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Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. A member of the Irgun as a teenager, Avnery sat in the Knesset from 1965-74 and 1979-81.

Like Abraham, who was ready to slaughter his son to please God, Netanyahu is ready to sacrifice Israel’s most vital interests for election victory. Image credit: AFP/Getty Images more

Mar 2, 2015 9:30 PM Op-Eds

ISIS stems from the stifling of Arab secularism and nationalism by the West. more

Sep 5, 2014 3:44 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

It wasn't just the Hamas rockets. Netanyahu played a nasty role, too. more

Aug 22, 2014 5:09 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

There can be no real solution for Gaza without a real solution for Palestine. more

Aug 17, 2014 3:25 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Hamas held its own against one of the mightiest armies in the world. Israel needs to get over its paranoia. more

Aug 8, 2014 3:31 PM Dispatches

The bombs into Gaza and the rockets into Israel will solve nothing. Meanwhile, Israel is losing its moral conscience. more

Jul 10, 2014 5:50 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

After Hamas murdered three Israeli teens, a leading Israeli activist urges restraint. more

Jul 1, 2014 4:21 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Putin and Netanyahu gain, as Obama becomes a bystander. more

Mar 7, 2014 4:30 PM Dispatches

The greatest danger to Israel is not the putative Iranian nuclear bomb. The greatest danger is the stupidity of our leaders. more

Nov 29, 2013 5:00 PM Dispatches

Benjamin Netanyahu aroused my pity. From my 10 years of membership in the Knesset I know how unpleasant it is to speak before an empty hall.His die-hard followers -- a pathetic residue of casino magnates and burnt-out Zionist right-wingers -- sat... more

Oct 4, 2013 2:45 PM Op-Eds

Years go, I disclosed one of the biggest secrets about Iran: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was an agent of the Mossad.Suddenly, all the curious details of his behavior made sense:His public fantasies about the disappearance of Israel;His denial of the Holo... more

Sep 27, 2013 4:27 PM Dispatches

IF SOMEBODY steals something precious from you, say a diamond, you may be angry.Even God himself said so. When He sent a worm to kill the gourd that provided shade for the prophet Jonah in the desert, He asked him maliciously: "Doest thou well to... more

Sep 20, 2013 7:58 PM Dispatches

Here is another Jewish joke: A hungry young Jew sees an announcement outside a local circus: anyone who climbs to the top of a 50 meter pole and jumps onto a tarpaulin below will win a prize of a thousand rubles.Out of desperation he goes in, cli... more

Sep 13, 2013 5:55 PM Dispatches

I didn't want to write this article, but I had to.I love Egypt. I love the Egyptian people. I have spent some of the happiest days of my life there.My heart bleeds when I think of Egypt. And these days I think about Egypt all the time.I cannot re... more

Aug 23, 2013 2:40 PM Dispatches

DURING THE Spanish civil war of 1936, a news story reported the deaths of 82 Moroccans, 53 Italians, 48 Russians, 34 Germans, 17 Englishmen, 13 Americans and 8 Frenchmen. Also 1 Spaniard."Serves him right," people in Madrid commented, "Why did he... more

Jun 9, 2013 5:31 PM Dispatches

There was this Israeli man who, from time to time, put a slip of paper in the cracks between the stones of the Western Wall, asking God for favors -- as Jews have been doing for centuries. They believe that the gates of heaven are located directl... more

May 18, 2013 2:45 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for the good of his country, a British statesman famously wrote some 400 years ago. That is true, of course, for all diplomats.The question is whether the diplomat lies only to others, or also to ... more

May 3, 2013 2:43 PM Dispatches

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