Uri Avnery's Column


Olympic Jews?
THE SCENE at Ben-Gurion airport this week was rather astonishing.

More then a thousand young male fans came to welcome the two Israeli Judo fighters - one female, one male - who had won a bronze... • More...

The Future belongs to the Optimists
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The Shot Heard All Over the Country
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The Orange Man
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The Great Rift
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Welcome! Bienvenue!
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Hatred Unlimited
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What the Hell
What the hell has happened to them? Have they gone crazy? The British, of all people? • More...

The Second Coming?
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Petty Corruption
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Just a Trick
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The Day of the Rhinos
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The Center Doesn't Hold
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I Was There
"PLEASE DON'T write about Ya'ir Golan!" a friend begged me, “Anything a leftist like you writes will only harm him!" • More...

A Document with a Mission
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Those Funny Anti-Semites
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"Us" and "Them"
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The Other Gandhi
IN 1975, I was stabbed in the chest at the door of my apartment. The assassin missed my heart by millimeters. • More...

Squaring the Circle
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The Case of Soldier A
IT SEEMS that everything possible has already been said, written, proclaimed, asserted and denied about the incident that is rocking Israel.

Everything except the main point. • More...

Under the Lime Trees
ONE OF the most famous lines in German poetry is "Don't greet me under the lime trees."

The Jewish-German poet Heinrich Heine asks his sweetheart not to embarass him in public by greeting him in... • More...

What Happened to the Jews?
SUDDENLY I remembered where I had seen it before.

The same kind of face. The same chin thrust forward, to produce an impression of force and determination.

The same way of speaking. One sentence... • More...

My Terrorist, Your Terrorist
SO IS Hezbollah a terrorist organization?

Of course not.

So why has the Arab League decided that they are?

Because most of the league's member states are Sunni Muslims, while Hezbollah is a... • More...

The Great BDS Debate
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The Last Trump
A FARMER comes to the big town for the first time. He visits the zoo and stands for hours transfixed before the cage of the kangaroo.

"There is no such animal!" he keeps exclaiming. • More...

Holy Water
HE APPEARED out of nowhere. Literally. • More...

When God Despairs
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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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