Israel’s haunted temple

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish colonists Jamal Kanj looks at how war crimes committed by trigger-happy Israeli soldiers, and violations of Muslim holy places by fanatical Jewish converts, have created the waves of violence sweeping across Palestine.

Mahmoud Abbas: Leader without glory

Mahmoud Abbas Uri Avnery says although Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas “is a true patriot”, he is in danger of sliding, against his will, into a situation akin to that of Henri Petain, the leader of “Vichy France”.

The only surprise is that not more Israeli Jews are being attacked and killed

Palestinian despair Alan Hart explains the Israeli-engineered despair that is fuelling Palestinian violence in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank, and argues that this violence may be used by the Israelis as a pretext to ethnically cleanse Palestine of its Palestinians.

What if you don’t wish to “recognise” Israel?

Criminal Israel Stuart Littlewood argues that, in the light of Israel’s criminal and illegal beginnings and its disdain for the rest of the world, it is perfectly alright to say that you do not recognise Israel.

Israel lights the touchpaper at Al-Aqsa again

Palestinian stone thrower Jonathan Cook argues that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s continuing pandering to his far-right constituency over Jerusalem’s holy sites, coupled with the Palestinian Authority’s helplessness, mean that “Palestinian youths will continue reaching for the humble stone”.