Tag Archives: Occupation

Fury at Azaria verdict is Israel’s Trump moment

Murderer Elor Azaria treated as hero Jonathan Cook says the conviction of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who murdered an unarmed and wounded Palestinian, and the popular reaction to the conviction, speak volumes about the state of Israeli society. Read more [...]

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

A worried looking King Salman James Dorsey looks ahead to a probable bleak year for an economically-stressed Saudi Arabia where a reassessment of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the Gulf seems set to add to its setbacks in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt. Read more [...]

Israel’s running from the law 

Netanyahu vs international law Lawrence Davidson examines what is behind Israel’s rejection of the UN Security Council resolution condemning the settlements on Palestinian territory and the consequences of this for international law, and views the inadequate responses to this rejection. Read more [...]

UN Security Council resolution on Israeli colonies: Next step, sanctions please

UN Security Council condemns Israeli colonies Stuart Littlewood argues for enforcement of the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory but fears a giant step backwards if Donald Trump turns out to be as crazed as Netanyahu. Read more [...]

Remember Naboth: Israel’s “legalising” of the theft of private Palestinian property

Jewish colonist boys play with guns Uri Avnery reminds the mostly religious Jewish settlers stealing private Palestinian property in the West Bank – and the Israeli government, which is passing legislation to “legalise” such theft – of the fate of similar thieves in the Bible. Read more [...]

Israel’s West Bank tourism drive makes Palestinians invisible

I am Palestine Jonathan Cook says Israeli moves to plunder Palestine’s tourism economy is intimately connected to the legalisation of the theft of Palestinian private property and the “creeping annexation” of occupied Palestine. Read more [...]

Human Rights Watch and FIFA test Middle East fallout of Trump’s election

Donald Trump in front of the Israeli flag James Dorsey assesses the political significance of a request by Human Rights Watch for the UN Commissioner for Human Rights to include world football body FIFA in a registry of enterprises that do business with Israeli settlements on the West Bank. Read more [...]

Trump may kill Netanyahu with kindness

Trump and Netanyahu Although Trump – for now at least – seems like a dream come true for Israel’s Netanyahu, Jonathan Cook says he could ultimately “turn Israel into a pariah state in Western capitals and leave it exposed strategically”. Read more [...]

Creating a legal precedent: Palestine considers suing Israel in international sports court

Israeli-Palestinian football war James Dorsey examines the wider implications of plans by the Palestinians to take Israel to the world’s top sports court to force it to ban clubs based in Jewish colonies in the West Bank from playing in Israeli divisions. Read more [...]

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 [...]