The Origins of Matzpen: the Israeli Anti-Zionist New Left with Moshé Machover

Date: 2021-02-07T19:52:43+00:00

Location: cosmonaut.blog

Isaac and Rudy join Moshé Machover, one of the four founding members of the Israeli Socialist Organization, better known as Matzpen after the name of their publication for a discussion on the group’s origins, how their anti-zionist consciousness originated and developed,  their marginalization by Israeli society during the 1967 war and how  Arab/Jewish solidarity was built. The conversation then pivots to how the Israeli Class Structure has changed since its early analysis by Matzpen and what that bodes for the future. They also address the topics  of diasporism and how Israel compares to other settler (and non-settler) societies in the world.

Further resources:

Youtube documentary on Matzpen, Anti-Zionist Israelis

Moshé’s articles on Belling the Cat, Colonialism and the Natives and Hebrew self-determination . Check out his Weekly Worker archive.

Matzpen’s archives