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...

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...

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