Report from a Protest Rally in Haifa (Israel / Occupied Palestine)
By the Internationalist Socialist League (RCIT Section in Israel / Occupied Palestine), 13.11.2018, http://www.the-isleague.com
In response to the Israeli escalation and the threats of a new war in Gaza today in the morning, the left Zionists and the former Stalinists in Hadash spontaneously organized protest demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa in the evening. Haifa is the third-largest city in Israel with a significant Arab minority population.
Comrades of the ISL participated in the protests. In Haifa, about 50 people took part in the anti-war rally. Most of them were young. At the beginning the slogans which were chanted were mostly of pacifist nature like "The answer is Peace" or “Arabs and Jews do not want to fight each other".
However, comrades of the ISL successfully introduced slogans which raised the demand to end the siege on Gaza. These slogans were picked up by the participants.
A small group of right-wingers tried to disrupt our rally but they failed.
These spontaneous rallies on the same day as the Israeli provocations against the Palestinian people in Gaza started show the following: While the pressure from the right on the government to start a war is growing, there exists also an anti-war camp which is prepared to go on the streets!
The ISL will continue to support such protests and argue for a clear stand on the side of the Palestinian people and their resistance (see the link to our article below).
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Yossi Schwartz: Gaza: Israel is Responsible for the New Deaths! 13.11.2018, http://the-isleague.com/gaza-israel-is-responsible-for-the-new-deaths/ and https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/israel-is-responsible-for-the-new-deaths-in-gaza/
We refer reader for more information on the ISL’s and the RCIT’s stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people to our websites http://www.the-isleague.com and https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/.
The ISL’s program can be read here: http://www.the-isleague.com/our-platform/ and https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/summary-of-isl-program/
See also Yossi Schwartz: Israel's War of 1948 and the Degeneration of the Fourth International, http://the-isleague.com/1948-war-5-2013/ and https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/africa-and-middle-east/israel-s-war-of-1948/
Michael Pröbsting: On some Questions of the Zionist Oppression and the Permanent Revolution in Palestine, http://the-isleague.com/zionist-oppression-and-permanent-revolution/ and https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/permanent-revolution-in-palestine/