Palestine Page

      Palestine is one of the most severely oppressed nations in the entire world. The oppression is done primarily by the Israeli Zionists who occupy the entire country of Palestine, much of which has been formally stolen and incorporated into the Zionist settler nation of Israel. The rest of Palestine is under either direct military control by Israel, or else under periodic and repeated military attack by Israel.

      The Zionists have only been able to seize Palestine in this way with the constant and sustained military and economic support of the capitalist-imperialist powers. Firstly, and beginning in the World War I era, this was primarily with the support of British imperialism. However, since World War II and the official establishment of Israel in 1948, this has been under the primary direction and support of United States imperialism.

      Although our sympathies are of course with the Palestinians, who have been the victims of ethnic cleansing and genocide for a great many decades now, does not take a stand in support of any particular Palestinian party, organization, or any specific Palestinian strategy or program. This is something for the Palestinians themselves to determine. Instead, our goal is simply to bring to light the views and activities of these various organizations, for both the Palestinians and the rest of the world to judge.

      Another very good website with lots of regularly updated information about the struggles of the Palestinian people against Zionism is: The Left Side of the Road at: Many of our documents on this website are taken from there.

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      If you know of other difficult to find or suppressed documents, news reports or international commentary that should be posted here, contact us at:

History of Palestine

Post-World War I Era and the Beginning of Massive Zionist Immigration

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Nakba and the Creation of the Zionist Settler State of Israel

The Shameful Role of the Soviet Union in Allowing and Supporting the Creation of the Zionist State of Israel
       [Note: These documents are written from various political perspectives, and often by academic authors.]

Years of Zionist Oppression and Palestinian Resistance

Struggle Israeli Deaths Arab/Palestinian
1948 War founding Israel,
and Nakba
6,000 ? 14,000 ? About 750,000 Palestinians forced out of their country into exile.
1956 Suez Crisis About 500 ? About 2,000 ?
British-French attempt (with Israeli support) to seize the Suez Canal;
Top-dog U.S. Imperialism forces Israel, Britain & France to back down.
1967 Arab-Israel War 1,500 ? 18,000 ?
1967-70 War of Attrition 2,500 ? 12,000 ?
1973 Yom Kippur War 2,700 ? 19,000 ?
1982 Lebanon War 1,200 ? 18,000 ?
1987-93 First Intifada 100 ? 1,800 ?
2000-5 Second Intifada 1,500 ? 3,000 ?
2006 Lebanon War A Few 2,000 ?
2008 Operation Cast Lead A few 2,000 ?
2014 Gaza "War" ? 2,200 ?
2023-? Hamas Uprising and Israeli Genocide 1,200 or so More than 39,000 so far
(July 2024)
Open Israeli genocide against Palestinians in Gaza,
and blatant attempt to make Gaza unliveable.

[The death figures in the above chart are mostly estimates from a chart in the
New York Times on January 2, 2024. We will provide more precise figures later.]

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The Hamas-led Rebellion in Gaza and the Horrendous Israeli Genocide and Utter Destruction of Gaza (2023-2024)

Palestine Political Information and Organizations

General Information about the Suppression of Progressive and Revolutionary Ideas in Palestine/Israel

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Political Prisoners in Palestine/Israel

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Documents From and About Political Organizations in Palestine

      [Please note that, unlike the situation on pages for most other countries, most of the Palestine political organizations listed here are not Marxist groups. And as always on the fact that we are posting documents from these organizations does not imply that we necessarily agree with their views. Ed.]

Statements and Documents in Support of the Struggles of the Palestinian People

P.L.O. Research Center Publications [Beirut, Lebanon]

On Zionism

The Facts About the Palestine Problem, published by the Arab Women s Information Committee, in Beirut, Lebanon (1967-1970?)

If Americans Knew
       [A liberal/progressive American organization focused on attempting to present truthful information about Israel and Palestine. Has a website at: ]

Books and Other Works by Pro-Palestinian Authors

       (We hope that under the present genocidal political circumstances the authors and publishers will not object to our making these valuable works available here, though we will remove them if they so request.)


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