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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Monday, September 03, 2018
US Cuts to UNRWA Point to the Dark Future Being Readied for the Palestinians
The Trump administration’s decision to scrap all future aid payments to the main agency helping Palestinian refugees marks a new – and most likely disastrous – chapter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The US State Department said on Friday it would no longer continue its $360 million annual...
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"I am not here speaking about the elites who dominate our societies. They have their own agenda. They trade only in the language of money and power. I am speaking of us: the 99 per cent who live in their shadow." (Photo: Andy Miah/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, August 27, 2018
Corbyn Is Being Destroyed – Like Blowing Up a Bridge to Stop an Advancing Army
The latest “scandal” gripping Britain – or to be more accurate, British elites – is over the use of the term “Zionist” by the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the opposition and possibly the country’s next prime minister. Yet again, Corbyn has found himself ensnared in what a small group of...
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"Below, more than two million Palestinians living under cruel Israeli occupation are barred from using the airport."(Photo: BookingIsrael) Views
Monday, August 20, 2018
In Detaining Peter Beinart, Israel Has Declared it No Longer Represents Millions of Jews Overseas
There are few places in Israel where its apartheid character is more conspicuous than the imposing international airport just outside Tel Aviv, named after the country’s founding father, David Ben Gurion. Most planes landing in Israel have to circle over the West Bank before making their descent...
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"The razing of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible transfer of its population are war crimes." (Photo: Ma'an News Agency) Views
Monday, July 09, 2018
By Razing Khan al-Ahmar, Israel Will Bulldoze Illusions of Peace Process
Israel finally built an access road to the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar last week, after half a century of delays. But the only vehicles allowed along it are the bulldozers scheduled to sweep away its 200 inhabitants’ homes. If one community has come to symbolise the demise of the two-state...
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018
How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions
For several years now, I have been writing regular posts on my blog with one end in mind: to help open a door for readers and encourage them to step through. I select issues, usually those that dominate western media coverage and represent a consensus that we might term the Great Western Narrative...
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"The champagne-quaffing in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem while Gaza drowned in blood left a profoundly sour taste in the mouth." (Photo: Twitter) Views
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
West’s Failure to Act Will Be Cause of the Next Gaza Massacre
The contrasting images coming out of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday could not have been starker – or more disturbing. Faced with protests at the perimeter fence in Gaza, Israeli snipers killed dozens of unarmed Palestinians and wounded more than 2,000 others, including...
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Israel Repurposes Nakba Myths to Justify Today’s Massacre in Gaza
On Monday and Tuesday , Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Robert Fisk’s Douma Report Rips Away Excuses for Air Strike on Syria
It seems that many who supported the weekend’s air strikes on Syria are overlooking the significance of Robert Fisk’s report today from Douma, the site of a supposed chemical weapons attack last week. Fisk is the first western journalist to reach the area and speak to people there. One is a senior...
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"Can Israelis begin to see non-Jews – whether Palestinians like Ghada ot Africans – as fellow human beings, as equally deserving of compassion? Or will Israelis sink further into the darkness of a banal evil that threatens to engulf them?" (Photo: Adam Helweh/Flickr/CC) Views
Monday, February 05, 2018
A 14-Year-Old Girl Forced Into the Gaza Cage
How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed? The terrifying ordeal – a child realising she had not been taken home but discarded in a place...
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 "Over the past 16 years, Israel’s army has killed on average 11 children a month." (Photo: Alberto Hugo Rojas/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi
Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela. Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society...
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