[Audio] Israel, Palestine, and the Socialist Solution

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For decades, the conflict in Israel-Palestine has been one of imperialism’s most blatant and persistent acts of oppression. The world watches on as Palestine shrinks and shrinks; settlement after settlement gets built; and bomb after bomb falls on innocent men, women, and children. But, as Marx said, a nation that oppresses another is not free itself.

The oppression of the Palestinian people has dragged on for so long, that many ask: is it even possible for a solution to be found? Negotiations, ceasefires, and accords: nothing seems to work. Further talks clearly won’t achieve anything. Under capitalism, there is no way out. A one-state “solution” would be an apartheid state, with Arabs as second-class citizens. The results of so-called “peace plans” demonstrate that a two-state solution is a utopia.

In this talk from the 2019 Revolution Festival in London, Fred Weston (editor of marxist.com) explains that Marxists have a radically different proposal to solve the question—a solution which is not based on nationalism, but on class politics: the revolutionary mobilization of the masses of the Middle East against capitalism and imperialism, to fight for a Socialist Federation of the Middle East.


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