Doug Enaa Greene's article below was based on his lecture on the history and perspecti
October 24, 2012 -- Green Left TV -- Fo
Histadrut poster marking the "Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the National Workers Federation" (1959).
By the Trade Union Friends of Palestine (Ireland)
October 11, 2012 -- BDS Movement -- Israel's trade union federation, the Histadrut, was founded in December 1920 in British Mandate Palestine. From its inception its aims were neither to build workers' solidarity nor represent or campaign for workers' rights.
Instead it was founded as an exclusively Jewish organisation to facilitate the colonisation of Palestine. As such it worked in tandem with the Jewish Agency to promote the exclusion of Palestinian labour and produce, and was at the forefront of the movement to turn Palestine from an Arab country into a Zionist one.
Today it continues to work hand in hand with th government of Israel and promotes and defends policies that violate the basic civil, political and human rights of Palestinians.