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Hands off Jerusalem! Solidarity with the Palestinian liberation struggle

ICOR resolution, December 28, 2017


1.) On 6 December 2017 US President Trump declared that the USA will recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by summer 2018. It is characteristic of the ultra-reactionary role played by Trump that this step openly even violates UN Resolution 478 of 30 June 1980, which condemned the annexation of East Jerusalem by the Zionist regime. All countries withdrew their embassies from Jerusalem at that time.

With this decision Trump openly sides with the Zionist regime. It is a reactionary provocation against the Palestinian liberation struggle and the worldwide solidarity with this struggle.

This underscores the importance of the Closing Resolution of the 3rd ICOR World Conference:

The 3rd ICOR World Conference expresses its solidarity with and support of the struggles of the Palestinian people and its revolutionary forces. It denounces Zionism as the spearhead of US imperialism in the Middle Eastern region and the Zionist crimes against the Palestinian people.”

2.) The ICOR condemns the imperialist countries that support Israel and discriminate against and suppress criticisms and protests in their countries against the policies of the Zionist government as anti-Semitic. Anti-Semitism, just like Zionism, is a racist ideology that aims at setting the peoples of the Middle East and especially the working people of Israel and Palestine against each other.

3.) It is demagogy when various reactionary Arab regimes and the fascist Turkish Erdogan regime, which oppresses the Kurdish people and any democratic opposition in its own country, now protest Trump’s decision in order to realize their own power interests at the expense of the Palestinian people.

4.) Trump’s decision is directed straight against a just solution of the Palestine conflict. It is hypocritical when he says in connection with his decision that US imperialism still is open for a two-state solution. The present decision for Jerusalem as capital of Israel in fact cements the Zionist regime’s policy of oppression and occupation.

A just solution of the Palestine question is only possible in the long run in a unified, democratic and free Palestine with Jerusalem as capital. Also in ICOR there are different opinions about the option of a (temporary) “two-state-solution”.

5.) The Israeli governments pursue an aggressive proto-fascist policy towards the Palestinian people. Exactly 30 years ago the first Intifada of the Palestinian people began. Despite brutal attacks by terror commandos, military campaigns and wars, Israel has not succeeded in breaking and defeating the Palestinian resistance. For the development in the Middle East, the Palestinian liberation struggle and its appeal are an important factor in the struggle against the imperialist order and a focal point of the international class struggle and the inter-imperialist contradictions.

Solidarity with the struggle for national and social liberation in Palestine!

Against imperialism, Zionism, anti-Semitism, Arab reaction and fascism!

Long live the struggle of the peoples of the Middle East!

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Fight for peace, friendship among peoples – socialism!


Signatories (as of 26 th of december 2017, further signatories possible):


  1. RCP Revolutionary Communist Party of Egypt

  2. ORC Organisation Révolutionnaire du Congo (Revolutionary Organization of Congo), Democratic Republic of the Congo

  3. MMLPL Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line

  4. CPSA (ML) Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)

  5. PCT Parti Comuniste du Togo (Communist Party of Togo), Togo

  6. PPDS Parti Patriotique Démocratique Socialiste (Patriotic Democratic Socialist Party), Tunisia

  7. MLOA Marxist-Leninist Organization of Afghanistan

  8. CPB Communist Party of Bangladesh

  9. CPI (ML) Red Star Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star

  10. Ranjbaran Hezb-e Ranjbaran-e Iran (Proletarian Party of Iran)

  11. NDMLP New-Democratic Marxist-Leninist Party, Sri Lanka

  12. БКП Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)

  13. БРП(к) Българска Работническа Партия (комунисти) (Bulgarian Workers Party (Communist))

  14. PR-ByH Partija Rada - ByH (Party of Labor - Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bosnia and Herzegovina

  15. MLPD Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)

  16. KOL Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

  17. RM Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

  18. BP (NK-T) Bolşevik Parti (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) (Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey))

  19. MLP Marksistsko-Leninskaja Platforma (Marxist-Leninist Platform), Russia

  20. VZDOR VZDOR - strana práce (Resistance - labour party), Slovakia

  21. MLGS Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)

  22. TIKB Türkiye İhtilalci Komünistler Birliği (Union of Revolutionary Communists of Turkey)

  23. MLKP Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)

  24. KSRD Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija (Coordination Council of the Workers Class Movement), Ukraine

  25. PR Partija Rada (Party of Labor), Yugoslavia (ex)

  26. PCC-M Partido Comunista de Colombia – Maoista (Communist Party of Colombia - Maoist)

  27. PC (ML) Partido Comunista (Marxista Leninista) (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)), Dominican Republic

  28. PPP Partido Proletario del Perú (Proletarian Party of Peru)

  29. KSC-CSSP Komunisticka Strana Cheskoslovenska – Cheskoslovenska Strana Prace (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia – Czechoslovakian Workers Party), Czech Republic


Signed after the release date:

  1. NCP (Mashal) Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)


Additional Signatories (Non-ICOR):

Trotz alledem!, Germany

Amis de l'ICOR (Friends of ICOR), France


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