Uri Avnery On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Uri Avnery: George Soros’ Sorrows

GEORGE SOROS, the American multi-billionaire, is causing Benjamin Netanyahu a lot of trouble. At this particular moment, Netanyahu does not need any more trouble. A huge corruption affair, concerning German-built More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, July 14th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Abe, Izzy & Bibi

THE WHOLE thing could have been a huge practical joke if it had not been real. All of Israel was taken in. Left, right, and center. All the newspapers and TV networks, without exception. There it was: UNESCO has More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, July 7th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Eyeless in Gaza

I HAVE a unique confession to make: I like Gaza strip. Yes, I like this far-away corner of Palestine, the narrow strip on the way to Egypt, in which two million human beings are crowded, and which is closer to hell More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, June 30th, 2017

Uri Avnery: The Bizarre Nerve Gas Case of Bashar

CONAN DOYLE, the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, would have titled his story about this incident “The Bizarre Case of Bashar al-Assad”. And bizarre it is. It concerns the evil deeds of Bashar More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Uri Avnery: The Four-Letter Word

When a Briton or American speaks about a “four-letter word”, he means a vulgar sexual term, a word not to be mentioned in polite society. In Israel we also have such a word, a word of four letters. A More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, June 16th, 2017

Uri Avnery: The New Political Wave

WHEN I was young, there was a joke: “There is no one like you – and that’s a good thing!” The joke applies now to Donald Trump. He is unique. That’s good, indeed. But is he unique? As a More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, June 9th, 2017

Uri Avnery: Whoso Confesseth and Forsaketh

IN THE tumult of the last few days, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the “unification” of Jerusalem, one of the articles stated that “even peace-activist Uri Avnery” voted in the More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Uri Avnery: Greetings for Diana Buttu

A FEW days ago, an almost anonymous Palestinian woman received an unusual honor. An article of hers was published on top of the first page of the most respected newspaper on earth: New York Times. The editors defined More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, May 26th, 2017

Uri Avnery: The Visitation

THANK GOD for Oren Hazan. Without him, this would have been an exceedingly dull visit. Israel’s cabinet ministers were lined up in the blazing sun at the foot of the airplane stairs for the official reception More...

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...

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