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    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

      September 18, 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

      September 14, 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

      September 12, 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

      September 12, 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

      September 11, 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

      September 11, 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

      September 15, 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

      September 11, 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

      September 10, 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

      September 9, 14

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

      September 9, 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

      September 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

      August 28, 14

    Israel and Gaza Extend Ceasefire amid Last-Minute Attacks
    Max Blumenthal assesses the circumstances surrounding the cease-fire from Ramallah

      August 27, 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

      August 27, 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

      August 29, 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

      August 25, 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

      August 25, 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

    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

      August 20, 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

      August 24, 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

      August 17, 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 27, 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 23, 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

      September 8, 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

      August 13, 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

      August 12, 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

    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.

      August 4, 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

      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

    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

    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

      July 23, 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

      July 30, 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

      July 18, 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

      July 17, 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

      July 17, 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

      July 16, 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

      July 18, 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

      July 25, 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

      July 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

      August 6, 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

      July 7, 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

      July 3, 14

    Israeli Government and Press Knew Teenagers Were Dead for Weeks
    TRNN Middle East Correspondent Lia Tarachansky says Palestinian anger towards the Palestinian Authority has reached unprecedented levels, and that the Israeli government is now trying to instigate a third intifada in order to legitimize military actions in the West Bank and Gaza

      July 1, 14

    ISIS Declares Caliphate as US Middle East Policy Continues to Unravel
    Glen Ford: After advancing policies that helped birth groups like ISIS, U.S. imperial policy will no longer stand in the region

      July 7, 14

    There's A Class Basis to Sectarian Strife in Iraq
    Phyllis Bennis says this could be Obama's "Nixon goes to China" moment with Tehran

      June 28, 14

    America's Pro-Israel Special Middle East Envoy Resigns
    Phyllis Bennis: Closely linked with the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, Martin Indyk was a key figure in the so-called peace process

      July 1, 14

    Al-Maliki's Fate Hinges On Iraqi Shi'ite Political Forces
    Sabah al-Nasseri discusses al-Maliki and the role of US, Iran, Syria, and the Gulf states in Iraq since ISIS began its offensive weeks ago

      June 26, 14

    U.S. Renews Aid to Sisi-led Egypt Despite Ongoing Political Repression
    Sherief Gaber says the U.S. has renewed support for the Sisi-headed government in Egypt in spite of its unprecedented crackdown on press and human rights

      June 25, 14

    Palestinians Open Fire on PA for Collaborating with Israel
    Early on Tuesday morning militants from the Jenin Refugee Camp opened fire on Palestinian Authority jeeps after PA openly collaborated with Israeli army.

      June 25, 14

    Ethnocracy: Who Owns the Land of Israel?
    In the second part of the Ethnocracy series, The Real News looks at who owns the land of the state of Israel and how it came to be so.

      July 1, 14

    Israel Using Teenager Kidnapping to Cripple Hamas
    Following apparent kidnapping of three settler Yeshiva students on Thursday, Israeli forces bombed Gaza and clamped down on the West Bank, arresting dozens of Hamas members

      June 19, 14

    The Contradictions of the U.S. Riding the Jihadist Tiger
    Glen Ford: U.S. considering airstrikes against what it itself created in Iraq

      June 20, 14

    ISIS Born from Occupation of Iraq, not Syrian Civil War
    Vijay Prashad: Although it's not clear where the Saudis stand in relation to ISIS, the group itself is a product of the Iraq War, and Western diplomats were in deep denial about its power prior to its major military offensive that began last week

      June 17, 14

    Did the U.S. Bargain On ISIS Undermining al-Maliki?
    Political scientist Sabah Alnasseri discusses the recent calls by the leading Iraqi Shi'a cleric for Iraqis to fight against ISIS, and why the U.S. waited until now to begin offering military support for the al-Maliki government

      June 14, 14

    Next Afghan President Unlikely to Solve Nation's Security Problems
    Dr. Hakim Young and Shukria Dellawar say that the signing of the bilateral security agreement by the next Afghan president is going to complicate attempts at reconciliation with the Taliban

      June 16, 14

    ISIS Fills Power Vacuum in Iraq Fundamentally Created by U.S. Foreign Policy
    Sabah al Nasseri explains that ISIS was able to take control of Mosul, Tikrit, and Baiji due to the weak state that arose from the occupation, and places it in the context of U.S. policy towards the Arab revolutions

