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Uri Avnery

Peace activist, journalist, writer.
 founding member, Gush Shalom (peace bloc), independent peace movement (1993)
 former publisher and editor-in-chief, Haolam Hazeh news magazine (1950-1990)
 former member of the Knesset (three terms : 1965-1969, 1969-1973, 1979-1981)
 founding member, Israeli Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (1975)
 columnist, Internet.

Articles de cet auteur

  • Mahmoud Abbas and Barack Obama: tragic hero vs political prostitute

    Saturday 24 September 2011
    A wonderful speech. A beautiful speech. The language expressive and elegant. The arguments clear and convincing. The delivery flawless. A work of art. The art of hypocrisy. Almost every statement in the passage concerning the Israeli-Palestinian issue was a lie. A blatant lie: the speaker knew it was a lie, and so did the audience. It was Obama at his best, Obama at his worst. Being a moral person, he must have felt the urge to vomit. Being a pragmatic person, he knew that he had to do (...) continue continue
  • The Height of Kitsch

    Thursday 17 December 2009
    IT WOULD have been the epitome of political kitsch. Binyamin Netanyahu and ten of his ministers were to hold a joint meeting with Angela Merkel and ten members of the German cabinet. What for? To demonstrate Germany’s love for Israel. At the last moment, Netanyahu announced that he was sick, and the meeting was canceled. I imagine that Netanyahu was not very sorry about this. What did he need it for? In any case the Israeli government is already getting from Germany anything it wants. A (...) continue continue
  • “…And A Little Child Shall Lead Them”

    Sunday 29 November 2009
    THOMAS FRIEDMAN, the New York Times columnist, has an idea. That happens to him quite often. One might almost say - too often. It goes like this: The US will turn its back on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The entire world will follow. Everybody is fed up with this conflict. Let the Israelis and the Palestinians sort out their problems by themselves. Sounds sensible. Why must the world be bothered with these two unruly children? Let them kick each other as much as they like. The adults (...) continue continue
  • A Tsunami Called Goldstone

    lundi 26 octobre 2009
    According to a Chinese saying, if someone in the street tells you that you are drunk, you can laugh. If a second person tells you that you are drunk, start to think about it. If a third one tells you the same, go home and sleep it off. Our political and military leadership has already encountered the third, fourth and fifth person. All of them say that they must investigate what happened in the “Molten Lead” operation. They have three options : - to conduct a real investigation. (...) suite suite
  • The Case of Netanyahu and the Curious Incident

    Thursday 18 June 2009
    "You must be celebrating,” the interviewer from a popular radio station told me after Netanyahu’s speech. “After all, he is accepting the plan which you proposed 42 years ago!” (Actually it was 60 years ago, but who is counting?) The front page of Haaretz carried an article by Gideon Levy, in which he wrote that “the courageous call of Uri Avnery and his friends four decades ago is now being echoed, though feebly, from end to end (of the Israeli political spectrum).” I would be lying if I (...) continue continue
  • A Quarrel on the Titanic

    Friday 22 May 2009
    One of the happiest moments in my life occurred in a restaurant. It happened before the second intifada. I had invited Rachel to celebrate her birthday with dinner at a famous restaurant in Ramallah. We were sitting in the garden under strings of colorful lights, the air was fragrant with the perfume of flowers and the waiters were hurrying back and forth with laden trays. We ate Mussakhan, the Palestinian national dish (chicken with tahini baked on pita bread), and I drank arak. Our (...) continue continue
  • The Emperor’s Old Clothes

    Thursday 7 May 2009
    EVERYBODY IS talking about the first 100 days of Barack Obama. And there’s a lot to talk about. Like a young bull he stormed into the arena. A deluge of new ideas in every direction, a tsunami of practical initiatives, some of which have already begun to be implemented. Clearly he had been thinking about them for a long time and intended to put them into practice from his first moment in office. He put his team together long ago, and his people started to act even before his triumphal (...) continue continue

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