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New Orleans Human Rights Resolution Under Attack Because It Could Affect Israel
The resolution did not even mention Israel, but pro-Israel pushback has council members backtracking on past support for Palestinian human rights

  January 18, 2018

Abbas Gives Up on US, but Palestinians Give Up on Him
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is publicly distancing himself from the US, but that won't be enough to save face with a Palestinian population fed up with his failed leadership, says former PLO legal adviser Diana Buttu

  January 17, 2018

Finkelstein on Gaza's Right to Resist Military Occupation (3/4)
In part three of our interview on his new book "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom," Norman Finkelstein discusses the legality, and utility, of Hamas' armed resistance to Israel's occupation

  January 10, 2018

Norman Finkelstein on Gaza's Martyrdom (1/4)
In his groundbreaking new book "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom," Norman Finkelstein argues that Israel, with U.S. backing, has caused a "humanitarian disaster" in Gaza, and that international human rights groups have failed to uphold justice for its besieged people

  January 8, 2018

Ahed Tamimi's Father: Israeli Occupation Won't Break Us
Bassem Tamimi, father of jailed 16-year old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, says the arrest of Ahed along with her mother and cousin won't break the family's determination to resist Israeli occupation

  December 28, 2017

The Only Peace Process is Palestinian Freedom
The ongoing Palestinian protests over Jerusalem come on the 30th anniversary of the First Intifada and amid declarations that the "peace process" that followed it is dead. We speak to human rights attorney Noura Erakat.

  December 10, 2017

Trump Plans to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem
Max Blumenthal and Paul Jay on Mike Pence's announcement that Donald Trump is actively planning to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, going against decades of US policy

  November 28, 2017

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against Israel: How Effective Is It?
The Israeli government, which adopted a very aggressive counterstrategy, "likes to believe it is somehow winning the fight against BDS," but that view is "quite delusional," says Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, who co-founded the BDS movement

  November 19, 2017

22 Years After Rabin's Murder, Israel Even Further From Peace
On the 22nd anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's murder by a far-right Israeli, journalist Gideon Levy says Israel has become even more hostile to a just peace -- one that Rabin himself was never willing to offer

  November 5, 2017

Trump Targets Hezbollah, and ISIS May Benefit
The Trump administration is offering a bounty on two Hezbollah leaders and making unfounded warnings of a potential attack by the group "on the homeland." Author and Trinity College professor Vijay Prashad says the US targeting of Hezbollah may ultimately benefit groups like ISIS

  October 11, 2017

Hamas and Fatah​ Meet in Gaza: Will They​ Strike a​ Unity​ Deal?
A number of regional changes have weakened Hamas, making the group more open to reconciliation with its Fatah rivals, says award-winning journalist Daoud Kuttab

  October 3, 2017

Netanyahu Targets Iran to Deflect From Occupation
In his UN speech, Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Iran 37 times but spoke about Palestine only twice, deflecting attention away from the occupation and giving Israel an external enemy, says Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy

  September 22, 2017

Racial Profiling Policies Israeli Style
Shir Hever examine privatization of security which undermines Israel's racial policies

  August 29, 2017

Israel Demolishes Bedouin Village to Build Jewish-Only Town
Despite protests, the Israeli government will displace the Bedouin population of Umm al-Hiran to a temporary area until a new neighborhood is built for them nearby. However, residents won't be welcome to return to the new Jewish-only city of Hiran

  August 23, 2017

Alt-Right and Ultra-Zionist Alliance against National Security Advisor McMaster
Pro-Israeli groups are pushing the White House to transition from neoconservativism to Alt-Right, says Shir Hever

  August 18, 2017

Israel Withholds Secret List of BDS Supporters
The Israeli government is compiling a list of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) activists who are not allowed to travel to Israel. Asa Winstanly of the Electronic Intifada talks about the effort to expose this secret list

  August 18, 2017

Israel Is Arresting Palestinians At Highest Rate in Years
TRNN's Shir Hever discusses the reasons for the rapid rise in Palestinian incarceration, including hundreds of children

  August 12, 2017

Gideon Levy: Israelis Shut Out Palestinian Calls for Freedom
The Palestinian protest against restrictions on the Al-Aqsa mosque is the latest challenge to a 50-year occupation, but self-denial and racism preclude Israelis from listening, says veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy

  July 25, 2017

Israel Flouts International Law While Targeting Its Defenders
B'Tselem spokesperson Amit Gilutz says the NGO law is one of many legislative initiatives unfairly targeting organizations that oppose Israel's occupation of Palestine

  July 26, 2017

Palestinian Protesters Defend Their 'Right to Exist'
As the Al-Aqsa protests continue despite a deadly Israeli crackdown, writer Mariam Barghouti says Palestinians across the Occupied Territories "are reiterating their right to exist"

  July 25, 2010

Wines from Occupied Territories Labeled 'Product of Israel' Removed from Ontario Shelves
In an attempt to protect accurate consumer labeling information, the Ontario Liquor Control Board and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ordered the products labeled 'Product of Israel' but produced in the Occupied Territories removed, says Dr. David Kattenburg

  July 13, 2017

Weapon Corruption Scandal Threatens Netanyahu's Administration
Israeli police investigate three corruption cases involving the prime minister

  July 12, 2017

Modi's Israel Trip Continues India's Rightward Drift
Historian and author Vijay Prashad says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel underscores the Indian government's shift to the right and abandonment of the Palestinian cause

  July 5, 2017

Wailing Wall of Exclusion and Orthodoxy
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's misguided policies of "trading the long-term strategic interest of the Zionist movement and the state of Israel in exchange for short-term political gains, is a mistake" says TRNN correspondent Shir Hever

  July 1, 2017

Israel-Palestine: Does Jared Kushner have the Chops to Negotiate Peace in a 50 Year Conflict?
Daoud Kuttab, award winning Palestinian journalist discusses the tensions Kushner faces as Trump's peace negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  June 30, 2017

How Can 50 Years of Israeli Occupation be Brought to an End?
Nabil Maarouf, Palestine's Representative in Canada, calls for sanctions, boycotts and criminal prosecutions to being an end to Israel's system of apartheid

  June 16, 2017

Canada's Complicity in Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation
Nabil Marouf, Palestine's Representative in Canada, discusses the Trudeau Government's continuation of Stephen Harper's extreme pro-Israel policies

  June 14, 2017

Israel Reduces Power Supply to Gaza, Intensifying Humanitarian Crisis
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu says the power cut to Gaza is fault of Palestinian Authority, but actually is result of a power play between Abbas and Netanyahu in the run-up to peace negotiations explains TRN's Shir Hever

  June 17, 2017

50 Years After Since June 1967 War, Israel Continues World's Longest Military Occupation
In the third and final installment of our special on the 50th anniversary of the June 1967 war, author and scholar Norman Finkelstein argues that the U.S.-backed "peace process" was never intended to end the Israeli occupation

  June 6, 2017

Art as a Form of Nonviolent Resistance: Palestine (2/2)
Political cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh talks about the palestinian prisoners' hunger strike, resistance, BDS, and the role that art and political cartoons play in the resistance to the Israeli occupation

  June 2, 2017

Art as a Form of Nonviolent Resistance: Palestine
Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Saba'aneh talks about his art and its importance to him and to the Palestinian people

  May 24, 2017

Trump Plays with the Idea of Peace in a "One State" Solution for Israel
Alaa Tartir, of the Ala Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, says whether a one-state solution is viable depends on what kind of state and what kind of peace

  May 14, 2017

Israel Begins to Confiscate 20% of Asylum-Seekers' Incomes
Documentary filmmaker Lia Tarachansky explains that the income garnishing measure targets African refugees and is intended to discourage asylum in Israel

  May 16, 2017

Israel Acknowledges Use of Computer Algorithm For Palestinian Arrests
Mass arrests of over 400 Palestinians were the result of a computer algorithm based on their social media usage, explains TRNN's Shir Hever

