Uri Avnery's Column


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...

The Second Battle of Trafalgar
A MIGHTY naval battle took place this week on the waves of the Mediterranean. It will go down in history as the equal of Salamis or Trafalgar. • More...

War Crimes? Us???
"WAR IS HELL!" the US general George Patton famously exclaimed.

War is the business of killing the "enemy", in order to impose your will on them.

Therefore, "humane war" is an oxymoron. • More...

Isratin or Palestrael?
THERE WAS this guy who had an earth-shaking invention: an airplane that flies on water.

No more gas. No more pollution. No more astronomical prices. Just fill it up with water, and it will fly to... • More...

BDS, the New Enemy
BINYAMIN NETANYAHU was racking his brain. His whole career is based on fear mongering. Since Jews have lived in fear for millennia, it is easy to invoke it. They are addicts. • More...

The Real Naqba
THREE WEEKS ago was Naqba Day – the day on which Palestinians inside and outside Israel commemorate their "catastrophe" - the exodus of more than half of the Palestinian people from the... • More...

The Map on the Wall
A FORMER cabinet minister, an intelligent person (nonetheless) asked me the other day: "Let's assume that your plan is realized. A Palestinian state will come into being side by side with Israel... • More...

WHO WILL SAVE ISRAEL?
THE BATTLE is over. The dust has settled. A new government – partly ridiculous, partly terrifying – has been installed.

It is time to take stock. • More...

The War of Fools
A few days ago, Israeli TV Channel 10 broadcast an investigative story about the 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, known as "Lebanon War II". • More...

A Day and Night-mare
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A Boy Called Bibi
THERE ARE two different opinions about Binyamin Netanyahu. It is difficult to believe that they concern the same person. • More...

Cats in a Sack
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"There Are Still Judges…"
THIS WEEK I won a dubious distinction: a groundbreaking Supreme Court judgment has been named after me.

It is an honor I would have gladly dispensed with. • More...

National Unity
MY FIRST reaction after the election was: “Oh, no! Not a National Unity Government, please! • More...

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bomb?
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The Israeli Salvation Front
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The Messiah Hasn't Come
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For whom to Vote?
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The Speech
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An Expensive Speech
WINSTON CHURCHILL famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. • More...

Anti-What?
ANTI-SEMITISM is on the rise. All over Europe it is raising its ugly head. Jews are in danger everywhere. They must make haste and come home to Israel before it is too late.

True? Untrue?

Nonsense. • More...

The Casino Republic
WHO IS the ruler of Israel?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, of course.

WRONG. • More...

Over Bottled
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Zionists All
MANY TIMES people ask me: "Are you a Zionist?"

My stock answer is: "Depends on what you mean by Zionism."

This is quite sincere. The term Zionism can mean many different things. Like the term... • More...