1989

Letter from a Palestinian to the Israeli “Peace Camp” – ‘Ali J

June 10, 1989

The following letter was written by a Palestinian leftist activist in the West Bank. It was published (in Hebrew) in December 1988 in issue #1 of Meha’ah (Protest), organ of a coalition of some of the more radical Israeli anti-­occupation protest groups. The letter is directed to the less radical – and wholly Zionist – ‘peace camp’, including the Peace Now movement

Left Without Arabs – Ehud ‘Ein-Gil

June 10, 1989

In this article, published in place of an editorial in the first issue of Meha’ah (see Introduction to the previous item), the writer, member of the radical and anti-Zionist Socialist Organization in Israel (Matzpen) polemicizes against an article by Ari Shavit in the left-Zionist journal Politika (Politics).

Economic liberalism and the sharpening of class contradictions in Algeria – Alain Hertzmann

June 10, 1989

This article is based on an interview with Comrade Lafif Lakhdar as well as on articles in Le Monde Diplomatique (December 1982, October 1986 and November 1988) , Le Canard Enchainé (2.11.88) and a booklet ‘Im­migration and French Imperialism’ by Combat Prolétarien (1980).

A solidarity visit to Dahariyah

June 10, 1989

The following report was sent to us by Professor I Shahak, Chairman of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights. It was written by an Israeli who visited the Dahariyah prison compound; he managed to get in by mingling with the members of a Palestinian prisoner’s family. Since this is against the rules, his name is withheld.

Plato banned in bastion of democracy

June 10, 1989

According to the Jerusalem Post of 7th May, very few books are allowed Into Qezi’ot. Among books that have been banned are not only tracts on Marxism and a biography of George Orwell, but also the Dialogues of Plato.