Optimism of the will: One man’s hope amid fascism and bigotry in Israel

Optimism Uri Avnery explains why he is optimistic despite the deep despair of the Israeli peace camp, the exponential rise of Israel’s home-grown fascism and the fact that the Israeli government is leading the country towards national suicide. Read more [...]

Unjust and dysfunctional: Asylum in the UK

Dysfunctional UK asylum system Graham Peebles argues that the British asylum system, which is slow, inadequate, cold and indifferent towards some of the world’s most vulnerable people, is causing hardship to thousands of innocents and is in need of urgent, far-reaching reform. Read more [...]

The usurped rights of Israel’s Palestinian citizens

Israeli apartheid - by Carlos Latuff Jamal Kanj explodes the myth of Israeli democracy, noting that Israel’s Palestinian citizens face discrimination in education, health care and housing, in addition to having their mobility restricted, living under martial rule and being continually dispossessed of the little land they own. Read more [...]

On the down side of institutionalised religion

Religion cartoon Lawrence Davidson explains why religion should be confined to the individual and local charity work, and points to the lethal consequences when religion claims for itself the trappings of secular power or attaches itself to the institutions of power. Read more [...]

American Jews and Israel: A divorce in the making?

Jews against Israel Alan Hart argues that fear by US and European Jews that anti-Israeli sentiment created by Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians might turn into anti-Semitism is turning these Jews away from the Zionist state. Read more [...]

UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign blocks call to expel Israel from UN

Wither PSC? Stuart Littlewood asks where does the Palestine Solidarity Campaign – the UK's leading pro-Palestine campaign group – go from here, now that it has rejected a proposal to seek Israel's expulsion from the UN for persistently violating international law? Read more [...]