Putin’s Ukraine adventure a gift to Netanyahu

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Netanyahu has gained some months or years without any movement toward peace, and in the meantime can continue with the occupation and build settlements at a frantic pace By Uri Avnery - Sabbah Report § Binyamin Netanyahu is very good at making speeches, especially to Jews, neocons and such, who jump up and applaud wildly at everything he says, including that tomorrow … [Read more...]

Uri Avnery: Sea-to-River (Israel) or River-to-Sea (Palestine)

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The language of Israelis and Palestinians The sea and the river, and the unintended consequences of rhetoric “Palestine, from the Jordan to the sea, belongs to us!” declared Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal last week at the huge victory rally in Gaza. “Eretz Israel, from the sea to the Jordan, belongs to us!” declare right-wing Israelis on every occasion. The two … [Read more...]

Uri Avnery: Israel’s Cold Revenge

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"Revenge is a dish that is best eaten cold," is a saying attributed to Stalin. I don't know if he really said that. All the possible witnesses were executed long ago. Anyhow, a taste for delayed revenge is not an Israeli trait. Israelis are more impulsive. More immediate. They don't plan. They improvise. In this respect, too, Avigdor Lieberman is not Israeli. He is … [Read more...]

Uri Avnery: The strong must lead to sweet Palestine

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IT WAS a day of joy. Joy for the Palestinian people. Joy for all those who hope for peace between Israel and the Arab world. And, in a modest way, for me personally. The General Assembly of the United Nations, the highest world forum, has voted overwhelmingly for the recognition of the State of Palestine, though in a limited way. The resolution adopted by the same … [Read more...]

Israeli leaders set to repeat historical blunders

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by Uri Avnery | Sabbah Report: www.sabbah.biz I am sitting here writing this article 39 years to the minute from that moment when the sirens started screaming, announcing the beginning of the war. A minute before, total quiet reigned, as it does now. No traffic, no activity in the street, except a few children riding bicycles. Yom Kippur, the holiest day for Jews, reigned … [Read more...]