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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In another sign of how far removed Washington is from the American public, 40 per cent of respondents want the US to impose sanctions to stop Israel expanding its settlements on Palestinian territory. (Photo: Getty) Views
Monday, December 17, 2018
American Public’s Backing for One-State Solution Falls on Deaf Ears
Two years of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu as a Middle East peacemaking team appear to be having a transformative effect – and in ways that will please neither of them. The American public is now evenly split between those who want a two-state solution and those who prefer a single state,...
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With this story, it has done what it regularly does when supposedly vital western foreign policy interests are at stake – it simply regurgitates an elite-serving, western narrative. (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Guardian Escalates Its Vilification of Julian Assange
It is welcome that finally there has been a little pushback, including from leading journalists, to the Guardian’s long-running vilification of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Reporter Luke Harding’s latest article, claiming that Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign manager Paul...
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Bolsonaro has divided Brazil’s 100,000 Jews. (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
With Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Israel Finds Another Natural Partner on the Far-Right
The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election last week has won Israel a passionate new friend on the international stage. The world’s fifth-most populous nation will now be “coloured in blue and white”, an Israeli official said, referring to the colours of Israel’s flag. The...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Bolsonaro: A Monster Engineered by Our Corporate Media
With Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in Brazil’s presidential election at the weekend, the doom-mongers among western elites are out in force once again. His success, like Donald Trump’s, has confirmed a long-held prejudice: that the people cannot be trusted; that, when empowered, they behave like a mob...
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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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