Over the past several weeks, violence, triggered by attacks on Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa mosque have shaken the world, us, and our Palestinian comrades. We recognize this as the continuation of a decades long process of the dehumanization of the Palestinian people by the Israeli state. Hundreds of Palestinian civilians have died as Israel continues to bomb Gaza.
Attempts globally, and in Germany specifically, to paint the clashes as two-sided, or worse as an act of self-defense by the Israeli forces are farcical. In this conflict, the first actor is one of the most advanced military powers in the world, with immense diplomatic support from Western government, while the other is a nation denied the right to self-governance, treated as second-class citizens in their own homes, and victims of a decades long state of apartheid.
We condemn efforts by powerful organizations in the west that wish to equate any criticism of the Zionist project, or indeed any criticism of the Israeli state with anti-semitism.
We stand proudly in solidarity with our fellow comrades – Palestinian, Jewish and others – who raise their voices against the injustices unfolding in front of our eyes.
Join us tomorrow (Saturday, 15/05) at Oranienplatz at 16:00! More details here.