  April 26, 2017

Anti-Boycott Law Denies London BDS Activist Entry to Israel
London Palestinian Solidarity Campaign Chairman Hugh Lanning says these laws are exposing the anti-democratic nature of the state

  March 17, 2017

BDS Activist Speaks About His Arrest by Israeli Police
Dr. Jeff Halper, co-founder of Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions, was leading a tour of an Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem when police arrested him on suspicion of 'incitement'

  March 17, 2017

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to believe he can secure a regional peace agreement without resolving Palestinians, says Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy

  March 3, 2017

Sentencing of Israeli Soldier for Killing of Palestinian Exposes Contradictions of Occupation
TRNN's Shir Hever explains how the military court put itself on trial

  February 22, 2017

Israel Announces Expansion of West Bank Colonization Amid Rise in Corruption Scandals
Political economist Shir Hever says the consequences of recent legislation will lead to a deterioration in foreign relations and deliver a major blow to the nation's culture industry

  February 8, 2017

Emmett Till in Israel: How False Allegations of Rape Are Used to Lynch African Refugees and Palestinians
Top officials implicated in sex crime scandals occupy top positions within Israeli state, says journalist David Sheen

  February 8, 2017

Demonstrator Against Bedouin Village Demoliton Challenges Israeli Police's Account of Shooting
Israeli mathematician Kobi Snitz, who participated in the action in Umm al-Hiran, says the evidence undermines the police's version of the story as a terrorist attack

  January 26, 2017

Trump's Biggest Donor Bankrolls Israeli Right Extremism
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has also provided major support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for years, but that relationship might collapse in the coming days, says Shir Hever

  January 15, 2017

Illusion of Accountability in Israeli Soldier's Manslaughter Conviction
The ruling is an attempt by Israel to maintain the occupation by heading off intervention from the International Criminal Court for crimes against Palestinians, says economist Shir Hever

  January 5, 2017

UN Vote Reveals Growing Rift Between Israeli Settlements and US Interests
Netanyahu's response reveals that the Israeli government has no strategic plans beyond hoping that Palestinians will accept life under occupation, says economist Shir Hever

  December 28, 2016

Israeli Journalist: The 'Real Landlords' of Israel Are the Settlers
Gideon Levy discusses how the government's preoccupation with a small colony in the occupied West Bank demonstrates the political power of the settler lobby in Israel

  December 26, 2016

New Anti-BDS Bill in Senate Would Criminalize Criticism of Israel
Journalist Charlotte Silver says the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act doesn't do anything to counter or address anti-semitism, but instead targets Palestinian activism

  December 9, 2016

Green Party of Canada Adopts Endorsement of Sanctions Against Israel
Diana Ralph and Dr. Tarek Loubani discuss its significance for the future of the solidarity movement in Canada

  December 9, 2016

The Empire Files: Demolitions of Palestinians' Homes Surge for Illegal Settlements
Abby Martin speaks to West Bank residents living under regular settler attacks from encroaching settlements and outposts that are illegal under both international and Israeli law, and sees first-hand how this crisis is worsening.

  November 2, 2016

Hillary Clinton Expresses Regret For Not Interfering in Palestinian Elections in 2006 Tape
The policy of a Clinton administration towards the Palestinians would reflect her patronizing and colonialist remarks recently published by the Observer, says TRNN correspondent Shir Hever

  November 2, 2016

Israel Seizes Yacht Attempting to Breach Gaza Blockade
Col. Ann Wright was among 13 female activists that were part of the Women's Boat to Gaza

  October 5, 2016

Israeli Arms Industry Faces Existential Threat in New US Aid Agreement
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now fighting to remove the influence of the military and security elite from the political process now that Israel can no longer finance its arms industry through US aid, says political economist Shir Hever

  September 20, 2016

Record US Aid to Israel Reflects Growing Influence of Military-Industrial Complex
Israel is likely to increase its arms exports now that it cannot use the aid on its own weapons industry, says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

  September 20, 2016

60 Black Democrats Sign Letter in AIPAC-Backed Effort to Discredit Cornel West and BDS
Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says AIPAC sent a long-time member to discredit Cornel West and give the impression that blacks oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement

  July 6, 2016

Protesters Denounce Newseum's Invitation of Former Israeli Army Spokesperson
Journalist Max Blumenthal was among a handful of people who interrupted an event featuring former Israeli army spokesperson Avital Leibovich, who has defended the killing of Palestinian journalists

  June 13, 2016

Decades-Long Israeli Military Occupation Drives Palestinian Revenge Attacks
Filmmaker and former TRNN Correspondent Lia Tarachansky says the messianic extreme far-right has filled the political void in Israel following the 2014 attacks on Gaza known as Operation Protective Edge

  June 12, 2016

Tariq Ali and Norman Finkelstein on Israel and the Solidarity Movement
Paul Jay moderates a panel talking about the fascisization of Israel and need to build a broad movement in support of the Palestinian people

  June 5, 2016

Ultra-Nationalist Avigdor Lieberman Accepts Post as Defense Minister of Israel
Michel Warschawski of the Alternative Information Center says Netanyahu's decision to appoint Avigdor Lieberman is a concession to far-right and religious pressure

  May 20, 2016

Activists Protest Celebration of Israeli Independence Day in Fells Point, Baltimore
Pro-Israel groups Charm City Tribe and IMPACT celebrated Israel's 68th anniversary at a bar in Fells Point while protesters outside mourned for the Palestinians killed and displaced during the land grab

  May 16, 2016

Sanders Vs. Clinton on Israel's 2014 Attacks on Gaza
Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada says that in spite of the mounting denunciation of Israel's war on Gaza in 2014, Hillary Clinton continues to defend it

  April 15, 2016

The Israel Lobby's Growing Assault on Free Speech
Journalist and author Max Blumenthal talks about the growing BDS movement and the efforts to muzzle it

  April 11, 2016

Netanyahu's Strategy will Undermine Israel's Long-Term Security
Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the danger inherent in the U.S. aligning its interests entirely with Israel's and how American support is creating an untenable future for the state

  April 7, 2016

Gideon Levy: Americans "Are Supporting the First Signs of Fascism in Israel"
Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy talks to journalist Max Blumenthal about how the Israeli occupation has poisoned not only the region but much of the world, and how BDS might be the last standing hope to dismantle it

  March 22, 2016

New Law Would Track International Movement to Boycott Israel
Josh Ruebner says fears over the impact of the new law are overblown but many more anti-BDS measures are being considered nationwide

  February 26, 2016

Is America Becoming a Garrison State?
Fmr. Chief of Staff to Colin Powell Larry Wilkerson says the increasing militarization of the police and gated communities protecting the elite shows signs of America looking more like Israel

  December 26, 2015

Whither the Palestinian Authority? Neocolonial Police or Defender of Autonomy?
Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center says the Palestinian government is now in a state of crisis, and its fragility is probably more than it ever has been before

  December 3, 2015

Protesting Netanyahu in the Rain
People rallied outside of an AEI event where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was being honored while on his visit to the nation's capital, where he's asking the president for an increase in aid to Israel

  November 11, 2015

As Violence Soars in the West Bank, Leaders Seek Coexistence Between Peace and Occupation
Ali Abunimah, author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, says no one has the gumption to deal with the real problem - and that is Israel

  October 29, 2015

Netanyahu's Record on Inciting Violence Against Palestinians
Max Blumenthal, author of The 51-Day War: Resistance and Ruin in Gaza, says Netanyahu absolved Hitler of the final solution by placing the blame for the Holocaust on the Palestinians

  October 22, 2015

Can Kerry Contain Netanyahu?
Samah Sabawi, Palestinian author and playwright says Palestinians are waking up to the reality of political separation and the system of an apartheid

