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”.
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.
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.
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”.
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.