Muhammad Abu Khedair

Israelis indifferent to lynching and war crimes

Uri Avnery voices disgust at the murder in Gaza, the official and media incitement, the burning alive of an innocent Palestinian teenager by Israeli neo-Nazis and the Israeli public’s silence. More »

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Israelis, not Palestinians, excel at vengeance

Jonathan Cook examines the “culture of hate” and vengeance behind the recent abductions and murder of children in the occupied West Bank and the relentless Israeli aggression against the people of Gaza. More »

Mindset

Is changing the Israeli mindset possible?

Alan Hart says appealing to Israelis over their leaders’ heads with a genuine peace offer based on the Arab Peace Initiative might break their mindset and pave the way for genuine peace. More »

Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the so-called "Islamic State"

Not the Iraq I remember

Jamal Kanj argues that although the US invasion of Iraq sowed the seeds of sectarianism, responsibility for the mess now breaking the country apart rests squarely with Iraq’s leaders and political parties. More »

Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Palestine’s dead teenagers

Stuart Littlewood reminds us of the context of the killing of teenagers in Palestine – essential background missing from the reports of the BBC and other broadcasters, and from politicians' utterances. More »

Genocidal Israel

On Israel’s genocidal nature

Gilad Atzmon argues, in a debate on Iran’s English-language Press TV, that Israel’s ongoing killing of Palestinians reflects the “murderous and genocidal and plunderous nature of the Jewish state”. More »

Methodist hypocrites

UK Methodists still half-hearted about BDS 

Stuart Littlewood examines the empty talk, weasel words and mischief used by the UK Methodists to avoid doing the decent, Christian thing and boycotting Israel until it does justice to the Palestinians. More »

Ideas revolution

A worldwide revolution of ideas is needed

Graham Peebles says a root and branch revolution of the fundamental ideas on which contemporary capitalist societies are built is essential if the causes of conflict and disharmony are to be eliminated. More »

Methodist Friends of Israel

Will Jewish meddlers dictate UK Methodist policy?

Stuart Littlewood wonders whether the UK’s Methodist Church will surrender to the Zionist lobby, noting one Methodist delegate’s observation that the church has already sold out to Israel on several issues. More »

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister

Graham Peebles asks if newly elected nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in tune with the time and possess the vision and imagination needed to create a healthy society in India. More »

Tag: Palestinians

Listen: Putting the death of the Israeli squatter teens in context

The Western media are awash with correspondents’ reports on the grief Israelis are experiencing over the death of three teenagers. The teenagers, the sons of Jewish squatters living on stolen Palestinian land in

Remember Israel’s abuse of Palestinian kids

Israeli soldier arrests palestinian child

Nureddin Sabir argues that whatever has happened to the missing Israeli squatter kids whose parents had chosen to live on stolen land, the real story is Israel’s ongoing abuse of Palestinian children.

Palestinian unity on Israel’s terms won’t help

Fatah Hamas reconciliation

Jonathan Cook argues that the Palestinian people will not benefit from the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal because a national unity government will still be operating within the confines of the Israeli occupation.

Palestinian unity – good for all except warmongers

Hamas leader Khalid Meshaal and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Uri Avnery argues that, contrary to the position adopted by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas is good for peace and in the interest of everybody.

Bethlehem University – symbol of steadfastness

Bethlehem University Library

Stuart Littlewood looks at how Palestine’s Bethlehem University – “a warmly-welcoming, vibrant melting pot of Christian and Muslim giving off endlessly good vibes” – has defied Israel’s criminal destruction.

Shimon Peres, Israel’s king of deception

Israeli deception

Jamal Kanj looks at how systematic Israeli deception has paved the way for the phenomenal expansion of Jewish squatter colonies in occupied Palestinian territories while Israel simultaneously indulged in phony peace talks.

A Palestinian “resistance” view

Emmanuel Tierra

Emmanuel Tierra, former aid to Yasser Arafat, tells Stuart Littlewood that UN resolutions on the status of Palestine and Israel offer the only realistic basis for solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The dangerous Palestinian VIP class

Mahmoud Abbas's Israeli VIP permit

Jamal Kanj argues that to be taken seriously, Palestinian Authority officials should at least tear up their Israeli VIP passes and experience the full pain of the occupation, like ordinary Palestinian citizens.

Peace process: PLO ignores interview request

Hanan Ashrawi

Stuart Littlewood laments the failure of Palestinian politicians to treat the media, and even friendly journalists and writers, professionally and with respect, thereby surrendering the fight for hearts and minds to Israel.

Laying the foundation for Palestinian statehood

Palestinian statehood

Ruth Tenne says Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, fresh elections in the Palestinian territories, a progressive constitution and prosecuting Israel for war crimes must be prioritized if Palestinian statehood is to become reality.