      June 14, 14

    The Egyptian Revolution: Three Years and Counting
    Dina Makram-Edeib: The Egyptian elections and the facade of democracy in the mainstream media

      June 11, 14

    Israeli Violent Perpetrators - Not Just a Few "Bad Apples"
    The Real News Israel/Palestine correspondent Lia Tarachansky and political analyst Shir Hever discuss recent violent incidents by soldiers and settlers

      June 11, 14

    Made in Israel: Exporting Occupation Technology
    The Real News visits one of Israel's arms expos and talks to the attorney who exposed the names of the country's weapons exporters

      June 5, 14

    Pope Francis Trips Shows Broader Concern For Palestinians By Vatican
    IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discusses the Pope's visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

      June 1, 14

    Extended Presence of U.S. Military Will Not Bring an End to Violence in Afghanistan
    IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis says there is no need to keep troops in Afghanistan through 2016 because there is no military solution

      May 30, 14

    Netanyahu's "Jewish State" Law Stirs Debate in Israel
    Israeli academic Oren Yiftachel talks about ethnocracy, a term he coined that describes the sort of regime Israel practices

      May 27, 14

    Uncompromising Coverage of Israel and Palestine Depends on You
    Paul Jay: Our viewer supported funding model allows us to go where facts lead

      June 24, 14

    Arrest of 'Happy' Dancers Reflects Power Struggle in Iran
    Iran conservatives trying to weaken President Rouhani's nuclear negotiations by fighting "western culture"

      May 21, 14

    Palestinians Can Learn from the African-American Struggle - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Ali Abunimah, founder of Electronic Intifada, says that Palestinians need to know that even in a country with formal legal equality, the reality can mean mass incarceration, economic inequality and racism

      May 15, 14

    U.S. Pushing False Narrative About Iran & Nuclear Weapons
    Historian and investigative journalist Gareth Porter discusses how fabricated documents from Israel are used to show that Iran is a dishonest negotiating partner and wants to produce nukes

      May 14, 14

    Israeli Activist Accuses Interior Minister of Int'l Law Violations
    Israeli activist Tamar Aviyah who volunteers with African refugees accuses Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar at his home over violations of international refugee law

      May 13, 14

    Israeli PM Pushes Constitutional Law on Jewish Exclusivity
    Fearing growing movement on symbolic and practical return of Palestinian refugees, Israeli PM pushes to reassert Israel's Jewish exclusive nature

      May 6, 14

    Gaza Writes Back
    Yousef Aljamal discusses Omar X, a story about the death of his brother, featured in a collection of short stories by Gazan writers

      April 29, 14

    Israel Uses Refugees as "Currency" in Arms Trade with Africa
    Rwanda and Uganda agree to take African refugees as part of arms deal after Israel denied their asylum claims and imprisoned them

      April 21, 14

    Has Palestinian Maneuvering Revived Peace Talks?
    Lia Tarachansky and Shir Hever interview journalist Daoud Kuttab on how Mahmoud Abbas' maneuvering may have led to talks extending

      April 13, 14

    The Multiple Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia (5/5)
    Madawi Al-Rasheed: Powerful princes control various sections of the state and armed forces and often have their own contradictory agendas

      April 8, 14

    Do the Afghan Presidential Elections Signify Progress?
    Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly and IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discuss Afghanistan's presidential election in light of corporations profiting from war and unrepresented groups remaining on the margins

      April 8, 14

    Why do the Saudis Want the US to Attack Iran? (4/5)
    Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia has the ultimate objective of becoming the arbiter of all regional politics

      April 7, 14

    Will Extremist Lieberman Become Israel's Next Prime Minister?
    Israel/Palestine correspondent Lia Tarachansky and political economist Shir Hever discuss the rise and strategy change of Israeli Foreign Minister Avidgor Lieberman

      April 7, 14

    Saudi Arabia and the al-Qaeda Monster (3/5)
    Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia helped create a network of terrorism to achieve political aims, and while it does come back to bite them at times, they promote a similar ideology and continue to these alliances

      April 3, 14

    What are the Saudis Afraid Of? - Madawi Al-Rasheed (2/5)
    Ms. Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi society appears to be controlled, but beneath the surface, there is widespread discontent

