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The Second Coming?

by Uri Avnery

Fri 24th Jun 2016
Suddenly, a familiar face, almost forgotten, appeared on the TV screen... [read more]

Petty Corruption

by Uri Avnery

Sat 18th Jun 2016
Many years ago I received a phone call from the Prime Minister's office. I was told that Yitzhak Rabin wanted to see me in private... [read more]

Just a Trick

by Uri Avnery

Fri 10th Jun 2016
This peace process is like a sleeping dog. A dangerous dog. While it sleeps, Netanyahu can get away with everything... [read more]
 

The Day of the Rhinos

by Uri Avnery

Sat 4th Jun 2016
Position after position is taken over by the far-far right, which is ruling Israel now. Slowly. Very, very slowly.... [read more]

The Center Doesn't Hold

by Uri Avnery

Mon 30th May 2016
"The best lack all convictions, while the worst are full of passionate intensity!"... [read more]

I Was There

by Uri Avnery

Sat 21st May 2016
"Please don't write about Ya'ir Golan!" a friend begged me, “Anything a leftist like you writes will only harm him!"... [read more]
 

A Document with a Mission

by Uri Avnery

Sun 15th May 2016
When David Ben-Gurion read out Israel's declaration of independence on May 14, 1948, I was in Kibbutz Hulda.... [read more]

"Us" and "Them"

by Uri Avnery

Sat 7th May 2016
Some days ago, Yitzhak Herzog said something especially obnoxious. He declared that his party is failing at elections because people believe that its members are "Arab lovers".... [read more]

The Other Gandhi

by Uri Avnery

Sun 1st May 2016
I had a visitor: General Rehavam Ze'evi, known by his nickname Gandhi, an extreme rightist, came to see me.... [read more]
 

Squaring the Circle

by Uri Avnery

Sun 17th Apr 2016
This week, President Rivlin published a peace plan. That is not a usual act by a president, whose office is mainly ceremonial.... [read more]

The Case of Soldier A

by Uri Avnery

Sat 16th Apr 2016
A group of soldiers, supported by a major part of the political scene, has mutinied against their commanders. This is a major menace to the structure of the state, a challenge to what remains of our democracy.... [read more]

Under the Lime Trees

by Uri Avnery

Fri 8th Apr 2016
One of the most famous lines in German poetry is "Don't greet me under the lime trees."... [read more]
 

What Happened to the Jews?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 2nd Apr 2016
A new generation of Jews in America is turning their backs on Israel altogether... [read more]

My Terrorist, Your Terrorist

by Uri Avnery

Sat 26th Mar 2016
After World War I, when the victorious Great Powers carved up the Ottoman Empire between them, France insisted on the creation of a Christian Lebanese state under its stewardship... [read more]

The Great BDS Debate

by Uri Avnery

Wed 16th Mar 2016
But what does peace mean? Peace is made between two enemies. It presupposes the existence of both. When one side destroys the other, as Rome destroyed Carthage, it puts an end to the war. But it is not peace... [read more]
 

Holy Water

by Uri Avnery

Tue 8th Mar 2016
In the last few months Netanyahu has appointed new people to several of the most important government functions... [read more]

When God Despairs

by Uri Avnery

Wed 24th Feb 2016
God is shaking his head. These humans, He asks Himself, will they never learn... [read more]

A Lady With A Smile

by Uri Avnery

Fri 19th Feb 2016
For months now, Israel has been in the throes of a mini-intifada... [read more]
 

Optimism of the Will

by Uri Avnery

Mon 8th Feb 2016
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]

The Pied Piper of Zion

by Uri Avnery

Sat 30th Jan 2016
The Israeli Peace Camp is in despair. No savior is in sight. Many just sit in front of their TV set and wring their hands... [read more]

Extreme, Extremer, Extremest

by Uri Avnery

Sat 23rd Jan 2016
By 1967, the situation was quite different. The causes of the new war were disputed, David had turned into Goliath, a world-wide Cold War was on... [read more]
 

The Widening Gap

by Uri Avnery

Sat 16th Jan 2016
In any list of Israel's 100 most important women, Ilana Dayan would occupy a prominent position... [read more]

Fear of Assimilation

by Uri Avnery

Sun 10th Jan 2016
The Israeli Ministry of Education has struck a book from students' reading list. The cardinal sin was the plot: a love story between a Jewish girl and an Arab boy... [read more]

