Issues / War & Peace
In a flagrant violation of international law, Israel's assault on Gaza has killed hundreds of civilians and devastated civilian infrastructure.
Phyllis Bennis delves into the context of the Israel-Gaza conflict, addressing how the history of Israeli occupation fits into the current assault, what the U.S.' role in the crisis is, and possible chances for a ceasefire.
In spite of international condemnation and a rising death toll in Gaza, the United States' continued support of Israel poses major obstacles to reaching a ceasefire.
"We have to look at the people of Gaza, where 43% of the population are children under the age of 14. Half are under 18. That's who is being killed."
The last time the U.S. accused Russia of downing a civilian airliner, nuclear war nearly broke out.
Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism project, discusses U.S. support of Israel as the deadline for Iran's nuclear talks approaches on Al Jazeera.
Israel believes it can bomb Gazans into changing their interests. How long will Obama support this delusion?
With Israeli tanks rolling into Gaza, NBC has pulled the reporter who has done more than any other to show the human costs of the conflict there.
Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.
Phyllis Bennis, director of IPS’ New Internationalism project and whose books include Ending the Iraq War: A Primer, is available to discuss possible alternatives to U.S. military intervention in Iraq.