Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook won the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism. His latest books are Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East (Pluto Press) and Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair (Zed Books). His new website is http://www.jonathan-cook.net/.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:45pm
US Plays Decisive Role in Israel's Attack on Gaza
Two reporters for major US TV channels were summarily “removed” last week from covering Israel’s attack on Gaza, moments before Israel launched a ground invasion. NBC pulled out Ayman Mohyeldin, who has been widely praised for the even-handedness of his reporting from Gaza, just as he landed a...
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An Israeli Defense Forces soldier in this file photo. 'The reality,' writes Cook, 'is that Israelis, unlike Palestinians, have a sovereign state that represents them and protects them with a strong army.' (Image: flickr / cc / IDF) Views
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
Cultures of Hate and Israeli Vengeance
Shock and anger have engulfed Israeli and Palestinian societies since they learnt last week of the barbarous murder of children from their communities. Hours after three Israeli teenagers’ bodies were located, long after their abduction, a Palestinian youth, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was kidnapped,...
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 8:31am
Cracks in the Alliance: Finally Daylight Between Israel and US?
Things have come to a strange state of affairs when Washington regards Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s far-right foreign minister, as the voice of moderation in the Israeli cabinet.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 1:37pm
Whatever Happened to the Mideast Peace Talks?
Whatever happened to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process? You could be forgiven for thinking everyone packed up shop a while ago and forgot to inform you. There’s been barely a peep about it since the revival of talks was greeted with great fanfare back in July.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 2:43pm
Even the World Bank Understands: Palestine Is Being Disappeared
Two recent images encapsulate the message behind the dry statistics of last week’s report by the World Bank on the state of the Palestinian economy.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 7:39am
Kerry’s "Peace" Plan: Cast Palestinians as Fall Guys (Again)
Under heavy pressure from the US, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has paid grudging lip service over the past four years to the goal of Palestinian statehood.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:45am
Obama and the Blessing of Israel's Government of Settlers
Those who hoped that Barack Obama would be arriving in Israel to bang Israeli and Palestinian heads together, after four years of impasse in the peace process, will be sorely disappointed.
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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 12:02pm
Obama’s Israel Trip: Ignore the Hype, It’s Four More Years of Settlement Growth
Israeli and Palestinian officials have been in Washington laying the ground for President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel and the West Bank, scheduled for next month and the first since he took office four years ago.
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Monday, January 14, 2013 - 1:53pm
How 20 Tents Rocked Israel
When the Palestinian leadership won their upgrade to non-member observer status at the United Nations in November, plenty of sceptics on both sides of the divide questioned what practical benefits would accrue to the Palestinians. The doubters have not been silenced yet.
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Friday, December 21, 2012 - 7:04am
Murdoch, Petraeus and the US Media Matrix
Carl Bernstein, of All the President’s Men fame, has a revealing commentary in the Guardian today, though revealing not entirely in a way he appears to understand.
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