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
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.”
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.
An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister “chickensh*t.” Others might have said worse.
As more European governments line up to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel (and the U.S.) look more isolated than ever.
Israel believes it can bomb Gazans into changing their interests. How long will Obama support this delusion?
“The notion that things are getting better just because Israel and Palestine are talking,” says Phyllis Bennis, “simply isn’t the case.”
If Obama wants a say in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, he needs to be prepared to back up his words with actions.
DC credibility, Netanyahu’s red line, and shame about nuclear disarmament.
The United States military is its own worst enemy, “witch” burning, healthcare overseas, and other assorted errata.
While Israel moved away from the far right in last month’s elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation.
Gerald Scarfe’s cartoon may not have been anti-Semitic, but running it on Holocaust Memorial Day only added fuel to the fire.
Although almost certain to win reelection, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been overshadowed by a charismatic new far-right leader.
The mainstream media was too willing to focus on spurious criticisms of Susan Rice from the right while ignoring legitimate criticisms from the left.
“Longer term, if we don’t understand this in the context of occupation, we’re never going to end this cycle,” Bennis says.