Veteran Left-Wing Journalist And Peace Activist Uri Avnery Dies At 94

Uri Avnery at a 2006 Hadash protest against the Lebanon War (source: flickr, user dovblog)

by +972 Magazine Uri Avnery, one of Israel’s most prominent journalists and a seminal peace activist who was among the first Israelis to advocate for a sovereign Palestinian state, died in Tel Aviv on Monday morning. He was 94 years old.

Needed in Syria: Disengagement

vzCPBBTeltSa2QGNNqWGo16pwUn90IHs

by Paul R. Pillar The cauldron of intervention known as the Syrian war has recently become even more likely to boil over than it was just a few weeks ago. There are two immediate dangers of escalation. One is the… Continue Reading  

Fifty Years of Opposition

1024px-Uri_Avnery_2008-12-07

by Dahlia Scheindlin Fifty-fever marking the anniversary since the 1967 war has swept both the Israeli Left and the Right. The Right is dreaming up ever more creative ways to celebrate Israel’s triumph — the culture minister recently wore a dress… Continue Reading  

Israeli Leaders Place More Obstacles in Kerry’s Path

Liberman-Steinitz

by Mitchell Plitnick US Secretary of State John Kerry was shuttling between Jordan and Saudi Arabia on Sunday, shoring up support for his efforts to find some kind of framework for negotiations that Israel and the Palestinian Authority could both… Continue Reading