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    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

    President Obama in Saudi Arabia to Pay Respects to Former Friend and Ally King Abdullah
    Toby Jones says King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia built an oppressive regime that violated human rights and cozied up to terrorism

      January 27, 2015

    The Saudis - Oil, ISIS and Revolution
    Loretta Napoleoni says little will change after death of King Abdullah, but the Saudis cannot sustain low oil prices for much longer; they have lost control of ISIS; and their big fear is revolution

      January 25, 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

    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

    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 5, 14

    Iraqi-Kurd Oil Accord
    Will the accord pave the way to a united Iraq to fight the IS? Antonia Juhasz, the author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, discusses its implications

      December 5, 14

    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 12, 14

    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 10, 14

    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 9, 14

    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 4, 14

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

      November 2, 14

    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

      November 2, 14

    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 13, 14

    Thousands of New Israeli Settlements Approved as Netanyahu Pledges Two-State Solution
    During a White House visit, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu ignore tough issues around Israeli-Gaza conflict while protestors demand Netanyahu be held accountable for war crimes

      October 3, 14

    Underestimating ISIS: An Indictment of Decades of Failed US Policy in the Middle East
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the US military's failure to understand and adequately respond to ISIS underscores America's decades-long blunders in Iraq

      October 21, 14

    Palestinian Authority Has No Legitimacy to Govern in Gaza
    Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah says Palestinians need to be able to rebuild independently of the neoliberal government in Ramallah

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

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