  October 23, 2015

Palestinians 'Living Under Two Occupations': Violence Spikes in Israel and the West Bank
Jeff Halper says Israel and the Palestinian Authority are partners in repression

  October 14, 2015

Israel Escalates Punitive Measures Against Palestinians in Jerusalem
Economist Shir Hever says more repression will not subdue the anger stemming from decades of occupation, but resistance could potentially undermine Israel's arms export industry and the state's practice of managing conflict without political compromise

  October 11, 2015

Reports Expose Zionists Stifling Dissent on US Campuses
Judith Butler and Dima Khalidi speak with TRNN's Sharmini Peries, about two reports released this week, on how Israel's defenders use false charges of anti-semitisim, law suits, and official denunciations to limit debate on US Campuses

  October 4, 2015

Abbas UN Speech: "Bombshell" or Wet Firecracker?
Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remains dismally uncourageous

  September 30, 2015

Israel's War on Children
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges sits down with author and activist Laila el-Haddad to discuss the psychological repression of Gaza's youth by Israeli state violence and occupation

  September 23, 2015

Palestinian Elections Could Cement Antidemocratic Leadership
Noura Erekat explains fight taking place in the Palestine Liberation Organization as PA President Mahmoud Abbas speculates about a coming Intifada

  September 22, 2015

ISIS, The New Israel
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri discuss how US foreign policy and class struggle created the conditions for the rise of ISIS, and compare ISIS's colonialist strategies to those of the Israeli independence movement in Palestine.

  September 28, 2015

The Revolutionary Age
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and Sabah Alnasseri dissect the genesis of political revolutions in the Middle East, and discuss the role of religion and the reasons for the increased prevalence of fundamentalism.

  October 6, 2015

The PLO's "Game of Musical Chairs"
Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada discusses the recent resignations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization's executive committee

  August 26, 2015

Typhoid Outbreak Latest Catastrophe for Palestinians in Besieged Yarmouk Refugee Camp
Independent journalist Patrick Strickland says the international community is failing its duty to protect civilians displaced in the ongoing Syrian civil war

  August 21, 2015

Black Scholars and Activists Renew Palestinian Solidarity
Activist and journalist Kristien Bailey discusses a new letter signed by more than 1000 to support Palestinian liberation.

  August 20, 2015

The Second Intifada Was Our Ferguson: Palestine and the Politics of Hip Hop
DAM rapper Tamer Nafar talks about how music showed him the connection between the Palestinian struggle and the Black American experience.

  August 17, 2015

Is Netanyahu Fueling Anti-Semitism?
Shir Hever questions Netanyahu's maneuvers and effectiveness of his strategies in generating support for Israel in the United States and around the world

  August 6, 2015

Israel's Nukes a Major Factor in Mideast Arms Race
Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, says the Iran deal provides an opportunity to challenge Israel's unacknowledged, uninspected, but very well-known nuclear weapons arsenal

  August 4, 2015

Placating Israel Over Iran Nuclear Deal By Releasing Convicted Spy Pollard?
Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah says those arguing for Pollard's release after serving 30 years of a life sentence should also demand the release of others, including Palestinian prisoners who are serving much greater sentences for questionable convictions

  July 31, 2015

Gaza Defiant
One year after the Israeli attack that killed 2,100 civilians and wounded 10,000, Refaat Alareer and Laila el-Haddad say the people of Gaza will not turn on Hamas and submit to the occupation

  July 8, 2015

Freedom Flotilla III: Activists Sail to Break Gaza Blockade
Robert Lovelace speaks to TRNN via satellite phone from the Freedom Flotilla III, four boats that are attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid

  June 26, 2015

UN Report: Israel Committed Unprecedented Devastation and Killings in 2014 Gaza War
Next step: Palestine submits thousands of pages documenting Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court; if the prosecutor fails to act, legitimacy of the court will further erode, says CCR's Michael Ratner

  June 26, 2015

Israel's Foreign Ministry Report Says Attacks on Palestinian Children and Civilians Were "Legitimate"
Vijay Prashad says that according to this report, even the killing of the boys playing ball on the beach by Israeli military last year before the international press was deemed a legitimate act of war

  June 17, 2015

Israel Fears the Boycott Movement as an 'Existential Threat'
Electronic Intifada's Ali Abunimah says Israel's real problem isn't BDS; it's the increasing international isolation due to the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territory and other abuses

  June 3, 2015

Israel Second Most Unequal Economy in World
Shir Hever says the current OECD statistics on inequality in Israel would be even worse if the Palestinian population in the occupied territories was taken into account

  June 1, 2015

Manifestations of Apartheid Israel
Shir Hever, economist at the Alternative Information Center, says segregation begins five seconds after disembarking in Israel and there is blatant racism of various kinds isolating Arabs

  May 27, 2015

Illinois House Passes Bill to Stop BDS Campaign Against Israel
Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada, says the bill violates the first amendment and aims to deter attempts to hold Israel accountable for its illegitimate and illegal actions.

  May 20, 2015

Netanyahu Forms Right Wing Coalition
Lia Tarachansky says that the negotiations over the new coalition government gave positions critical to the settlement project to settlers and the Orthodox

  May 7, 2015

Ratner Report: The Palestine Exception to the First Amendment
Any criticism of Israel and push for BDS is considered anti-Semitic - such extreme reactions are an indication of the success of the campaign. The most recent Stanford University case is another example of that success.

  April 27, 2015

Lia Tarachansky Q&A about her film On the Side of the Road
Following the screening at the TRNN Media Center in Baltimore, Lia takes on the complex questions raised in her film about Israel's biggest taboo

  April 2, 2015

The Pain Doesn't Go Away - Rachel Corrie's Parents on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
Rachel Corrie was a 23-year-old American peace activist who was crushed to death in Gaza by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16, 2003. On Reality Asserts Itself, Craig and Cindy Corrie tell Paul Jay, "we inherited from our daughter a cause"; her experiences "completely changed our view of the whole situation."

  March 27, 2015

The Pain Doesn't Go Away - Rachel Corrie's Parents on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Craig and Cindy Corrie tell Paul Jay, "people find hope in the work that we're doing and in the fact that Rachel was there that day, and stood against what was happening to all of those families in the Gaza Strip"

  March 29, 2015

Netanyahu Victory Lays Bare Israel as Racist, Colonial State
Analyst Shir Hever: Despite Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing, neoliberal, and racist policies, his reelection thwarted a potentially more aggressive and violent regime from taking power

  March 19, 2015

Ali Abunimah: Palestinians Better Off with Netanyahu
Netanyahu invoked racist calls about Arabs flowing to the polls to get out his vote; his win will make it easier to isolate Israel because Netanyahu is the face of Israel as it really is

  March 18, 2015

Jewish-American Leadership Rising in Opposition to Israeli Occupation
TRNN concludes its coverage of the Jewish Voice for Peace 2015 National Meeting with closing remarks from Israelis and Jewish Americans and excerpts from the keynote speech by Angela Y. Davis

  March 17, 2015

Zionist Union Leader Herzog Willing to Form Coalition with Netanyahu's Likud
Max Blumenthal says the election of Herzog, who represents the Ashkenazi elite, would be a dangerous prospect for Palestinians

  March 17, 2015

Students Critical of Israeli Occupation Face Academic Crackdown
At the 2015 Jewish Voice for Peace Conference in Baltimore, TRNN speaks to Jewish and Palestinian students, academics and attorneys who are demanding that college campuses stop suppressing dissent

  March 16, 2015

Israelis and Palestinians See Little Hope For Change In Upcoming Election
TRNN reports from the Jewish Voice for Peace National Meeting in Baltimore where activists say the occupation of Palestine will continue whoever wins the upcoming Israeli election

  March 15, 2015

Over Thirty Five Thousand Protest Netanyahu's Leadership in Tel Aviv
There's a crisis of leadership in Israel, and it's that no one wants to be the leader, says Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center

