Netanyahu trying to provoke war to win election

Netanyahu's war electioneering

Uri Avnery explains why many Israelis believe that the sudden flair up on the border with Syria, caused by an unprovoked Israeli attack, was an election ploy by Netanyahu and his companions.

A challenge for Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Shimon Peres

Stuart Littlewood calls on Pope Francis to go beyond using fine and pious words, challenge Israeli crime in the Holy Land, and pluck up the courage to visit the besieged Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu, Europe’s far right find common ground

Binyamin Netanyahu and Europe's right

Jonathan Cook says Israel’s PM and Europe’s far right’s common vision is a Europe free of Jews, who should be in Israel, and free of Muslims, who risk undermining support for Israel.

Terror in Paris: how we got there and a way out

Terror in Paris

Lawrence Davidson views the Paris attacks in the broader contexts that contributed to them, and asks how much blood has to be shed before we honour the only escape route: international law.

Paris attacks – Islamists’ gift to Israel

Netanyahu waving at Paris demonstration

Uri Avnery argues that the jihadist terrorist attacks in Paris benefited Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli right and Zionism in general, and may also help entrench the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.