Uri Avnery on Israel & the Iran Treaty

Uri Avnery July 18, 2015 The Treaty AND WHAT if the whole drama was only an exercise of deception? What if the wily Persians did not even dream of building an atomic bomb, but used the threat to further their real aims? What if Binyamin Netanyahu was duped to become unwittingly the main collaborator of Iranian ambitions? Sounds crazy? Not really. Let’s have a look at the facts. IRAN … Read more Uri Avnery on Israel & the Iran Treaty

Avnery on Iran’s Theoretical Bomb

Uri Avnery April 4, 2015 Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bomb? I MUST start with a shocking confession: I am not afraid of the Iranian nuclear bomb. I know that this makes me an abnormal person, almost a freak. But what can I do? I am unable to work up fear, like a real Israeli. Try as I may, the Iranian bomb does not make me hysterical. MY … Read more Avnery on Iran’s Theoretical Bomb

Uri Avnery on “The Speech”

March 7, 2015 SUDDENLY IT reminded me of something. I was watching The Speech by Binyamin Netanyahu before the Congress of the United States. Row upon row of men in suits (and the occasional woman), jumping up and down, up and down, applauding wildly, shouting approval. It was the shouting that did it. Where had I heard that before? And then it came back to me. It was another … Read more Uri Avnery on “The Speech”

Avnery on the Iran Deal

Dimona Nuclear Reactor, Negev Nuclear Research Center Uri Avnery November 30, 2013 The Debacle THE GREATEST danger to Israel is not the putative Iranian nuclear bomb. The greatest danger is the stupidity of our leaders. This is not a uniquely Israeli phenomenon. A great many of the world’s leaders are plain stupid, and always have been. Enough to look at what happened in Europe in July 1914, when an incredible … Read more Avnery on the Iran Deal

Uri Avnery: A Putsch Against War

Avnery’s weekly column for May 5, 2012: A  Putsch Against War GENERALS AND secret police chiefs get together for an attack on the politicians. In some countries, they arrest the president, occupy government offices and TV stations and annul the constitution. They then publish Communique No. 1, explaining the dire need to save the nation from perdition and promising democracy, elections etc. In other countries, they do it more … Read more Uri Avnery: A Putsch Against War

Sakineh Ashtian’s Attorney Interviewed in Oslo

The Huffington Post publishes an interview by Bernard Henri Lévy with Mohamad Mostafei, the lawyer of Sakineh Ashtian, the Iranian woman condemned to death by stoning by the Iranian clergy. Mostafei has been forced to give up the case and leave the country to save his own life and that of his family. Below, the opening paras of the interview; you can read the full thing here. Interesting too … Read more Sakineh Ashtian’s Attorney Interviewed in Oslo