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    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

    The Geopolitics of Tumbling Oil Prices
    Michael Klare, the author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources, connects the dropping oil prices to global politics and climate change

      December 4, 14

    Dropped Charges For Mubarak Yet Another Moment in the Counterrevolution
    Maged Mandour, political analyst for Open Democracy, explains the political and economic power of the military in the Egyptian state

      December 19, 14

    OPEC Steps On The Gas Pedal
    Gas and oil production is dropping in the US because it is reliant on $100 a barrel, anything less is not feasible for shale oil producers says journalist Steve Horn

      December 3, 14

    Is Congress' Call for ISIS War Debate a Sham?
    In the wake of continued airstrikes in Syria, critics say most members of Congress are on board with ISIS battle since it marries the liberal interventionist and neocon agenda of regime change in Syria

      December 10, 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

    On the Verge of a Historic Nuclear Energy Deal with Iran?
    Unknown contents of President Obama's letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran under scrutiny by Republicans and the blogosphere as a historic deal nears, says Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council

      November 11, 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

    Fall of Berlin Wall Began Eastern Expansion of NATO
    Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says the fall of the Berlin wall should have been an opportunity to create a constructive alliance with Russia, but instead, it became an opportunity to contain and isolate it

      November 9, 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

    Islamic State Born of Deteriorating Economic Conditions in Iraq
    Poverty and inequality created by the plunder of Iraq's wealth by elites and multinational corporations after the US occupation of Iraq were a great recruiting tool for ISIS, says Professor Sabah Alnasseri of York University's Department of Political Science

      November 4, 14

    Iraqi Parliament Takes Two Months to Appoint Two Key Cabinet Ministers
    "You get your man, I get mine" method of appointing a cabinet just means more of the same corrupt elite at the helm while 3 million Iraqis remain internally displaced, says Sabah Alnasseri, Professor at York University's Department of Political Science.

      November 3, 14

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

      November 2, 14

    Nuclear Agreement with Iran May Become Midterm Election Fodder in Congress
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to the secretary of state Colin Powell, says there are three different groups of Republicans that would like to see the Iran nuclear deal fail.

      October 28, 14

    Growing Rift Between US & Turkey Over Arming Kurds
    Baris Karaagac: Ankara remains opposed assisting to PKK-linked Kurdish rebels, whom they consider a terrorist organization

      October 28, 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

    Kurdish Fighters Move to Regain Kobani
    The coalition is not what it appears to be - Vice President Biden was right, says Patrick Cockburn the author of The Jihadis Return: Isis and the New Sunni Uprising

      October 24, 14

    US Dropping Arms and Ammunition to Syrian Kurds in Kobani
    Reese Erlich, freelance correspondent and author of Inside Syria, says the irony of the support to the Kurds in Kobani is that the PKK is considered a terrorist organization by the US

      October 23, 14

    Nearly Four Years After the Revolution, Where is Egypt Headed?
    Journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous and scholar Mervat Hatem discuss the current social and political situation in Egypt - The Global African - Telesur

      October 21, 14

    Nuclear Deal with Iran 95% Complete
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Collin Powell, says he is optimistic that the nuclear negotiations with Iran are 95 percent complete, but what does lifting sanctions really mean?

      October 21, 14

    U.S. Will Fail In Attempt to Create Proxy Army in Syria
    Phyllis Bennis says Obama has been right - in rhetoric - about one thing: there is no military solution to defeating the Islamic State

      October 16, 14

    Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs? (2/2)
    Scholar Mehdi Sarram says though Russia is committed by contract to deliver low-enriched energy to Iran until 2021, why should Iran buy it from the Russians if they can produce it themselves?