      April 2, 14

    Boycott of Israel Moving to Next Level?
    Shir Hever: BDS movement including large scale divestment by big corporations and approaching the level of government sanctions

      April 2, 14

    Hypocrisy Dressed Up as "Realism" Justifies American Alliance with Saudi Dictatorship
    Madawi al-Rasheed: US wants to contain and manipulate Arab uprisings while the Saudis want to crush them

      April 1, 14

    Obama and the Saudi Agenda
    Toby Jones says the Saudis see the Arab awakening as an existential threat while the US sees it as something to be manipulated

      March 29, 14

    The Iraq War's Real Legacy
    Though President Obama attempts to justify Iraq's invasion, Iraqi civilians and Iraq war veterans share their stories on the lasting environmental, social, and health effects of the U.S. occupation still being felt today

      March 28, 14

    Due Process 'Impossible' In Harsh Death Sentencing Of Over 500 Muslim Brotherhood Members
    Journalist Mohamed Elmeshad says that hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for a single death while many police officers still remain on trial for over a thousand killed during the Egyptian Revolution

      March 25, 14

    Netanyahu Attacks Boycott As Campaign Enters New Phase
    Warschawski: Benjamin Netanyahu's gov't attacks on Boycott Israel campaign help strengthen it as it grows from activists to big business.

      March 23, 14

    Libya's Descent Into Turmoil Three Years After NATO Intervention
    Vijay Prashad: Libyan politics characterized by instability and the lack of commitment to bolster civil society and protect minority rights

      March 20, 2014

    Libya Three Years Later - Chaos and Partition
    Patrick Cockburn: As the central state unravels, all the external powers that drove regime change look for ways to take advantage

      March 19, 2014

    Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (2/2)
    David Sheen: Israel is utterly failing its duty to protect the human rights of African asylum seekers

      March 20, 2014

    Israel "Making Lives Miserable" for Africans, Hoping They 'Self-Deport' (1/2)
    David Sheen: Israel is driving African asylum seekers out of the country in record numbers

      March 19, 2014

    Why Was Gaddafi Overthrown?
    Horace Campbell: Gaddafi wanted to strengthen Pan-Africanism and had enough resources to challenge US hegemony in the region

      March 19, 2014

    How Fallujah Became the Iraqi Government's New Battleground
    Journalist Dahr Jamail discusses how the Iraqi city of Fallujah went from welcoming American intervention to fighting the U.S.-backed Iraqi government

      March 24, 14

    In Historic Protest Israel's Orthodox Break with Settler Right
    Following the passing of a law proposal that will extend forced conscription to Jewish orthodox, half a million ascend on Jerusalem

      March 10, 2014

    From a Zionist Youth to Outspoken Critic of a Jewish State - Michael Ratner on RAI (2/7)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay of his journey - from seeing Israel as an extension of his Jewish identity to realizing Israel was a settler, colonial state

      March 4, 2014

    Where are the Palestinian Journalists in Israeli Media?
    While Palestinian citizens make up 20% of Israel's population they are only covered 2% on prime time news. Part of the reason why lies in who reports the news.

      March 2, 2014

    TRNN Debate: Is Humanitarian Intervention in Syria Justified?
    David Swanson and Danny Postel debate whether the dire humanitarian situation in Syria justifies limited military intervention

      March 6, 2014

    Israeli Gov't Forms Strategy to Fight Boycott
    Israeli government allocates millions to launch a campaign of PR and intelligence-gathering on those supporting boycott

      February 19, 14

    Karzai Justified in Refusal of Bilateral Security Agreement
    Larry Wilkerson: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is justified in his refusal to accept the terms of the bilateral security agreement, which would keep ten bases under US control and grant troops immunity

      June 27, 14

    US and Iran Send Positive Signals - Saudis and Israelis Not Pleased
    Gareth Porter: Very contentious issues remain in Iran nuclear negotiations

      February 28, 2014

    Saudi Arabia and Iran Share A Common Goal in Syria (2/3)
    Hamid Dabashi: All foreign nations involved in Syria are attempting to quell the revolutionary uprisings for economic and strategic interests, but the Syrian people will ultimately decide their own future

      February 14, 2014

    Saudi Arabia and Israel Linked in Opposition to Democratic Revolutions Throughout the Middle East (3/3)
    Hamid Dabashi: The Iranian nuclear program is a distraction from the larger issues which face P5+1 nations and Iran, as well as the anti-democratic interests of Saudi Arabia and Israel in the region

      April 8, 14

    Correcting the Mainstream Distortion of Iran's 1979 Revolution
    On the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution, Scholar Hamid Dabashi explains why even though a diverse set of forces overthrew the brutal, CIA-backed Shah of Iran, in the end theocracy dominated, leaving Iran in the hands of plutocrats.