A Bribery Case

by Uri Avnery

Sun 3rd Jan 2016
When the State of Israel was founded, the new foreign minister, Moshe Sharett, did something that seemed quite natural. He sold his private apartment.... [read more]
 

Imagined Nations

by Uri Avnery

Sun 27th Dec 2015
Each of us has a few books that formed and changed his or her world view... [read more]

A Lonely Lawyer

by Uri Avnery

Wed 23rd Dec 2015
By now every Israeli has seen the TV clip several times - showing a 14-year old Arab girl being shot dead... [read more]

King Bibi

by Uri Avnery

Sun 13th Dec 2015
The real danger of Netanyahu's reign is his total lack of an answer to Israel's main problem... [read more]
 

Seashore Thoughts

by Uri Avnery

Sun 13th Dec 2015
Looking out at the sea, I thought about the three great dangers I perceive... [read more]

The Reign of Absurdiocy

by Uri Avnery

Sat 28th Nov 2015
There is no such thing as "international terrorism". To declare war on "international terrorism" is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both.... [read more]

The Cats of Ariel

by Uri Avnery

Sat 7th Nov 2015
Every time you think we have reached the limit, something else pops up and the limit moves... [read more]
 

Adolf, Amin and Bibi

by Uri Avnery

Sun 1st Nov 2015
It is not very pleasant when serious people around the world – historians, psychiatrists, diplomats – ask themselves if my prime minister is completely sane... [read more]

Weep, Beloved Country

by Uri Avnery

Mon 26th Oct 2015
Sometimes, a small incident can pierce the darkness and reveal a frightening picture... [read more]

The Settlers' Prussia

by Uri Avnery

Tue 20th Oct 2015
Israeli democracy is sliding downwards. Sliding slowly, comfortably, but unmistakably... [read more]
 

Leader without Glory

by Uri Avnery

Sun 11th Oct 2015
Abu Mazen was very different from Arafat. Arafat was flamboyant, spontaneous, extrovert. Abu Mazen is rather withdrawn, introverted, cautious, meticulous... [read more]

Nasser and I

by Uri Avnery

Mon 5th Oct 2015
Forty five years ago Gamal Abd-al-Nasser died at the early age of 52. It continues to have a huge influence on the present, and probably will on the future... [read more]

The Ministry of Fear

by Uri Avnery

Tue 29th Sep 2015
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself," said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was wrong... [read more]
 

"Don't Talk Zionism!"

by Uri Avnery

Sat 19th Sep 2015
Decades ago in Israel, "Zionism” was a kind of joke among young people. "Don’t talk Zionism!" meant "Don’t talk highfaluting nonsense!"... [read more]

The Real Menace

by Uri Avnery

Mon 14th Sep 2015
Let's put it bluntly: to try to stop IS means supporting the Assad regime. Bashar al-Assad is an abominable fellow, but he has kept Syria together, protected its many minorities and kept the Israeli border quiet... [read more]

The Face of a Boy

by Uri Avnery

Sat 5th Sep 2015
The Israeli occupation in the Palestinian occupied territories is being filmed all the time. Everybody now has cellular phones that take pictures... [read more]
 

The Molten Three

by Uri Avnery

Sun 30th Aug 2015
In 2009, the three leading ministers – Netanyahu, Barak and Lieberman – decided that the time had come to attack Iran... [read more]

The Magician's Apprentice

by Uri Avnery

Sun 23rd Aug 2015
One has to choose: Binyamin Netanyahu is either incredibly shrewd or incredibly foolish... [read more]

Jewish Terrorists

by Uri Avnery

Sat 15th Aug 2015
Some of my best friends demand that I write an article condemning unconditionally the "administrative detention" of Jewish terrorists. ... [read more]
 

Divide et Impera

by Uri Avnery

Tue 11th Aug 2015
Binyamin Netanyahu is not known as a classical scholar, but even so he has adopted the Roman maxim Divide et Impera, divide and rule.... [read more]

Sheldon's Stooges

by Uri Avnery

Tue 28th Jul 2015
In Japan in the good old days, Binyamin Netanyahu would by now have committed hara-kiri... [read more]

The Treaty

by Uri Avnery

Sat 18th Jul 2015
What if Binyamin Netanyahu was duped to become unwittingly the main collaborator of Iranian ambitions... [read more]
 

