Khamsin: Journal of revolutionary socialists of the Middle-East

Some of our collection of Khamsin journals

Archive of revolutionary socialist journal, Khamsin, which was published from 1978 to 1987. While we might disagree with some of the positions taken, particularly those to do with national liberation, many articles contain interesting information about working class struggle, which we reproduce for reference.

Khamsin was founded in 1975 in Paris, France, and jointly edited by Leila Kadi of Lebanon and the late Eli Lobel, a member of The Israeli Socialist Organization (Matzpen). The first four issues were published in French by Editions Fraçois Maspero (Paris). Four people joined the editorial board in 1978, namely Avishai Ehrlich, Moshé Machover, Mikhal Marouan and Khalil To’ama, and the next nine issues – starting with no. 5, were published in London, in English. The composition of the editorial board changed from time to time, but members of Matzpen were always actively involved. The last (14th) issue was published in London, 1989. The last two issues did not carry a serial number.


Jan 6 2013 01:31

Nice one! I added the "publications" tag

Sep 28 2014 20:51

All of these are now up! Only complete archive of this publication anywhere online!

Sep 28 2014 21:50

Again, thanks for all this.

You might want to have a look at Israel Imperial News which was a kind of predecessor of Khamsin:

Jun 5 2016 15:08

I've been trying to find some of these for quite some time. Thank you!