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    The Real News in the Middle East

    August 21, 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 21, 14

    Gaza Cease-Fire Extended, but What's Needed for a Just Solution to the Conflict?
    Amnesty International's Deborah Hyams talks about being blocked from carrying out an independent investigation of the most recent assault on Gaza, and author Vijay Prashad discusses the latest developments in the Palestinian liberation struggle

      August 20, 14

    Foreign Oil Interests in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Rise of ISIS
    Nafeez Ahmed and Antonia Juhasz say that the U.S. is using the possibility of Kurdish independence as a threat against the central government in Baghdad

      August 18, 14

    "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 18, 14

    Is the Control of Gaza's Offshore Gas Reserves a Factor in Israeli Military Operations?
    Nafeez Ahmed: As Israel's energy issues become more pronounced, repeated military incursions into Gaza show that dominating and exploiting its offshore gas reserves is an increasingly important issue

      August 17, 14

    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 14, 14

    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, 14

    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 10, 14

    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 8, 14

    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

    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

    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 2, 14

    Israeli Forces Target UN School Shelter, Children and Hospitals
    Pernille Ironside: The Chief of the UNICEF Field Office in Gaza describes the growing death toll and the rising humanitarian crisis

      August 1, 14

    Baltimore Hosts Dueling Rallies over Israel's Gaza Assault
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to Baltimore residents taking part in both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine rallies along with noted scholar Norman Finkelstein, who was just arrested with two dozen others for carrying out civil disobedience at the Israeli mission to the UN

      July 31, 14

    19 Killed in Gaza as Israel Strikes Second UN Compound in a Week
    Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti says the UN has failed its duty to speak out against civilian deaths in Gaza; meanwhile the case for boycotting, divestment and sanctioning Israel has been strengthened by the current conflict

      July 31, 14

    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 30, 14

    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, 14

    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

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