Tag Archives: Occupation

Israel’s Shimon Peres: Peacemaker or war criminal?

Shimon Peres: war criminal Jonathan Cook reminds us of the Shimon Peres that you are unlikely to hear about in Western obituaries: a colonialist and champion of the Jewish settlers, an “Inveterate schemer”, a war criminal and the father of Israel’s nuclear weapons programme. Read more [...]

US aid deal gives green light to Israel’s erasure of Palestine

Obama and Netanyahu smiling at each other Jonathan Cook says the latest US military aid package to Israel – the largest in US history – is a clear signal to the Palestinians that Washington sees no pressing strategic interest in ending the Israeli occupation. Read more [...]

Never mention the J-word – it’s not applicable to Palestine!

Palestine: No Justice, No Peace Stuart Littlewood highlights the absence of the word “justice” when European and US politicians talk about peace in the Holy Land, and notes the other ruses used by Israel and its apologists to avoid justice for the Palestinians. Read more [...]

Israel’s bogus civil war

Palestinian woman walks next to the Apartheid Wall Jonathan Cook disputes that Israelis are divided over the occupation, and says those who are genuinely opposed to Israel’s expansionist ambitions can leave or stay and fight to demand dignity and freedom for the Palestinians. Read more [...]

Could Hamas’s Haniyeh steer a course to Palestinian freedom?

Ismail Haniyeh Stuart Littlewood welcomes the prospect of Ismail Haniyeh replacing Khaled Meshaal as Hamas leader, and hopes that if he does he would amend Hamas’s charter – presently a gift to Israel – and attend to the Palestinians’ communications deficit. Read more [...]

Israel’s “rapidly approaching” civil war

Israeli army of religious extremists Uri Avnery examines the growing rift among Israeli Jews, in the light of a former intelligence chief’s warning of a rapidly approaching intra-Jewish civil war, and argues that the occupation could be what is keeping Israel united. Read more [...]

Israel to colour-code “good” and “bad” Palestinians

Avigdor Lieberman with knife Jonathan Cook says Israel has resurrected a failed policy to sustain its occupation, comprising sticks and carrots, side-stepping Palestinian leaders by relying on collaborators, and an online propaganda campaign. Read more [...]

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the two-state vs one-state solution

Right of Return train Blake Alcott urges the PSC to show solidarity for all Palestinians – in Israel and the diaspora, not just in the West Bank and Gaza Strip – and decide whether it supports justice and a one democratic state, or Zionism and a two-state solution. Read more [...]

Israel wants a peace process – but only if it’s doomed to fail

Binyamin Netanyahu with a warplane in the background Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution. Read more [...]

Rumblings of mounting discontent among Israelis and Palestinians

Palestinian protester wielding a knife James Dorsey says the fabric of Israeli and Palestinian societies is being eroded by a conflict to which a solution seems distant and by societies and leaderships incapable and unwilling to listen to a Palestinian youth whose prospects are dim. Read more [...]