What Makes a ‘Good Jew’?

What Makes a ‘Good Jew’?

Progressive Jewish groups are rising to criticize the Israeli occupation and fight fundamentalism in both Israel and the West.

Life in the Gray Zone

Life in the Gray Zone

While ISIS makes war on the world’s vast majority of “moderate Muslims,” hardliners in the West pretend they don’t exist.

A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

Despite Washington’s move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an “intifada of knives” is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.

Better a War than an Agreement?

Better a War than an Agreement?

Phyllis Bennis says forces aligned in opposition to the Iran Framework Agreement in the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia would rather see war than a deal that brings Iran out of sanctions and back into play as a regional power.

Jim Crow in the Holy Land

Jim Crow in the Holy Land

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile, and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

When Bibi Came to Town

When Bibi Came to Town

Nearly 60 lawmakers did the right thing by skipping the Israeli prime minister’s speech on Iran.

Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

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.

Netanyahu on a Destructive Path

Netanyahu on a Destructive Path

Phyllis Bennis discusses the significance of the escalating tensions between President Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the threat to Iran negotiations.