  March 10, 2015

Meet the Family With A Megaphone in US & Israeli Politics (2/2)
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux questions the Falic family matriarch Nily Falic on being a top donor to Netanyahu's and some Democrats' campaigns, and looks at why more than 50 Democrats boycotted the Israeli Prime Minister's address while the majority of them attended

  March 4, 2015

Corker and Menendez Bills Aim to Derail Iran Negotiations
Jim Lobe reports that the bills attempt to assert Congressional power to undermine an agreement with Iran

  March 4, 2015

Former IAEA Director Says No Basis for Netanyahu Iran Claims
Robert Kelley says Netanyahu avoids facts and evidence to push conflict to a point where war is the only answer

  March 4, 2015

Netanyahu Invokes Biblical Armageddon in US Congress
Ali Abunimah, editor of Electronic Intifada, says Netanyahu is playing to the extreme Israeli right, Christian evangelical Zionists, and attempting to prepare conditions for war

  March 3, 2015

Netanyahu says Iran Intends to Destroy Israel
Larry Wilkerson says hundreds of Israeli military and intelligence leaders do not consider Iran an existential threat

  March 2, 2015

What Do Ordinary Israelis Think of Netanyahu's U.S. Visit?
Jeff Halper, co-founder and Director of Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions, says neither the professional soldiers nor the people of Israel believe that Iran is an immediate security threat

  March 3, 2015

Winter in the Ruins of Gaza (2/2)
There is no economic life in Gaza, there are limited options for young people and some of them are life threatening, says Pernille Ironside, Chief of Gaza Field Office, UNICEF

  March 2, 2015

Why the $655 Million Verdict Against the PA is Not A Victory for Human Rights
Michael Ratner says a US Court's ruling against the Palestinian Authority demonstrates America's hypocrisy towards Israel by impeding justice for victims of Israel while holding the Palestinian people collectively responsible for the acts of a few

  February 28, 2015

Winter in the Ruins of Gaza (1/2)
30 UN Agencies and International NGO's released a letter condemning the lack of reconstruction and development in Gaza after the war last summer. The pledges made in Cairo have not been received and there appears to be a tragic perpetual holding pattern when it comes to Gaza, says Pernille Ironside, Chief of Gaza Field Office, UNICEF

  March 1, 2015

Netanyahu on a Destructive Path
The tension between President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu is fundamentally over whether the issue of Iran and its nuclear program should be addressed through diplomacy and negotiations or absolute Iranian surrender, says Phyllis Bennis, author of "Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer"

  February 26, 2015

Prejudicial Trial, Prejudicial Verdict: $218 Million
Update: On Feb 23 the jury found the PA and PLO liable for terror attacks in Israel. Michael Ratner argues the odds were stacked against the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO) and Palestinian Authority(PA)

  February 23, 2015

Israeli High Court Rules Against Family of Slain American Peace Activist Rachel Corrie
The parents of American activist Rachel Corrie respond to the Israeli Supreme Court's decision to not hold Israel liable for civilian deaths in combat zones

  February 19, 2015

Iran Negotiation Leaks Won't Affect Netanyahu's Prospect for Re-election
Economist Shir Hever also discusses an Associated Press report about attacks on the Gaza civilian population during Operation Protective Edge

  February 18, 2015

Over 90% of Netanyahus' Campaign Contributions Come from the U.S.
Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center says many dubious fundraising strategies are used; some are illegal and under investigation

  February 9, 2015

Israel at the U.S. Borderlands
Journalist and author Todd Miller talks about the global push to commercialize national boundaries and test new technologies, often on the very people who are manufacturing them. @ThomasHedgesTRN

  February 4, 2015

Hezbollah and Israel Call for De-escalation in the Golan Heights
Phyllis Bennis says two Israeli soldiers were killed yesterday in retaliation for the killing of six Hezbollah fighters, including a son of a revered leader and an Iranian General

  January 30, 2015

Pre-Election Posturing Behind Netanyahu's DC Visit
Journalist Max Blumenthal says Netanyahu's March visit to Congress is nothing more than posturing before the upcoming Israeli election and signals the Israeli leaders further embrace of the Republican party

  January 24, 2015

GOP Leadership's Invitation to Netanyahu a Provocation Aimed at War with Iran
Phyllis Bennis says the invitation issued to Netanyahu to speak in the US Congress, and the call for more sanctions against Iran, is a call for war

  January 25, 2015

Israel Kills Hezbollah Leaders Ahead of Elections
Research economist Shir Hever says Israel's aggression is intentionally timed with Israel's elections, distracting the electorate from domestic economic issues

  January 21, 2015

Netanyahu's Elbowed Presence in Paris
Shir Hever, Researcher at the Alternative Information Centre, says Netanyahu is presenting himself as the prime minister of the Jewish people, not just Israel, and that this has a lot to do with upcoming elections

  January 18, 2015

Early Elections Could Result in Most Right-Wing Coalition in Israel's History
Journalist Max Blumenthal says centrist parties have no other political purpose besides promoting the image of Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East

  December 4, 2014

Was Convicted Palestinian-American Rasmea Yousef Odeh Allowed a Fair Defense?
Independent journalist Charlotte Silver discusses how the defense was blocked from including the role of torture and PTSD in her case

  November 11, 2014

Gaza News Roundup: The Mavi Marmara, Operation Protective Edge, and Dempsey
IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discusses the International Criminal Court's decision to not pursue a case against Israel for the Mavi Marmara incident; the Amnesty International Report on incidents during Operative Protective Edge; and U.S. General Martin Dempsey's defense of Israel's actions during that campaign

  November 7, 2014

Fall of Berlin Wall Began Eastern Expansion of NATO
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says the fall of the Berlin wall should have been an opportunity to create a constructive alliance with Russia, but instead, it became an opportunity to contain and isolate it

  November 7, 2014

Occupation and Settlements: The Roots of Unrest in Jerusalem
Political economist Shir Hever discusses the economic and political conditions of Palestinians in Jerusalem, while IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis says U.S. and Israel will continue to cooperate in maintaining the occupation despite reports of a setback in relations

  November 7, 2014

Steven Salaita Wants his Job Reinstated at UIUC
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaigne rescinded Professors Steven Salaita's job over pro-Palestinian tweets sent out during Israel's war on Gaza this summer Salaita says he is waiting for a ruling on his case for reinstatement

  November 2, 2014

A Third Intifada on the Horizon?
Journalist Max Blumenthal discusses the situation in Jerusalem and the reconstruction plans for Gaza

  October 27, 2014

Jerusalem and the Fate of Palestinians
Israeli activist Jeff Halper says the recent tension and violence in Jerusalem is a product of defeated Palestinian political resistance and Israel's policy of Judaization

  October 24, 2014

Privatization, Occupation, and the Israeli Economy
Political economist Shir Hever says recent plans to privatize struggling state-owned companies in Israel are hastened by the occupation of Palestinian territories

  October 7, 2014

What Drives U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Israel?
Andrew Levine says that Cold War strategic thinking about the Middle East is no longer relevant

  September 17, 2014

New York Times Runs Ad Equating ISIS and Hamas
Just Foreign Policy's Robert Naiman and TRNN's Lia Tarachansky respond to the argument that Hamas parallels ISIS

  September 2, 2014

Israel and Gaza Extend Ceasefire amid Last-Minute Attacks
Max Blumenthal assesses the circumstances surrounding the cease-fire from Ramallah

  August 26, 2014

Israeli Agribusiness Demanding Relief From Government as BDS Intensifies
Shir Hever: The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement is impacting Israeli export markets, particularly in the agricultural sector

  August 25, 2014

Despite Renewed Attacks, Israel No Closer to Defeating Palestinian Resistance
+972's Samer Badawi reports that Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza remain steadfast in their resistance of Israeli occupation, and UCLA's Gabriel Piterberg says that despite the escalating levels of violence, Israel is no closer to its goal of defeating Palestinian political and military resistance

