Ever since its establishment in 1948, Israel has been enveloped in a thick fog of propaganda myths, spread by both its Zionist rulers and its Western supporters.
The reality is that Israel is a capitalist settler-colonial state, founded on the dispossession of the Palestinian people who have been waging a just struggle ever since to regain their homeland. And far from providing a safe haven for the Jewish people, Israel is necessarily in permanent conflict with the Arab world. The first article in this collection examines these realities.
The worldwide growth of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has put the spotlight on Israel’s apartheid regime against its Arab population. Well-known left journalist Jonathan Cook, who is based in Nazareth, explains how it actually works.
Antisemitism is a real phenomenon but supporters of Israel have weaponised it to silence their critics and Palestinian rights activists. Hadas Thier examines the question.
A final article by veteran US socialist Barry Sheppard explains why a democratic secular Palestine where all its peoples can live together is the only viable solution.