Sunday, September 13, 2015

On Palestine, the Tide is Turning

Wonderful news:

Socialist and Palestinian solidarity activist Jeremy Corbyn was yesterday elected by around 60% of the British Labour Party membership as leader of the British Labour Party.

As Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada website has just tweeted:

"Corbyn's victory is a measure of just how mainstream support for Palestinian rights has become in the UK."

Another measure is the fact that almost 111,000 Britons have signed a petition calling for Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he visits London this month.

The significance of such developments becomes even more apparent when one remembers that Britain was the place where, almost 100 years ago, the notorious Balfour Declaration of 1917, handing Palestine to the nascent colonial-settler Zionist movement over the heads of its indigenous people, was issued.

Make no mistake, on Palestine, the tide is turning.

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