  August 20, 2014

"A Tragic Mistake" To Not Explore Diplomacy With Hamas
Richard Falk says the failure to treat Hamas as a legitimate political actor has impeded movement towards a sustainable peace with Israel

  August 14, 2014

Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza Extended but Talks Stall on Lifting Blockade
Journalist Allison Deger explains what Israel and Hamas expect to achieve from the negotiations and why Israel continues to fear a unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah

  August 13, 2014

Gaza and the Silence of Mainstream African-American NGO's and Churches
The Global African with Bill Fletcher, Jr. takes on the absence of condemnation for Israel's attack on Gaza - a production of Telesurtv.net/English

  August 11, 2014

Gazan Doctor: Entire Families Have Vanished In Operation Protective Edge
TRNN Correspondent Lia Tarachansky and Islamic University Professor Dr. Khamis Elessi discuss the situation in Gaza & Israel after the 72-hour ceasefire expired

  August 8, 2014

Aftermath of Assault on Gaza Worse than Operation Cast Lead
Journalist Samer Badawi describes the scene in Gaza as "apocalyptic" as the 72-hour ceasefire comes to an end

  August 7, 2014

On the Misrepresentations of Gaza in Canadian News Coverage
Middle East Professor Ariel Salzmann and activist Azeezah Kanji cite specific examples of how Canadian media has misrepresented the ongoing assault and how the Harper government aims to fuel this conflict to ensure high prices for Tar Sands oil

  August 6, 2014

Deputy Speaker of Israeli Knesset Calls for Expulsion and Jewish Reoccupation of Gaza
Max Blumenthal tells Paul Jay that Moshe Feiglin's program is part of a growing incitement to genocide against Palestinians

  August 7, 2014

Greenwald: US Intelligence Enables Israeli Attacks
Glenn Greenwald tells Paul Jay that new Snowden documents show that American hands are in every war launched by Israel against Palestinians

  August 5, 2014

Examining the "Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself" Narrative
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour deconstruct the narrative around Israel's right to defend itself and the media's depiction of the Gaza assault

  August 4, 2014

Inside Israel's Pro-War Nationalist Camp
The Real News looks into who are the groups chanting "death to Arabs" throughout Israel and attacking anti-war demonstrators.

  August 2, 2014

Gaza Death Toll Nears 1500 as Ceasefire Breaks Down; Dozens Trapped Near Rafah Crossing
TRNN's Lia Tarachansky speaks with Gaza blogger Nalan al-Sarraj who is among dozens trapped near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, and also comments on the renewed wave of protests spreading through the West Bank

  August 1, 2014

Who's Profiting from Israel's Offensive in Gaza?
Shir Hever: Israel continues to reject Hamas's offer of a ten-year ceasefire because it would undermine Israeli arms sales, which reached $7 billion in 2012

  July 29, 2014

Who Bears Responsibility for Civilian Deaths in Gaza?
Israeli scholar and historian Ilan Pappe argues the media's demonization of Hamas provides Israel cover for continuing its siege and occupation of Palestinian territories

  July 29, 2014

Besieged War-Torn Gaza Experiencing Saddest Eid Since 1967
Yousef Alhelou: Twenty two days on, all efforts to reach a ceasefire have failed so far as Israel continues its all-out military offensive on besieged Gaza, claiming more civilian lives.

  July 29, 2014

Gaza Baker Risks Life Amid War to Provide Bread
As Israel's military offensive entered its fourth week and the search for a permanent truce drags on, residents in the densely populated Gaza Strip try to stay safe, hunt for supplies and attempt to keep life as normal as possible

  July 28, 2014

Black Political Elite Continue To Support Israel's Assault on Gaza
Glen Ford: Past members of the Black Caucus stood up against Israeli aggression, but today these voices are silenced by corporate financing

  August 4, 2014

Despite Growing International Condemnation, No End to Gaza Violence in Sight
As the death toll in Gaza passes 1,000 Lia Tarachansky and Phyllis Bennis respond to a poll which found 86% of Israelis reject a ceasefire, while a growing number of Americans want the Israeli offensive to stop

  July 28, 2014

Why Canada Continues to Back Israel Despite Gaza Assault
Prof. Reg Whitaker examines why Harper administration continues to support Israel in the face of growing international condemnation

  July 27, 2014

15 Killed after Israel Bombs UN School in Gaza
TRNN speaks with UNICEF's Gaza field chief Pernille Ironside about Israel's bombing of a UN school that killed women, children and UN staff and the realities of humanitarian relief in Gaza

  July 25, 2014

UN's Investigation of Israel Should Go Beyond War Crimes to Genocide
Michael Ratner makes the case for how Israel, since 1947, engaged in international crimes, including incremental genocide, crimes against humanity, and apartheid

  July 27, 2014

Israeli Human Rights Spokesperson: Attacks on Civilians Unjustifiable
B'Tselem spokesperson Sarit Michaeli says although Hamas has violated international law by firing on Israeli civilians, this does not give Israel license to kill Gazan civilians

  July 22, 2014

Cycles of Violence with Gaza Rooted in Israel's Rejection of Palestinian Unity
TRNN Middle East correspondent Lia Tarachansky discusses Operation Protective Edge after Hamas rejected the Egyptian ceasefire proposal

  July 15, 2014

Report from Israel's Border with Gaza
As Israel mobilizes tanks and reservists to Gaza's border and bombardments intensify, The Real News' Israel/Palestine correspondent reports from the border

  July 14, 2014

Fear and Loathing in Israel - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)
Mr. Hever says in colonial conditions the master fears and hates the servants who might rise up and demand their rights

  July 10, 2014

Israel, World Capital of Homeland Security Industries - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
Mr. Hever says Israel sells weapons and equipment of repression to countries with extreme inequality

  July 11, 2014

An Occupier's Peace or a Just Peace - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)
Mr. Hever says the occupiers always want peace - a peace that strengthens the status quo

  July 13, 2014

Growing Up Privileged in Apartheid, Colonial Israel - Shir Hever on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
Mr. Hever says he became politically active after the Second Intifada was repressed with extreme violence by the Israeli military and police

  July 9, 2014

IDF Plans to Intensify Military Operations in Gaza
Political economist Shir Hever says an invasion of Gaza on the scale of Operation Pillar of Cloud is likely but that international pressure and threats to Israeli trade will prevent the state from taking the most extreme forms of military action

  July 7, 2014

Reporting from Besieged Shuafat Refugee Camp
Following kidnapping and killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir from Shuafat refugee camp, vigilante and army violence against Palestinians on the rise

  July 5, 2014

In Wake of Murders, Israel Considers More Settlements and Strikes on Gaza
Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah and TRNN's Lia Tarachansky describe Israeli media coverage and the political rhetoric surrounding the Palestinian teen's murder

  July 2, 2014

Army Violently Stops African Refugees Trying to Leave Israel
Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in Israel's so-called "open prison" go on hunger strike after failed attempt to leave for Egypt

  June 30, 2014

Palestinians Open Fire on PA for Collaborating with Israel
Early on Tuesday morning militants from the Jenin Refugee Camp opened fire on Palestinian Authority jeeps after PA openly collaborated with Israeli army.

  June 24, 2014

Ethnocracy: Who Owns the Land of Israel?
In the second part of the Ethnocracy series, The Real News looks at who owns the land of the state of Israel and how it came to be so.

