Moshé Machover, born in Tel Aviv in 1936, is a mathematician and socialist activist who has been active in and written extensively on Middle-Eastern politics.
In 1962 he co-founded the Israeli socialist organisation Matzpen. He was a lecturer in mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and then a visiting lecturer at the University of Bristol. In 1968, Machover moved to London where he was Reader in Mathematical Logic at King's College London from 1973 to 1995. Since 1995 he has been Professor of Philosophy at the University of London (now retired).
Together with Shimon Tzabar and others, Machover established the Israeli Revolutionary Action Committee Abroad.
A collection of his essays on the Middle East, Israelis and Palestinians – Conflict and Resolution, is published by Haymarket Books.
He is a member of Hands Off the People of Iran (HOPI).
Following his summary expulsion from the Labour Party Moshé Machover has responded to the governance and legal unit. This is a slightly abridged version of his letter
Labour Party Marxists attracted much praise and support from delegates at the Labour Party conference, in particular because of the excellent ‘Anti-Zionism does not equal anti-Semitism’ article written by Moshé Machover. Since then the right has taken its revenge. Around the country anyone who has expressed a liking for the LPM online or forwarded an article could well be on the receiving end of an expulsion letter. One of them is Moshé Machover. LPM’s Reg Kingston spoke to him
Military action against Syria had been contemplated for several months prior to the Six-Day War of June 1967, writes Moshé Machover
On the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War Moshé Machover looks at the background and consequences
Moshé Machover replies to Tony Greenstein
Netanyahu has been dealt a Trump card, affirms Moshé Machover
Is there a Hebrew nation and how should it be defined? Moshé Machover proposes a strategy envisaging the defeat of Zionism
Obituary: Moshé Machover remembers Sadiq Jalal al-Azm, 1934-2016
Zionism constitutes a unique colonisation process, argues Moshé Machover - which means that the route to Palestinian freedom must be equally unique
The right will not let up if we retreat before their smears, argues Moshé Machover. This is an edited version of his speech to the May 15 London Communist Forum
This interview with Israeli communist and Weekly Worker writer Moshé Machover was conducted by the Croatian online publication Slobodni Filozofski
In the second of three articles, Moshé Machover examines the colonial question in Lenin’s wake(1)
Moshé Machover begins an examination of the Israel-Palestine conflict by looking back at controversies in the Second International
Jeff Halper War against the people: Israel, the Palestinians and global pacification Pluto Press, 2015, pp352, £13
The ‘unsinkable aircraft carrier’ is central to the US military-industrial complex, observes Moshé Machover
What lay behind the election?In this edited transcript of a talk delivered to a Communist Platform meeting on March 22, Moshé Machover looks at Netanyahu’s motives
Calling the general election is partially the result of the dissonance between Washington and Jerusalem, writes Moshé Machover
Israeli communist Moshé Machover examines the significance of Zionist claims that Israel is the ‘nation-state of the Jewish people’
Moshé Machover reviews: Adam Hanieh, 'Lineages of revolt: issues of contemporary capitalism in the Middle East', Haymarket Books, 2013, pp273, £14.99
Does the demise of apartheid provide a model for the ending of Zionism? Moshé Machover exposes this notion for the fallacy it is
Is actually existing Leninism the right model? In this edited version of his speech at the CPGBs Communist University earlier this year, Moshé Machover explains why it is wrong
The very size of the global economy produces a tendency to crisis, argues Moshé Machover1
Moshé Machover finds the recent 'peace process' talk oddly familiar
This is an expanded version of the talk given by Moshé Machover at the March 3 London conference, Reclaiming an Alternative Jewish Culture and Identity
Over the weekend of May 4-5 Israel launched air raids against targets in Syria. Yassamine Mather and Moshé Machover, two members of the Hands Off the People of Iran steering committee, discuss the issues raised by this latest development
Moshé Machover reviews, Nigel Harris: 'The return of cosmopolitan capital'. IB Tauris 2003, pp292, £24.50
Moshé Machover looks back at a decade of anti-war protest. This is an edited version of his speech to the March 9 Ten wasted years? school, organised by the CPGB
Moshé Machover gives his impression of the Israeli elections
What future for Israel? asks Moshé Machover
The success or failure of the onslaught on Gaza can only be judged against the operations aims, writes Israeli socialist Moshé Machover. This is an edited version of a talk given to the December 8 CPGB aggregate
What is the connection between value and price? Moshé Machover concludes his discussion of the labour theory of value
Moshé Machover begins his examination of the labour theory of value by looking at the preliminaries
The threat of a military provocation by Tel Aviv against Iran is very real, warns Israeli Marxist Moshé Machover
Does the rate of profit tend to fall? The traditional Marxist argument upon which this theoretical proposition is based is badly flawed, argues Moshe Machover
What does Mahmoud Abbas expect to achieve at the UN? Moshe Machover analyses the Palestinian bid for statehood
In this edited version of a speech given to the CPGB's Marxism fringe on July 3, Mosh
Moshé Machover addressed last weekend's CPGB aggregate on the defeat of the Libyan revolution, Al-Jazeera, and the goal of Arab unity
With the decline of US hegemony and the loss of its ally in Egypt Moshé Machover fears that Israel could react irrationally and launch a spectacular attack on Iran
Israeli socialist Moshé Machover talks to Mark Fischer about the implications of the uprising in Egypt for the whole region
Genuine socialists fight against the Zionist project, writes Moshé Machover
The electoral system we demand under bourgeois rule is not connected to the forms of democratic decision-making we advocate for the future communist society, argues Moshé Machover
What sort of electoral system should communists advocate? Moshé Machover - mathematician, lecturer in philosophy and leftwing activist - examines the alternatives to 'first past the post'
A boycott of Israeli academe should target institutions, not individuals, argues Moshe Machover
Moshé Machover's article was written in 2005, before the Association of University Teachers and the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education merged, in June 2006, to form the University and College Union. The UCU's inaugural congress in May 2007 carried a motion agreeing to circulate a call to boycott Israeli academic institutions and to encourage members to debate it. But on September 28 the UCU leadership, pleading 'legal advice', declared that any such boycott, and even the proposal to debate it, would be 'unlawful'. This letter of protest was sent to The Guardian, but has not been published
Is the Israeli tail wagging the US dog? In this edited version of a talk given to the London branch of the Campaign for a Marxist Party in August, Moshé Machover looks at the history of western intervention in the Middle East
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