Sunday, December 30, 2012

Workers' Party and the Israeli elections

I want people in Cairo to know that in Israel there are revolutionaries seeking change. Social justice cannot exist without real peace. The protest movement is our hope, everyone's hope that here will arise, in the State of Israel, for the first time in history a political, social, economic alternative sane, human, fair, that knows how to be part of the region where it's located.

For 64 years we've lived in a ghetto. The time has come to get out of the ghetto! Israel has to stop isolating itself. You lie to us about something so important, about our very lives, about our lives, Jews and Arabs. Why? Why do you want to send us to die? So the tycoons will go on getting rich. So in the end they'll take our pension and gamble in the stock market. No! We say no! We'll bring down the wall of Occupation, the wall of racism, and the wall of violence. We want To be free in our land indeed, and our land is the entire world, and this world needs one unique answer, it needs a revolution!

My name is Asma Agbarieh-Zahalka and I'm from the Daam Workers Party.

Workers Party: Election platform for the 19th Knesset, 2013 (abridged) 18/12/2012 by Da'am Workers Party.

"As Israel goes to elections for the 19th Knesset in January 2013, two critical issues cry out for attention. The first is the political stalemate which will lead to a third intifada and a terrible confrontation with the Arab world. The second concerns the austerity program and drastic cuts to the national budget which will lead to unemployment, poverty and the collapse of public services. On one side, the Palestinians refuse to accept the occupation. On the other, a growing swathe of the Israeli population opposes the rampant capitalism that has taken over the country. The popular protests that erupted in the summer of 2011 are evidence that change is possible."

"The Daam Workers Party was actively involved in the protests, and struggles daily for social change among Jewish and Arab workers. Daam offers the Israeli public an agenda of revolutionary change around these two issues: an end to the occupation and the creation of a society based on equality and social justice. A solution to the Palestinian question and peace are preconditions for the creation of a just society in which a person’s ethnic background will not prevent her full participation in society. This blog is not affiliated to the Daam Workers Party."

We are sharing this for the interest of our readers. The full text of this program can be read here.

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