  June 20, 2014

Israel Using Teenager Kidnapping to Cripple Hamas
Following apparent kidnapping of three settler Yeshiva students on Thursday, Israeli forces bombed Gaza and clamped down on the West Bank, arresting dozens of Hamas members

  June 18, 2014

Israeli Violent Perpetrators - Not Just a Few "Bad Apples"
The Real News Israel/Palestine correspondent Lia Tarachansky and political analyst Shir Hever discuss recent violent incidents by soldiers and settlers

  June 9, 2014

Made in Israel: Exporting Occupation Technology
The Real News visits one of Israel's arms expos and talks to the attorney who exposed the names of the country's weapons exporters

  June 2, 2014

Pope Francis Trips Shows Broader Concern For Palestinians By Vatican
IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discusses the Pope's visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

  May 28, 2014

Netanyahu's "Jewish State" Law Stirs Debate in Israel
Israeli academic Oren Yiftachel talks about ethnocracy, a term he coined that describes the sort of regime Israel practices

  May 25, 2014

Justice Requires an End to Israeli Jewish Supremacy Over Palestinians - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (5/5)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Abunimah says that justice in Palestine does not require Israeli Jews giving up any legitimate rights, but they must give up the "right" to supremacy

  May 19, 2014

Class Struggle in Palestine - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (4/5)
Mr. Abunimah says there's conspicuous consumption in Palestine but the reality for the vast majority in the West Bank and Gaza is increasing poverty

  May 18, 2014

Does Israel Have a Right to Exist as a Jewish State? - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
Mr. Abunimah says no state exists as an absolute right, but there is a people's right to self-determination

  May 15, 2014

Awakened by the Palestinian Intifada - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
Mr. Abunimah, founder of Electronic Intifada, says after the Israeli 2006 invasion of Lebanon and the 2008 attack on Gaza, he knew what he had to do

  May 13, 2014

Israeli Activist Accuses Interior Minister of Int'l Law Violations
Israeli activist Tamar Aviyah who volunteers with African refugees accuses Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar at his home over violations of international refugee law

  May 9, 2014

Israeli PM Pushes Constitutional Law on Jewish Exclusivity
Fearing growing movement on symbolic and practical return of Palestinian refugees, Israeli PM pushes to reassert Israel's Jewish exclusive nature

  May 6, 2014

Israel Uses Refugees as "Currency" in Arms Trade with Africa
Rwanda and Uganda agree to take African refugees as part of arms deal after Israel denied their asylum claims and imprisoned them

  April 16, 2014

Has Palestinian Maneuvering Revived Peace Talks?
Lia Tarachansky and Shir Hever interview journalist Daoud Kuttab on how Mahmoud Abbas' maneuvering may have led to talks extending

  April 13, 2014

Where Are Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations Headed?
Phyllis Bennis: After Palestine applies to join UN organizations, Israel reneges on deal to release prisoners, leading talks back into where they started - a dead end

  April 9, 2014

Chris Hedges on "Israel's War on American Universities"
Excerpts from Chris Hedges talk at Northeastern University in support of its now banned Students for Justice in Palestine chapter

  April 6, 2014

Boycott of Israel Moving to Next Level?
Shir Hever: BDS movement including large scale divestment by big corporations and approaching the level of government sanctions

  April 2, 2014

Netanyahu Attacks Boycott As Campaign Enters New Phase
Warschawski: Benjamin Netanyahu's gov't attacks on Boycott Israel campaign help strengthen it as it grows from activists to big business.

  March 22, 2014

Professor Who Teaches Israel-Palestine Conflict Accuses College of Violating His Academic Freedom
Professor Iymen Chehade and attorney Rima Kapitan say Columbia College made a political decision to cancel Chehade's class on the Israeli-Palestine Conflict after he screened Five Broken Cameras

  March 20, 2014

Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (2/2)
David Sheen: Israel is utterly failing its duty to protect the human rights of African asylum seekers

  March 20, 2014

Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (1/2)
David Sheen: Israel is driving African asylum seekers out of the country in record numbers

  March 19, 2014

In Historic Protest Israel's Orthodox Break with Settler Right
Following the passing of a law proposal that will extend forced conscription to Jewish orthodox, half a million ascend on Jerusalem

  March 10, 2014

AIPAC Is Losing Influence Over U.S. Foreign Policy
Phyllis Bennis: The failure of the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group to force congress to vote for intervention into Syria or for additional sanctions on Iran representing a significant decline in its influence

  March 6, 2014

Where are the Palestinian Journalists in Israeli Media?
While Palestinian citizens make up 20% of Israel's population they are only covered 2% on prime time news. Part of the reason why lies in who reports the news.

  March 2, 2014

Israeli Gov't Forms Strategy to Fight Boycott
Israeli government allocates millions to launch a campaign of PR and intelligence-gathering on those supporting boycott

  February 18, 2014

Kerry, Quartet $4B Plan Will Fail Palestinians, Economists Warn
The multi-billion dollar economic plan Kerry delegated The Quartet to develop for Palestinians will further entrench poverty, warns economist Alaa Tartir

  February 6, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Controversy Brings International Attention to BDS Movement
Shir Hever: From John Kerry's recent boycott remarks to Oxfam dropping actress Scarlet Johansson over her support for West Bank-operated Sodastream, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement continues to build solidarity with the Palestinian cause

  February 6, 2014

Harper Pledges $66 Million to Palestinian Authority, But Does it Aid Palestinians?
Yves Engler: Canadian government funds go to policing Palestinians and supporting the corrupt Palestinian Authority

  January 26, 2014

Major US Academic Association Endorses Academic Boycott of Israel
Journalist and author Ali Abunimah says that the endorsement of BDS by the American Studies Association (ASA) does not target individuals, only academic institutions complicit in denying the rights of Palestinians

  December 16, 2013

One State or Two, Solution Must be Based on Palestinian Rights - Phyllis Bennis on RAI (4/4)
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines proposals to resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict

  December 13, 2013

Vietnam War Created Middle East Activist - Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself (1/4)
On RAI with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis traces her development from active Zionist youth to whom Jewish identity meant support for Israel, to a leading American anti-Zionist writer and analyst

  December 10, 2013

Israel's Struggle From "The Projects"
In Jerusalem With the Black Panthers' Reuven Abergil

  November 13, 2013

Israel Proposes Illegal Separation Wall as the Border of Future Palestinian State
Shir Hever: Israel's proposal to annex more than 10% of the West Bank illustrates its rejection of International Law

  November 5, 2013

Palestinians Face Discrimination in Israeli Economy, Majority Live in Poverty
Shir Hever: Official Israeli statements on integrating Palestinians into workforce exposes apartheid system.

  October 29, 2013

Hamas Concerned Over Losing Grip On Gaza
Hamas carries out military parades in response to external and internal threats

  September 29, 2013

Restrictions at sea deprive Gaza fishermen of fishing freely
Already facing Israeli naval blockade, Gaza fisherman now under attack from Egyptian forces

  September 25, 2013

Pt 2. Israel's Ambassador Admits Toppling Assad a Longtime Goal
Robert Parry: Israeli Ambassador's omission points to Israel backing Syrian jihadist, making Saudi Arabia and Israel strange bedfellows in the Syrian conflict

  September 20, 2013

Egypt's Military Regime Shuts Gaza's Main Border Crossing
Egypt's coup regime limits access to the Rafah border crossing, stranding thousands of patients, students and business people

  September 20, 2013

Palestinian Critics Say "Peace Talks" Only Benefit The Israeli Occupation
Critics say a weak Palestinian leadership is continuing a two decade old so-called "Peace Process" that harms their national interests

  September 8, 2013

Unrest In Egypt Squeezes Gaza
Turmoil and unrest in Egypt harming Gazans who are relient on the Rafah crossing as the lone way to circumvent Israeli blockade

  August 30, 2013

Israel, Anti-Semitism, and Negotiations Without End - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
In Pt 4/4 of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Max Blumenthal discuss whether some criticism of Israel is racist and analyze the recent peace talks to nowhere

  August 21, 2013

Something Snapped when Israel Attacked Gaza - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
In Pt 3 of 4 of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal talks about the affect on him of Israel's attack on Gaza and his break with American liberalism

