Letter to the editor,
The Socialist Workers Party condemns the Jew-hating pogrom carried out in Israel by Hamas, a reactionary Islamist puppet of Iran, and calls on working people to defend Israel’s right to exist.
Combating Jew-hatred is a life and death question for the world working class.
My party is part of the continuity going back to Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, in their fight against Jew-hatred and pogroms. No crime against humanity can ever be justified in the name of revolution or socialism.
Washington, London, and other imperialist powers shut out Jews seeking refuge before, during and after the Holocaust. That, and the betrayal of revolutionary opportunities by the Stalinists in Moscow and elsewhere, led to Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’.
That is why Israel exists and must be a refuge for the Jews.
Those who call themselves “socialists” and defend Hamas and Iran’s other proxies will find themselves easily allied with future fascist forces.
Only the working classes of Israel, Palestine, Iran, and the whole region can find a solution in their common interests, just as working people in the U.S. need to do.
Lisa Potash, Socialist Workers Party candidate for U.S. Congress, 5th C.D.