      October 20, 14

    Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs? (1/2)
    Scholar Mehdi Sarram discusses why Iran feels the need to develop nuclear energy and gives an update on the P5+1 talks

      October 20, 14

    Does Turkey Want Kobane to Fall?
    Baris Karaagac explains Turkey's position towards the Islamic State

      October 10, 14

    US and Iran are Indirectly Coordinating Efforts against IS
    The idea of Iran as partner of the US in the battle against IS will not have sufficient political support in Iran, among the allies, or domestically, says Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council

      October 22, 14

    Canadian MPs Vote to Expand Support to Fight IS
    Prime Minister Harper is an honorary conservative American, says Ariel Salzmann, associate professor at Queen's University

      October 8, 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

    Fall of Kobani Reveals Failure of U.S. Bombing Campaign
    Journalist Patrick Cockburn says U.S.-led airstrikes have not degraded or destroyed the Islamic State (IS), who now control about a quarter of Iraq

      October 7, 14

    Turkey Joins the War Campaign against the Islamic State
    Scholar Edmund Ghareeb explains how the authorization for military force against IS by the Turkish parliament will affect peace negotiations with the Kurds

      October 5, 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

    Is the Islamic State a Tool of the Saudis?
    Ali Al-Ahmed says IS is a key part of Saudi Arabia's strategy in the Middle East

      October 3, 14

    US-Brokered Afghan Unity Government Paves Way for Continued Military Presence
    The Center for International Policy's Shukria Dellawar breaks down the players behind Afghanistan's new coalition government

      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

    Turkish-Syrian Border "The Great Hole" in Obama's UN Speech
    Vijay Prashad says Obama's comments at the UN on enforcing international norms have no credibility with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal unease

      October 3, 14

    What Role Is Turkey Playing in the War against ISIS?
    Lecturer Baris Kaaragaac says Turkey is trying to manage its response to the Islamic State in such a way to prevent the Kurds from consolidating political or military power

      October 3, 14

    Coalition to Fight the Islamic State Unlikely to Succeed
    Vijay Prashad: If the West is serious about tackling ISIS it must lessen the chaos within Syria and seek a political solution

      October 3, 14

    Obama's 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels Are Nowhere to Be Found
    Author & Journalist Patrick Cockburn says defeating ISIS requires an end to the civil war in Syria

      October 3, 14

    U.S. Intelligence Official: No Evidence ISIL Is Planning Imminent Attack on America
    Obama's plan to support the Shi'a and Kurds in Iraq could worsen sectarianism fighting, and a new report says arms sent to moderate Syrian rebels have ended up in ISIS's hands

      October 3, 14

    The Bennis Plan: Here Is a Real Strategy for Dealing with ISIS
    IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis says military strategies have failed; only a political and diplomatic solution will work

      October 3, 14

    ISIS Wants the US Drawn into a Ground War
    Andrew Levine says the Islamist forces have learned that a ground war is to their advantage

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Syria Plan Will Strengthen IS and Warlordism
    Omar Dahi says Obama is wrong to say the Assad regime has no legitimacy, as most Syrians want an end to war, the creation of a broad-front government, and a national army to confront warlords and extremism

      October 3, 14

    Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza
    Political Economist Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center says the latest conflict with Gaza began after a crisis emerged in Israel over the defense budget

      October 3, 14

    American Bombs Will Not Defeat ISIS
    Vijay Prashad says the Saudis and Iran must be part of a regional solution that includes ending support for jihadists in Syria

      October 3, 14

    New Iraqi Government Will Abide by U.S. Regional Goals
    Professor Sabah Alnasseri says the purpose of the campaign against ISIL is to enable continued political and military intervention by the U.S. throughout the Middle East

      October 3, 14

    Is The Anti-ISIS Campaign Attempting to Renew War Against Assad?
    Glen Ford: The U.S.-Saudi strategy of using jihadists as proxies in their wars is collapsing before our very eyes

      October 3, 14

    US-Israel Pressure Palestine Not to Join the ICC
    Michael Ratner: Will the Palestinian Authority join the ICC despite intimidation?

