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Jonathan Cook is a writer and journalist based in Nazareth, Israel. He is the 2011 winner of the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His latest books are "Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East" (Pluto Press) and "Disappearing Palestine: Israel's Experiments in Human Despair" (Zed Books). His website is

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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Biden or Trump will mean four more years of cheerleading for Israel Biden has sought to outcompete Trump for the title of most unwavering, uncritical supporter of Israel.
Future historians may one day unearth papers from the archives and learn the truth That Israeli policies were driven by a desire to pressure Palestinians to leave their homeland, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2020
How Israel wages war on Palestinian history The battle to eradicate Palestinian history does not just take place in the courts and archives. It begins in Israeli schools.
Israel and its allies have never accepted any form of Palestinian resistance, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2020
How the Israel-UAE deal puts the bogus peace industry back in business Washington, Israel and the Gulf states want to sharpen the Middle East's battle lines. The Palestinian issue was in the way.
Demonstrators protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2020
Can the anti-Netanyahu protests grow into a larger movement? Demonstrations have yet to draw a connection between Netanyahu's personal abuses of office and the systemic corruption of Israeli politics with the occupation its beating heart
Trees promise both to turn the semi-arid region greener and to clear
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 21, 2020
An Israeli charity group is uprooting Palestinians - not planting trees The Jewish National Fund has won plaudits for its environmental work but its agenda has been to evict on behalf of the state.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2020
Liberal Zionism begins the journey towards a one-state solution Peter Beinart, a bellwether for American Jews, has provoked a storm by renouncing the two-state solution and urging equality for all
Tzipi Hotovely as Israel's next ambassador to the UK, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2020
Israel's new UK ambassador will expose delusions of Britain's Jewish leaders With Corbyn the bogeyman gone, Tzipi Hotovely will finally force Britain's liberal Jews to confront truths about Israel they long ago buried
The tower and stockades are gone except for a few reconstructions like the one at Nir David that are visited by schoolchildren learning about the glories of their forebears' history, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 7, 2020
The JNF's sordid history - Tower and stockades, forests and Jim Crow vetting committees A half-hour drive from my home in Nazareth is a replica of a tower and stockade, next to Kibbutz Beit Alpha in the Beit She'an Valley. It was only the second tower and stockade built in Palestine, in 1936. Soon there would be dozens of them marching across the landscape.
The question for Netanyahu is how much of a concession he seeks to extract from the White House. The answer may depend on whether Trump looks likely to win a second term, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2020
The threat of annexation is far from over Annexation by Israel of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank was never likely to happen on July 1, as many observers assumed. The date was not a deadline; it was a window opened by the Israeli government to carry out annexation before US President Donald Trump leaves office.
Keir Starmer has indicated he is determined to tightly delimit the room for criticism of Israel within Labour as the annexation issue unfolds, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2020
Keir Starmer's 'antisemitism' sacking is a signal that Israel is safe in his hands Crackdown by UK Labour leader on left-wing rival will subdue critics of Israel in his party ahead of Israel's annexation move.
An Israeli diplomat Ishmael Khaldi filed a complaint last week with police after he was pulled to the ground in Jerusalem by four security guards, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 22, 2020
Why the assault on a diplomat in Israel should come as no surprise Israel subjugates its Palestinian citizens while being eager to showcase their successes in order to portray itself as a western-style democracy.
The dehumanisation that enabled Floyd's murder has been regularly on view in the occupied Palestinian territories, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 11, 2020
Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are more than skin deep In a world of depleting resources and contracting economies, states are preparing for future uprisings by a growing underclass
The ICC's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is threatening to investigate two states the US and Israel whose actions have been particularly damaging to international law in the modern era, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The US and Israel Hope to scare the Hague War Crimes Court off from Helping Palestine The Court is considering examining widespread human rights abuses perpetrated by US soldiers in Afghanistan, and crimes committed by Israeli soldiers in the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Gaza, as well as the officials responsible for Israel's illegal settlement programme.
Israel has argued that it is helping Christian Palestinians as best it can protecting them from their hostile Muslim neighbors, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 6, 2020
The Slow Exodus of Palestinian Christians Israel has exploited the steady decline in the numbers of Palestinian Christians to advance its claim that they are being hounded from the region by Muslim extremists. But the real blame lies with Israel and the foreign Churches
. Only white men were supposed to have the right to bear arms, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2020
As US protests show - the challenge is how to rise above the violence inherent in state power As citizens, we give up what was once deemed an inherent or "natural" right to commit violence ourselves and replace it with a social contract in which our representatives legislate supposedly neutral, just laws on our behalf.
The clock is ticking fast and it is evident that neither candidate is actually going to do anything substantive to save us from ecological catastrophe, From InText
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 23, 2020
Why the left's case for lesser evil sounds hollow The lesser evil argument rests on the false assumption that we are not already in a time of revolution, if not a political revolution, certainly an ecological one. The planet is about to throw up our house of cards, our civilisation and violently reorder it for us.
Pompeo's visit comes the day before Netanyahu's fourth consecutive government will be sworn in after a year of inconclusive Israeli elections, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Why is Mike Pompeo risking a one-day trip to Israel amid the pandemic? Pompeo will use his visit to sound out Gantz more closely now he is inside the government and if needs be gently lean on him on Netanyahu's behalf to ensure he doesn't publicly waver on annexation from within the coalition.
Labour members have found themselves at risk of being suspended or expelled if they criticise Israel object to the definition or suggest it is being misused to silence Palestinians and their supporters, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2020
With Corbyn gone the Israel lobby is targeting Palestinians directly Anti-Palestinian bigotry from an antisemitism watchdog is the latest move to dress up bullying as victimhood.
Netanyahu has maneuvered Gantz a former general into rubber-stamping the new arrangements, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2020
Netanyahu's coalition deal paves the way to annexation With his rival Benny Gantz now on his side and few checks in place the prime minister is all set to rule with an iron fist.
Health Services are poor or non-existent in many Palestinian communities especially in dozens of Bedouin villages Israel has refused to recognise, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2020
Palestinians hunker down for Ramadan facing a virus that doesn't discriminate but an occupier that does Palestinian citizens are now the fastest growing group in Israel testing positive for the virus and that despite continuing low levels of testing. Ramadan is expected to exacerbate that upward trend dramatically as families shop for food and eat meals with extended families.

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