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Israel-Palestine Conflict and India's Role

From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity edited by Githa Hariharan; New Delhi: Left Word Publications, pp 210, Rs 350.

This Business with Israel

There was no reason why Israel's foreign minister had to be in India at this time and at this conjuncture of history. No more inept step could have been taken by Indian foreign policy planners.

West Asia : Targeting Arafat

The suicide attacks by militant Palestinian groups killing large numbers of Israeli civilians and the harsh Israeli response have put paid to the renewed hopes of peace in the region. This time Israel is directly targeting PLA leader Yasser Arafat and is charging him with being responsible for the escalation of violence. It is Arafat’s leadership and authority that are being severely tested in the latest phase of the west Asian crisis.

Palestine : Collapse of Peace Process

The collapse of the peace process has painfully exposed the fact that the demand for an independent state of Palestine has become utopian. Even if it could be accomplished as a formality, it would in reality be no more than a set of Bantustans, manipulated entirely by the Israeli Defence Forces and the Israeli state. And the problem of how Israel can swallow the Occupied Territories without a fatal attack of indigestion that wrecks Israel at large immediately raises 1948 all over again.

Palestine : Multiple Faces of Intifada

Now entering its sixth month, the 'Al-Aksa Intifada' as it has been baptised by the Palestinian leadership has changed many aspects of the confrontation with the Israeli occupation. With Ariel Sharon as prime minister of Israel, the uprising faces even more tests and challenges.

Chinese Workers in Israel

Chinese workers in Israel, brought in to meet the labour shortage caused by the Israeli government's refusal to allow Palestinians to cross the border to work in Israel, have charged Chinese labour agencies with expropriating large parts of wage payments made to them by Israeli employers and are refusing to return home for fear of harassment and prosecution. A bizarre situation created by a government which sees the citizen's work as its own property, to be hired out and taxed at will.
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