Jerusalem repression

Israel’s model of political despair in Jerusalem

Jonathan Cook says Israeli policy in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied West Bank is turning the Palestinian-Israeli conflict into an “unmanageable colonial conflict that risks heading towards religious conflagration”. 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 »

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 »

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.