18 IMCWP, Contribution of CP of Israel [En]

10/28/16 10:46 AM
  • Israel, Communist Party of Israel IMCWP En

Contribution of CP of Israel [En]

Dear comrades,

First, allow me to express the deepest gratitude to our comrades in the Communist Party of Vietnam, on behalf of the Central Committee of our party and all of its cadres, for organizing this important and much needed meeting. We also wish for more accomplishments for your party and for the great Vietnamese people.

Dear comrades,

We come to you amidst deep and important global changes since we are witnessing the end of the single-polar era that draws events and imposes it on an international level. A new axis is forming with Russia and China at its center. There is also the accordance of boorish colonization and Arab reactionary which is currently ruining the Arab world, especially Syria; Yemen; Libya; Iraq and other countries in order to strengthen the modern colonization in the region and to exploit its energy resources.

We come to this meeting from countries most loyal to colonization and imperialism, countries that have recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement between Israel and USA for a period of five years. In fact, this is a military settlement which guarantees Israel's military and economic superiority in the Middle East. The agreement does not include any stipulation on behalf of the US government regarding the advancement of the Peace process with the Palestinian people.

We come to this meeting from Israel, the only remaining country in the world occupying another people, denying it from its primary and essential right of freedom and independence. This coming year we commemorate 50 years of Israeli occupation over Arab lands in the West Bank and the Syrian Golan.

Israel practices the most brutal and ugly oppression through confiscation of Palestinian land and the building of settlements, while disregarding all international treaties in order to abolish the Palestinian right of independence.

The daily oppression; killing; occupation and death sentences for Palestinian youth in the streets of Jerusalem, Hebron and others; the repeated assaults on Islamic and Christian sanctities are criminal acts that should be brought to justice before the International Law. These acts show Israel's insistence on continuing its abhorrent occupation of Palestinian Lands while not providing the two peoples with a peaceful solution for this crisis.

The solution proposed by our party remains the most practical and applicable solution, despite the settlements; the killing; the Apartheid Wall; the political, social and economic persecution of the Palestinian people; and the theft of resources such as water and land. This solution is the "Two States" solution according to the borders drawn on June 4th, 1967, with Eastern Jerusalem as the Palestinian Capital, and a just solution for the refugees according to the resolutions of International Law.

The attempts of the occupation's government and its Prime Minister, the radical right wing, Benyamin Netanyahu to annihilate the Palestinian dream will ultimately fail, as the people will continue their national struggle for freedom and independence.

An occupying nation can never be free itself, the extension of the occupation led to the aggravation of the moral and political crisis in the Israeli society as a cause of the increase in the racist and fascist developments against other minorities living in Israel, not only the Palestinian minority, but towards Ethiopian Jews; foreign immigrants and others.

The perpetuation of racist policy against the Palestinian people and the Palestinian population citizens of Israel will lead to a public congestion that will ultimately explode. This policy extends to all areas of life for the Palestinians in Israel, the educational system; infrastructure; hamper of construction permits for Arab cities and villages; and the absence of industrial areas providing job opportunities. This is a showcase of the racist policy approach as a part of the Zionist mentality of the Israeli rulers.

The fascist right-winged lash in the occupied Palestinian territories and in Israel draws its legitimacy from the official acts of the Israeli government represented by its ministers and Prime Minister that do not hesitate in inciting against the State's Arab citizens.

The racist statements made by the government leads to fascist assaults against the Palestinian people, the including those citizens of Israel, and the progressive Jewish groups supporters of real peace. The most recent of these statements is the one made against the General Director of B'tselem organization, so allow us to greet all the conscientious objectors who refuse to be a part of Palestinian blood shedding and pay the price for this stance in military detention.

In our party, we remain obliged to our internationalist values since we view this is the right way for both peoples and we make sure that our unity is built on common work and clear resistance principles.

The Zionist movement, represented by the ruling parties, attempts to remove Israel from the historical continuum, as if the class struggle does not apply to the Israeli society since it is a unified society facing one fatal destiny. Yet, this is a lie refuted by a reality where the unemployment reaches 5.5%, and is up to 25% amongst the Arab citizens. One million and 700 thousand people in Israel live in poverty, 60% of which are Arab children and 50% are of Arab families.

The Israeli economy is controlled by ten families who dominate all walks of life. This is why our key principle goal of our class struggle today, is to raise awareness amongst the working class and Israeli society regarding the basic link between the daily struggle for bread and social justice, and the fight for a just peace, the end of the occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. This link is not an easy one to draw, not only because of the right wing government-politically and socio-economically- headed by Netanyahu, but also because of the loiter of the opposition parties represented by Hertzug. We have witnessed this through the Israeli aggression on Gaza 2 years ago, and earlier when hundreds of thousands protestors' struggle for social justice and against the high cost of living was dismissed in the streets of Tel-Aviv. We are also witnessing this through the current Palestinian Intifada, and the frightful racist mood in the Israeli public and in workplaces.

We also work within the Israeli work unions for strengthening the link between politics, economy and social justice. Based on a minimal program consisting of:

  1. Unifying the working class and all others affected against the policy of the right-winged government; its catastrophic occupying policy and its devastating blows against weakened groups. This is in order to fight against privatization; contract jobs; private agreements and against the continuing discrimination against weakened communities, especially the Palestinian workers.
  2. Strengthening the professional unions as a social movement with the power to influence a social change, bridge the gaps and protect workers' rights.
  3. Protecting Palestinian workers' rights in Israel. Their official number is 45,000 workers, yet their unofficial number is over 80 thousand.
  4. Protecting the rights of foreign workers, especially from china; Thailand; The Philippians and Sudan. There are around 12,000 workers and a state document declares additional 20,000 workers from china (to replace the Palestinian labor).
  5. Fighting unemployment and poverty. These have a national character, since the unemployment percentage amongst the Arab citizens is five times higher than the Jewish society. Poverty consists 55% of Arab families (13% Jewish families).
  6. Union organization: entrusting in the union struggle. Only 30% of the labor force in Israel is organized in unions.
  7. Fighting against the national and racist separation between workers as a result of political opinions.

We are facing an apartheid government and the working class – especially the Palestinian-Arab workers- is the biggest victim.

Greetings to the communist movement and its parties

Greetings to the Communist Party of Vietnamand the Brave Vietnamese people