      April 8, 14

    Kerry, Quartet $4B Plan Will Fail Palestinians, Economists Warn
    The multi-billion dollar economic plan Kerry delegated The Quartet to develop for Palestinians will further entrench poverty, warns economist Alaa Tartir

      February 8, 14

    Further Militarization of the Syrian Conflict Will Worsen the Refugee Crisis
    Omar Dahi: Syria's refugee crisis can only be solved through a political solution that allows international relief to cross its borders

      February 9, 14

    Egyptians Might Turn Against The Resurgent Security State If Economic Problems Are Not Addressed
    Sharif Abdel Kouddous: U.S. strategic interests in Egypt have more to do with security of the Gulf than democracy, human rights, or rule of law

      February 5, 2014

    Independent Journalism Now Considered 'Terrorism' in Egypt
    Sharif Abdel Kouddous on the Egyptian Military Regime's Growing 'War On Journalists'

      February 4, 14

    Geneva 2 May Lead to Federalism in Syria
    Omar Dahi: Despite John Kerry's public statements, the U.S. is succeeding in its objectives in Syria, with the weakening of the Assad regime

      February 7, 14

    In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms
    Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

      January 24, 2014

    Visiting Israel's "Open Prisons" for African Refugees
    Following a spike in imprisonment of African refugees in Israel, refugees & supporters protest desert prison complex

      January 22, 14

    Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?
    Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

      January 23, 2014

    In the Home of the Richest Man in Palestine
    The Real News' Lia Tarachansky and journalist Max Blumenthal meet Munib al Masri, the richest man in Palestine

      January 19, 14

    Are the Saudi's Fueling a Sunni-Shia War? - Toby Jones on Reality Asserts Itself (2/2)
    Toby Jones, a Prof. at Rutgers University specializing in Middle East history, tells Paul Jay the Saudis are committed to victory in their rivalry with Iran and use money and sectarian ideology to achieve their geo-political interests

      January 15, 2014

    Al Qaeda and the Saudi Agenda - Toby Jones on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)
    Toby Jones tells Paul Jay that the Saudis use of terrorism is driven by a fear of democracy and a desire to be the regional and oil hegemon

      January 15, 2014

    Egyptians Approve Pro-Army Constitution
    Mohamed Elmeshad: The adoption of a new Egyptian Constitution by a wide margin signals the public's willingness to return to military rule under General Sisi

      January 17, 14

    Gates Memoir Omits Key Facts on Obama's Afghan War Strategy
    Gareth Porter: Gates account conceals the dishonest tactics employed to get Obama's agreement to the Afghan War escalation

      January 19, 14

    AIPAC Still Trying to Torpedo Iran Nuke Deal
    As preliminary Iran Nuke deal is finalized and set to go into effect next Monday, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC) is pushing for Congress to pass new sanctions against Iran which would violate and likely nullify the historic agreement

      January 14, 14

    Israel's Bedouin Face Displacement Despite Apparent Gov't Concessions
    While seemingly abandoning plan to forcefully urbanize Bedouin of Negev Desert, Israeli gov't continues to push forward the multi-billion dollar Prawer plan

      January 13, 2014

    Hever: Sharon Symbolized the Darkest Aspects of Israeli Society and Zionism - Pt. 2
    Ariel Sharon came to power as a cunning politician, running as a 'security' candidate during the second intifada, and forming the Kadima party to appear 'centrist' when compared to Likud

      January 12, 14

    Sectarian War Arises in Iraq as Violence Kills 250+ in a Single Week
    Raed Jarrar: Growing violence in Iraq is the result of the US-backed central government cracking down on grassroots Sunni protestors in Ramadi

      January 9, 14

    Why Eritrean Asylum Seekers Come to Israel
    Siom Domoz is an asylum seeker from Eritrea and one of the central figures in this week's historic refugee freedom movement in Israel

      January 7, 14

    African Refugees in Israel On Historic Strike
    Tens of thousands of asylum seekers launched a three-day strike, demos outside embassies, and the largest refugee protest in the country's history

