Stop Arming Israel - Stop the Spread of War

Posted: 12th April 2024

Tensions between Iran and Israel are at boiling point amid threat and counter threat. In response to Israel’s attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus, which killed seven Iranian officials including two generals, Iran has threatened to launch a direct strike on Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu warned he will retaliate in kind.


President Biden lost no time offering his full support to Israel. In a statement to the world’s media Biden confirmed US ‘commitment to Israel’s security against these threats from Iran and its proxies is ironclad. Let me say it again: ironclad.’


The attack by Israel on Iran’s embassy has worsened an already dire relationship between Tehran and Tel Aviv. Countries across the globe have begun issuing travel restrictions as fears of a wider regional war grow. Had the UN Security Council, the US and others condemned the attack in Damascus this knife edge scenario may have been averted. But Israel has again been allowed to act with impunity.


As we have said since October, the war in Gaza could ignite the entire region. It appears this may be about to happen. The only way to end this threat is to end the genocide in Gaza and stop supplying arms to Israel. That’s what we’ll be demanding on the streets across the UK this weekend…

Tomorrow (Sat 13 April) is a national day of action. There will be marches, rallies and demonstrations in regions up and down the country. In London, we will be marching from Russell Square to Parliament Square to demand an immediate ceasefire, that Britain stops arming Israel and for a free Palestine. Join us.


Palestine & the Unions: The Next Steps for the Movement

The global movement against the genocide in Gaza is having an enormous impact. The pressure on governments to stop arming Israel is huge and we must keep it up. On Thursday 18 April we’re bringing together representatives from across the UK and beyond to discuss how trade unionists can continue to deliver effective solidarity to the Palestinian people.

Susan Abdul Salaam from the New Union of Jerusalem will be joining us live as will president and founder of the Amazon Labor Union, Chris Smalls, from the US. PCS General Secretary Fran Heathcote, RMT President Alex Gordon and Stop the War’s Andrew Murray make up an esteemed line-up. Join us for this crucial discussion.


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