Uri Avnery On Friday, May 19th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Israeli Knesset – Parliamentary Riffraff

WHEN I first entered the Knesset, I was shocked by the low standard of its debates. Speeches were full of clichés, platitudes and party slogans, the intellectual content was almost nil. That was 52 years ago. Among More...

Uri Avnery On Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Uri Avnery: A Curious National Home

THE PRESENT Israeli government coalition consists of 67 (out of 120) members of the Knesset. Each member wants to be elected again (and again and again). In order to be reelected, he or she must attract the attention More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, May 5th, 2017

Uri Avnery: One, Two, Three – Rejoice!

I REMEMBER the first few Independence Days, just after the foundation of the State of Israel. There was spontaneous jubilation, we were all out in the streets, the celebration was real. That was long ago. This years More...

Uri Avnery On Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Uri Avnery: The Israeli Macron

A DEEP sigh of relief, coming straight from the heart. When I was 10 years old, my family fled from Nazi Germany. We were fearful that the Gestapo was after us. When we approached the French border, our fear was More...

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 14th, 2017

Uri Avnery: CUI BONO?

CUI BONO – “who benefits” – is the first question an experienced detective asks when investigating a crime. Since I was a detective myself for a short time in my youth, I know the meaning. Often, 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...

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