the destruction of Israel and Israel’s capitalist…


Cease-fire can open political space in Israel and in Gaza

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019

A cease-fire agreement between the Israeli government and Hamas, the ruling Palestinian party in the Gaza Strip, was signed March 25, brokered by the Egyptian military-led government. It came after Hamas had fired rockets into Israel and Israel Defense Forces…


Gaza fighting shows need to recognize Israel, Palestinian state

Vol. 82/No. 45 - December 3, 2018

The latest round of fighting between Hamas, the reactionary Islamist ruling party in Gaza, and the Israeli government showed that neither side wants a full-scale war. Despite an intense barrage of rocket and mortar attacks from the Gaza Strip on…



Right of Israel to exist is at the heart of Mideast fights

Vol. 82/No. 22 - June 4, 2018

The recent barrage of Hamas-organized attacks on the Israel-Gaza border, alongside concerted efforts by the counterrevolutionary rulers of Iran to deploy their military forces and Hezbollah allies within striking range of Israel, reflect how the Jewish question is at the…


Israeli shoot-to-kill, Hamas provocations lead to deaths

Vol. 82/No. 16 - April 23, 2018

The death toll among Palestinians is rising in the Gaza Strip as the Israeli army continues to shoot protesters who approach the border area that Israeli officials have declared off limits. More than 30 protesters have been killed since March…


Killing of Gaza protesters provokes debate in Israel

Vol. 82/No. 15 - April 16, 2018

Protest actions were held in Israel March 31 and April 1 against Israeli army attacks that killed at least 15 Palestinian demonstrators and wounded hundreds of Gaza Strip residents. They were marching on the border to challenge the Israeli blockade…


Some Israeli settlers join Bedouins in eviction fight

Vol. 82/No. 13 - April 2, 2018

“This was the first time a group of Israeli settlers ever came to talk with us,” Eid Abu-Khamis, a leader of Bedouins fighting eviction from the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, told the Militant by phone March 12. Some…


Growing conflicts between Iran, Israel mark Mideast wars

Vol. 82/No. 12 - March 26, 2018

Decadeslong conflicts between the capitalist rulers of Iran and Israel have sharpened as Tehran expands its military presence in Syria. At home the Iranian rulers confront growing working-class opposition to their wars abroad, and also to their enforcement of second-class…