      January 7, 14

    Sharon's Legacy Includes Massacres of Palestinians and Lebanese - Pt. 1
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85

      January 12, 14

    Fighting Escalates In Iraq As Civilians Suffer From Worst Violence Since 2008
    Prashad: Maliki government allies with Sunni groups to battle against Syria- bound militants from Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS)

      January 5, 14

    Spate of Deadly Car Bombings Rock Lebanon
    Vijay Prashad: Tensions high in Lebanon as a series of lethal car bombings rock Beirut

      January 6, 14

    2013: A Deadly Year For Journalists
    Four Al-Jazeera journalists remain imprisoned in Egypt, whose US-backed regime is among the most repressive countries suppressing the free press

      January 14, 14

    Taksim Square Protesters Charged With Terrorism, Attempting Coup
    Hundreds were indicted in Turkey for participating in the mass movement that started with Gezi Park and evolved into anti-Erdogan protests last summer

      December 27, 2013

    Unprecedented Refugee March Sweeps Tel Aviv
    Thousands took to the streets after a week of hundreds of arrests of asylum seekers who marched from Israel's new open-air prison

      December 23, 2013

    Porter: Mainstream Media Fails To Get Facts Straight on Iran's Nuclear Fatwa
    Investigative journalist Gareth Porter highlights the Washington Post fact checker's error about Iran's nuclear fatwa

      December 20, 13

    Al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia and the Collapsing Free Syrian Army
    Omar Dahi tells Paul Jay that there is widespread belief among many Syrians that Geneva II is going to be a way to preserve the Syrian state and create a front for fighting al-Qaeda

      January 13, 14

    Self-Censorship Biggest Failure of Israeli Media
    Israel ranks 112 of 179 countries on Reporters Without Borders' list because of official censors but Israeli journalists say self-censorship main reason

      December 13, 13

    Michel Warschawski on Israel's Non-Existent Left
    "Just before colonial wars come to an end, their most barbaric extremes are exposed, from US in Viet Nam, France in Algeria, to Israel in Palestine

      December 12, 13

    Syria's Six Wars and Humanitarian Catastrophe - Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines the coming Geneva conference on Syria and the unwillingness of the West to deal with the humanitarian crisis

      April 26, 14

    Fmr. Israeli Intel. Chief Says Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Greater Risk than Nuclear Iran - Phyllis Bennis on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines the Israeli debate about Iran and Palestine, and the complex changes taking place in Middle East politics

      December 11, 2013

    Canada Stands Firm Against Iran Nuke Deal, Cozies Up to Israel & Saudi Arabia
    Canada defies international consensus on Iran as PM Harper seeks to increase weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

      December 5, 13

    JNF Honors Canadian PM Amidst Protests Against Bedouin Expulsion
    The Jewish National Fund has a long history of displacing Palestinians and Bedouins in Israel and erasing the remains of their destroyed villages.

      December 3, 13

    Thousands Protest Forced Urbanization of Israel's Bedouin
    Demonstrations in Israel/Palestine and around the world protest The Prawer-Begin Plan aimed at annexing Bedouin lands for Jewish newcomers in Israel's Negev Desert

      December 2, 13

    Why Would Saudi Arabia Support the 9/11 Conspirators, Why Would the US Gov. Cover it Up? - Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says the Saudis had a high certainty that the US government would not reveal their role and would take out its vengeance on some place else

      April 23, 14

    Investigating the Saudi Government's 9/11 Connection and the Path to Disillusionment - Sen. Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt 1
    On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham explains why he persists in making the case that facts directly connect the Saudi government with 9/11 conspirators

      September 10, 14

    Obama Rebukes Israeli-Saudi Attack on Iran Nuclear Deal
    Robert Parry: Obama's historic move to sign a nuclear deal with Iran sends a stern message to the new Saudi-Israeli alliance, which sought to thwart the deal and maneuver the U.S. into another military confrontation

      November 26, 13

    Closure of Lone Power Plant Cripples Already Besieged Gaza Strip
    Al-Helou: The international community has failed the nearly 2 million residents of the Gaza as Israel and Egypt tighten the siege

      December 3, 13

    Israelis and Palestinians Turn to One-State Solution
    As chief Palestinian negotiators quit the latest round of bilateral negotiations, but many on the ground say the two-state solution is long dead.

