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Two views on the current conflict in the Middle East

Euston Manifesto signatories Eric Lee—“The Left should be supporting Israel in this war“—and Shalom Lappin—“Israel’s Strategic Quandaries in Lebanon” debate the current fighting in the Lebanon.

Once again events in the Middle East present a test and a challenge to those involved in progressive politics. The predictable response from most of the Left in many ways replicates the motivation that lead to the publication of the Manifesto.

Here we are not attempting to promulgate, nor establish, a position, policy or “line”. Our two states stance on the Israel/Palestine conflict is outlined in the manifesto. Here we seek to explore, examine and develop the many shades of EMG opinion, surrounding this related crisis.

Below we present the views of two signatories who have prominently commented on recent events in the blogosphere: