Regions / Israel
Netanyahu requests a $2 billion increase in military aid on top of the more than $3 billion worth of weaponry that U.S. taxpayers provide to Israel each year.
Despite Washington's move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an "intifada of knives" is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.
The question is not whether the U.S. has influence over Israel, but whether there is enough political will in Washington to inspire change, says Phyllis Bennis
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
Winning the fight to protect the deal in Congress was a huge victory for diplomacy over war. But there's still much work to be done.
Phyllis Bennis: "Everyone is safer with this deal — because everyone is safer when we use diplomacy instead of war."
Will the monumental deal lay the foundation for creating a nuclear free zone throughout the Middle East?
Phyllis Bennis discusses the rise of ISIS and U.S. foreign policy since the September 11, 2001 attacks
Lawmakers need to hear from their constituents who support the nuclear deal with Iran.
Despite the focus on Iran, Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has a nuclear weapons arsenal.