Four video shorts of Jonathan Cook in Nazareth

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Nazerat Illit, or Upper Nazareth, is a Jewish enclave built above the Palestinian Arab city of Nazareth in the Galilee, northern Israel. The “illit” city (the Hebrew word illit means both higher physically, but also “elite”, or better, in a moral and philosophical sense) was built on confiscated Palestinian land and, according to British journalist […]

Interview Jonathan Cook on Russia Today

Russia Today TV is broadcasting today a 15-minute interview with me that was conducted earlier this week in Nazareth. It is being shown every few hours. If you are interested to see it, the channel is available on many cable and satellite services. Alternatively, you can watch or download the interview on RT’s website

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook is a writer and journalist based in Nazareth, Israel. 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 The author is a regular contributor to RamallahOnline. […]

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s military Mephistopheles

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth   It is not entirely surprising that Amos Gilad, an Israeli general who once sued his own government for “irreversible mental damage” caused by his role in the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, has publicly courted controversy again.   On Monday, Ehud Olmert, Israel’s outgoing prime minister, suspended Mr Gilad as […]

The tide turns against Israel: Pariah status and isolation lie ahead

Jonathan Cook in Nazareth   Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rarely been so politically embattled. His travails indicate the Israeli right’s inability to respond to a shifting political landscape, both in the region and globally.   The context for his troubles was his commitment in 2009, under great pressure from a newly elected US […]

Incitement against Palestine

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Israel not ready to give up ‘villa in the jungle’     By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth   US Secretary of State John Kerry spent last week testing the waters with Israelis and Palestinians over his so-called framework agreement – designed to close the gaps between the two sides. But the issues he is trying […]

Kerry’s framework agreement

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Kerry’s framework agreement US plans ‘Gazafication’ of the West Bank   By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth   In recent days, US and European diplomats have been engaged in a frenzy of activity on the Israeli-Palestinian front, before they settle down for the usual two-week Christmas hibernation. A sense of urgency looms because Washington is supposed […]

Identifying the real hypocrisy

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By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth As with many of those who express a view in the continuing debate about the wisdom of launching yet another “humanitarian intervention” in Syria, I have found myself under attack from those calling for more war. The charge against me and many like me is one of hypocrisy. So where […]