Uri Avnery On Friday, March 17th, 2017

Uri Avnery: The Most Moral Army

A FEW days ago I happened upon an excellent British movie, “Testament of Youth”, based on the memoirs of Vera Brittain. Vera tells her story, the story of a British girl who grew up in a bourgeois family More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, March 10th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Perhaps the Messiah Will Come

IF SOMEONE had told me 50 years ago that the rulers of Israel, Jordan and Egypt had met in secret to make peace, I would have thought that I was dreaming. If I had been told that the leaders of Egypt and Jordan More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Uri Avnery: The Cannons of Napoleon

NAPOLEON CAME to a German town and was not welcomed with the traditional artillery salute. Furious, he summoned the mayor and demanded an explanation. The German produced a long scroll of paper and said: “I More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Elor Azaria the Great Rift

I BELIEVE I was the first to recommend that the soldier Elor Azaria, the killer of Hebron, be granted a pardon. But this recommendation was conditional on several requirements: first, that the soldier openly and More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, February 17th, 2017

Uri Avnery: How Did It Start?

SO HOW THE HELL did it all start? Last week I tried to describe the 1948 war, starting from the shooting at a Jewish bus on the morrow of the UN partition resolution. Some readers dispute the timing. They insist More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, February 10th, 2017

Uri Avnery: That’s How It Happened

AFTER MY last article, in which I mentioned that the Arabs started the 1948 war after the partition resolution of the UN, I received several furious messages. The writers, who (I suppose) were born after the events, More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Uri Avnery: Respect the Green Line Border!

THE MOST incisive analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict I have ever read was written by the Jewish-Polish-British historian Isaac Deutscher. It consists of a single image. A man lives on the upper floor of More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, January 27th, 2017

Uri Avnery: President Kong

I KNEW he reminded me of somebody, but I couldn’t quite place it. Who was it who pounded his chest with such vigor? And then I remembered. It was the hero of a movie that was produced when I was 10 years old: More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, January 20th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Being There

PERHAPS HE is lying all the time. Perhaps he is lying about being a liar. Perhaps he is cheating about being a cheat. Perhaps he is just posing as an impostor. Perhaps he has misled us all about his misleading. Perhaps More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, January 13th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Confessions of a Megalomaniac

  THE ARAB taxi driver who brought me to Ramallah had no trouble with the Israeli border posts. He just evaded them. Saves a lot of trouble. I was invited by Mahmood Abbas, the President of the Palestinian More...


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