Regions / Israel
Netanyahu kept the focus of Congress and the U.S. media squarely where he wanted it—on Iran, away from Palestine, settlements, assaults on Gaza, violations of international law.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the significance of the escalating tensions between President Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the threat to Iran negotiations.
President Obama’s requests from Congress to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State. Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC's The Last Word to discuss the authorization and Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the multiplying crises on the ground across the Middle East, including developments inside Palestine, between the U.S. and Israel, and within the U.S. Jewish community.
Two Israeli soldiers were killed yesterday in retaliation for the killing of six Hezbollah fighters, including a son of a revered leader and an Iranian general.
Benjamin Netanyahu will lobby Congress from the same podium where President Obama gave the State of the Union at the invite of John Boehner. Phyllis Bennis and Michael Tomasky join MSNBC's The Last Word to discuss why.
Phyllis Bennis says the invitation issued to Netanyahu to speak to U.S. Congress, and the call for more sanctions against Iran, is a call for war
Before Obama's State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
Phyllis Bennis joins Lawrence O'Donnell on The Last Word: "This goes beyond partisan politics — it is more urgently involved with the question of negotiations with Iran."
In a move opposed by the United States and Israel, Palestinian leaders have submitted a request to join the International Criminal Court and sign over a dozen other international treaties.