The Second Battle of Trafalgar

by Uri Avnery

Sun 5th Jul 2015
A mighty naval battle took place this week on the waves of the Mediterranean. It will go down in history as the equal of Salamis or Trafalgar... [read more]

War Crimes? Us???

by Uri Avnery

Sat 27th Jun 2015
The concept of "war crimes" is dubious. The biggest crime is starting the war in the first place... [read more]

Isratin or Palestrael?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 20th Jun 2015
The inventors of the "One-State Solution" remind me of this genius. They have a wonderful idea. But there are a few questions left open... [read more]
 

BDS, the New Enemy

by Uri Avnery

Sun 14th Jun 2015
For years now, Netanyahu has built his career on fear of the Iranian Nuclear Bomb... [read more]

The Real Naqba

by Uri Avnery

Sat 6th Jun 2015
Three weeks ago was Naqba Day – the day on which Palestinians inside and outside Israel commemorate their "catastrophe... [read more]

The Map on the Wall

by Uri Avnery

Sat 30th May 2015
History shows us that there are (at least) two kinds of peace agreements. One kind, the stupid one, is based on power. The other, the intelligent, is based on common interest... [read more]
 

Who Will Save Israel

by Uri Avnery

Tue 26th May 2015
The battle is over. The dust has settled. A new government – partly ridiculous, partly terrifying – has been installed ... [read more]

The War of Fools

by Uri Avnery

Tue 19th May 2015
A few days ago, Israeli TV Channel 10 broadcast an investigative story about the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, known as "Lebanon War II"... [read more]

A Day and Night-mare

by Uri Avnery

Mon 11th May 2015
Binyamin Netanyahu seems to be detested now by everyone... [read more]
 

A Boy Called Bibi

by Uri Avnery

Mon 4th May 2015
There are two different opinions about Binyamin Netanyahu. It is difficult to believe that they concern the same person... [read more]

Cats in a Sack

by Uri Avnery

Fri 24th Apr 2015
A fight is going on. A fight of all against all. A fight without rules or limits... [read more]

"There Are Still Judges…"

by Uri Avnery

Sun 19th Apr 2015
This week I won a dubious distinction: a groundbreaking Supreme Court judgment has been named after me. It is an honor I would have gladly dispensed with.... [read more]
 

National Unity

by Uri Avnery

Sun 12th Apr 2015
My first reaction after the election was: “Oh, no! Not a National Unity Government, please!... [read more]

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bomb?

by Uri Avnery

Tue 7th Apr 2015
My father once taught me how to withstand blackmail: imagine that the awful threat of the blackmailer has already come about. Then you can tell him: Go to hell... [read more]

The Israeli Salvation Front

by Uri Avnery

Sat 28th Mar 2015
The 2015 election was a giant step towards the self-destruction of Israel. An Israel Salvation Front is needed now.... [read more]
 

The Messiah Hasn't Come

by Uri Avnery

Mon 23rd Mar 2015
As the American saying goes: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."... [read more]

For whom to Vote?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 14th Mar 2015
Uri Avnery discusses whom to vote for in the upcoming Israel elections... [read more]

The Speech

by Uri Avnery

Sun 8th Mar 2015
I was watching The Speech by Binyamin Netanyahu before the Congress of the United States. Row upon row of men in suits (and the occasional woman), jumping up and down, up and down, applauding wildly, shouting approval... [read more]
 

An Expensive Speech

by Uri Avnery

Fri 27th Feb 2015
Churchill famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time... [read more]

Anti-What?

by Uri Avnery

Tue 24th Feb 2015
Uri Avnery asks if anti-semitism is on the rise in Europe... [read more]

The Casino Republic

by Uri Avnery

Fri 13th Feb 2015
Money plays an ever-increasing role in politics. Election propaganda is made on television, which is very expensive... [read more]
 

Over Bottled

by Uri Avnery

Mon 9th Feb 2015
Everybody knows what the Israeli elections are about. The choice is stark: on the one side, the dream of a Greater Israel "from the sea to the river"; on the other side, an end to the occupation and peace... [read more]

Zionists All

by Uri Avnery

Sun 1st Feb 2015
The term Zionism can mean many different things. Like the term socialism, for example. Francois Hollande is a socialist. So was Joe Stalin. Any resemblance?... [read more]

