Category Archives: Highlights
Stuart Littlewood considers UK Premier Cameron’s appointment of Stuart Polak, a self-declared agent of Israel, to the House of Lords, noting Polak’s pledge to serve Israel, not the British people, in the upper chamber of parliament.
Uri Avnery explains how, according to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, two Israeli generals, hitherto thought to be characterless cronies of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, aborted their master’s plan to attack Iran.
Jonathan Cook argues that Binyamin Netanyahu’s appointment of Danny Danon as ambassador to the UN is indicative of Israel's disdain for the international community and shows it has no place for negotiations or compromise.
Lawrence Davidson says the fact that Jews in the United States are divided over the Iran nuclear deal undermines the myth that all Jews are united behind and synonymous with Zionist Israel.
Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state.
Uri Avnery examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s blunders – his fumbling with Iran’s non-existent nuclear bomb, his attempts to play off Hamas against the Palestinian mainstream – and concludes that the man is a fool.
Graham Peebles argues that conflict and war, and the infrastructure servicing these – the military-industrial complex and the arms trade – are deeply ingrained in the currently dominant paradigm: neo-liberalism and market fundamentalism.
Stuart Littlewood shows why every utterance of yesteryear’s losers – Tony Blair, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Alastair Campbell – will ensure Jeremy Corbyn heads for a landslide in the Labour Party leadership elections.
Lawrence Davidson explains how Donald Trump’s speech making abilities, willingness to play fast and loose with the facts and affinity for the crowd has struck a chord with America’s permanently disaffected citizens.
Uri Avnery explains the dilemma of whether administrative detention, which Israel has used extensively and until recently exclusively against Arabs – should be supported, even if it saves the lives of Arabs and Jews.