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    The Real News on the Middle East

    March 18, 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

    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

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