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 »

India's space mission

India’s space madness amid astronomical poverty 

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. More »

US Congress traitors

Israel, the US Congress and treason

Alan Hart explains how members of Congress who put Israel’s interests ahead of those of the United States could be charged with treason, despite the US constitution’s narrow definition of a traitor. More »

Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Britain

Israel ignoring “tectonic change” in public opinion

Uri Avnery argues that, oblivious to Israelis, a tectonic change in public attitude towards Israel is underway, as shown by the UK parliament’s and Sweden’s decisions to recognise the state of Palestine. More »

Tag: Jews

Watch: Why is Jerusalem always on edge?

It seems like every violent incident in Jerusalem could spark another massive flare-up in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But what are the policies keeping the city on edge? Aj+Lab’s Dena Takruri explains

Given up on being a Jew: Professor Shlomo Sand speaks out

“I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew.” These are the word of Shlomo Sand, an Israeli professor of history at Tel Aviv University. Risking opprobrium in a deeply narcissistic

Israel’s kosher philosopher

Asa Kasher

Gilad Atzmon looks at how Israeli “philosopher” Asa Kasher justifies killing Palestinian civilians and offers “a glimpse into Jewish tribal ethno-centrism in which ‘goodness’ is defined solely by Jewish interests”.

Israel’s very own history of eugenics

Jonathan Cook writes: This hour-long documentary, the Ringworm Children, raises so many disturbing questions about Israel and its relationship with the US that one hardly knows where to begin. In the 1950s,

UK official implies Jewish misogyny is fine as long as it is confined to Jews

It’s common knowledge that Islamists are misogynists – bigots who hate women, consider them inferior to men and advocate discrimination against them. And there’s no shortage of media publicity of this aspect

Time running out for peace in Middle East

Tide of religious extremism

Uri Avnery says time is running out for Israelis to make peace with Arab nationalists, especially with the Palestinian people, before religious fanatics – Muslims and Jews – sweep across the region.

Joan Rivers and Yasser Arafat

Joan Rivers

Alan Hart recalls an encounter with arch-Zionist Jewish comedienne Joan Rivers who infamously declared that the nearly 2,200 Palestinians murdered by Israel in the Gaza Strip this summer “deserve to be dead”.

“But is it good for the Jews?”

Zionism is the problem

Lawrence Davidson explains why Israel and Zionism are not fit for purpose, and argues that Jews must distance themselves from Zionism and Israel, if only for their own enlightened self-interest.

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.

Israelis openly rejoice at the death of Palestinians in Gaza

A “villa in the jungle” is how Israeli war crimes suspect Ehud Barak once described the Jews-only state of Israel. The description conjures a picture of culture, civilization and harmony amid a