Tag Archives: War Crimes

Israel’s settlers clear path to annexation with new land law

West Bank annexation Jonathan Cook says while a new Israeli law “legalises” the theft of private Palestinian lands, it will also highlight the criminal nature of all settlements and could end with Israeli politicians in the International Criminal Court. Read more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Decency demands we smoke out the real perpetrators of war crimes against Aleppo and Gaza

Israel's destruction of Gaza Stuart Littlewood contrasts the UK government’s sabre rattling over Russian military action in Syria’s Aleppo with London’s support for the Israeli regime and its war crimes against the Palestinians generally and the Gaza Strip in particular. 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 [...]

Moral idiocy in the halls of power

Henry Kissinger looking at handcuffs Lawrence Davidson explains the absence of civilised behaviour in postwar international relations through the psychological concept of moral idiocy – the “inability to understand moral principles and values and to act in accordance with them”. Read more [...]

Another of Israel’s pimps to become Labour’s saviour?

David Miliband Against the background of speculation that Labour Party chiefs are trying to persuade David Miliband to return to London so he can snatch the party leadership from Jeremy Corbyn, Stuart Littlewood recalls the disastrous legacy of Mr Miliband. Read more [...]

Chilcot, Israel and the Jewish lobby

Israeli and UK flags Gilad Atzmon wonders whether Chilcot’s failure to mention Israel’s role in Tony Blair’s war on Iraq was related to the presence on his team of Martin Gilbert and Lawrence Freedman, both Jewish with Gilbert being an active supporter of Zionism. Read more [...]

Iraq verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

Tony Blair the war criminal Stuart Littlewood argues that apologies for the war on Iraq are not enough and that there will be “mega-trouble if heads don't roll” and Tony Blair and his co-conspirators are not brought to justice. Read more [...]

Execution of Palestinian exposes Israel’s military culture

Jonathan Cook says the execution of a wounded Palestinian by an Israeli soldier is “challenging Israeli Jews to maintain the deception... that the institutions of their tribal, ethnic state have any abiding commitment to universal values and human rights”. Read more [...]