UN-Palestine State

Israel’s splendid isolation

Uri Avnery reviews Israel’s international isolation and assesses the consequences of a US veto or non-veto of a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to the Israeli occupation. More »

US torture

America and the forgotten futility of torture

Lawrence Davidson says showing once more that torture is futile will not stop it from recurring in the USA, and that the only deterrence is to hold the politicians responsible to account. More »

US imprisoned by Israel

US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN 

Jonathan Cook says while Europe is becoming increasingly disenchanted with Israel, as shown by the growing recognitions of Palestine, US policy towards Israel is paralysed by fear of upsetting the Zionist lobby. More »

Ziad Abu Ein

Whitewashing a Palestinian minister’s murder

Jamal Kanj examines the murder by Israeli Wehrmacht soldiers of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein and the subsequent propaganda blitz by Israel and its Western stooges and nincompoops to whitewash the murder. More »

Alon Ben-Meir

Israel’s Jews trapped in their own narrative

Alan Hart explains why Israeli Jews must acknowledge that a terrible wrong was done to the Palestinians by Zionism in the name of all Jews and that this wrong must be righted. More »

Media determinism

Free choice vs media determinism

Lawrence Davidson questions the extent of free will, whether in commercial or political choices, in the face of media manipulation amounting to determinism and exercised through advertisements and selective news and emphasis. More »

Sanctions Russia Israel

Palestine and Europe’s symbolic gestures

Alan Hart says Europe needs to go beyond gestures towards Palestine and submit a Security Council resolution with an ultimatum for Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories or face international sanctions. More »

Ethnic cleansing

Israel’s ethnic cleansing manifesto

Jamal Kanj argues that Israeli politicians such as the present foreign minister, the Moldovan former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman, are seeking to complete the ethnic cleansing begun by Israel’s founders in 1948. More »

Israeli elections 2015

Israel’s upcoming election choices

Uri Avnery advocates a centrist-leftist election bloc to contest Israel’s upcoming polls, which he argues will decide between a racist, warmongering state or a democratic state at peace with the Palestinians. More »

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 »

Tag: Espionage

Are Israeli spies being denied entry to the US?

Things are not the same anymore between Israel and the United States, it seems. The US is apparently refusing to grant visas to Israeli security service agents, the ultra-right-wing Israeli news website

US and allied spying and control vs freedom

Big Brother is Watching You

Graham Peebles argues that unconstitutional activity by Western intelligence agencies, rather than protecting citizens, “have themselves become a cause of national iand nternational insecurity by creating an atmosphere of mistrust and fear”.

A US national debate about government spying?

Edward Snowden

Lawrence Davidson says debating the merits of US government spying on citizens to protect against terrorism must include the causes of terrorism – US foreign policy and the lobbies behind it.

Unchecked Israel firsters plague Washington

America's Israel stooges

Jamal Kanj views some of the key Israeli stooges and spies that have blighted the US body politic, hijacking foreign policy, giving away America’s secrets and corrupting the political process.

Israel’s nuclear gun pointed at Obama’s head

israel-nuclear

Jonathan Cook argues that nuclear blackmail and intimidation by the pro-Israel lobby, rather than shared values and interests, underpin the US-Israeli “special relationship”.

Capitalism and the spy market

Surveillance tools

Lawrence Davidson looks at the array of surveillance tools available on the market and argues that these tools are destructive of community bonds and values and therefore should be made illegal.