MAAN Workers Association stands with the Israeli protest movement:

MAAN Workers Association stands with the Israeli protest movement: • for ousting Hamas in Gaza • for replacing the Netanyahu government with a democratic regime

·      for ousting Hamas in Gaza

·      for replacing the Netanyahu government with a democratic regime

On Saturday, October 7th, a crime against humanity was committed in southern Israel. Armed members of Hamas invaded homes and massacred families. At the International Nature and Peace Festival in Re’im Forest, they killed hundreds. In all, more than a thousand civilians were murdered in cold blood. Thousands more were injured. Over a hundred, including infants, children, women, disabled, and elderly were dragged into Gaza as hostages. Women were raped. Women were also displayed in the streets of Gaza and on media platforms.

These horrific acts were not committed by people whose rationality had been warped by the prolonged Israeli siege on Gaza. It was a well-planned and well-organized deed perpetrated by more than a thousand armed men, loyal to a terrorist organization funded by Qatar and the Iranian Ayatollah regime.

Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007 in a violent coup against the Palestinian Authority (PA). Since then, it has established its rule over that devastated strip of land, holding Gazans hostage to its fundamentalist ambitions. Ironically, Israel under Netanyahu sought to strengthen Hamas, reasoning that it would weaken the PA and reduce pressure on Israel to negotiate peace.

In January 2023, Netanyahu’s sixth government was formed, with key positions granted to extreme and fascist elements. Since its establishment, it has worked towards one goal: to eliminate the independence of the judicial system, removing this obstacle to annexing the West Bank. In parallel, the government negotiated economic steps with Hamas, thus recognizing it as the legitimate ruler of Gaza.

Against Netanyahu’s attempt to turn Israel into a dictatorial and halakhic state, an unprecedented protest movement has emerged, involving hundreds of thousands. This movement, which has raised the banner of democracy for all, opposes the settler-controlled apartheid regime in the West Bank. The conflict between the protest movement and the Netanyahu government reached its peak when thousands of reservists, pilots, and senior officers declared that they would refuse to serve in the army if Israel became a dictatorship.

The massacre carried out on October 7 in the southern communities of Israel exposed Hamas for what it is: not a liberation movement, not freedom fighters, but an organization of fanatics, twin to ISIS, spreading death and chaos.

Simultaneously, the failures of the Netanyahu government were exposed in all their breadth. His full-scale rightwing coalition talked big about security but abandoned its citizens in the hour of need, having shifted most of the army to the West Bank to protect settlers.

MAAN Workers Association joins US President Joe Biden and the democratic camp worldwide in calling for the elimination of the Hamas regime in Gaza and the threat it poses to Israelis and Palestinians.

After this task is accomplished, we will continue to work with hundreds of thousands of Israelis who have sworn to remove Netanyahu and his extremist partners from the Israeli political scene. We and the rest of the protest movement will strive to build a new democratic alternative in Israel, one that will provide hope for both Israelis and Palestinians, promoting sanity and peace.

As an organization that includes in its ranks both Israelis and Palestinians, MAAN opposes the voices that lump all Palestinians with Hamas and call for the flattening of Gaza. It is essential to distinguish between Hamas and the Palestinian people who have been suffocating under Israeli occupation. The just war against Hamas must be conducted while upholding international law, which prohibits harm to civilians.

The order of the day is to fight simultaneously against both Hamas and the Netanyahu-Smotrich-Ben Gvir alliance. It is a battle against religious extremism on both sides, in which the fanaticism of one fuels that of the other. Neither represents its people, who in each case yearn for peace and security.



Fighting for peace and cooperation between Palestinian and Israeli workers in times of war

Following is a talk by Yoav Gal Tamir that was given to the Global Labour Institute School under the headline “Young Union Leaders Imagining International Trade Unionism”. The GLI gathering of 100 activists took place at the end of November near Paris. MAAN’s representative Yoav Gal Tamir talked about the union’s role today, after the October Massacre by Hamas and Israel’s retaliation. Tamir also emphasized MAAN’s unique role as a union that works in Israel, defends and organizes both Israeli and Palestinian workers.

The East Jerusalem Project

Solidarity across borders: residents of East and West Jerusalem work together in crisis and build the foundations of a common future

Jerusalem after October 7 is a city marked by suspicion and fear. The city economy has been hit hard, and many in both the Jewish and Palestinian communities prefer to avoid public spaces. In the immediate days after the war began, checkpoints around the city have been shut, cutting off the Palestinians living in the outskirts of the city. That would be around one third of the city’s residents who are left in a dire economic situation. Amidst this, dozens of organizations – both Jewish and Palestinian – begun working to provide relief. MAAN Workers Association (MAAN) joined the Jerusalem’s civilian Emergency Center, especially the branch set up for the East Jerusalem residents. Together, these organizations in both sides of the city create an enclave of sanity, bringing hope in solidarity.


אנא כתבו את שמכם המלא, טלפון ותיאור קצר של נושא הפנייה, ונציג\ה של מען יחזרו אליכם בהקדם האפשרי.

رجاءً اكتبوا اسمكم الكامل، الهاتف، ووصف قصير حول موضوع توجهكم، ومندوب عن نقابة معًا سيعاود الاتصال بكم لاحقًا

As an organization committed to the rights of workers without distinction of religion, race, nationality, gender, or profession - democracy is our essence. We strongly oppose the authoritarian laws that the extreme government of Netanyahu, Lapid, Bennett, and Smotrich is attempting to impose.

Without democracy, there are no workers' rights, just as a workers' organization cannot exist under dictatorship.

only a victory of the democratic camp will enable a discussion on the Palestinian issue and lead to an alternative solution to occupation and apartheid while ensuring human rights and citizenship for all, Israelis and Palestinians alike. As long as the apartheid regime persists, the democratic camp will not succeed in defeating Israeli extremists. Therefore, we work to involve the Arab and Palestinian society in the protest.

We invite you:

To march with us in protests and to build an alternative, democratic, Jewish-Arab professional union in Israel. Join our quiet WhatsApp group today, "Marching with us in protest."

To join MAAN and unite workers in your workplace. Read here how to join the organization.

To follow MAAN's work on social networks.

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