  August 20, 2013

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Highlight Israel's Desperate Need for Legitimacy In Face of Growing International Criticism
Shir Hever: Israel wants negotiations with the Palestinians to continue for the same reason it recruits students to serve as propaganda agents, it tries to restore its tainted image

  August 15, 2013

Peace Talks Resume Between Israel and the Palestinians, But Little Hope of Imminent Breakthrough
Phyllis Bennis and Shir Hever discuss the timing of the talks, U.S and European interests in resuming them, and the imbalanced power between the negotiating sides

  August 1, 2013

Gazans Use Social Media to Break Media Silence
Palestinian citizen journalists use social media to tell harsh realities of life under Israeli military occupation

  July 30, 2013

EU 'Hypocritical' in Declaring Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization
Shir Hever: Europe Union declares Hezbollah a terrorist organization but does not give similar designation to Israel

  July 22, 2013

Israeli parliament approved the deportation of 40,000 Bedouin from their land
In order to Judify the Naqab, the south of Israel, Israel initiates a unilateral plan to confiscate Bedouin land. Most of the Israeli public remains indifferent

  July 21, 2013

Up to 70,000 Bedouins Could Be Impacted or Displaced by Israel
Moe Diab: Israeli Prawer Plan violates of human rights law and Israeli law

  July 17, 2013

Israeli Authorities Clamp Down on Theaters
Three theaters, two Palestinian and one Israeli, were targeted. One was physically attacked, one closed by administrative order, and the third threatened by the municipality

  July 7, 2013

Danish Judge Frederik Harhoff Reveals a Dangerous Trend in the ICC
Israeli and U.S influence suspected in leaning on the ICC to acquit suspected war criminals, in order to create a precedent that will protect offenders

  June 30, 2013

UN Accuses Israel of Torturing Palestinian Children
Shir Hever: Israeli forces proven to be using Palestinian children as human shields despite attempts to cover it up to protect image

  June 22, 2013

Israel has More Poverty than Any Developed Country
The OECD, like Israeli protestors, turns a blind eye to the occupation, which has become the greatest drain on Israel's welfare system

  June 12, 2013

Up to Six Mass Graves Discovered in Jaffa, with Hundreds of Victims from 1948
Sami Abuskhade: the Israeli discourse denies the very existence of the Naqba, but after decades of denial Palestinians are finally able to bring their history to light

  June 11, 2013

Netanyahu Says it's Anti-Semitism to Accuse Israel of War Crimes or Violating Human Rights
Shir Hever: At the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, the Israeli military and political leadership's attacks on critics reflects Israel's isolation and the strength of the boycott campaign

  June 6, 2013

Calls for One Democratic State in all of Palestine Increase
Twenty years after the Oslo Accords which promised to end the Israeli occupation with a two-state solution, the alternative democratic solution is gaining traction

  June 3, 2013

Why is the German Left Unconditionally Supporting Israel?
Hermann Dierkes was personally attacked and called an anti-Semite, because he dared express solidarity with the Palestinian freedom struggle

  May 31, 2013

Corruption in Palestinian Government is Connected to Occupation
Aman: the main reason for malpractices in the Palestinian government is the Israeli occupation, but reforms should be pursued nevertheless, as public demand for transparency and fair government is strong

  May 28, 2013

Skateboarding: Gaza's newly established leisure sport
Gaza's young population in isolated Gaza connect with other young people worldwide through sport, this time through "skateboarding" but border restrictions and measures imposed by the local authorities in Gaza is a challenge

  May 15, 2013

Hawking and the Growing Israel Boycott Movement
BDS activists in Gaza (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction) consider renowned physicist Stephen Hawking's decision to cancel his participation in an upcoming conference in Israel as part of an academic boycott "a huge victory for the BDS movement"

  May 13, 2013

Hawking's Boycott and Israeli Propaganda Tactics
Mike Cushman: Stephen Hawking's decision to boycott the Israeli Presidential Conference is of great significance in exposing Israel's apartheid regime

  May 12, 2013

Arab League's Peace Initiative Puts Israel in an Embarrassing Position
Qatari prime minister accepts Kerry's request to sweeten the offer to Israel. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu urgently sends delegates to prevent the U.S from endorsing the initiative

  May 10, 2013

European Governments Take Steps to Label Products of Israeli Colonies
Michael Deas: European governments have so far failed the laws of the European Commission to distinguish between Israeli and colony products, but several governments have made public calls to change that policy

  May 9, 2013

Stephen Hawking Confirms Support of Israel Boycott
Phyllis Bennis: Hawking's boycott of Israel will shake Israeli public the way sports boycott affected South Africa

  May 8, 2013

Religious Fundamentalism Growing in Gaza
Hamas is under extreme pressure from small Salafi extremist groups to impose Islamic and Sharia law

  May 6, 2013

Palestinian Children Routinely Detained and Arrested By Israeli Authorities
Gavan Kelly Pt.2: International solidarity plays a key role in helping Palestinian prisoners fight for their rights, in the face of an arbitrary Israeli military court system

  May 1, 2013

Israel Breaks Signed Agreement to End Prisoner Hunger Strikes
Gavan Kelly: This year's Prisoner Day marked by hunger strikes of Palestinian prisoners who pay a heavy price in order to raise awareness of their plight

  April 29, 2013

Cyber War Over Facebook Page "I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists" in Israel
Derek Hummel: Israel maintains an army of bloggers to attack online criticism

  April 18, 2013

Growing Voices Among Palestinians Calling for a Single Democratic Secular State
With negotiations for a two state solution going nowhere, more Palestinians are calling for a single state solution

  April 17, 2013

Separate Bus Lines for Palestinians and for Colonists in the West Bank
During the global protests known as "Israel Apartheid Week," the Israeli government launched a segregated bus service, forcing Palestinians in the West Bank to travel only on buses designated to them

  April 16, 2013

Palestinian Authority Budget 28% for Security Forces - Funded by US
Shir Hever: US funds to the PA are earmarked for security forces that control militant opposition to Israel's occupation

  April 8, 2013

Palestinians Claim Israel has Repeatedly Violated Gaza Ceasefire
Palestinians say Israel has violated Gaza Cease-fire agreement more than 50 times

  April 6, 2013

Israeli Authorities Reveal Distribution of West Bank Land
State lands in the occupied West Bank were declared by Israel for the use of the local population, but were used mainly for the colonization of the West Bank

  April 6, 2013

Land Day Protests Around the World
Every year Palestinians and solidarity activists commemorate the Land Day events of 1976. This year the demonstrations seem as relevant as ever, while Israel pushes to confiscate additional Bedouin land and to expand colonies

  April 3, 2013

Palestinians React to Israel's apology to Turkey over Gaza Flotilla Deaths
Hamas welcomed Israel's apology, but some political experts say the primary reason behind the rapprochement has more to do with developments in Syria

  April 3, 2013

Shutting Down Critique of Israel on Campus
Michael Ratner: Regulations against hate speech used to close down criticism of Israeli occupation

  March 28, 2013

Palestinians Reacted Angrily to US President's Visit
Expectations are zero that Obama will broker peace between Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Obama accused of siding with Israel on every issue

  March 23, 2013

President Obama Visits Israel, But Expectations are Low
A great deal of emphasis on symbolism in Obama's visit, and very little content, expected in Obama's brief visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

  March 20, 2013

Gaza Says Goodbye to Hugo Chavez
Fatah and Hamas Organize Memorial for Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

  March 15, 2013

Israel's Land Injustice Perpetuated by a Racist Discourse
Efforts to reform Israel's discriminatory land allocation has met with failure, because mayors of impoverished Jewish communities are loath to cooperate with the mayors of Palestinian and Bedouin towns and villages.

