Category Archives: Highlights

Can Ehud “We Have No Partner for Peace” Barak return as Israel’s prime minister?

Ehud Barak with beard Uri Avnery assesses the prospects of Ehud Barak, former Israeli chief of staff, former prime minister and architect of the Israeli right’s slur of "we have no partner for peace” against the Palestinians, replacing Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister. Read more [...]

Israel’s fear of the “desert” Jews in its midst

Mizrahi or Arab Jews Jonathan explains why Israel’s ruling elite is incensed at the possibility of the Palestinian Arabs and Israel’s Arab Jews making common cause, a fear shown by Israel’s defence minister barring a Palestinian official from contacting Arab Jews. Read more [...]

The truth behind the charge of anti-Semitism in Britain

Israel's anti-Semitism weapon Ruth Tenne explores the truth behind recent accusations of “anti-Semitism” against left-wing members of Britain’s Labour Party, highlighting the fact that the accusers are misusing the charge of “anti-Semitism” to silence criticism of Israeli policies. Read more [...]

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the two-state vs one-state solution

Right of Return train Blake Alcott urges the PSC to show solidarity for all Palestinians – in Israel and the diaspora, not just in the West Bank and Gaza Strip – and decide whether it supports justice and a one democratic state, or Zionism and a two-state solution. Read more [...]

Time for sharing and a just economic model

Sharing the planet Graham Peebles highlights the damage to humanity inflicted by the neoliberal economic model, which is built upon greed and division, and argues that an alternative model, with sharing, justice and equality at its heart, is possible and overdue. Read more [...]

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: Bigots all around

The bigots Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Lawrence Davidson says Mrs Clinton, like Mr Trump, is “an unprincipled opportunist" with "a self-centred myopia”, openly siding with the Zionists who are “among the world’s most demonstrative bigots” and pledging to destroy the BDS movement. Read more [...]

Schoolgirl Leanne Betrayed: Free-speech organisers pull the plug on her “Birds not Bombs”

Leanne Mohamad Stuart Littlewood views how the UK “champions” of free speech succumbed to a Zionist blogger by silencing a young Palestinian winner of a public speaking competition, and tells docile Palestinian officials that they have much to learn from the young girl. Read more [...]

Israel wants a peace process – but only if it’s doomed to fail

Binyamin Netanyahu with a warplane in the background Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution. Read more [...]

The ultra right’s conquest of Israel

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man passes an election campaign poster for the leader of Israel's right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu Party, Avigdor Lieberman, in Jerusalem, Thursday Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10, 2009, and pre-election polls show Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni. The campaign slogan on the poster reads "Without loyalty, there is no citizenship." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) Uri Avnery explains the Israeli conundrum of a government undermining the army, and the peace camp putting its trust in the high command, with perhaps some praying to a God they don't believe in for a military coup they would not approve of. Read more [...]

What happens when Arab autocrats are left to fend for themselves?

Saudi-inflicted destruction in Yemen James M. Dorsey attributes Washington’s disengagement from Saudi Arabia to its refocus on Asia, and argues that Saudi attempts at regional leadership through sectarianism and war are doomed to fail for objective, structural reasons. Read more [...]