Jonathan Cook

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 website is here.

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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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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 6:22am
Israel‘s Formula for a Starvation Diet
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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 7:22am
The Evil of Our Interventionist Wars
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.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:23am
Netanyahu Crowns Himself King of Israel
Israelis barely had time to absorb the news that they were heading into a summer election when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu yesterday pulled the rug from underneath the charade.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 8:11am
Israel as World's First Bunker State
The wheel is turning full circle. Last week the Israeli parliament updated a 59-year-old law originally intended to prevent hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees from returning to the homes and lands from which they had been expelled as Israel was established.
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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 8:28am
UN Bid Heralds Death of Palestine’s Old Guard
Amid the enthusiastic applause in New York and the celebrations in Ramallah, it was easy to believe -- if only a for minute -- that, after decades of obstruction by Israel and the United States, a Palestinian state might finally be pulled out of the United Nations hat. Will the world’s conscience be midwife to a new era ending Israel's occupation of the Palestinians? It seems not.
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