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Uri Avnery: The Pied Piper of Zion

January 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Israel

January 30, 2016 HAMELIN, A small town in Germany (not so far from where I was born), was infested with rats. In their despair, the burghers called upon a rat-catcher and promised him a thousand guilders for liberating them from this plague. The rat-catcher took his pipe and played such a sweet melody that all […]

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Uri Avnery: A Lonely Lawyer

December 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Israel, Palestine, Palestinian people, Uncategorized

December 19, 2015 BY NOW EVERY ISRAELI has seen the TV clip several times – showing a 14-year old Arab girl being shot dead near the central market of Jewish Jerusalem. The story is well known: two sisters, 14 and 16 years old, have decided to attack Israelis. The clip, taken by a security camera, […]

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Uri Avnery: The Reign of Absurdiocy

December 1st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Essays

November 28, 2015 Writes Uri Avnery: There is no such thing as “international terrorism”. To declare war on “international terrorism” is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both. Terrorism is a weapon. Like cannon. We would laugh at somebody who declares war on “international artillery”. A cannon belongs to […]

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Uri Avnery: The Settlers’ Prussia

October 17th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Israel, Palestine

October 17, 2015 ISRAELI DEMOCRACY is sliding downwards. Sliding slowly, comfortably, but unmistakably. Sliding where? Everybody knows that: towards an ultra-nationalist, racist, religious society. Who is leading the ride? Why, the government, of course. This group of noisy nobodies which came to power at the last elections, led by Binyamin Netanyahu.  Not really. Take all […]

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Uri Avnery on Mahmoud Abbas

October 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Israel, Palestine

October 10, 2015                                                  Leader without Glory I FIRST met Mahmoud Abbas in Tunis at the beginning of 1983. I knew that he was responsible for the Israel desk in the PLO leadership. Said Hamami and Issam Sartawi, the PLO delegates with whom I had been in permanent contact since 1974, told […]

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Avnery’s Lucid Assessment

August 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Israel, Palestine

Uri Avnery August 8, 2015 Divide et Impera BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is not known as a classical scholar, but even so he has adopted the Roman maxim Divide et Impera, divide and rule. The main (and perhaps only) goal of his policy is to extend the rule of Israel, as the “Nation-State of the Jewish People”, […]

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Uri Avnery on Israel & the Iran Treaty

July 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Iran, Israel

Uri Avnery July 18, 2015 The Treaty AND WHAT if the whole drama was only an exercise of deception? What if the wily Persians did not even dream of building an atomic bomb, but used the threat to further their real aims? What if Binyamin Netanyahu was duped to become unwittingly the main collaborator of […]

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Uri Avnery on War Crimes

June 27th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Gaza Strip, Israel, Uncategorized

Uri Avnery June 27, 2015 War Crimes? Us??? “WAR IS HELL!” the US general William Tecumseh Sherman famously exclaimed. War is the business of killing the “enemy”, in order to impose your will on them. Therefore, “humane war” is an oxymoron. War itself is a crime. There are few exceptions. I would exempt the war against Nazi […]

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WHO WILL SAVE ISRAEL?

May 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Israel, Jewish Culture, Uncategorized

by Uri Avnery May 23, 2015 THE BATTLE is over. The dust has settled. A new government – partly ridiculous, partly terrifying – has been installed. It is time to take stock. The net result is that Israel has given up all pretense of desiring peace and that Israeli democracy has suffered a blow from […]

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Avnery on Iran’s Theoretical Bomb

April 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · Iran, Israel, Jewish Culture, Middle East, Palestine

Uri Avnery April 4, 2015 Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bomb? I MUST start with a shocking confession: I am not afraid of the Iranian nuclear bomb. I know that this makes me an abnormal person, almost a freak. But what can I do? I am unable to work up fear, like a real […]

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