Tag Archives: Occupation
Uri Avnery says although Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas “is a true patriot”, he is in danger of sliding, against his will, into a situation akin to that of Henri Petain, the leader of “Vichy France”.
Alan Hart explains the Israeli-engineered despair that is fuelling Palestinian violence in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank, and argues that this violence may be used by the Israelis as a pretext to ethnically cleanse Palestine of its Palestinians.
Jonathan Cook argues that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s continuing pandering to his far-right constituency over Jerusalem’s holy sites, coupled with the Palestinian Authority’s helplessness, mean that “Palestinian youths will continue reaching for the humble stone”.
Alan Hart says the future of the Palestinian cause depends on whether there are enough diaspora Palestinians who care enough to become politically engaged to rebuild their national institutions on democratic principles and standards of accountability.
As the footage of a young Palestinian boy being headlocked by an Israeli Wehrmacht soldier circulates around the world, Uri Avnery looks at how the attitudes of ordinary people around the world towards Israel are changing.
Jonathan Cook argues that Binyamin Netanyahu’s appointment of Danny Danon as ambassador to the UN is indicative of Israel's disdain for the international community and shows it has no place for negotiations or compromise.
Ruth Tenne spells out what the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, as well as the worldwide Palestine solidarity movements, must do in order to achieve a secure, viable and contiguous Palestinian state.
Uri Avnery argues that through their divisions and mutual hatreds, Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank are complicit in the Israeli occupation's strategy of divide and rule.