Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
The United Nations Security Council has again undermined efforts to end the Israeli occupation.
Following the attacks on a synagogue in Jerusalem by two Palestinian youths, Phyllis Bennis discusses the significant role of Israeli and U.S. policies in the escalating conflict.
The vote could represent an international shift where Washington is no longer the center of negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine.
After less than two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense, what progress did Chuck Hagel make on the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Pentagon budget, and the rise of the Islamic State?
Phyllis Bennis delves into the context of the U.S.-ISIS Crisis, addressing what is ISIS and why are they considered such a threat, why the Obama administration going back to war in Iraq and Syria, and whether this U.S. war helping the Syrian regime.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and the regional challenges it faces on PBS NewsHour.
An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister "chickensh*t." Others might have said worse.
More troops will mean "more violence for Iraqis and Syrians" and will not "make us any safer here at home."
"This was a report looking back at examples where arming rebel troops worked — and the best [the CIA] could come up with was Afghanistan in the 1980s," says Phyllis Bennis.