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”.

Social conditioning, the self and sustaining the neo-liberal order

The self and social conditioning Graham Peebles looks at how social conditioning, much of it achieved with the help of the mass media, serves to sustain the neo-liberal order and, in the process, deprives us of a meaningful purpose in life.