Israel’s Shimon Peres: Peacemaker or war criminal?

Shimon Peres: war criminal Jonathan Cook reminds us of the Shimon Peres that you are unlikely to hear about in Western obituaries: a colonialist and champion of the Jewish settlers, an “Inveterate schemer”, a war criminal and the father of Israel’s nuclear weapons programme. Read more [...]

Ethiopians are crying out for freedom and justice: Now is the time for change

Ethiopian protests 2016 Graham Peebles explains why there were few celebrations to mark the Ethiopian New Year, which fell on 11 September, but scents optimism in the air because, despite the repression, the fear that hung over the population is at last losing its grip. Read more [...]

US aid deal gives green light to Israel’s erasure of Palestine

Obama and Netanyahu smiling at each other Jonathan Cook says the latest US military aid package to Israel – the largest in US history – is a clear signal to the Palestinians that Washington sees no pressing strategic interest in ending the Israeli occupation. Read more [...]

Never mention the J-word – it’s not applicable to Palestine!

Palestine: No Justice, No Peace Stuart Littlewood highlights the absence of the word “justice” when European and US politicians talk about peace in the Holy Land, and notes the other ruses used by Israel and its apologists to avoid justice for the Palestinians. Read more [...]

The prevalence of ignorance and the making of ill-conceived policies

Gary Johnson asks What is Aleppo in interview on MSNBC Lawrence Davidson explains how bad policies are made by ignorant politicians whose decisions are based on briefings prepared by knowledgeable analysts but “darkened by cultural, ideological, political and historical preconceptions”. Read more [...]

Israel’s bogus civil war

Palestinian woman walks next to the Apartheid Wall Jonathan Cook disputes that Israelis are divided over the occupation, and says those who are genuinely opposed to Israel’s expansionist ambitions can leave or stay and fight to demand dignity and freedom for the Palestinians. Read more [...]