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The Tunic of Nessus
In a few weeks, Israel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. Millions of words, most of them hollow, will be poured out. As usual....
Perhaps the Messiah will Come
If someone had told me 50 years ago that the rulers of Israel, Jordan and Egypt had met in secret to make peace, I would have thought that I was dreaming....
The Saga of Sisyphus
Shimon Peres was a genius. A genius of impersonation...
The Day of the Rhinos
Position after position is taken over by the far-far right, which is ruling Israel now. Slowly. Very, very slowly....
Optimism of the Will
Optimistic? Today? When the Israeli peace camp is in deep despair? When home-grown fascism is raising its head and the government is leading us towards national suicide?...
The real danger of Netanyahu's reign is his total lack of an answer to Israel's main problem...
The Pen Trumps the Sword Anytime (Part 1)
The first part of an 'Introduction' to an illustrated book of poetry by Dr Faysal Mikdadi. The collection, Painted into a Corner, appeared in the summer of 2014...
If there is a God, he surely has a sense of humor. The career of Shimon Peres, who is about to finish his term as President of Israel, is clear evidence...
A Coup? Nonsense!
Journalist and former member of the Israeli parliament, Uri Avnery, describes how the Israeli Defence Force is held on a pedestal...
Return, Return oh Shulamit
Dina Dinur, the wife of the Holocaust-writer K. Zetnik, called to invite me to meet Pete Seeger...
Lover of the Country
Uri Avnery remembers a writer and activist who devoted his life to challenging the militarism of the Israeli state....
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