As bombs continued to fall on Gaza last week, Palestinians joined together for a historic general strike, disrupting business as usual in Israel. But even more worker organization will be needed to end Israeli occupation.
Andrew Ross is professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University and the author of Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel.
Palestinians were not simply displaced and occupied by Israel — Palestinian workers’ superior skills and cheap labor has always been central to the building the physical environment of Israel.
A visit to the West Bank reveals the everyday brutality of the Israeli occupation.