Uri Avnery's Column


"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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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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