Galant's Gallant Act

by Uri Avnery

Fri 23rd Jan 2015
There used to be a joke about a sadist and a masochist... [read more]
 

Waving in the first Row

by Uri Avnery

Fri 16th Jan 2015
Netanyahu went to Paris as part of his election campaign... [read more]

Half of Shas

by Uri Avnery

Sat 10th Jan 2015
The Shas party has split into two. Opinion polls show that both parts are hovering around the 3.12% threshold which is now necessary for entering the Knesset, after the minimum was raised by the last Knesset... [read more]

My Glorious Brothers

by Uri Avnery

Mon 29th Dec 2014
When I was 15 years old and a member of the Irgun underground (by today's criteria, an honest-to-goodness terrorist organization), we sang "(In the past) we had the heroes / Bar Kochba and the Maccabees / Now we have the new ones / The national youth…"... [read more]
 

Splendid Isolation

by Uri Avnery

Sun 21st Dec 2014
Almost a thousand Israeli personalities have already signed an appeal to European parliaments for their governments to recognize the State of Palestine... [read more]

Can the Duke become King?

by Uri Avnery

Wed 17th Dec 2014
On Monday, the 19th Knesset voted to dissolve itself, less than two years after its election... [read more]

The Plebiscite

by Uri Avnery

Sun 7th Dec 2014
Israelis are fed up with Binyamin Netanyahu. They are fed up with the government. They are fed up with all political parties. They are fed up with themselves. They are fed up... [read more]
 

The Son of my Eyes

by Uri Avnery

Sat 6th Dec 2014
Ruvi Rivlin, who was recently elected to the high but largely ceremonial post, is far from being a leftist... [read more]

The Unholy City

by Uri Avnery

Sat 22nd Nov 2014
In its long and checkered history, Jerusalem has been occupied by dozens of conquerors. Uri Avnery's weekly article... [read more]

Wine, Blood and Gasoline

by Uri Avnery

Sat 15th Nov 2014
Kafr Kanna, a village near Nazareth, is probably the place where Jesus – according to the New Testament - turned water into wine. Now it is the Arab village where the Israeli police is turning stones into blood... [read more]
 

Is ISIS Coming?

by Uri Avnery

Fri 7th Nov 2014
If ISIS had approached the borders of Israel this week, nobody in the country would have noticed. Israel was riveted to a court-room drama... [read more]

Chickenshit

by Uri Avnery

Sat 1st Nov 2014
When a high-ranking official of one country calls the leader of another country "chickenshit", it may be assumed that the relations between the two countries are not at their best... [read more]

Muhammad, Where Are You?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 25th Oct 2014
About a month ago, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, the government statistical office published a set of interesting items about the population of the state... [read more]
 

Decent Respect

by Uri Avnery

Sat 18th Oct 2014
Sweden, like Britain, was always considered a "pro-Israeli" country, loyally voting against "anti-Israel" resolutions in the UN. If such important Western nations are reconsidering their attitudes towards the policy of Israel, what does it mean?... [read more]

Crusaders and Zionists

by Uri Avnery

Fri 10th Oct 2014
Lately, the words "Crusaders" and "Zionists" have been appearing more and more often as twins... [read more]

Two Speeches

by Uri Avnery

Sat 4th Oct 2014
If I could choose between the two rhetorical gladiators, I would rather have Mahmoud Abbas representing Israel and Netanyahu representing the other side... [read more]
 

Ah, If I Were 25

by Uri Avnery

Fri 26th Sep 2014
Recently, Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit has written an article in which he equally condemns “extreme rightists” and “extreme leftists”, those who advocate war and those who advocate peace... [read more]

Scotland on the Euphrates

by Uri Avnery

Sun 21st Sep 2014
Two countries competed this week for first place in news programs all over the world: Scotland and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... [read more]

Hannibal ad Portas

by Uri Avnery

Sun 14th Sep 2014
The last war has come to an end, the next war has not yet started, so let's use the time to speak of many things. Of Hannibal, for example... [read more]
 

God Wills It!

by Uri Avnery

Sun 7th Sep 2014
For six decades my friends and I have warned our people: if we don't make peace with the nationalist Arab forces, we shall be faced with Islamic Arab forces ... [read more]

Son of Death

by Uri Avnery

Sun 24th Aug 2014
The war was over. Families returned to their kibbutzim near Gaza. Kindergartens opened up again. A ceasefire was in force and extended again and again. Obviously, both sides were exhausted.... [read more]

