Guernica

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 »

Israeli soldiers at Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem: The Unholy City

Uri Avnery says Israeli policies in Jerusalem – ethnic cleansing, neglect, oppression, provocation – have created an explosive situation in the city, which is now a hostile environment for inhabitants and tourists. More »

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Prosecute Israel – or let the people decide

Jamal Kanj says the Palestinian Authority must use the momentum of European recognitions of Palestine as a state to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for its violations of international law. More »

Kheir al-Din Hamdan

Israeli politicians inciting murder and mayhem

Uri Avnery argues that the actions of irresponsible Israeli politicians – from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Minister of Home Security Yitzhak Aharonowitz – is paving the way for a Palestinian uprising. More »

Ed Miliband and Labour's Jewish donors

Will British Jewish funders’ blackmail backfire?

Alan Hart offers advice to the UK Labour Party’s erstwhile Jewish donors, who are allegedly ditching the party because Ed Miliband condemned Israel and supported recognition of Palestine as an independent state. More »

Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks, preacher of Israeli hasbara

Stuart Littlewood explains why a recent speech made by former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has left him wondering whether he's an instrument of God or just another preacher of Israeli hasbara. More »

Chickenshit

Chickenshit Netanyahu

Uri Avnery examines the tense and contradictory US-Israeli relationship, and argues that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is exploiting the dysfunctional US political system to destroy the chances of peace. More »

Jonathan Djanogly

Jonathan Djanogly, example of UK’s Israel stooges

Stuart Littlewood examines the behaviour of an Israel flag waver in the UK parliament, Jonathan Djanogly, one of the “dirty dozen” lawmakers who voted against recognising Palestine as an independent state. More »

Gaza prison

How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison

Jonathan Cook argues that the Palestinians’ humanitarian needs and their right in international law to resist their oppressor are being sacrificed to make the enforcement of Israel’s occupation more efficient. More »

Anti lobby demonstration

America’s special interest problem

Lawrence Davidson argues that only popular action can free United States legislators from the shackles of special interest groups, or lobbies, that have hijacked and corrupted US foreign and domestic policies. More »

Category: Zionism

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”.

Window on Jewish tribal psychosis

Nick Lowles

Gilad Atzmon views the ideology of the British-based organization Hope not hate – anti-racist and anti-fascist on the outside but in reality working to a pro-Israel propaganda agenda.

No Jewish atonement for Zionism’s crimes against Palestinians

Jonathan Sacks

Alan Hart argues that Days of Atonement which ignore the need for Jews to be honest with themselves about Zionism’s crimes in Palestine are nothing but Jewish theatre.