      November 24, 13

    France Asks Palestinians to Give Up Right of Return
    Shir Hever: French President Hollande suggests Palestinians give up right of return in exchange for Israel ceasing new settlement construction.

      November 21, 13

    All Eyes on France In Next Round of Iran Nuclear Talks
    Vijay Prashad: International pressure should continue to mount on France after they thwarted efforts to reach consensus in the last meeting.

      November 20, 13

    Military Victory in Syria Looks "Impossible"
    Syrian President Assad makes gains in Southern Syria, but radical Islamists and Kurds hold on to North as humanitarian crisis continues.

      November 22, 13

    Why Did France Thwart The Iran nuclear deal?
    Robert Parry: France was pursuing its own economic, regional interests in thwarting the nuke deal with Iran.

      November 15, 13

    Israel's Struggle From "The Projects"
    In Jerusalem With the Black Panthers' Reuven Abergil

      November 25, 13

    Trita Parsi: Hawkish Groups Mobilize to Sink Iran Nuclear Deal
    Obama admin attempting to mobilize anti-war forces to support its attempts to reach a deal with Iran, the same forces that blocked its push for war with Syria

      November 14, 13

    Is Iran Being Transparent About Its Nuclear Program?
    Robert Kelley: Iran could be more transparent but it has already been quite upfront. IAEA should be more transparent about the sources of its information especially when they present it as fact.

      November 12, 13

    IAEA & Iran Enter New Inspections Deal, But What Does the IAEA Already Know?
    Former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley examines what the IAEA already knows about Iran's nuclear program and debunks myths and misconceptions.

      November 12, 13

    Israel Proposes Illegal Separation Wall as the Border of Future Palestinian State
    Shir Hever: Israel's proposal to annex more than 10% of the West Bank illustrates its rejection of International Law

      November 7, 13

    Racism, Occupier and the Occupied - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt5
    In the final episode of this Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal responds to critics who say he has not dealt with the effect of terrorist attacks and anti-Jewish propaganda in the Arab world in strengthening racist and apartheid opinion in Israel

      November 18, 13

    Architect of Apartheid in Israel: "If we don't kill, we will cease to exist" - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt4
    In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal looks at Arnon Sofer, one of Israel's most important strategic thinkers, who developed plans to defend Jewish demographics

      November 18, 13

    Netanyahu's Greater Israel Based on Expulsion and Annexation - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal, author of Goliath - Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, looks at PM Netanyahu's strategy of ethnic cleansing and negotiations without end

      November 18, 13

    Ethnic Cleansing and the Israeli "Center " - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Max Blumenthal author of Goliath - Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, looks at Tzipi Livni who's support for expelling Israeli Palestinians even surprised Condoleezza Rice

      November 18, 13

    Goliath, Life and Loathing in Greater Israel - Max Blumenthal on Reality Asserts Itself pt1
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, author Max Blumenthal discusses his new book and traces the rise of Avigdor Lieberman and current policies of ethnic cleansing in Israel

      October 27, 2013

    Al-Qaeda's Influence Grows Stronger in Syria
    Vijay Prashad: It is no longer the Free Syrian Army but the radical Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams that is a serious threat to the Assad government

      November 1, 13

    Ratner: US Drone Strikes Are War Crimes, Despite Human Groups Reluctancy to Blast Obama
    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch label drone strikes as indiscriminate but don't go as far as to label them as war crimes

      October 25, 13

    Israel's New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land
    About 60,000 African migrants have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the migrants have faced intense persecution and have been branded as "infiltrators" by right-wing politicians and activists.

      October 21, 13

    Mission Accomplished? Iraq Violence Climbs to Highest Level in Years
    A close look at who's behind the increase in sectarian violence in Iraq

      October 21, 13

    Why does Iran's Supreme Leader Trust Iranian Pres. Rouhani? Pt.2
    Gareth Porter: Rouhani earned the trust of Supreme Leader Khomeni by working along side him on a daily basis

      October 12, 13

    US Cuts to Egyptian Military Won't Weaken Coup Regime
    Mohamed Elmeshad: Dozens killed in clashes across Egypt over the past week, highlighting the violent nature of the country's US-backed coup regime

      October 10, 13

    Iranian President Rouhani's Record Should Calm Skeptics, As Britain Moves to Re-Open Embassy Pt.1
    Gareth Porter: Rouhani has demonstrated that he is willing to thaw relations with the West and his past nuclear energy policies support his ambitions