Eyeless in Gaza

by Uri Avnery

Sat 16th Aug 2014
The trouble with war is that it has two sides. Everything would be so much easier if war had only one side... [read more]
 

Metro Gaza

by Uri Avnery

Sat 9th Aug 2014
Israeli journalist and former member of the Knesset, Uri Avnery, suggests a solution to the ongoing conflict in Gaza... [read more]

Meeting in a Tunnel

by Uri Avnery

Sat 2nd Aug 2014
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]

Once And For All!

by Uri Avnery

Sat 26th Jul 2014
In this war, both sides have the same aim: to put an end to the situation that existed before it started... [read more]
 

Who is Winning?

by Uri Avnery

Sun 20th Jul 2014
Uri Avnery asks what history would look like if it were written in the style of the "Solid Cliff (a.k.a. Protective Edge) operation?... [read more]

The Atrocity

by Uri Avnery

Sat 12th Jul 2014
Bombs are raining on Gaza and rockets on Southern Israel, people are dying and homes are being destroyed... [read more]

The Watch on the Jordan

by Uri Avnery

Sun 6th Jul 2014
The Arab world is in turmoil. Syria and Iraq are breaking apart, the thousand-year old conflict between Muslim Sunnis and Muslim Shiites is reaching a new climax... [read more]
 

An Armed Ghetto

by Uri Avnery

Sat 28th Jun 2014
One side's terrorists are the other side’s freedom fighters. That is not simply a matter of terminology. It is a difference of perception, which has far-reaching practical consequences... [read more]

Sisyphus Redeemed

by Uri Avnery

Tue 24th Jun 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... [read more]

A Coup? Nonsense!

by Uri Avnery

Fri 13th Jun 2014
Journalist and former member of the Israeli parliament, Uri Avnery, describes how the Israeli Defence Force is held on a pedestal... [read more]
 

Good for the Jews?

by Uri Avnery

Sun 8th Jun 2014
The claim by Binyamin Netanyahu that he has a right to pick and choose the Palestinian government is rather astonishing, writes Uri Avnery ... [read more]

Patagonian Dreams

by Uri Avnery

Sat 31st May 2014
During his short visit to Israel, Pope Francis laid a wreath on the grave of Theodor Herzl, writes Uri Avnery... [read more]

In Their Own Juice

by Uri Avnery

Sun 25th May 2014
According to press reports, President Barack Obama has decided to let Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas “stew in their own juice.”... [read more]
 

A National Hero

by Uri Avnery

Fri 16th May 2014
Just before Israel’s 66th Independence Day, the country acquired a new national hero, writes Uri Avnery... [read more]

A Shameful Chapter

by Uri Avnery

Sun 4th May 2014
How would the US react to a declaration that the Palestinians would not conduct negotiations with an Israeli government that includes semi-fascist parties?... [read more]

An Oslo Criminal

by Uri Avnery

Mon 21st Apr 2014
The death of Ron Pundak, one of the original Israeli architects of the 1993 Oslo agreement, brought that historic event back into the public eye.... [read more]
 

In One Word: Poof!

by Uri Avnery

Sat 12th Apr 2014
Poor John Kerry. This week he emitted a sound that was more expressive than pages of diplomatic babble.... [read more]

The Monster on the Hill

by Uri Avnery

Sun 6th Apr 2014
There is nothing better than a scandal every week. A juicy scandal excites people, engages the media, takes our minds off matters like war and peace, occupation and apartheid... [read more]

Changing The Flag

by Uri Avnery

Mon 31st Mar 2014
New Zealand has decided to change its flag. This was only briefly mentioned in the media here. But it is a significant example for us... [read more]
 

God Bless Putin

by Uri Avnery

Wed 12th Mar 2014
Binyamin Netanyahu is very good at making speeches, especially to Jews, neocons and such, who jump up and applaud wildly at everything he says, including that tomorrow the sun will rise in the west... [read more]

Captain Boycott Rides Again

by Uri Avnery

Mon 24th Feb 2014
It has always been a secret ambition of mine to have a Bagatz ruling bearing my name... [read more]

Three Women

by Uri Avnery

Fri 14th Feb 2014
This is a declaration of love. Three loves, actually... [read more]
 

