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ISIS Gains Strategic Ground in Iraq and Syria
Reese Erlich, author of Inside Syria, says that ISIS showcased its tactical and military savviness in Ramadi. The problem for the US is that it still has no reliable allies that can fight on the ground.

  May 28, 2015

Not a Single House Has Been Rebuilt One Year After Israeli War on Gaza
Dan Cohen, Correspondent for Mondoweiss says Gaza looks the same as it did the day of the ceasefire and this is an intentional policy of de-development

  May 25, 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

Arms Sales Fuel Middle East Conflicts
William Hartung says Saudi Arabia has become the second leading arms importer in the world

  April 1, 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

Phyllis Bennis: Netanyahu or Herzog, Little Will Change in Israeli Policy
While there is a difference in rhetoric between the two leaders, there's not much Netanyahu can do to block a U.S. deal with Iran and Herzog would not change Israeli policy towards the Palestinians

  March 18, 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

Netanyahu Speech Sets Dangerous Precedent
Policy analysts from both the left and right are worried that Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress earlier this week will send Washington down a path of recruiting outside leaders to influence American domestic and foreign policy

  March 6, 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

Is Iran or Netanyahu a Threat to Israel's National Security?
Former Israeli generals and top security officials held a press conference Sunday in Tel Aviv about Netanyahu's plan to address the U.S. Congress

  March 3, 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

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

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

Meet the Family with a Megaphone in US & Israeli Politics (1/2)
With 90 percent of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign donors being U.S. Americans, the Falic family tops the list, and their influence reaches both sides of the aisle in Congress

  February 17, 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

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

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