Uri Avnery's Column


A Lady With A Smile
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Optimism of the Will
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The Pied Piper of Zion
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Extreme, Extremer, Extremest
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The Widening Gap
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Fear of Assimilation
THE ISRAELI Ministry of Education has struck a book from students' reading lists.

Big deal. Happens every day in Russia, China and Iran. • More...

A Bribery Case
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Imagined Nations
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A Lonely Lawyer
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King Bibi
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Seashore Thoughts
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The Reign of Absurdiocy
There is no such thing as "international terrorism".

To declare war on "international terrorism" is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both. • More...

The Cats of Ariel
EVERY TIME you think we have reached the limit, something else pops up and the limit moves. • More...

Adolf, Amin and Bibi
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Weep, Beloved Country
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The Settlers' Prussia
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Leader without Glory
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Nasser and I
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The Ministry of Fear
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"Don't Talk Zionism!"
IN THE early 1950s, I published a story by my friend, Miko Almaz. At the time, the new State of Israel was in dire straits, its leaders did not know how to pay for next month's food. • More...

The Real Menace
I AM AFRAID.

I am not ashamed to admit it. I am afraid.

I am afraid of the Islamic State movement, alias ISIS, alias Daesh.

It is the only real danger that threatens Israel, that threatens the... • More...

The Face of a Boy
THE MISDEEDS of Napoleon's occupation army in Spain were not photographed. Photography had not yet been invented. The valiant fighters against the occupation had to rely on Francisco Goya for the... • More...

The Molten Three
I MUST admit that Moshe “”Bogie" Ya'alon did not top the list of my favorite politicians. The former army Chief of Staff and present Minister of Defense looked to me like a mere lackey of... • More...

The Molten Three
I MUST admit that Moshe “”Bogie" Ya'alon did not top the list of my favorite politicians. The former army Chief of Staff and present Minister of Defense looked to me like a mere lackey of... • More...

The Magician's Apprentice
ONE HAS to choose: Binyamin Netanyahu is either incredibly shrewd or incredibly foolish.

Take his Iran policy. Actually, there is little to choose from. Netanyahu has no other policy to speak off. • More...

Jewish Terrorists
SOME OF my best friends demand that I write an article condemning unconditionally the "administrative detention" of Jewish terrorists.

Three suspected terrorists have already been arrested under... • More...

Divide et Impera
BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is not known as a classical scholar, but even so he has adopted the Roman maxim Divide et Impera, divide and rule. • More...

Sheldon's Stooges
IN JAPAN in the good old days, Binyamin Netanyahu would by now have committed hara-kiri.

In England at that time, the monarch would have appointed him governor of the most remote little island in... • More...

The Treaty
AND WHAT if the whole drama was only an exercise of deception?

What if the wily Persians did not even dream of building an atomic bomb, but used the threat to further their real aims?

What if... • More...

To be Greek
EVERYBODY HAS already voiced his (or her) opinion on the Greek crisis, whether he (or she) has an opinion or not. So I feel obliged to do the same. • More...