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The Saga of Sisyphus

Shimon Peres was a genius. A genius of impersonation... [read more]

Sisyphus Redeemed

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... [read more]

The Siamese Twins

After commenting on most of the episodes on the first Israeli Prime Ministers in Raviv Drucker's TV series "The Captains", I must come back to the one whose episode I have not yet covered: Yitzhak Rabin.... [read more]

''You are fed up with him?''

Uri Avnery gives his opinion on a recent leaked conversation between Presidents Obama and Sarkozy... [read more]

The Funeral Ruckus

Shimon Peres would have enjoyed it. A public battle about his funeral.... [read more]

Self-Boycott

Can a country boycott itself? That may sound like a silly question. It is not.... [read more]

Abu-Mazen's Balance Sheet

People wonder why Netanyahu denounces Abbas as an "inciter", while not mentioning Hamas. To solve this mystery, one must understand the Israeli Right does not fear war, but is afraid of international pressure – and therefore the "moderate" Abbas is more dangerous than the "terrorist" Hamas.... [read more]

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... [read more]

Pakistan government shames itself over Israeli drone connection… no friend to Gazans

Last year July 2014, Mansoor Jaffar, a senior journalist for Al Arabiya, wrote a scathing article critcizing Pakistan for its “zombie-like response" to the Gaza killings... [read more]

Galant's Gallant Act

There used to be a joke about a sadist and a masochist... [read more]

Patagonian Dreams

During his short visit to Israel, Pope Francis laid a wreath on the grave of Theodor Herzl, writes Uri Avnery... [read more]

What It Is Like Being Invisible

"Someone must have traduced Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning"... [read more]

Anniversary of Gaza Blockade: A State of Siege, and Normalcy

Condemning Israeli rights violations in Palestine by leading human rights and humanitarian organizations is nothing new. Unfortunately, such calls are rarely followed by any organized political campaigns, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

The More Enemies, The More Honor

Uri Avnery reflects upon Israel\'s faltering relations with its allies.... [read more]

Middle East 'Spies': A New Front for Gaza's Conflict

Ramzy Baroud examines a controversial new dimension to Israel's counter-terrorism strategy.... [read more]

Israeli Elections: Hardliners Set to Form New Coaltion

Christopher Vasey examines the potential ramifications of the recent Israeli election results.... [read more]

The Great Day

Two days ago, the State of Israel celebrated its 70th birthday. For days we heard about nothing else. Innumerable speeches full of platitudes. A huge festival of kitsch.... [read more]

"Anyone But Bibi"

The vultures are circling. They can see the wounded man on the ground, and are waiting for his end.... [read more]

The Kissinger Story

Kissinger achieved his goal. The Soviets lost the Arab world to the United States. Until Vladimir Putin came along... [read more]

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?... [read more]

Palestine

Just to think of Palestine is evocative. From the lush orange orchards to the laden olive groves... [read more]

Leader without Glory

Abu Mazen was very different from Arafat. Arafat was flamboyant, spontaneous, extrovert. Abu Mazen is rather withdrawn, introverted, cautious, meticulous... [read more]

A Boy Called Bibi

There are two different opinions about Binyamin Netanyahu. It is difficult to believe that they concern the same person... [read more]

Splendid Isolation

Almost a thousand Israeli personalities have already signed an appeal to European parliaments for their governments to recognize the State of Palestine... [read more]

The Pen Trumps the Sword Anytime (Part 2)

The second part of an 'Introduction' to an illustrated book of poetry by Faysal Mikdadi. The collection, Painted into a Corner, appeared in the summer of 2014... [read more]

Meeting in a Tunnel

The Israeli media are now totally subservient. There is no independent reporting. "Military correspondents" are not allowed into Gaza to see for themselves, they are willingly reduced to parroting army communiqués, presenting them as their personal observations... [read more]

Israel: International Anger Mounts

“The situation involving Palestine 
and Israel is an undeclared war, in which the aggressor, Israel, has 
destroyed the Palestinian economy, robbed people of their land, 
unilaterally changed borders, and unilaterally built a wall of exclusion 
to keep Palestinians out of their land... [read more]

In Their Own Juice

According to press reports, President Barack Obama has decided to let Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas “stew in their own juice.”... [read more]

Return, Return oh Shulamit

Dina Dinur, the wife of the Holocaust-writer K. Zetnik, called to invite me to meet Pete Seeger... [read more]

The Imperator

In the middle of the 70s, Ariel Sharon asked me to arrange something for him - a meeting with Yasser Arafat... [read more]

The Blockbusters

Uri Avnery shows how the differences that exist between the different cultural blocs in Israeli society are a barrier to peace ... [read more]

Mutiny on the Titanic

Uri Avnery reflects on recent events in Israel... [read more]

The Middle East is Changing, and Ankara Knows It

Ramzy Baroud reflects on the Turkish response to Israel's murderous assault on an aid flotilla two weeks ago.... [read more]

Israel is Incapable of Conducting an Impartial Inquiry

The US will continue to shield Israel from acccountability in the wake of the flotilla massacre, writes Ahmed Amr.... [read more]

Netanyahu’s Ring and the Legitimacy of Zionism

At the root of Israeli state violence is a total refusal to recognise the Palestinians as a people, let alone a nation, writes Ahmed Amr.... [read more]

Who Killed Yasser Arafat and Why?

Ramzy Baroud considers the implications of the conspiracy theories surrounding Yasser Arafat's death five years ago.... [read more]

The Tone and the Music

While Obama proclaims the 21st century, the government of Israel is returning to the 19th, writes Uri Avnery.... [read more]