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 »

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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 »

Tag: Economy

Scramble to conclude suspicious EU-US trade deal

TTIP threat to NHS

With the UK industry in intensive care, Stuart Littlewood asks whether Britons should throw open the door and allow US big business to muscle in under cover of a trade treaty.

Unreported Israel: poverty, injustice, child abuse

Israeli child poverty

Moti Leybel and Marianne Azizi highlight some facts about life in Israel which the Israeli political and “security” elites and their allies in the media and abroad would rather hide.

India’s space madness amid astronomical poverty 

India's space mission

Graham Peebles questions the justice and wisdom of India’s ruling elite, which spends USD1 billion annually on its space programme while India has the world’s highest number of people practising open defecation.

Watch: Why farmers are killing themselves in India

Why are so many Indian farmers committing suicide? In the video above the widow of one such farmer who took his life after his crop failed explains what happened.

Corporate capitalism versus human happiness 

Happiness

Graham Peebles argues that the prevailing paradigm of market fundamentalism, neo-liberalism, globalisation and corporate politics, rather than promote social cohesion and the pursuit of happiness, engender depression, anxiety, greed and disharmony.

The case for a new global paradigm

Sharing

Graham Peebles argues the case for global change which places sharing, sustainability and cooperation – not competition, greed and abundance – at its heart, and cultivates tolerance, individuality, trust and social unity.

Competition corrupts minds and actions

Competition

Graham Peebles examines the harmful impact of competition on the individual and society, and argues that for social harmony and justice to prevail, cooperation and sharing must replace competition.

A worldwide revolution of ideas is needed

Ideas revolution

Graham Peebles says a root and branch revolution of the fundamental ideas on which contemporary capitalist societies are built is essential if the causes of conflict and disharmony are to be eliminated.

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister

Narendra Modi

Graham Peebles asks if newly elected nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in tune with the time and possess the vision and imagination needed to create a healthy society in India.

Materialism and misery, and the need for change

Materialism and misery

Graham Peebles explains why the predominant economic model is fostering a value system rooted in materialism, which is contrary to human nature and is a major cause of unhappiness, anxiety and depression.