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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:15am
Trump U-Turn on Israel Confirms Unified Disdain for Palestinian Hopes
The grubby underside of US electoral politics is on show once again as the Democratic and Republican candidates prepare to fight it out for the presidency. And it doesn’t get seamier than the battle to prove how loyal each candidate is to Israel. New depths are likely to be plumbed this week at the...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 8:45am
Brexit and the Diseased Liberal Mind
The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological – and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted for leaving the European Union, just as earlier a majority of Labour party members voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader. A few years ago the American...
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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 11:00am
Execution of Palestinian Exposes Israel’s Military Culture
It might have been a moment that jolted Israelis to their senses. Instead the video of an Israeli soldier shooting dead a young Palestinian man as he lay wounded and barely able to move has only intensified the tribal war dance of the Israeli public. Last week, as the soldier was brought before a...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 12:15pm
Incitement Defines This Israeli Election
Israel goes to the polls on Tuesday. In one sense, everything is up for grabs: this election could result either in another right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu or in victory for a coalition of centrist parties distinguished chiefly by their hostility towards Mr Netanyahu. Whatever the...
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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
The Experts’ Verdict: Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime
Yesterday’s Guardian includes an article that appears to be excusing Israel of responsibility for the massive death toll it has inflicted on Palestinian civilians. But, more significantly, it includes a lot of useful – and damning – information about just how “indiscriminate” Israel’s weapons...
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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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