Communists Increase Pressure on Israel

From the Communist Party USA’s People’s Weekly World

JERUSALEM — An international meeting here June 4 appealed for world pressure on the Israeli government to negotiate with the PLO to achieve a comprehensive and just peace.

The conference, titled the Jerusalem Initiative for Just Peace on the Basis of Two States: Israel and Palestine, was an unprecedented joint undertaking of the Palestinian People’s Party (a communist party, New Zeal) and the Communist Party of Israel, marking the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, and the 60th anniversary of the 1947 UN partition plan for establishment of the two states.

It was attended by representatives of communist, socialist and left parties from nine European countries, India and Australia, and the Communist Party USA. Among them were several members of parliaments.

In a joint statement, the participants underscored the “right of the Palestinian people to elect their government and all institutions without any external intervention.” They called for Israel, the United States, European Union and other countries to end their economic siege against the Palestinian national unity government, and for negotiations based on: ending the Israeli occupation, dismantling all Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, establishing the June 4, 1967, boundaries as a peaceful border between the states of Israel and Palestine, co-existence of the capitals of Israel and Palestine in Jerusalem, release of all Palestinian political prisoners (now numbering some 11,000), and a solution to the refugee problem in compliance with UN Resolution 194.

PLO head and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in a message to the meeting, “Military might cannot solve the problem, violence cannot solve the problem.” Charging that Israel has retreated from the peace process set in motion by the Oslo agreements, he said, “Our Palestinian people have chosen peace. We are ready to sit at the negotiating table. The people of Israel should not miss this historic opportunity.”

His comments were delivered by Dr. Emil Jarjoui, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, at the evening event attended by several hundred Israelis and Palestinians.

Parties attending were;

Palestinian People’s Party – Palestine
Communist Party of Israel – Israel
Communist Party of Greece – Greece
Communist Party of India-Marxist – India
Communist Refoundation Party – Italy
Communist Party of Britain – United Kingdom
Communist Party of USA – United States
Democratic Social Perspective – Australia
European Left – Europe
French Communist Party – France
Party of the Italian Communists – Italy
Portuguese Communist Party – Portugal
Progressive Party of Working People – Cyprus
Red-Green Alliance – Denmark
Socialist Left – Norway


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2 thoughts on “Communists Increase Pressure on Israel

  1. Is there a more morally depraved and degenerate group on this planet than the Palestinians and their leftists supporters? I don’t think so.

    The events of the last few days in Gaza must be causing some cognitive dissonance amongst the left. Palestinians are slaughtering each other in a most brutal way. Jihadist are showing their true way.

    Check out “Neighborhood Bully” by Bob Dylan set to a YouTube video on Israel. Link and lyrics below.

    Neighborhood Bully
    Bob Dylan

    Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man,
    His enemies say he’s on their land.
    They got him outnumbered about a million to one,
    He got no place to escape to, no place to run.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    The neighborhood bully just lives to survive,
    He’s criticized and condemned for being alive.
    He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin,
    He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land,
    He’s wandered the earth an exiled man.
    Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn,
    He’s always on trial for just being born.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized,
    Old women condemned him, said he should apologize.
    Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad.
    The bombs were meant for him.
    He was supposed to feel bad.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim
    That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him,
    ‘Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
    And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    He got no allies to really speak of.
    What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love.
    He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied
    But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace,
    They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease.
    Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly.
    To hurt one they would weep.
    They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone,
    Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon.
    He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand,
    In bed with nobody, under no one’s command.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    Now his holiest books have been trampled upon,
    No contract he signed was worth what it was written on.
    He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth,
    Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    What’s anybody indebted to him for?
    Nothin’, they say.
    He just likes to cause war.
    Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed,
    They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed.
    He’s the neighborhood bully.

    What has he done to wear so many scars?
    Does he change the course of rivers?
    Does he pollute the moon and stars?
    Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill,
    Running out the clock, time standing still,
    Neighborhood bully.

  2. The Communist Party of Israel supports a lot of Israeli Communist front groups. If you take a look at their links page, you’ll find they are proud to support the Peres Center for Peace to where Shimon Peres is Israel’s current President.

    The early Israelis themselves were also trained through the Soviet KGB during the Warsaw ghetto uprising as how Maurice Shainberg details it, Soviet policies began to shift once the majority of Jews in support of the modern Jewish state rejected Communism, and for that sole reason is why global and broad Communist front groups alike have align themselves with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and their front groups such as Hezbollah based in Lebanon.

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