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Uri Avnery — In One Word: Poof!

April 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Israel, Palestine

April 12, 2014 In One Word: Poof! POOR JOHN Kerry. This week he emitted a sound that was more expressive than pages of diplomatic babble. In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations committee he explained how the actions of the Israeli government had torpedoed the “peace process”. They broke their obligation to release Palestinian […]

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Avnery on the Iran Deal

November 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Iran, Israel

Dimona Nuclear Reactor, Negev Nuclear Research Center Uri Avnery November 30, 2013 The Debacle THE GREATEST danger to Israel is not the putative Iranian nuclear bomb. The greatest danger is the stupidity of our leaders. This is not a uniquely Israeli phenomenon. A great many of the world’s leaders are plain stupid, and always have been. […]

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Avnery: Cry, Beloved Country

August 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · "Arab Spring", Egypt, Middle East

Uri Avnery August 24, 2013 Cry, Beloved Country I DIDN’T want to write this article, but I had to. I love Egypt. I love the Egyptian people. I have spent some of the happiest days of my life there. My heart bleeds when I think of Egypt. And these days I think about Egypt all […]

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Uri Avnery: A new Guinness Record

August 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Israel, Middle East, Palestine

 August 17, 2013   I DON’T know if the Guinness Book of World Records has a special section for Chutzpah. a If it does not, it should. That’s the one competition where we might take home a few gold medals. The first one would surely go to Binyamin Netanyahu.  THIS WEEK, on the eve of the […]

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Uri Avnery on Obama’s Visit to Palestine

April 9th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Arab Culture, Palestine, Palestinian people, Uncategorized

This Avnery piece is to me the most accurate analysis of Obama’s visit I’ve read: In Their Shoes OBAMA IN ISRAEL: Every word right. Every gesture genuine. Every detail in its place. Perfect. Obama in Palestine: Every word wrong. Every gesture inappropriate. Every single detail misplaced. Perfect. IT STARTED from the first moment. The President […]

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Avnery on UN resolution

November 29th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Israel, Palestine

Uri Avnery : The Strong and the Sweet IT WAS a day of joy. Joy for the Palestinian people. Joy for all those who hope for peace between Israel and the Arab world And, in a modest way, for me personally. The General Assembly of the United Nations, the highest world forum, has voted overwhelmingly for […]

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Avnery: Once And For All!

November 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Palestine

Uri Avnery November 24, 2012  THE MANTRA of this round was Once And For All. “We must put an end to this (the rockets, Hamas, the Palestinians, the Arabs?) Once and For All!” – this cry from the heart was heard dozens of times daily on TV from the harassed inhabitants of Israel’s battered towns […]

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Avnery: Another Superfluous War

November 17th, 2012 · No Comments · Gaza Strip, Israel, Palestine, Uncategorized

Uri Avnery November 17, 2012 Another Superfluous War HOW DID it start? Stupid question. Conflagrations along the Gaza Strip don’t start. They are just a continuous chain of events, each claimed to be a [or “in”] “retaliation” for the previous one. Action is followed by reaction, which is followed by retaliation, which is followed by […]

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Avnery on Debate

October 19th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Politics

Here’s Uri Avnery’s take on the 2nd debate & beyond:   The Man with the Uzi THERE WAS this young Israeli who was captured by cannibals. They put him in the cooking pot and were about to light the fire, when he expressed one last wish: “Please box my ears!” When the cannibal chief obliged, […]

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Avnery on Syria

August 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments · "Arab Spring", Essays, Politics, Syria

As usual, Avnery’s takes are fascinating & excellent food for the intelletto. This week the topic is Syria: Uri Avnery August 11, 2012  Bloody Spring) ON A flight to London in 1961, I had a unique experience. On the way, the plane made a stop in Athens and a group of Arabs joined us. That […]

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