Regions / Palestinian Territories
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.
As more European governments line up to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel (and the U.S.) look more isolated than ever.
It has become all too common, with crises spiraling out of control in Gaza, Iraq, Ukraine, and elsewhere, to criticize the U.S. president for making his personal style of detachment into a national policy of disengagement.
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."
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?