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Five must-read articles on Palestine from our archive

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Background reading on the long history of aggression behind Israel’s latest assault on Gaza
Issue 2329

1» Palestine and Israel: questions and answers

Written in an easy to read format this article explains the roots of the clash between the Israel and Palestine—and how Western imperialism has shaped the conflict.

2» Ten reasons to oppose Zionism

The official ideology of the Israeli state, Zionism, has been a disaster for Jews and Arabs alike, argues John Rose.

3» Tony Cliff on the roots of Israel’s violence

Tony Cliff, the founder of the political tradition of the SWP, wrote this explanation of Israel’s violence during its 1982 invasion of Lebanon.

4» Why ‘two states’ is not the solution for Palestine

Alex Callinicos explains why the idea that Jews and Arabs must be kept separate cannot end the conflict.

5» How Israel was founded on ethnic cleansing

Acclaimed anti-Zionist historian Ilan Pappe on Israel and the history of its destructive role in the Middle East.

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The Stop the War Coalition and Palestine Solidarity Campaign have called a national demonstration on Saturday 24 November in central London. Assemble outside Downing Street at 12 noon for a march to the Israeli Embassy. More details at

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