Building dialog bridges
Palestinian-Israeli co-resistance as a concept, position and practice is not a matter of choice. Rather, it is a political, social and cultural necessity imposed by the reality of the long-enduring Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Decades of conflict on the land of Palestine have resulted in overlap and interconnectedness in economic terms, both concerning the labour force and market, as well as in demographic ones, in shared cities and public spaces, alongside natural resources.
These facts make confronting and ending the occupation, achieving freedom for the Palestinian people and securing the conditions necessary to freely determine their own freely and end the conflict is a national Palestinian mission, an essential task for Palestinian society. Israelis who truly believe in ending the occupation and recognising the national rights of the Palestinian people, especially the right of Palestinian refugees to return home, are part of this struggle to attain the political, social and cultural goal of ending the colonial occupation and realising the rights of the Palestinian people.
In this sense, Palestinian-Israeli co-resistance means an utter refusal to continue exploiting the Jewish people as tools and fuel for strengthening the occupation and igniting additional aggressive wars in the Middle East. This necessarily includes ending the use of the Jewish people to wage expansionist colonisation wars in the Middle East on behalf of the imperialist states. Israel’s role as the regional policeman of the imperialist powers in the region must end.