Jonathan Cook

Endless procedural abuses show the Julian Assange case was never about law

It is astonishing how often one still hears well-informed, otherwise reasonable people say about Julian Assange: “But he ran away from Swedish rape charges by hiding in Ecuador’s embassy in London.”

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Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticized Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela.

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Team Trump Add Insult to Injury for the Palestinians

It is tempting to interpret the announcement last week of a delay until the new year in US vice-president Mike Pence’s visit to the Middle East as the ultimate travel warning. It follows an eruption of regional unrest over Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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The Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light

The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain’s international aid minister last week after holding secret meetings with Israeli officials during a “family holiday,” offers a small, opaque window on the UK’s powerful Israel lobby. 

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Balfour Declaration: Britain Broke Its Feeble Promise to the Palestinians

There is more than a little irony in Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to attend a “celebration” dinner this week in London with his British counterpart, Theresa May, marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.

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Why Trump Is Pushing the U.S. to Abandon the World's Main Organization for Protecting Historic Sites

At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural agency seems strange. Why penalize a body that promotes clean water, literacy, heritage preservation and women’s rights?

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How Kurdish Independence Underpins Israel's Plan to Reshape the Middle East

Palestinians and Israelis watched last week’s referendum of Iraq’s Kurds with special interest. Israeli officials and many ordinary Palestinians were delighted – for very different reasons – to see an overwhelming vote to split away from Iraq.

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How Netanyahu’s Son Became the Poster Boy for White Supremacists

The eldest son of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has found himself an unlikely poster boy for David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, and the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer.

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Israel Is Playing Charades in Its Population Battle with Palestine

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a crushing rebuke to the hopes of perennial optimists roused by the visit to the Middle East last week of Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. At an event on Monday in the West Bank celebrating the half-centenary of Israeli occupation, Netanyahu effectively admitted that U.S. efforts to revive the peace process would prove another charade.

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NY Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Admits Palestinians Experience Apartheid - After Leaving the Bureau

Guess who said this recently: Israel’s treatment of Palestinians looks “a lot like apartheid”—and not just in the occupied territories, but inside Israel too, where one in five citizens are Palestinian.

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