[KHAYATI, Mustapha] KHAYATI, Mustapha; LAKHDAR, Latif; et al. Adresse aux prolétaires et aux jeunes révolutionnaires arabes et israéliens contre la guerre et pour la révolution prolétarienne. Paris, May 1976. 12 p.; 21 x 30 cm.; staple white sheets with text in black
Text published as an addendum to the third issue of Francois Maspero’s periodical Khamsin: Revue des socialistes révolutionnaires du Proche-Orient. Signatories include Hakima Berada, Maroine Dib, Dany Diner, Avishai Ehrlich, Abdul-Kader El-Janaby, Emir Harbi, Lea Horowitz, Mustapha Khayati, Kamal Lahbadi, Latif Lakhdar, Eli Lobel, Moshe Machover, Mikhal Marouane, Moshe Speier, Khalil Toma et Abadhallah Zannan. The manifesto would later be partially reprinted in Jeune Taupe no. 10 (June 1976).
Adresse aux prolétaires et aux jeunes révolutionnaires arabes et israéliens contre la guerre et pour la révolution prolétarienne is a call for Arab and Israeli proletariat to join forces in the sole struggle that is worth their while:”the destruction of the capitalistic order and, from its ashes, the rise of a revolutionary society where the total liberation of each individual allows for the total liberation of all people” (translation is mine). The manifesto – which came out of a gathering on May 1-2, 1976 in Paris of left-leaning Arab and Isareli intellectuals – is believed to be the first joint revolutionary address by Arabs and Israelis. The tone and style suggest that Khayati played a significant role in drafting the text.
To our knowledge, this manifesto has never been reproduced in full online. Some excerpts are available here.
We locate a single copy on OCLC, part of Mustapha Khayati’s personal archive preserved at Yale’s Beinecke Library