Articles by Jonathan Cook

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Israel: Anti-Palestinian Arson Attacks on the Rise
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 May 2014

A wave of violence over the past fortnight, including attacks on two mosques and a church, has shocked Israel’s large Palestinian minority. Growing ever bolder, it seems, Israeli right-wing extremists are shifting attention to Palestinian areas inside Israel. Palestinian leaders, meanwhile, have accused Israeli authorities of repeatedly turning a blind eye to the attacks.

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New Report Details ‘Brutal’ Israeli Policies
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Mar 2014

Remember that the defence minister, Moshe Yaalon, said that the army’s job was to ‘burn into the consciousness’ of the Palestinians their defeat. The only aim one can infer from that is that the army’s role is to use force to make the Palestinians weak and compliant.

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The Tide Turns against Israel
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Feb 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rarely been so politically embattled. His travails indicate the Israeli right’s inability to respond to a shifting political landscape, both in the region and globally. The delegitimisation of Israel is truly under way, and the party doing most of the damage is the Israeli leadership itself.

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Netanyahu Rolls Out New Roadblock to Peace
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jan 2014

To the surprise of observers, given the many issues blocking progress in the current Middle East peace talks, Israel and the United States now appear to regard the Palestinian refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state as the key obstacle to an agreement.

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Gaza: Life and Death under Israel’s Drones
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Dec 2013

There are many things to fear in Gaza: Attacks from Israel’s Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets, growing isolation, blackouts from power shortages, polluted drinking water, rivers of sewage flooding the streets, and the anxiety-inducing constant buzz of the remotely piloted aircraft – better known as “drones” – that hover in the skies above.

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Israel’s ‘Exceptionalism’ and the UN
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Nov 2013

Israel ended a 20-month boycott of the UN Human Rights Council last month under pressure from Western allies. However, it did so only after securing promises of reforms that human rights groups fear will further weaken international efforts to hold Israel accountable for its illegal occupation.

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How Come Uri Avnery Knows So Little about Israel, or Apartheid?
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Nov 2013

What color the victims of apartheid are, what proportion of the population they constitute, whether the economy depends on their productive labor, whether the early Zionists were socialists, whether the Palestinians have a Nelson Mandela, and so on have precisely zero relevance to determining whether Israel is an apartheid state.

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The Disappearance of Palestine
Jonathan Cook: the View from Nazareth – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2013

The idea that a financial lifeline – whether Kerry’s plan or Netanyahu’s economic peace – is going to smooth the path to the conflict’s end is an illusion. Peace, and prosperity, will come only when Palestinians are liberated from Israeli control.

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(Castellano) El Arsenal Químico de Israel Vuelve a la Actualidad
Jonathan Cook - TeleSur, 30 Sep 2013

Israel mantiene una postura que califica de “ambigua” sobre si posee armas nucleares o químicas. Pero la opinión general es que Israel tiene un gran arsenal de bombas nucleares, ocultas al escrutinio internacional, y hay fuertes sospechas de que ha desarrollado en secreto un programa de armas químicas. Estas preocupaciones se intensificaron después de la revelación, este mes, de un informe confidencial de la CIA.

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Israel’s Chemical Arsenal under New Scrutiny
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Sep 2013

A plan to inspect and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons has focused new attention on Israel’s undeclared WMDs.

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Another Dead End in the Middle East: The Flawed Logic of the Peace Talks
Jonathan Cook - CounterPunch, 5 Aug 2013

The talks, which will begin in mid-August, are taking place not because either Israel’s prime minister or the Palestnian president believe a deal is in reach. The two sides are talking each to avoid being blamed for embarrassing John Kerry, the US secretary of state.

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Palestinian Plight Hits UEFA Spotlight
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2013

Desmond Tutu, the leading South African anti-apartheid campaigner and Nobel peace laureate, in a letter to The Guardian argued along with other prominent human rights activists that UEFA was acting to “whitewash” Israeli racism. “We find it shocking that [UEFA] shows total insensitivity to the blatant and entrenched discrimination inflicted on Palestinian sportsmen and women by Israel,” they wrote.

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Israeli Football, Racism and Politics: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game
Jonathan Cook, The View from Nazareth – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 May 2013

Israel’s increasing integration into European competitions, despite its refusal to revive peace talks with the Palestinians, respect human rights and halt illegal settlement, is, according to critics, contrary to sporting values and should be met with international opposition of the kind faced by apartheid South Africa.

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Why Gaza Must Suffer Again
Jonathan Cook, The View from Nazareth – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2012

The inciting cause of the latest confrontation between Israel and Hamas has little to do with the firing of rockets, whether by Hamas or the other Palestinian factions. The conflict predates the rockets – and even the creation of Hamas – by decades. It is the legacy of Israel’s dispossession of Palestinians in 1948, forcing many of them from their homes in what is now Israel into the tiny Gaza Strip.

