Guernica

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections. More »

Israeli soldiers at Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem: The Unholy City

Uri Avnery says Israeli policies in Jerusalem – ethnic cleansing, neglect, oppression, provocation – have created an explosive situation in the city, which is now a hostile environment for inhabitants and tourists. More »

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Prosecute Israel – or let the people decide

Jamal Kanj says the Palestinian Authority must use the momentum of European recognitions of Palestine as a state to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for its violations of international law. More »

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 »

Tag: United Nations

Netanyahu’s and Abbas’s UN speeches

Netanyahu and Abbas

Uri Avnery compares Binyamin Netanyahu's and Mahmoud Abbass’s speeches at the UN General Assembly, and argues that Netanyahu was addressing “the most primitive voters in Israel” who don’t care what gentiles think.

Palestinians claim UN protection, prepare lawsuits

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Stuart Littlewood explores why the Palestinian leadership failed to publicize its lawsuit against Israel and its request for UN protection  and why it has taken it so long to act.

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.

An Israeli government minister speaking the truth?

Armed Jewish squatters

Alan Hart views how Israeli governments have deliberately straightjacketed themselves by colonizing the occupied Palestinian territories with Jewish squatters so as to make it impossible to return the land to the Palestinians.

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.

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.

War criminals by default

UN Security Council Five

Alan Hart argues that US President Barack Obama missed a golden opportunity to bring about peaceful change in Syria, and wonders whether he will miss another opportunity in the upcoming Geneva talks.

Stealing Palestine: interview with Richard Falk

Richard Falk

Stuart Littlewood interviews UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk on a wide range of subjects, from the “peace process”, to the two-state solution and the international community’s responsibility to protect in Palestine.

Palestinian lost opportunities

Mahmoud Abbas lost opportunities

Jamal Kanj says although the Palestinian leadership has been successful at condemning Israel and getting its crimes investigated, it chronically fails to turn its diplomatic gains into actual political advantage.

Appeasement dooms Palestinians to misery

Appeasement

Stuart Littlewood says the Palestinian Authority’s appeasement of Israel will yield only misery and land thefts, and stresses its past time for the Palestinians to take Israel to the International Criminal Court.