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Uri Avnery: The Son of my Eyes

November 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Israel, Palestine

November 29, 2014 THE PRESIDENT of Israel was aghast. Ruvi Rivlin, who was recently elected to the high but largely ceremonial post, is far from being a leftist. On the contrary, this scion of a family that has been living in Jerusalem for seven generations, believes in a Jewish state in all the country from […]

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Uri Avnery: Wine, Blood and Gasoline

November 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Demonstrations, Israel, Palestine

Uri Avnery November 15, 2014 KAFR KANNA, a village near Nazareth, is probably the place where Jesus – according to the New Testament – turned water into wine. Now it is the Arab village where the Israeli police is turning stones into blood. On the fateful day, the police was confronting a group of young […]

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Uri Avnery On Chickenshit

October 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Essays

Uri Avnery November 1, 2014 Chickenshit WHEN A high-ranking official of one country calls the leader of another country “chickenshit”, it may be assumed that the relations between the two countries are not at their best. In fact, they may be considered somewhat less than cordial. This week, It happened. An unnamed very high-ranking US […]

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Uri Avnery: Son of Death

August 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Gaza Strip, Israel, Palestinian people

Uri Avnery / August 23, 2014  Son of Death THE WAR was over. Families returned to their kibbutzim near Gaza. Kindergartens opened up again. A ceasefire was in force and extended again and again. Obviously, both sides were exhausted.  And then, suddenly, the war came back. What happened? Well, Hamas launched rockets against Beersheba in […]

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Uri Avnery: Eyeless in Gaza

August 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Gaza Strip, Israel, Palestine

August 16, 2014 Eyeless in Gaza THE TROUBLE with war is that it has two sides. Everything would be so much easier if war had only one side. Ours, of course. There you are, drawing up a wonderful plan for the next war, preparing it, training for it, until everything is perfect. And then the […]

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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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