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Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. A member of the Irgun as a teenager, Avnery sat in the Knesset from 1965–74 and 1979-81. He was also the owner of HaOlam HaZeh, an Israeli news magazine, from 1950 until it closed in 1993.
He is famous for crossing the lines during the Battle of Beirut to meet Yassir Arafat on 3 July 1982, the first time the Palestinian leader ever met with an Israeli. Avnery is the author of several books about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including 1948: A Soldier’s Tale, the Bloody Road to Jerusalem (2008); Israel’s Vicious Circle (2008); and My Friend, the Enemy (1986). » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Opinion: It is time for those who believe that violence doesn't work to stand up
2014-07-03
There are many like him in Palestine and also others like Uri Savir and Uri Avnery in Israel who want the same. As Liberal Democrats, these are the people we should be supporting, not the extremists or the men of violence on either side. Finally I ...
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  1. Israel-Palestine must emerge out of the darkness

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Avnery: kidnapping and murder deserving of condemnation
2014-07-01
"The kidnapping and murder of three boys is a crime deserving all condemnation", says former Knesset Member Uri Avnery of Gush Shalom. "No political cause can justify such an act, and among other things the perpetrators caused grave damage to the ...
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  1. Israeli Peace Activist Warns Against Revenge

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Three Kidnapped Israeli Teens and the Failed Peace Plan
2014-06-27
Home · World · Foreign Policy · Commentary · Diplomacy · Politics · Books & Reviews · Entertainment · Culture & Religion. Return to Content. Commentary. Three Kidnapped Israeli Teens and the Failed Peace Plan. By Uri Avnery | June 29, 2014. Tweet.
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  1. An Armed Ghetto
  2. Analysis: Israel, an armed ghetto

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A Coup? Nonsense!
2014-06-13
“Comrades, tomorrow morning at 0600 hours we take over the government.” For a moment there is silence. And then... Uri Avnery · Tweet. COMMENTS, PRINT. Text Size. THE EXISTENCE of the army in a truly democratic state represents a paradox. The army ...
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  1. A Coup In Israel? Nonsense! – OpEd
  2. Israel: an Army That Has a State
  3. A Coup? Nonsense!

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Good For The Jews?
2014-06-06
Choosing a football team? The Israeli government has hit on a new way: Our manager appoints both our team and the adversary's team. Simplifies the matter. Uri Avnery · Tweet. COMMENTS, PRINT. Text Size. HOW DOES a football club choose its team?
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  1. The winners and losers of Palestine's unity government
  2. Bibi Crying Wolf Again – OpEd

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Patagonian Dreams
2014-05-30
Pope Francis lives in the present and held out his arms to the living, especially the Palestinians. Uri Avnery · Tweet. COMMENTS, PRINT. Text Size. DURING HIS short visit to Israel, Pope Francis laid a wreath on the grave of Theodor Herzl. That was not ...
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    The Israel that could have been in Argentina
    2014-05-30
    During his short visit to Israel, Pope Francis laid a wreath on the grave of Theodor Herzl. That was not a usual gesture. Foreign heads of state are obliged to visit Yad Vashem, as did the Pope, but not the grave of Herzl. It is not like the Tomb of ...
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    1. Repressive regime goes on

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    Analysis: An army rebellion and a new Israeli national hero
    2014-05-10
    Uri Avnery is an Israeli peace activist, founder of Gush Shalom, and a former member of the Israeli Knesset. Just before Israel's 66th Independence Day, the country acquired a new national hero. If it is true that every nation gets the national heroes ...
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    1. Israeli Apartheid, Savage Military Occupation of Palestine Exposed in the ...
    2. Israeli army's digital rebellion
    3. A National Hero

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    The language of the Israeli occupation
    2014-04-25
    By Uri Avnery. Imagine a war breaking out between Israel and Jordan. Within two or three days the Israeli army occupies the entire territory of the Hashemite Kingdom. What will be the first act of the occupation authority? Establish a settlement in Petra?
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    1. Words, Words, Words

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