      October 12, 13

    Hamas Concerned Over Losing Grip On Gaza
    Hamas carries out military parades in response to external and internal threats

      September 29, 13

    Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves'
    The Guardian: Abuse and exploitation of migrant workers preparing emirate for 2022

      September 29, 13

    Restrictions at sea deprive Gaza fishermen of fishing freely
    Already facing Israeli naval blockade, Gaza fisherman now under attack from Egyptian forces

      September 26, 13

    Egyptian Military Rejects Billions from Qatar, Accepts Billions from Saudi Arabia Pt.2
    The Egyptian military has cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood and their Gulf ally, Qatar, now revealing their clear partnership with Saudi Arabia

      September 25, 13

    The Survival of the Palestinian People is Itself a Form of Resistance - Rania Masri on Reality Asserts Itself pt3
    In this last segment of Reality Asserts Itself with Rania Masri, Paul Jay asks why she considers Israel the "enemy" state; the one state solution; and the possibility of a new political leadership amongst the Palestinians

      November 18, 13

    Are Thawed Relations with Iran Obama's Saving Grace?
    After failing to garner support on a military strike on Syria, President Obama hinted at reconciliation with Iran at the UN General Assembly

      September 25, 13

    Opposing Intervention in Syria Without Apologizing for a Dictatorship - Rania Masri on Reality Asserts Itself pt2
    In part two of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Rania Masri discuss the charge that opposing foreign intervention is support for Assad; the idea that Assad is "anti-imperialist"; and the role of violence in fighting dictatorship

      November 18, 13

    Military Sells Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Organization to Public Pt.1
    After Egyptian court bans Muslim Brotherhood and freezes their assets, Egyptian military successfully changes the narrative to paint the Brotherhood as terrorists

      September 25, 13

    Pt. 2 US & Iran Move Closer to Negotiations But Neo-Con Objectives Attempt to Pull Them Apart
    Larry Wilkerson: Senators Graham and McCain represent a strong opposition backed by Israeli lobby looking to knock down Iran as a regional power

      September 20, 13

    Pt. 1 US & Iran Move Closer to Negotiations But Neo-Con Objectives Attempt to Pull Them Apart
    Larry Wilkerson: Senators Graham and McCain represent a strong opposition backed by Israeli lobby looking to knock down Iran as a regional power

      September 20, 13

    Pt 2. Israel's Ambassador Admits Toppling Assad a Longtime Goal
    Robert Parry: Israeli Ambassador's omission points to Israel backing Syrian jihadist, making Saudi Arabia and Israel strange bedfellows in the Syrian conflict

      September 20, 13

    Pt 1. Israel's Ambassador Admits Toppling Assad a Longtime Goal
    Robert Parry: Israeli Ambassador's omission points to Israel backing Syrian jihadist, making Saudi Arabia and Israel strange bedfellows in the Syrian conflict

      October 6, 13

    Egypt's Military Regime Shuts Gaza's Main Border Crossing
    Egypt's coup regime limits access to the Rafah border crossing, stranding thousands of patients, students and business people

      September 20, 13

    Massive Disparity Between Military and Humanitarian Aid to Syria
    Rania Khalek: External players in Syria spend much more fueling conflict then aiding refugees

      September 26, 13

    US Strike on Syria Staved Off
    Vijay Prashad: China and Russia will be very cautious and will not permit a Chapter VII resolution - a military attack on Syria

      September 18, 13

    UN Syria Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Used, Culprit Still Not Known
    Rania Masri: Both sides of the conflict are capable of such a war crime, but UN report does not settle who is responsible; bigger question is whether UN can achieve a ceasefire and a negotiated end to war

      September 17, 13

    Gazans Say No To Foreign Intervention in Syria
    Palestinians are united in opposing any foreign-led intervention in Syria, including a possible US actions

      September 17, 13

    Exclusive: Interview with Congressman Grayson on Syria
    Rep. Alan Grayson talks to TRNN about how evidence against Assad is not certain and how American exceptionalism needs to be redefined

      September 12, 13

    Chemical Weapons Deal Only A Hiccup For Saudi Goals In Syria
    Toby Jones: Saudi Arabia is interested in ousting Assad but not a popular government taking his place

      September 12, 13

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