Jonathan Cook: the View from Nazareth -

It’s not just the settlers – or Israel – responsible for the torching of Huwwara

Endless indulgence from Israel’s supporters in the West has cleared a path to a fascist government intent on ‘wiping out’ Palestinian communities.

Starmer is paving the way for the triumph of dark politics

By waging an all-out war not only on his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, but on the left and its ideas, Starmer has strangled hope of change in a time of crisis. In the process, he risks driving voters towards right-wing authoritarians.

How social networks became a ‘subsidiary’ of the FBI and CIA

The Twitter Files have lifted the lid on a secret alliance between Silicon Valley, intelligence agencies and the political establishment.

In Syria, the West’s humanitarian claims crumble to dust

The US said it wanted to free Syrians from a tyrant. Then it was willing to let them die of cold and hunger. The truth: for the West, Syria is simply about power.

With tanks on the way, Nato is inching toward full-scale war with Russia

Increasingly, the Ukraine war looks like a feature – rather than a bug – of Washington’s post-Cold War planning.

Kim Johnson row: Starmer is oiling Israel’s slide into fascism

In slapping down an MP for decrying Israel’s new government, the Labour leader has left supporters of Palestinian rights politically homeless.

Russia-Ukraine war: How the US paved the way to Moscow’s invasion

Nearly a year after Russia’s invasion, the western narrative of an ‘unprovoked’ attack has become impossible to sustain.

Is Ben-Gvir preparing a holy war against the Palestinians?

By defying Netanyahu and visiting Al-Aqsa, Itamar Ben-Gvir showed he has the whip hand in Israel’s new ultra-right government. He has plenty more provocations up his sleeve to set the region alight.

How Netanyahu handed Ben-Gvir the gun to start an annexation war

Jewish Power now has dozens of ways to inflame Palestinians into all-out confrontation. A third intifada has never felt closer.

How Ben-Gvir blows apart the ‘security’ story of Israel’s occupation

What Israel’s generals are really worried about is how little will change when two ultra-nationalist, religious settlers like Ben Gvir and Smotrich are put in charge of the occupation.

Why German state racism is now directed at the Palestinians

The Holocaust serves, paradoxically, as an alibi for Europeans to assume they are morally superior to others, as the cancellation by Germany of an arts prize to Caryl Churchill shows.

Cop27: The dirty secret Europe is hiding at the climate summit

Hidden by the grand declarations at Cop27 this week is the fact that Europe has made itself a hostage of transnational energy corporations – and will have to pay out astronomical damages to tackle the climate emergency

Blocking roads isn’t crazy – It’s our last hope that sanity will prevail

In a world of self-inflicted collapse, Vladimir Putin is no more insane than his western counterparts. The only sane people are those trying to wake up everyone else, whether by glueing their hands to the road, climbing bridges or hurling soup at paintings.

Fascists in government won’t dent Western support for Israel

Itamar Ben Gvir is no aberration. He is just the latest, ugliest incarnation of a Jewish supremacism that has long dominated Israeli politics.

Westerners live in denial, convinced they’re the good guys

Stark contradictions in West’s treatment of the Ukraine war and the occupation and siege of Palestine should serve as a wake-up call.

Starmer isn’t cowed by voters. He’s afraid of the establishment

Starmer has been tamed like a circus lion, whipped into line by the establishment. Those pressures won’t lift once he is in government. They will intensify.

Keir Starmer is finally ahead in the polls – but at what cost?

The Labour leader has made a dirty word of socialism and shown that his own word counts for nothing. A backlash is coming.

Europe, more than Putin, must shoulder the blame for the energy crisis

The same arrogant, self-righteous posturing from the West that fuelled the Ukraine war is now plunging Europe into recession.

The Queen and her legacy: 21st century Britain has never looked so medieval

Black suits, hushed tones, an air of reverence conceal the panic of an establishment that has just lost the main vehicle for justifying its privilege.

Emily Maitlis is right about BBC bias – but for the wrong reasons

Journalists aren’t too deferential and timid, as former Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis claims. They are only too ready to bare their teeth when it serves establishment interests.

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