We strongly condemn all aggressive acts by the Israeli army in Gaza and Lebanon with tragically consequences for the live of the Palestinian, Lebanese and Israeli people but also for people from other countries.

We reject and condemn the blames and threats by the U.S. and Israeli government addressed toward Syria and Iran and against other countries of the region. These threats reveal that the real aggressive and expansive force in the region is Israel.

We strongly protest the US policy which encourages the Israeli aggressiveness. We reject the hypocrisy shown by the G8 leaders and the "equal distance" policy pursued today by certain forces.

We are highly concerned about and warn of the great dangers for a general spread of the crisis in the Middle East, for a new civil war and for a massive imperialist intervention in Lebanon under the pretext of "peace building measures".

The bombings against Lebanon follow the fierce offensive in the Gaza Strip, the kidnapping of Palestinian political figures, the attempt to eliminate the Palestinian National Authority, to destroy the infrastructure and to sink the Palestinian society into a state of chaos.

The raids in Gaza and Lebanon constitute new steps of the "Greater Middle East" US and NATO policy which is directed against the legitimate rights of the peoples, the popular resistance, the progressive and peace loving forces.

The Israeli government, the only military nuclear power in the region, demonstratively ignores UN Security Council resolutions, violates agreements with the Palestinian Liberation Organization, undermines the agreements by the Palestinian organizations regarding the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, and rejects the ceasefire proposals. It is also in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, an international law that prohibits collective punishment, "targeted" assassinations, and destruction of the infrastructure of an occupied territory.

We call upon all peace loving forces to strengthen their solidarity with the Palestinian and Lebanese peoples, with the progressive forces fighting for peace in Israel and to intensify the struggle for a political solution based on:

• The immediate cessation of the attacks and withdrawal of the Israeli army.

• The respect of national sovereignty and territorial integrity against any imperialist intervention under any pretext.

• The immediate release of the political prisoners.

• The complete dismantling of the settlements and withdrawal of the Israeli army from the territories occupied in 1967, the establishment of a Palestinian state (Gaza Strip and the West Bank) with its capital in East Jerusalem, alongside Israel. The solution of the refugee question. The return of all Palestinian refugees should be based on the resolution of UN General Assembly No. 194 and according also to the other UN resolutions.

Only pulling out Israeli soldiers from Gaza and Lebanon and a just and viable peace would put an end to the bloodshed and guarantee the security for all peoples of the Middle East.


The Parties:

1. Communist Party of Albania

2. Communist Party of Australia

3. Communist Party of Bangladesh

4. Communist Party of Belarus

5. Workers’ Party of Belgium

6. Communist Party of Brazil

7. Communist Party of Britain

8. New Communist Party of Britain

9. Workers’ Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina

10. Communist Party of Bulgaria

11. Party of Bulgarian Communists (former Bulgarian Communist Party "Georgi Dimitrov")

12. Communist Party of Canada

13. Communist Party of Chile

14. Communist Party of Cuba

15. Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia

16. AKEL, Cyprus

17. Communist Party in Denmark

18. Communist Party of Denmark

19. Communist Party of Equador

20. Communist Party of Egypt

21. Communist Party of Estonia

22. Communist Party of Finland

23. Communist Party of Macedonia

24. Unified Communist Party of Georgia

25. German Communist Party

26. Communist Party of Greece

27. Hungarian Communist Workers’ Party

28. Tudeh Party of Iran

29. Communist Party of Ireland

30. Workers’ Party of Ireland

31. Communist Party of Israel

32. Jordanian Communist Party

33. Socialist Party of Latvia

34. Lebanese Communist Party

35. Socialist Party of Lithuania

36. Communist Party of Luxembourg

37. Communist Party of Malta

38. Party of the Communists, Mexico

39. Popular Socialist Party of Mexico

40. New Communist Party of the Netherlands

41. Communist Party of Norway

42. Palestinian People’s Party

43. Phillipine Communist Party (PKP-1930)

44. Communist Party of Poland

45. Portuguese Communist Party

46. Communist Party of Romania

47. Communist Party of the Russian Federation

48. Communist Party of the Soviet Union

49. Russian Communist Working Party – Russian Party of Communists

50. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia

51. Communist Party of Slovakia

52. Communist Party of Peoples of Spain

53. Sudanese Communist Party

54. Syrian Communist Party

55. Syrian Communist Party

56. Communist Party of Turkey

57. The Party of Labour, EMEP, Turkey

58. Communist Party of the Ukraine

59. Union of Communists of Ukraine

60. Communist Party, USA

61. Communist Party of Venezuela