Uri Avnery, the renowned Israeli peace activist, passed away Monday at the age of 94. This is his final opinion piece, originally published in Haaretz's Hebrew edition on August 7, 2018
According to Ronen Bergman's new book, it's a miracle I'm still alive. Here’s my recollection of the fateful day I met the PLO leader in Beirut and lived to tell the tale
I've always hoped that the second or third generation of Jews from Muslim countries, remembering their forebears contribution to Islams Golden Age, would be a bridge from Israel to the Muslim world
The Israeli army wants to punish Ahed Tamimi ‘so all should see and fear.’ Instead, Palestinian teenagers see the photos and think: I want to be like her
Netanyahu wants to be king of Israel and emperor of the Jews, but actually the Jews in Israel are a new nation, just as Americans differ from the British and the British from Australians
Today, the Arab refugees number six million. Would all of them actually want to return to Israel if given the chance?
Long-time peace activist Uri Avnery offers appreciation and criticism of the slain Israeli prime minister following recent publication of Itamar Rabinovich’s biography 'Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman'
The movement must decide whether it’s for peace with Israel, or peace without Israel
Nowadays the Zionist brand is a false one for politicians who seek to extort money and political support from Jews around the world
No matter how you look at it, the death penalty is barbaric and stupid and has been abolished in all civilized countries except for certain states in the United States (which are difficult to call civilized)
We learned from the Elor Azaria case that only after we get rid of the occupation will we be able to devote our intellectual and social resources to healing the great schism in the nation.
Relatively few Arabs remained within Israel’s post-1948 borders, but the fact that no Jews remained in the territories conquered by the Arabs has been forgotten.
Settlers are trying to conceal the differences between them and us Israelis to eradicate the 1967 border and have Israel annex all the occupied territories.
A familiar historical outcry about slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin arises from the pages of this excellent book: If only he had gone all the way with peace.
Despair paralyzes the struggle against the occupation, so both Israelis and Palestinians should come back, establish new forces and achieve the two-state solution.
If the young Knesset members of the Zionist Union will arise and form a new party, there could yet be hope.
David Landau's biography of Ariel Sharon is essential reading for anyone who wants to get to know the man who believed it was his destiny to save the Jewish people.
We are witnessing a mutation of Judaism, a new Judaism – fanatic, violent and now murderous as well. It is liable to bury the state, just as it buried the Second Temple.
The main thing is to create the impression that a whole side of the political spectrum is uniting. Just take it from Ariel Sharon.
The combination would be worth far more than the sum of its parts. Together, this bloc could unseat Netanyahu and form the next government.
Israel will not be defeated in a conventional war, but it won’t be worth saving if its best sons and daughters are forced to abandon it.
To the left, peace isn’t merely a formal political framework but a profound process of reconciliation that requires each side to show respect for the culture, tradition and history of the other side.
The old dream of a Semitic union still has a chance - a political and economic union similar to the EU.
How do we resolve the contradiction between our extreme morality and our blatantly immoral circumstances? Simple: We go into denial.
If we want to avoid the looming iceberg of destruction, we must change the way we perceive our existence. “Peace” has become a four-letter word.
Today they call them leftists, but throughout history, it is those who have strived for peace and compromise, and who may have been seen at the time as traitors, who are remembered for their moderation.
So far, the movement has conducted itself in an intelligent, mistakes have been minimal, if any, but this is just the beginning, the hard part is still to come.
Who started the deadly tit for tat? To the Israelis it is clear − it started with the abominable fire on the school bus. To the Palestinians it is clear − it started with killing a senior Hamas official. And before that it was ... and before that it was ... and before that it was...
Israel is sliding down a slippery slope. A country that imprisons its Jonathan Pollaks will end up with jails filled with 'opponents of the regime.'
I called for an examination of Israel's firefighting services in the Knesset -- in June 1968.