In the Wake of Trump’s Middle East “Peace Plan”

Revolution Reprint:
Bastion of Enlightenment... or Enforcer of Imperialism: The Case of ISRAEL



Editors’ note:

On January 18, Trump announced what he called a Middle East peace plan. This plan gives the right-wing government in Israel everything it has asked for. It legalizes Israel’s seizure of the most fertile Palestinian land. It legalizes Israel’s seizure of what had been the most important Palestinian city, Jerusalem. It says that if there is to be a Palestinian state in the future, it will be on different bits of terrible land separated from each other, and that this so-called state will not be allowed to have an army.

This plan does represent a major escalation in the oppression of the Palestinian people. Both parts of that phrase are important. It is an escalation of what has been the state of things for 75 years, since Israel was founded on the dispossession of Palestinians’ land. But it is also major, a new phase of this.

The following piece originally ran as a special issue of Revolution newspaper: “Bastion of Enlightenment... or Enforcer for Imperialism: The Case of ISRAEL” goes deeply into the roots of what has now come to fruition in Trump’s plan. In the face of this, we encourage our readers to find ways to connect the movement for an actual revolution with actions to protest Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians, and to study, share, and inject this special issue into the discussion that should rage around this.




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