  March 12, 2013

The prolonged Israeli naval blockade has destroyed Gaza's fishing industry and marine sports
The number of Gaza fishermen has dropped from about 10,000 in the year 2000 to about 3500 today due to Israeli imposed restrictions on fishing limit

  March 22, 2013

Is a Third Intifada On the Way?
Thousands of Palestinians protest the killing of an activist after interrogation in Israeli prison, as the cause of prisoner rights spreads throughout the Occupied Territories

  February 27, 2013

Disabled in Gaza
Disabled people in Gaza fight for their rights, proving they are producers not consumers amid ignorance from the local authorities

  February 21, 2013

Israel's Prisoner X
Shir Hever on the death of a supposed Mossad agent while in Israeli prison

  February 17, 2013

How Stanley Fischer Advanced Neo-Liberalism in Israel
Shir Hever: Fischer steps down as head of Israel's central bank, known for pushing economic "reforms" that led to greater inequality; before this working for IMF, he helped develop privatization in Russia

  February 20, 2013

Hamas Bans Gaza Hip Hop
Gaza rappers use music to oppose Israeli occupation but Hamas sees it as an infiltration of western culture

  February 11, 2013

Palestinians Preparing to Take Israel to International Criminal Court
Phylis Bennis: With UN non-member state status Palestine can now follow through and take Israel before the ICC for war crimes

  January 24, 2013

Israeli Elections: The Center Cannot Hold
Max Blumenthal says "centrist" parties will likely join Netanyahu's coalition and push even harsher measures against Palestinians and isolate Orthodox Jews

  January 24, 2013

Israeli Elections: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same
Shir Hever says rising star Lapid will provide "moderate" cover for Netanyahu's perpetual negotiations; there is really no difference between them

  January 24, 2013

Why is the Israeli Election a Fight Between the Far Right and Further Far Right?
Shir Hever: Most Israelis believe to maintain a Jewish majority requires a show of negotiations but a real permanent occupation of Palestinian territories

  January 21, 2013

Hagel Nomination Defies Neo-Cons and AIPAC; Brennon at CIA will Expand Drone Assassinations
Ray McGovern: Hagel may help restrain forces that want war against Iran; Brennan will help Obama more directly control CIA

  January 9, 2013

Gaza Struggles to Cope with Psychological Trauma
Gaza's doctors say lack of resources and mental health workers prolonging recovery

  January 2, 2013

Gaza Uncut: Another Year of War and Siege
Gaza remains under Israeli siege, making life more difficult.

  December 31, 2012

Freeing Political Prisoners a Critical Palestinian Demand
Palestinians united around demand for freedom for thousands of political prisoners in Israeli jails as detainees adopt the Irish tactic of hunger strike

  December 30, 2012

Why is Israel Undermining the Palestinian Authority?
Sher Hever: After shoring up the PA, Netanyahu now trying to push back further right parties in Israeli elections

  December 24, 2012

The PLO and the Road to Neo-Liberalism
Raja Khalidi: The credit bubble driving development in the West Bank is not sustainable

  January 29, 2013

What's Next for Palestine?
Raja Khalidi begins a series discussing the role of Qatar, unity of Hamas and Fatah and the prospects for Palestinian development as Israel's position hardens

  December 10, 2012

UN Palestine Vote Gives PA Access to International Criminal Court
Phyllis Bennis: In a vote of 138 to 9, UN General Assembly votes to give Palestine status of a non-member state

  November 30, 2012

Netanyahu Forms Alliance with Far Right's Lieberman
Shir Hever: UN Vote and criticism over Gaza attack matter little to Netanyahu who unites with Minister who advocates ethnic cleansing of Palestinian citizens of Israel

  December 2, 2012

Palestine Activism in the UK
Across Britain growing numbers of people are acting in solidarity with Palestinians

  November 28, 2012

Qatar Tries to Decouple Hamas from Iran
Hamid Dabashi: Qatar and Saudi Arabia want to control the region, pushing Hamas towards a Muslim Brotherhood led Egypt

  November 27, 2012

Hamas Has Been Willing to Negotiate a Peace Deal Based on '67 borders
Gareth Porter: Hamas proposed talks several times that were rejected by Israel

  November 20, 2012

US Money and Policy Makes Israeli Attack on Gaza Possible
Phylis Bennis: President Obama's unconditional support for Israeli campaign emboldens PM Netanyahu

  November 21, 2012

The Qatari/Egyptian/US Agenda and the Israeli Attack on Gaza
Vijay Prashad: Civilians are still being killed in Gaza as Egyptian Brotherhood and Qatar move in to "manage" the situation

  November 21, 2012

Protest in Israel Calls for End to "Elections War"
A shared Jewish-Palestinian protest march calling for an immediate cessation of fighting in Gaza and southern Israel took place in occupied Beit Jala, on 17/11/2012. Protesters called both governments to stop unnecessary bloodshed and start negotiating.

  November 20, 2012

Israel's Media Joins the War
Israel's media rallies support for war as politicians jump on bandwagon for attack ahead of elections.

  November 20, 2012

Protests Erupt Worldwide Against Israel's Bombing Campaign in Gaza
Global demonstrations against Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud growing as death toll mounts.

  November 16, 2012

The Roots of Israeli Attack on Gaza
Phyllis Bennis: The current conflict did not begin with rockets fired at Israel

  November 18, 2012

UN Holds Urgent Security Council Meeting, US Stands With Israel
Vijay Prashad: US blocks UN Security Council from condemning Israeli attack on Gaza

  November 16, 2012

Aid Dependency, Unemployment Remain High in Gaza But Some Get Rich
For the majority of Gazans, life is unbearable under the Israeli blockade. But there's an emerging wealthy class, a group of new millionaires benefiting from the tunnel smuggling business between the Gaza-Egypt border.

  October 4, 2012

Gaza's People Blame Poverty on Israeli Blockade and Hamas Leadership
For Gazans life remains unbearable, Amnesty International estimates that 70 percent of families live on less than one dollar per person per day

  September 28, 2012

Porter Report - After Dempsey Warning, Israel May Curb War Threat
Gareth Porter: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs told reporters in Britain that an Israeli strike would be ineffective and then said, “I don’t want to be complicit if they [the Israelis] choose to do it.”

  September 7, 2012

“Trespassing” on Australian Civil Liberties
Following the police crack down on a BDS protest in Australia last year, a court has found pro-Palestinian activists innocent of a series of charges laid against them, including “trespass in a public place.”

  August 2, 2012

PT2- Lia Tarachansky Answers Viewers Questions
Lia Tarachansky, Middle East reporter for TRNN, answers questions put to her by viewers

  June 14, 2012

Lia Tarachansky Answers Viewers Questions
Lia Tarachansky, Middle East reporter for TRNN, answers questions put to her by viewers

  June 27, 2012

Right Wing Billionaires Push Israel's Agenda in 2012 Elections
Right-Wing Neoconservatives and former Democrats from Wall Street are teaming up to defeat Obama, but can their attacks on his Israel policy divide his funding base?

  April 20, 2012

Netanyahu Invokes Holocaust and Threats to Americans in Iran AIPAC Speech
Max Blumenthal: Netanyahu concedes "red line" to Obama, but creates a culture for war

  March 7, 2012

Obama Meets Netanyahu
Phyllis Bennis: Obama distances US from Netanyahu's rhetoric and prepares for 2012 elections

  March 5, 2012

Obama at AIPAC
Jim Lobe: There are serious strategic differences between US and Israel, but they share the aim of weakening Iran as a regional power

  March 5, 2012

Egyptian Revolution Affects Israeli-Gaza Policy
Phyllis Bennis: Israel holds back from all out attack on Gaza concerned about reaction of Egyptian public opinion

  August 25, 2011

From inside Israel's Ketziot prison
Via a smuggled cellphone, Palestinian prisoner speaks of the Ketziot prison clash of October 22

  October 24, 2007

Kerry Offers $4 Billion for Palestinians to Restart Peace Negotiations
Phyllis Bennis: Kerry's offer may appeal to Palestinian elite but will not alter the basic demands of the Palestinian people

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