      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

    Why America Failed to Anticipate the Rise of the Islamic State
    Investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn discusses how the U.S. narrowly defined the jihadist threat as al-Qaeda affiliates, thereby failing to taking the Islamic State seriously

      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

    The Islamic State, Assad, and the Contradictions Faced by the US in Syria
    Investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn says the U.S. will need to work with Syria and Iran to defeat ISIS, thereby reversing its policy towards Assad

      October 3, 14

    Israeli Agribusiness Demanding Relief From Government as BDS Intensifies
    Shir Hever: The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement is impacting Israeli export markets, particularly in the agricultural sector

      October 3, 14

    The Powers Behind The Islamic State
    Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed gives specific examples of how Saudi, Qatari, and American interests have supported the group formerly known as ISIS, and what the global community can do now to rein them in

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 14

    US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes but Lacks Long-term Strategy
    Vijay Prashad: US airstrikes are working strategically, but alone will not turn the tide against the Islamic State

      October 3, 14

    Falk: US Limits Ability of UN To Hold Israel Accountable for War Crimes
    Princeton University Professor Richard Falk discusses how the powers of the UN are limited since the United States sets the agenda

      October 3, 14

    Will Iraq's New PM Differ from al-Maliki?
    IPS's Phyllis Bennis discusses the interests new Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi represents and the main issues to pay attention to as his administration moves forward

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 14

    Cooperation with Iran Necessary to Thwart Islamic State in Iraq
    Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to former U.S. secretary Colin Powell, says the organizing of indigenous forces and participation of Iran, not escalated U.S. military actions, are essential to bring stability to Iraq

      October 3, 14

    Why US Airstrikes Won't Defeat ISIS
    Vijay Prashad: Renewed US air strikes will plunge Iraq into further chaos while the US and its allies refuse to seek a regional solution to the conflict

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 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

    Inside Israel's Pro-War Nationalist Camp
    The Real News looks into who are the groups chanting "death to Arabs" throughout Israel and attacking anti-war demonstrators.

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 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

      October 3, 14

    Besieged War-Torn Gaza Experiencing Saddest Eid Since 1967
    Yousef Alhelou: Twenty two days on, all efforts to reach a ceasefire have failed so far as Israel continues its all-out military offensive on besieged Gaza, claiming more civilian lives.

      July 29, 2014

    Gaza Baker Risks Life Amid War to Provide Bread
    As Israel's military offensive entered its fourth week and the search for a permanent truce drags on, residents in the densely populated Gaza Strip try to stay safe, hunt for supplies and attempt to keep life as normal as possible

      July 28, 2014

    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

    Al-Aqsa Brigades Open Fire on Israeli Forces at the Qalandia Checkpoint.
    In Gaza the death toll stands at 867, and 5,730 injured. On Friday another three Israeli soldiers were killed in battle, bringing the Israeli death toll to 38, including three civilians.

      July 26, 2014

    From Palestine to Baltimore, Protesters Demand an End to Bloody Gaza Assault
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor talks to Baltimore residents about why they are demanding Israel stop its attacks on Gaza that have killed over 800 Palestinians

      July 26, 2014

    12-Hour Truce in Gaza, Protests in the West Bank
    TRNN's Lia Tarachansky reports from Jerusalem on how the Israeli army opened fire on West Bank protests against the war

      July 25, 2014

    UN's Investigation of Israel Should Go Beyond War Crimes to Genocide
    Michael Ratner makes the case for how Israel, since 1947, engaged in international crimes, including incremental genocide, crimes against humanity, and apartheid

      July 27, 2014

    Israel Boycott Gains Traction As Gaza Assault Continues
    BDS Movement Founder Omar Barghouti discusses growing solidarity with Palestinians and whether Fatah-Hamas unity deal motivated Israel's aggression

      July 25, 2014

    Is Israeli Public Opinion Turning after 700 Palestinian Deaths?
    Israel-based TRNN correspondent Lia Tarachansky reports on the mood in Israel in the wake of a rising Palestinian death toll

      July 23, 2014

    TRNN Gaza Reporter's Family Killed in Israeli Assault
    Middle East correspondent Yousef Al-Helou shares his story of how his home was targeted by an Israeli airstrike

      July 23, 2014

    Israeli Human Rights Spokesperson: Attacks on Civilians Unjustifiable
    B'Tselem spokesperson Sarit Michaeli says although Hamas has violated international law by firing on Israeli civilians, this does not give Israel license to kill Gazan civilians