Return, Return oh Shulamit

by Uri Avnery

Sat 1st Feb 2014
Dina Dinur, the wife of the Holocaust-writer K. Zetnik, called to invite me to meet Pete Seeger... [read more]

The Imperator

by Uri Avnery

Sun 19th Jan 2014
In the middle of the 70s, Ariel Sharon asked me to arrange something for him - a meeting with Yasser Arafat... [read more]

Angel Face

by Uri Avnery

Tue 24th Dec 2013
Seeing her face on the TV screen, one is struck by her beauty. It is the face of an angel, pure and innocent... [read more]
 

Self-Boycott

by Uri Avnery

Sun 15th Dec 2013
Can a country boycott itself? That may sound like a silly question. It is not.... [read more]

The Assassination

by Uri Avnery

Sat 16th Nov 2013
From the first moment, I did not have the slightest doubt that Yasser Arafat was assassinated... [read more]

The Judaization of Israel

by Uri Avnery

Sat 9th Nov 2013
On my 16th birthday, in 1939, I rushed to the district registration office of the Government of Palestine to change my name officially... [read more]
 

Killjoy Was Here

by Uri Avnery

Sat 5th Oct 2013
Journalist and former Knesset member, Uri Avnery, reviews Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations... [read more]

“Ich bin ein Bil’iner!”

by Uri Avnery

Mon 11th Mar 2013
This does not happen every day: a Minister of Culture publicly rejoices because a film from her country has NOT been awarded an Oscar. And not just one film, but two. ... [read more]

A move to the centre

by Uri Avnery

Wed 30th Jan 2013
Uri Avnery provides an analysis of the Israeli election results... [read more]
 

Who to vote for?

by Uri Avnery

Sat 19th Jan 2013
The Israeli elections will take place in three days, and they are boring, boring, boring writes Uri Avnery... [read more]

Talking Zionism

by Uri Avnery

Sat 28th Jul 2012
Uri Avnery discusses the origins and the future of Zionism... [read more]

Poisoning Arafat

by Uri Avnery

Tue 17th Jul 2012
Uri Avnery asks whether the late Palestinian Prime Minister, Yasser Arafat, was assassinated by Ariel Sharon... [read more]
 

Manhunt

by Uri Avnery

Fri 15th Jun 2012
Uri Avnery, Israeli journalist and former Knesset member, writes about the abuse of African migrants in his country... [read more]

A Bird’s Eye View

by Uri Avnery

Wed 30th May 2012
Uri Avnery explains a principle that has long guided Zionists: 'accept every compromise that gives us what we can get at any stage, but never let the final aim out of our sight'... [read more]

A Putsch Against War

by Uri Avnery

Fri 11th May 2012
Uri Avnery reveals that in Israel senior military officers and intelligence chiefs are speaking out against President Binyamin Netanyahu's calls for war with Iran. However, Netanyahu ignores their warnings and carries on regardless... [read more]
 

The New Mandela

by Uri Avnery

Sat 7th Apr 2012
Uri Avnery writes about the determination of the Israeli state to keep Marwan Barghouti, Palestine's Mandela, behind bars... [read more]

All Quiet on the Southern Front

by Uri Avnery

Tue 20th Mar 2012
Uri Avnery comments on the rationale behind Israel's latest bombing of the Gaza strip... [read more]

Hurrah for Egypt!

by Uri Avnery

Sat 4th Feb 2012
Uri Avnery has warm words for the new democratically elected Egyptian parliament... [read more]
 

The Blockbusters

by Uri Avnery

Mon 23rd Jan 2012
Uri Avnery shows how the differences that exist between the different cultural blocs in Israeli society are a barrier to peace ... [read more]

The Stolen War

by Uri Avnery

Mon 9th Jan 2012
Uri Avnery shows how Hamas' decision to make peace with Israel scuppers plans for war... [read more]

Shukran, Israel

by Uri Avnery

Mon 2nd Jan 2012
If Islamist movements come to power all over the region, they should express their debt of gratitude to their bête noire, Israel, states Uri Avnery ... [read more]
 

The King's speech

by Uri Avnery

Sun 11th Dec 2011
Uri Avnery discusses the implications of a parliamentary bill that would seek to push the Palestinian population out of the West Bank and into Jordan... [read more]

Weimar Revisited

by Uri Avnery

Tue 22nd Nov 2011
Uri Avnery explains how the three main pillars of Israeli democracy - the courts, the media and the human rights organisations - are under threat from the political right. ... [read more]

