Uri Avnery On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Uri Avnery: Marwan Barghouti Palestine’s Nelson Mandela

I HAVE a confession to make: I like Marwan Barghouti. I have visited him at his modest Ramallah home several times. During our conversations, we discussed Israeli-Palestinian peace. Our ideas were the same: to create More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, April 7th, 2017

Uri Avnery: The Tunic of Nessus

IN A few weeks, Israel will celebrate the 50 anniversary of the Six-Day War. Millions of words, most of them hollow, will be poured out. As usual. But the event deserves better. It is a drama unique in human history. More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, March 31st, 2017

Uri Avnery: Prison Is a University of Terror

SOME DAYS ago, a man committed an act of terrorism in the center of London, a city I love. He ran over several persons on Westminster Bridge, stabbed a policeman to death and approached the doors of Parliament, More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, March 24th, 2017

Uri Avnery: The Israels’s National Riddle

WHAT IS the difference between a “corporation” and an “authority? You don’t know? Join the 8.5 million Israelis who don’t know either. It’s a national riddle. The whole country More...

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...


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