The following motion is submitted by George Galloway and Paul Cannon to the forthcoming party congress.
Party policy on Palestine
The Workers Party is appalled by the ceaseless slaughter of Palestinians. Our horror dates back decades, not weeks. There can be no justification for the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians in Gaza. The pain will haunt human hearts for generations.
Powerful forces, chiefly the US and Britain, have brought about, sustained and nourished the illegal occupation of Palestinian land and the denial of Palestinian statehood despite every international plan and resolution. The United States is today the chief beneficiary of the current chaos engulfing the middle east, as it was also the chief beneficiary of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The future of the two state solution today looks more than buried in the rubble of Gaza. But if the people want it, they will produce it. If it’s just an aspiration then other solutions have to be found.
The Workers Party has said in numerous moments and on platforms up and down the country that the future is One State: Israël – Palestine or Palestine-Israël or the Holy Land, the details cannot be worked out by us but the picture is sketched by the flow of recent history.
However horrific this storm is it will not last and it is a part of wider and longer struggle against imperialism and war.
The old world is dying, but the new world is not yet ready to be born. The Workers Party is committed to our task, that of organising British workers to wrest from the exploiting minority the power they hold over us at home, industrial, financial and political, so that British workers may take their place in bringing into life the new world, a world free of Nato and imperialism, a new world of international brotherhood and peace.
George Galloway & Paul Cannon