      October 3, 14

    Iran Nuclear Negotiations Remain Deadlocked, Receive 4-Month Extension
    Gareth Porter: Iran has indicated it's willing to draw down its enriched uranium stockpile, which could make a nuclear deal with the P5+1 within reach

      October 3, 14

    "Evacuate to Where?" - Report from Gaza and Israel
    Gaza-based blogger Nalan al Sarraj and TRNN's Lia Tarachansky report on the mood of the people in Gaza and Israel as Israeli ground troops join the attack

      July 18, 2014

    Political Crisis in Iraq Unresolved as Parliament Mulls Over New Leadership
    Sabah Alnasseri discusses the incoming leadership in the Iraqi parliament and how it will be influenced by foreign nations

      October 3, 14

    Occupation of Palestinian Territories Likely to Intensify in Coming Months
    Jeff Halper says that the Israeli public does not generally put the cycles of violence with Gaza and the West Bank in the context of decades-long military occupation, and that this leads to support for further domination of the Palestinians

      October 3, 14

    All Governance in Libya Remains Contested
    Vijay Prashad discusses the current political crisis in Libya as results from the parliamentary elections are soon to be released

      October 3, 14

    Why Hamas Rejected the Ceasefire
    The Real News speaks to Gaza-based blogger Nalan al Sarraj about the Israeli bombardment campaign on the strip and why Hamas rejected a proposed ceasefire

      October 3, 14

    Cycles of Violence with Gaza Rooted in Israel's Rejection of Palestinian Unity
    TRNN Middle East correspondent Lia Tarachansky discusses Operation Protective Edge after Hamas rejected the Egyptian ceasefire proposal

      October 3, 14

    Report from Israel's Border with Gaza
    As Israel mobilizes tanks and reservists to Gaza's border and bombardments intensify, The Real News' Israel/Palestine correspondent reports from the border

      July 14, 2014

    How Close Are Iraqi Kurds to Achieving an Independent State?
    Edmund Ghareeb explains why various nations are divided over support for Kurdish independence in Iraq

      October 3, 14

    Israeli Propaganda and the Politics of Revenge against Gaza
    Ali Abunimah and Max Blumenthal discuss how the Israeli government manipulated the public into accepting an escalated military operation against Gaza after the murder of three Israeli teenagers

      July 11, 2014

    Israeli Press Continues to Coordinate with Military
    TRNN Middle East correspondents Yousef al-Helou and Lia Tarachansky discuss the ongoing Israeli military operation against Gaza, now dubbed "Operation Protective Edge"

      July 9, 2014

    IDF Plans to Intensify Military Operations in Gaza
    Political economist Shir Hever says an invasion of Gaza on the scale of Operation Pillar of Cloud is likely but that international pressure and threats to Israeli trade will prevent the state from taking the most extreme forms of military action

      July 7, 2014

    Reporting from Besieged Shuafat Refugee Camp
    Following kidnapping and killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir from Shuafat refugee camp, vigilante and army violence against Palestinians on the rise

      July 5, 2014

    In Wake of Murders, Israel Considers More Settlements and Strikes on Gaza
    Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah and TRNN's Lia Tarachansky describe Israeli media coverage and the political rhetoric surrounding the Palestinian teen's murder

      October 3, 14

    Is Israel Preparing New Military Offensive against Gaza?
    TRNN Middle East correspondent Yousef al-Helou says that Israel is punishing Gaza despite no evidence that shows Hamas was responsible for the deaths of the Israeli teenagers

      October 3, 14

    Army Violently Stops African Refugees Trying to Leave Israel
    Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in Israel's so-called "open prison" go on hunger strike after failed attempt to leave for Egypt

      October 3, 14

    Iraqi Parliament Adjourns in Chaos without Choosing New Leader
    Prof. Sabah Alnasseri highlights how sectarian politics, which were exacerbated by the U.S. invasion, continue to divide the country, while America's response has been militarization when it should be promoting inclusion

      October 3, 14



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