Uri Avnery On Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Uri Avnery: Who the Hell Are We?

YEARS AGO I had a friendly discussion with Ariel Sharon. I told him: “I am first of all an Israeli. After that I am a Jew.” He responded heatedly: “I am first of all a Jew, and only after that More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, July 27th, 2018

Uri Avnery: Netanyahu, Adolf and The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU is a perfect diplomat, a clever politician, a talented leader of the army. Lately, another jewel has been added to his crown: he is also a gifted story-teller. He has provided an answer to More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, July 20th, 2018

Uri Avnery: The March of Folly

ONE CAN look at events in Gaza through the left or through the right eye. One can condemn them as inhuman, cruel and mistaken, or justify them as necessary and unavoidable. But there is one adjective that is More...

Uri Avnery On Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Uri Avnery: “Not Enough!”

The State of Israel has no oil wells. It has no gold mines. What has it got? It has the ownership of the remembrance of the Holocaust. That is worth a lot. Everyone who wants to clean himself from the stain needs More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, July 6th, 2018

Uri Avnery: A Very Intelligent Person

IN THE late 1980s, my secretary told me that the Deputy Chief of Staff wanted to see me. That was rather surprising. The army command was not on friendly terms with my paper, Haolam Hazeh. For dozens of years More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Uri Avnery: Two Souls

“AS LONG as in the heart, within, a Jewish soul is yearning…” thus starts the official translation of Israel’s national anthem. Actually, the Hebrew original says “the soul of a Jew”, More...

Uri Avnery On Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Uri Avnery: The Siamese Twins

After commenting on most of the episodes on the first Israeli Prime Ministers in Raviv Drucker’s TV series “The Captains”, I must come back to the one whose episode I have not yet covered: More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, June 8th, 2018

Uri Avnery: Are YOU Brainwashed?

IT’S FRIGHTENING. Unprincipled psychologists, in the service of a malignant regime, use sophisticated techniques in order to control the mind of a person from afar. The term “brainwashing” More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, June 1st, 2018

Uri Avnery: OH, GAZA. Strong as death is love

OH, GAZA. Strong as death is love. I loved Gaza. That is a play on words. The Biblical Song of Songs says that love is strong as death. Strong in Hebrew is Aza. Aza is also the Hebrew name of Gaza. I have spent More...

Uri Avnery On Friday, May 25th, 2018

Uri Avnery: The Luck of the Gambler

WE ALL know the picture from the books and the movies: a gambler sits at the roulette table in a casino. He has luck. A lot of luck. In front of the gambler, the pile of chips is growing. Higher and higher. More...

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