Uri Avnery On Friday, April 20th, 2018

Uri Avnery: Israel’s Great Day

TWO DAYS ago, the State of Israel celebrated its 70th birthday. For days we heard about nothing else. Innumerable speeches full of platitudes. A huge festival of kitsch. Everyone agreed: It was a historic moment More...

Uri Avnery On Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Uri Avnery: Eyeless in Gaza

WRITE DOWN: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, April 6th, 2018

Uri Avnery: A Song Is Born

A FRIEND from overseas sent me the recording of a song. An Arab song, with a soft Arab melody, sung by an Arab girls’ choir, accompanied by a flute. It goes like this: Ahed / You are the promise and the glory More...

Uri Avnery On Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Uri Avnery: “Pour Out Your Wrath”

  I was about to write an article about Pesach eve’ when I remembered that I wrote exactly the same article six years ago. So I am sending the old article again – I just have nothing to add. I AM writing More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Uri Avnery: Abbas on US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, ‘Son of a Dog’

  THE CLOSER Mahmoud Abbas gets to the end of his reign, the more extreme his language becomes. Recently he spoke about Donald Trump and uttered the words “May your house be destroyed”. In Arabic More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, March 16th, 2018

Uri Avnery: Israel’s Fake Enemy

  TOWARDS THE END of 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and declared war on the US. Their Nazi ally followed with its own declaration of war, and so did all its satellites. The joke tells about the Hungarian More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, March 9th, 2018

Uri Avnery: The Great Conspiracy Against Oriental Jews

  IN THE Autumn of 1948, after some eight months of continuous fighting, I was promoted to the lofty rank of corporal. After taking part in a crash course for squad leaders, I was allowed to choose my new More...

Uri Avnery On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Uri Avnery on Netanyahu’s Corruption Affairs: Because There Is Nothing

THE FLOOD of corruption affairs that is now engulfing the Netanyahu family and its assistants and servitors does not seem to diminish his popularity among those who call themselves “the People”. On More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Uri Avnery: Netanyahu, Go in Peace!

  I HAVE a confession to make: I don’t hate Benjamin Netanyahu. I don’t hate Sara’le either. I generally don’t hate people. With the sole exception of people who have betrayed the trust More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, February 16th, 2018

Uri Avnery: Pity the Almond Tree

  PITY THE almond tree, especially when it is in full bloom. The bloom of the almond is, in German, Mandelblüt. That is also the name the Israel’s chief legal official, called “the Legal Advisor More...

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