Regions / Middle East & North Africa
In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and "furriners" are the targets: an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they're practically subhuman.
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."
We’re better off having the limits of free speech tested by artists — including obnoxious ones — than having its limits imposed by political rulers.
Phyllis Bennis and filmmaker Amir Amirani discuss the largest mobilization of people in human history — the 2003 protest against the invasion of Iraq — and its relevance to today.
After the Paris massacre, European governments should resist narratives of civilizational conflict and push for a ceasefire in the Syrian war.