August 25, 2018   “If you don’t get my weekly column, it means I am dead,” wrote Israeli writer Uri Avnery to a friend.  As I eagerly awaited Uri’s column each week, I feared that each new column might be his last. And so it finally came to be.  The renowned […]


May 26, 2018 To date, 62 Palestinians have been shot dead in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army and over 5,500 wounded by gunfire.  Their crime: protesting the loss of their ancestral homes in the West Bank. Here was an example of Gandhi-style passive resistance that failed.  Israeli sniper […]


December 9, 2017 The US has maintained the fiction for decades of being an even-handed mediator between Israel and the Palestinians.  This week, President Donald Trump finally junked this tired, old canard by agreeing to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from its current headquarters in Tel Aviv. There was […]