''You are fed up with him?''

by Uri Avnery

Tue 15th Nov 2011
Uri Avnery gives his opinion on a recent leaked conversation between Presidents Obama and Sarkozy... [read more]
 

Empty words from Israel?

by Uri Avnery

Mon 7th Nov 2011
Uri Avnery casts a close eye on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's threat of an attack against Iran... [read more]

Everybody's son

by Uri Avnery

Sun 23rd Oct 2011
Uri Avnery comments on the recent Israel-Palestine prisoner swap and the release of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit... [read more]

The More Enemies, The More Honor

by Uri Avnery

Mon 17th Oct 2011
Uri Avnery reflects upon Israel's faltering relations with its allies.... [read more]
 

Mutiny on the Titanic

by Uri Avnery

Sun 2nd Oct 2011
Uri Avnery reflects on recent events in Israel... [read more]

The Return of the Generals

by Uri Avnery

Mon 22nd Aug 2011
Uri Avnery discusses how a recent resurgence of hostilities between Islamic militants and the Israeli army could undermine a growing social protest movement within Israel, playing right into Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s hands.... [read more]

The New Anti-Semitism

by Uri Avnery

Wed 17th Aug 2011
Uri Avnery, Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement, offers a warning from history as he examines a modern form of racism taking root across Europe.... [read more]
 

Hallelujah, the World is Against Us!

by Uri Avnery

Fri 28th May 2010
Uri Avnery on conspiracy theories, old and new.... [read more]

“Hold Me Back!”

by Uri Avnery

Fri 9th Apr 2010
The idea that Iran would risk certain annihilation by attacking Israel is ludicrous, writes Uri Avnery.... [read more]

The Kangaroo

by Uri Avnery

Fri 5th Feb 2010
A year into his presidency, Barack Obama has achieved relatively little in the foreign policy sphere. Uri Avnery urges him to keep trying.... [read more]
 

“…And A Little Child Shall Lead Them”

by Uri Avnery

Fri 4th Dec 2009
Barack Obama has weakly capitulated to Binyamin Netanyahu over Israeli settlement-building in the heart of the Arab community in East Jerusalem, says Uri Avnery.... [read more]

Scoundrel with Permission

by Uri Avnery

Fri 20th Nov 2009
Uri Avnery on how a spate of brutal murders by recent Jewish immigrants to Israel has focused attention on the country's controversial Law of Return.... [read more]

Wobbly Stools

by Uri Avnery

Fri 18th Sep 2009
Uri Avnery considers the respective struggles facing three embattled leaders - Obama, Netanyahu and Abbas.... [read more]
 

Tutu's Prayer

by Uri Avnery

Fri 4th Sep 2009
Looking back at the fall of the Apartheid regime in South Africa, Uri Avnery asks what lessons - if any - can be learned by activists campaigning for justice for Palestine.... [read more]

Whose Acre?

by Uri Avnery

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Uri Avnery on how the battle over the identity of the historic port of Acre reflects wider struggles over cultural identity in Israel-Palestine.... [read more]

Lover of the Country

by Uri Avnery

Fri 14th Aug 2009
Uri Avnery remembers a writer and activist who devoted his life to challenging the militarism of the Israeli state.... [read more]
 

Yes, You Can!

by Uri Avnery

Fri 31st Jul 2009
Barack Obama faces a historic challenge in the Middle East, as Uri Avnery explains.... [read more]

The Johnny Procedure

by Uri Avnery

Fri 24th Jul 2009
Uri Avnery on the conspiracy of silence which protects Israeli war criminals.... [read more]

Matter of the Heart

by Uri Avnery

Fri 17th Jul 2009
Uri Avnery looks back over the first 100 days of Binyamin Netanyahu's second term as Israeli Prime Minister.... [read more]
 

The Tone and the Music

by Uri Avnery

Fri 12th Jun 2009
While Obama proclaims the 21st century, the government of Israel is returning to the 19th, writes Uri Avnery.... [read more]

Who's the Boss?

by Uri Avnery

Fri 10th Apr 2009
After a tumultuous few weeks in Israeli politics, Uri Avnery examines the worrying rhetoric emanating from the new administration.... [read more]

The Great Gamble

by Uri Avnery

Fri 20th Mar 2009
Uri Avnery assesses a critical moment in Israeli domestic politics.... [read more]