Research Fellow at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"In the [Communist Party USA's] Preconvention Discussion Document on U.S. international affairs and foreign policy, the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli impasse is held up as being 'the only solution that enables the Palestinian people to realize their hopes and struggle for national sovereignty, and that enables the Jewish people of Israel to PRESERVE THEIR SENSE OF A PREDOMINANTLY JEWISH STATE.' [caps are mine-GH]
If someone in our party were to state either publicly or to other comrades in private that 'segregation in our country is the only way to preserve black people's dignity and realize their hopes, as well as enable the white population to preserve their sense of a predominantly white state', the problem would be quite clear...
The role of the Communist Party today, in 2010, must intervene in the following ways to consign Zionism to the rubble of history:
To organize those forces in our country that will pressure the United States to withhold all government funding and other non-humanitarian resources to Israel
To place travel bans to our country on all prominent Zionist Israeli leadership
To forbid commerce and trade between our two countries, until the state of Israel begins to meet in good faith to address the right of return of the Palestinian peoples to their homeland and other forms of reparations for damages and losses suffered since 1948."
"Convention Discussion: Zionism Is a Form of Racism and Has No Place in Our Communist Party!," www.cpusa.org, Apr. 20, 2010