The decision of right-wing and reactionary Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the racist state of Israel is a new support of the United States for Zionism. And a new aggression against the Palestinian people who struggle to recover their lands and their right to national self-determination.
With the support of imperialism, since 1948, Zionism has been illegitimately occupying the Palestinian land and executing on its original population a true ethnic cleansing. They have been doing in parallel with the fragmentation and militarization of the occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (converted into the largest “open-air prison” in the world). Israel also has expanded its colonies and implemented of a racist state of apartheid, similar to what existed for decades in South Africa.
The current head of the Zionist state, Netanyahu, has come out to express his congratulations to Trump. Meanwhile, repudiation of Trump’s decision is widespread in the world. The Palestinian people have already taken to the streets: strike in East Jerusalem, mobilizations in Bethlehem, Hebron, Ramallah, and in the Gaza Strip. Hamas calls for a new Intifada.
The peoples of the world must express their repudiation of Trump’s decision and repudiate once again the aggressor and war criminal Netanyahu and the Zionist state of Israel.
Stop the aggression against the Palestinian people! Demolish the racist and repressive wall of the West Bank! Freedom to all Palestinian prisoners! End of Israel’s Apartheid state! Only with a single, secular, democratic and non-racist state in Palestine can there be peace in the region. For a state with equal rights for all its citizens, including Jews who accept this free state. Out imperialism of Palestine and all the Middle East!
From the IWU–FI, the revolutionary socialists express our unconditional support for the struggle of the Palestinian people and demand that all governments of the world break diplomatic, military, commercial, cultural and academic relations with the Zionist State.
We call on the peoples of the world to mobilise in support of the resistance of the Palestinian people and the broadest unity of action in repudiation of Trump’s measure and all his policy of aggression against the people and of support for the criminal action of the Zionist state of Israel.
International Workers Unity.-Fourth International (IWU-FI)
7 December 2017