Jonathan Cook - Journalist reporting on Israel and Palestine
20h13 03  mars
Israel is hiding the truth about the killing of Ahmad Erekat
Yet again, the official story of a Palestinian ” terror attack’ crumbles upon closer inspection of video footage.
20h06 17  février
Picnic video exposes both faces of Israeli apartheid
A short video of settlers disrupting a family picnic may be the best field guide yet to Israel’s complex apartheid system of state-sponsored Jewish supremacy.
20h52 11  février
Politics, not law, will decide whether Israel faces war crimes charges
Politics, not international law, will decide whether Israelis are ever put in the dock by the ICC for war crimes. And already western states are rallying to Israel’s side to ensure it continues to act with impunity
10h59 09  février
How Israel’s Netanyahu helped break apart the Joint List
The break-up of the Joint List means Netanyahu has succeeded dividing Israel’s Palestinian minority into ” good’ and ” bad’ Arabs - and in setting them against each other.
16h30 02  février
Why Israel is joining the Pentagon’s ” Arab Nato’
After political and economic ” normalisation’ with Arab states, Israel is now moving on to military normalisation - and could soon be the linchpin of efforts to build and train armies in the Gulf.
16h47 22  janvier
Former Israeli army spy recruited by Labour should feel right at home
Assaf Kaplan’s work in a notorious Israeli cyber unit surveilling and extorting Palestinians fits with Labour’s new ethos under Keir Starmer
14h31 14  janvier
Israel is losing the fight to obscure its apartheid character
A new report by human rights group B’Tselem calling Israel an apartheid state will make it harder to smear Israel’s critics as antisemites for arguing that the Jewish state is a racist endeavour.
13h52 07  janvier
Is the UAE plotting with Israel against Palestinian refugees?
A report that the Gulf state is considering a plan to help eliminate the UN agency caring for millions of Palestinian refugees should be taken seriously.
17h57 18  décembre
Former general who called for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians picked to head Israel’s Holocaust museum
Netanyahu picks an ex-army general who has regularly called for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians as the next head of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, as he seeks to forge even closer ties to ultra-nationalist world leaders.
13h29 14  décembre
How Gulf states became business partners in Israel’s occupation
The story of the Gulf’s Abraham Accords is not simply one of turning a blind eye to Israel’s decades-long oppression of Palestinians, but of actively becoming partners with Israel and the settlers in carrying out that oppression.
17h46 24  novembre
Pompeo spells out the new normal: All criticism of Israel is ” antisemitic’
Mike Pompeo’s statements equating both criticism of Israel and peaceful boycotts of its settlements as ” antisemitic’ marks the logical endpoint of a new foreign policy consensus that is rapidly taking shape in the US and Europe.
19h05 18  novembre
Netanyahu seeks to smash the Joint List, and cement permanent rule by Israel’s far-right
With his corruption trial bearing down on him, Netanyahu seeks to smash apart the alliance of Palestinian parties in Israel known as the Joint List, in the hope of cementing permanent rule by the far-right.
16h36 05  novembre
Corbyn was never going to get a fair hearing in the EHRC antisemitism report
The EHRC’s deeply flawed antisemitism report holds Corbyn to an impossible standard. Labour was expected to demonstrate ” zero tolerance’ on antisemitism, but his team are now accused of discrimination for having tried to make good on that pledge.
15h50 26  octobre
Social media’s erasure of Palestinians is a grim warning for our future
The experience of Palestinians online points to a future in which tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter gain ever greater control over all of us - over what we know and what we are allowed to think, and over who is visible and who erased.
13h13 23  septembre
Biden or Trump will mean four more years of cheerleading for Israel
Biden represents the Democratic party’s old guard, beholden to powerful donors. Israel is one particularly stark illustration of how, unless the party adapts to new, more principled thinking, it is heading towards a war with its grassroots that could tear it apart.
17h40 14  septembre
The truth behind Netanyahu’s admission that police killing was a cover-up
Netanyahu has issued an unprecedented apology over the killing of a Palestinian in 2017, admitting Israeli officials covered up their role in his death. But the Israeli PM’s remarks don’t just belatedly expose a police crime, they expand and deepen the lies
22h32 20  août
How Israel wages war on Palestinian history
Israel has waged a long war against Palestinian history. Today, archives are sealed up, Palestinians are penalised in the law courts, the past is rewritten for the classroom, and reality is erased from the maps produced by digital behemoths like Google and Apple.
09h36 15  août
How the Israel-UAE deal puts the bogus peace industry back in business
For Netanyahu, a strategic alliance with the Gulf has always been about more than just grabbing the occupied territories. It is central to his vision of an unreformed, maximalist, ethnic supremacist, Israeli state secure in the Middle East, serving as a regional hegemon alongside US global power.
22h39 02  août
Can the anti-Netanyahu protests grow into a larger movement?
The rapidly growing demonstrations against Netanyahu have yet to draw a connection between his personal abuses of office and the systemic corruption of Israeli politics, with the occupation its beating heart.
23h10 27  juillet
UK Labour party teeters on brink of civil war over antisemitism
Antisemitism in the Labour party is making headlines once again - but this time it’s the party’s new leader, Keir Starmer, not the media or the Israel lobby, dragging Jeremy Corbyn’s name though the mud.