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Israelis, not Palestinians, excel at vengeance

Jonathan Cook examines the “culture of hate” and vengeance behind the recent abductions and murder of children in the occupied West Bank and the relentless Israeli aggression against the people of Gaza. More »

Mindset

Is changing the Israeli mindset possible?

Alan Hart says appealing to Israelis over their leaders’ heads with a genuine peace offer based on the Arab Peace Initiative might break their mindset and pave the way for genuine peace. More »

Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the so-called "Islamic State"

Not the Iraq I remember

Jamal Kanj argues that although the US invasion of Iraq sowed the seeds of sectarianism, responsibility for the mess now breaking the country apart rests squarely with Iraq’s leaders and political parties. More »

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Palestine’s dead teenagers

Stuart Littlewood reminds us of the context of the killing of teenagers in Palestine – essential background missing from the reports of the BBC and other broadcasters, and from politicians' utterances. More »

Genocidal Israel

On Israel’s genocidal nature

Gilad Atzmon argues, in a debate on Iran’s English-language Press TV, that Israel’s ongoing killing of Palestinians reflects the “murderous and genocidal and plunderous nature of the Jewish state”. More »

Methodist hypocrites

UK Methodists still half-hearted about BDS 

Stuart Littlewood examines the empty talk, weasel words and mischief used by the UK Methodists to avoid doing the decent, Christian thing and boycotting Israel until it does justice to the Palestinians. More »

Ideas revolution

A worldwide revolution of ideas is needed

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. More »

Methodist Friends of Israel

Will Jewish meddlers dictate UK Methodist policy?

Stuart Littlewood wonders whether the UK’s Methodist Church will surrender to the Zionist lobby, noting one Methodist delegate’s observation that the church has already sold out to Israel on several issues. More »

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister

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. More »

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Israelis in denial of their inhumanity

Jonathan Cook argues that Israelis have yet to realize the dam of oppression is soon to burst and that a technical fix cannot solve ethical dilemmas continuously thrown up by the occupation. 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

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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.