Netanyahu’s expensive speech

Binyamin Netanyahu’s expensive speech

Uri Avnery says by spiting President Obama in Congress Netanyahu may succeed in outflanking his opponents in Israel’s coming elections, but the price could be Israel’s lifeline – the alliance with Washington. More »

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The poisonous State of Qatar

Nureddin Sabir examines Qatar’s policy of reliance on the USA and support for Islamism, and its media strategy, as represented by Aljazeera, which talks democracy to Westerners but espouses Islamism to Arabs. More »

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Palestine at the International Criminal Court

Lawrence Davidson assesses the potential and problems of the Palestinian request to the International Criminal Court to begin a preliminary investigation of Israel’s actions during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip. More »

China loves Israel

Israel’s new Asian allies

With Israel turning to Asia to compensate for its loss of Western support, Jonathan Cook wonders how long it will be before it starts replying on a Chinese veto at the UN. More »

Islamic State terrorists

How to defeat violent Islamic fundamentalism

Alan Hart says Western foreign policy and repressive Arab and Muslim regimes are at the core of violent Islamic fundamentalism, and that Western leaders could change both, but they will not. More »

Hasbara alert

The myth of rising anti-Semitism in Europe

Uri Avnery debunks the flurry of Israeli and other Zionist propaganda which claims that European anti-Semitism is rising, blaming instead local historical baggage and Israeli behaviour for recent attacks on Jews. More »

Christian Zionism

Church of England’s hidden Zionist agenda 

Stuart Littlewood says the Church of England is home to a mission preaching the Zionist gospel, and that is why truthseekers such as Rev Stephen Sizer are hounded out of their jobs. More »

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Why we need the International Criminal Court

Lawrence Davidson explains why the implications of the International Criminal Court’s preliminary investigation of Israeli war crimes during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip go far beyond the Middle East. More »

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson, Israel’s casino king

Uri Avnery examines how the ultra-right-wing American Jewish Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson dominates Israel through Binyamin Netanyahu and the yellow press, and the US Congress through the Republican Party. More »

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The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections. More »

Category: Zionism

A personal note on Jewish statistics

Gilad Atzmon writes: The British political establishment is in a state of panic. A poll revealed last week that “a quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years

Jewish identity politics, Palestine and the left

Gilad Atzmon writes: I am particularly happy about this interview with George Galloway MP. This is an intensive discussion on Jewish identity politics, Palestine, progressive false terminology, the “left” – whatever is left

The liberal Zionist dilemma

Liberal Zionist dilemma

Lawrence Davidson highlights the contradiction between universal civil and political rights and support for Zionist state. He says that, faced with the choice, most “liberal” Zionists would ditch the veil of liberalism.

New Jewish prophet? Marc Ellis on Gilad Atzmon

Prophet Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon on why a Jewish theologian calls him a “prophet”, arguing that it is the Israeli – not the Jew – in him who has made him a Jewish identity critic.

Judaism and Zionism: a divorce in the making?

Judaism rejects Zionism

Alan Hart wonders if enlightened self-interest would prompt enough Jews of the world to distance themselves from the Zionist monster and thereby cause Judaism and Zionism to go their separate ways.

Hanna Arendt and Jewish intolerance

Hannah Arendt

Gilad Atzmon commends a new docudrama about Jewish German philosopher Hanna Arendt’s coverage of Adolf Eichmann’s trial, and finds echoes of her ordeal in contemporary intolerance towards debating Jewish identity politics.

Being honest about the dominant Zionist narrative

Shimon Gaspo

Neve Gordon examines the open admission by the Zionist mayor of Upper Nazareth that the ideological and political foundations of Israel, and the current Israeli political and social landscape, are purely racist.

Israel-Palestine: the question Jews must answer

Israeli soldier points gun at woman and children

Alan Hart asks why most Jews fail to acknowledge the wrong done to the Palestinians and suggests a path to avert a final ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and revival of anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism: what it is and is not

Anti-Zionism is not anti Semitism

Alan Hart stresses the importance of differentiating between genuine anti-Semitism and Zionist propaganda which defines all criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism” in order to provide cover for Israel’s crimes.

Debunking the false “anti-Semitism” slur

Activists who talk like Zionists

Blake Alcott debunks the “anti-Semitism” slur levelled at musician and writer Gilad Atzmon by US academic Ali Abunimah, and explains that Atzmon “illuminates the ‘pro-Semitic’ racist ideology fatal to Palestinians”.