Regions / Palestinian Territories
Before Obama's State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
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.
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.