American Castroites defend Israel’s right to exist!

May 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm (anti-semitism, islamism, israel, left, Middle East, palestine, posted by JD, Uncategorized)

The Militant (logo)

“Revolutionaries must press for recognition of the state of Israel, and for the right of Jews who wish to go there for refuge to do so. That’s also a political precondition to rebuilding a movement capable of advancing a successful fight for a Palestinian state, and for a contiguous, viable homeland for the Palestinian people.”

The American Socialist Workers Party (not related to the UK SWP) are arguing in their paper, The Militant, that recognition of the right of Israel to exist and Jewish people to move there is a key socialist demand.

It is, perhaps, surprising (though welcome) that such a deadheaded Castroite group have rejected “left wing” orthodoxy on this and come to a rational position.

H/t: Comrade Dave


  1. Mick said,

    Yes, that’s right – ommunists

  2. Mick said,

    Yes, that’s right – communists NOT wanting people butchered for a change! It’s been a full ton of years since communists took control of their first country – stole someone else’s revolution – bu it had to come at last!

  3. Jonathan Caswell said,

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  4. Glasgow Working Class said,

    Mick, I pass the Islamic Consulate of Pakistan most days and there are no protests.

  5. Matthew Thompson said,

    The American SWP have been on a bizarre trajectory for years. Their shift here is probably more to do with the diplomatic stance of some regime that they’re trying to curry favour with (as well as Cuba that has also included North Korea in the not too distant past) rather than any rational thought. And personally, I’m in favour of people being allowed to live wherever they want to on the planet, irrespective of their religious or ethnic background.

  6. John Rogan said,

    I had read about this before (Harry’s Place, I think). Here’s an article from the Militant in 2009 which really sticks the boot in and, not surprisingly, upset a few on the American Far Left.

    “Israel boycotts and divestment serve as cover for anti-Semitism”

    • Mick said,

      Oh, this woe for the left. If only there was a successful unified sanctuary to shelter with, free from religious bigotry and whackjob inclination.


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