Jonathan Cook

Bio: 

Jonathan Cook is a freelance writer based in Nazareth and winner of the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism.


Articles by this Author
Crime and Punishment on Israel's Demographic Frontier

On August 4, 2005, Natan Zada, 19, boarded an Egged bus at Haifa’s Hamifratz station, picked a seat in the back and rode it into Shafa ‘Amr, a mixed Druze, Muslim and Christian town in the heart of the Arab Galilee. Zada wore his...

MER237
Israeli Constitutional Committee Faces Double Bind

MER231
Letters of Warning

Bedouin in the Negev Face New "Transfer"

Declining to Intervene

Impunity on Both Sides of the Green Line

As Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon strode up to the podium at the UN General Assembly on September 15, 2005 to deliver a speech recognizing the Palestinians’ right to statehood, government officials back in Jerusalem were preparing to...

Israel’s “Demographic Demon” in Court

A low-key but injudicious war of words briefly broke out between Israel’s two most senior judges in the wake of the May 2006 decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Nationality and Entry into Israel Law. A...

Israel's Palestinian Minority Thrown Into a Maelstrom

The first reports of Israel’s May 31 commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla surfaced among the country’s 1.4 million Palestinian citizens alongside rumors that Sheikh Ra’id Salah, head of the radical northern wing of the...

The Negev's Hot Wind Blowing

Over the past 15 months the dusty plains of the northern Negev desert in Israel have been witness to a ritual of destruction, part of a police operation known as Hot Wind. On 29 occasions since June 2010, hundreds of Israeli paramilitary...

The Myth of Israel's Liberal Supreme Court Exposed

Little more than a decade ago, in a brief interlude of heady optimism about the prospects of regional peace, the Israeli Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings that, it was widely assumed, heralded the advent of a new, post-Zionist era for...