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Uri Avnery at a Hadash rally against the 2006 Lebanon War

Self-Boycott

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Can a country boycott itself? That may sound like a silly question. It is not. At the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the “Giant of History” as Barack Obama called him, Israel was not represented by any of its leaders. The only dignitary who agreed to go was the speaker of the […]

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Uri Avnery at a Hadash rally against the 2006 Lebanon War

Peace and Watermelons

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN One of the most interesting and prolonged private debates I have had in my life was with the brilliant Dr. Nahum Goldmann. The subject: American peace initiatives. It was an unequal debate, of course. Goldmann was my elder by 28 years. While I was a mere editor of an Israeli news magazine, […]

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Binyamin Netanyahu' cartoon bomb he used at the UN.

Of Bombs and Comics

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? MY FIRST reaction to Binyamin Netanyahu’s exhibition of comics at the UN General Assembly was shame. Shame that the supreme elected representative of my country would stoop to such a primitive rhetorical device, bordering on the childish. (One Israeli commentator suggested putting him on a rug with a lot of paper and […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2010)

The March of Folly

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? Nothing could be more scary than the thought that this duo – Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak – is in a position to start a war, the dimensions and outcome of which are incalculable. It’s scary not only because of their ideological fixations and mental outlook, but also because of the level […]

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