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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

Rhetorical Battles Over Settlements Overshadow Massive US Military Aid and Protection of Israel at the UN
There's no fundamental shift in US policy, but Kerry's remarks suggest that the US is opposed to Israel as a Jewish state as part of a two-state solution, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

  December 29, 2016

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

UK Fuels Carnage in Yemen Through Political and Military Support to Saudi Arabia
Theresa May's apologetics for arming Saudi Arabia reflects the arms industry's role in shaping British foreign policy, says Andrew Smith of the Campaign Against Arms Trade

  December 22, 2016

Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation in the Works?
Journalist Daoud Kuttab says the 7th Fatah Congress may lead towards rapprochement between the two dominant Palestinian parties

  December 5, 2016

Wilkerson: If Trump Moves U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, War Against Iran Could Come Next
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss Trump's foreign policy team and whether it's a continuation of policy under former vice president Dick Cheney

  November 21, 2016

Shimon Peres: Champion of Power or Peace?
The former Israeli president and prime minister has been remembered as a peacemaker, but his biography tells a different story, says Michel Warschawski

  September 30, 2016

Record US Military Aid to Israel Not About Security, But Prolonging the Occupation
Phyllis Bennis and Rania Khalek say this will cement Obama's legacy as the most pro-Israel president

  September 14, 2016

Iraqi City of Mosul Faces the Bloody Prospect of 'Liberation'
Sabah Alnasseri: Corruption and factional fighting within the parliament will soon be accompanied by intensified conflict as the army attempts to take Mosul from the Islamic State

  August 15, 2016

Frozen Sovereign Funds Behind the Libyan 'Invitation' to Bomb Sirte
Vijay Prashad said the Libyan Government of National Accord has been under pressure to invite the US bombing campaign because western governments won't grant access to $67 billion in sovereign funds until the Islamic State is defeated

  August 4, 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

On the Side of the Road
The acclaimed film by Lia Tarachansky about those who fought to erase Palestine and created an Israeli landscape of denial

  May 15, 2016

Israeli General Compares Modern Israel to 1930s Germany
Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center says Golan is an elite member of the military and his statements on Holocaust Remembrance Day is sparking a national debate

  May 9, 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

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