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Israeli Ministry of Tourism Map Annexes Over 60% of the West Bank
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Nov 2012

The map fails to delineate any territory identifiable as the West Bank, referring to it instead as the Biblical kingdoms of Judea and Samaria. That is also the way Israeli textbooks have presented the West Bank to generations of Israeli schoolchildren: as a single territorial unit of Greater Israel, ruled over by Israel. The Green Line was erased on Hebrew maps from the moment the occupation began. But the tourism map has been drafted not for a domestic audience but for a foreign one.

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Israel‘s Formula for a Starvation Diet
Jonathan Cook – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2012

How 400 Trucks To Feed Gaza Became Just 67 – Six and a half years go, shortly after Hamas won the Palestinian national elections and took charge of Gaza, a senior Israeli official described Israel’s planned response. “The idea,” he said, “is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.”

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The Evil of Humanitarian Wars
Jonathan Cook – Global Research, 2 Jul 2012

Iraq, Libya, Syria: “We Have No Right to Play God”. Or Do We? In a traditional cowboy movie, we know what to do: we look for the guy wearing the white hat to be sure who to cheer, and for the one wearing the black hat to know who deserves to die, preferably gruesomely, before the credits roll. Since 9/11, the United States and its allies in Europe have persuaded us that they are waging a series of “white hat” wars against “black hat” regimes in the Middle East.

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Israelis Risk Jail to Smuggle Palestinians
Jonathan Cook – Global Research, 30 Aug 2010

600 sign up for campaign of disobedience.

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Israel Paves the Way for Killing by Remote Control
Jonathan Cook, Foreign Correspondent – The National, 19 Jul 2010

It is called Spot and Shoot. Operators sit in front of a TV monitor from which they can control the action with a PlayStation-style joystick. The aim: to kill. Played by: young women serving in the Israeli army. Spot and Shoot, as it is called by the Israeli military, may look like a video game but the figures on the screen are real people – Palestinians in Gaza – who can be killed with the press of a button on the joystick.

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Big & Small Apartheids
Jonathan Cook - ZNet, 3 May 2010

The meaning of a Jewish state. Below is the text of a talk delivered to the fifth Bilin international conference for Palestinian popular resistance, held in the West Bank village of Bilin on April 21.

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WHY THERE ARE NO ‘ISRAELIS’ IN THE JEWISH STATE
Jonathan Cook in Nazareth – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2010

A group of Jews and Arabs are fighting in the Israeli courts to be recognised as “Israelis”, a nationality currently denied them, in a case that officials fear may threaten the country’s self-declared status as a Jewish state.

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ISRAEL’S NEW ROCKET DEFENCE SYSTEM
Jonathan Cook, in Nazareth, 21 Jan 2010

The Screw Turns Tighter Still on GazaIsrael unveiled “Iron Dome” last week, a missile-defence system that is designed to strike a knock-out blow against short-range rockets of the variety fired into Israel by Hamas and Hizbullah. In the short term, Iron Dome is supposed to herald the demise of the rocket threat to Israeli communities […]

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HOW ISRAEL BOUGHT OFF UN’s WAR CRIMES PROBE
Jonathan Cook, 9 Oct 2009

Israel celebrated at the weekend its success at the United Nations in forcing the Palestinians to defer demands that the International Criminal Court investigate allegations of war crimes committed by Israel during its winter assault on the Gaza Strip. The about-turn, following vigorous lobbying from Israel and the United States, appears to have buried the […]

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HOW U.S. TAX BREAKS FUND ISRAELI “SETTLERS”
Jonathan Cook in Nazareth, 16 Sep 2009

Peace Group Targets Settlements’ Charitable Status Israeli peace activists are planning to ratchet up their campaign against groups in the United States that raise money for settlers by highlighting how tax exemptions are helping to fund the expansion of illegal settlements in the West Bank. Gush Shalom, a small peace group that advocates Israel’s withdrawal […]

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ISRAEL SEEKS WAYS TO SILENCE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS
Jonathan Cook, 5 Aug 2009

First Goal is to Stop Gaza War Crimes Revelations In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israel’s winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, both in Israel and abroad. It has begun by targeting one of […]

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TURKEY’S FALLOUT WITH ISRAEL DEALS BLOW TO SETTLERS
Jonathan Cook, 28 Mar 2009

Ottoman Archives Show Land Deeds Forged A legal battle being waged by Palestinian families to stop the takeover of their neighborhood in East Jerusalem by Jewish settlers has received a major fillip from the recent souring of relations between Israel and Turkey. After the Israeli army’s assault on the Gaza Strip in January, lawyers for […]

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