Theater of Cruelty

Palestine

Therefore, the Middle East became a powder keg

50 YEARS AGO: Why has the Middle East been a powder keg for 25 years? What is the background for the irreconcilable attitude between Israel and the Arab states? And what happened to the Palestinian Arabs when the state of Israel was established?

"You can end up with the only peace being the graveyard peace."

MODERN TIMES CONVERSATIONS: We talk to the former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, the man who could have become Prime Minister of Great Britain, about current issues – such as military rearmament, Ukraine, Israel, climate justice and work, security, democracy, citizens' councils, and not least a hope for the future.

Two about the tragedy of the Palestinians

ISRAEL: When the Knesset in 2018 passed the so-called nation-state law defining Israel as a Jewish state, it undermined the legitimacy of their own state's existence as a democracy. And here the Norwegian oil fund topped the list of 725 European financial institutions that have invested in 50 companies linked to the illegal settlements on the West Bank.

The European truth

50 YEARS AGO: It is obvious that whoever has come the farthest in terms of weapons technology also has the right God and the right religion – white colonizers had the only true faith.

A European truth

EUROPE: The Lord's people not only had the world's best weapons, they also had the world's best religion. It was the whites and their self-imposed right to do whatever they wanted at the expense of others.

The cultural intifada

JENIN THEATRE: Recently many Palestinians were killed in Jenin. What does Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation entail in today's desperate situation? For The Freedom Theater in Jenin, the answer is still a cultural intifada. A performance is now being shown at the Human festival in Oslo.

Should we send weapons to Ukraine, and to Israel?

SCENARIO: MODERN TIMES here tries out an imaginary scenario to compare two irreconcilable conflicts. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind as to what this might mean.

All violations of international law

UKRAINE: Rødt's former deputy, in this longer essay, looks at the significance of International Law, not only Russia's so-called "unprovoked" violations of it, but also the West's many violations of International Law. Here follows a, seen from MODERN TIMES, timely criticism of both SV, Rødt, the left side, the media and the ongoing warmongering.

What happened to anti-Semitism?

FASCISM: Nazis attacked Jews, and they were therefore characterized as anti-Semitic – the cosmopolitan identity of the despised Jews. But what about Israel, which had carried out at least 2 extrajudicial killings? Menachem Begin and his group, which Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt described as fascists and terrorists, have ruled Israel for almost 700 years.

Palestine, Portugal, pluralism

MANAGER: When is more independent identity important, and not?

Israel – a utopia?

ISRAEL: The German-Israeli author Omri Boehm has a past in Israeli secret services. He wants us to put the Nakba – the violent expulsion of around 700 Palestinians – on a par with the Holocaust.

Gaza: The causes need attention

ATTACK: The Western press and governments' coverage of the latest brutal Israeli attack on the Palestinians is historyless.

Mercedes without engine

Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century" could, in the worst case, end up being a trigger for the original potential for conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.

Ittaf, Palestinian failed suicide bombings after many years in prison

Palestine Annex: Ramallah (2014)

The creation of the academy in Ramallah

Palestine voucher: In the occupied West Bank, art became a form of knowledge based on research and free critical thinking. One of the founders of the art academy in Ramallah, tells here what happened – supported by Norway.

- We documented that we had everything in place for a Palestinian state

Palestine voucher: Salam Fayyad, former Prime Minister of Palestine, Ramallah 2014