The Pentagon Shouldn’t Get to Absolve Itself for Bombing a Hospital

The Pentagon Shouldn’t Get to Absolve Itself for Bombing a Hospital

The Pentagon just made it official: No war crime was committed when a U.S. plane attacked the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan last year, killing 42 patients and health workers and injuring many more. At least, that’s the conclusion of its own...
Sanders Vs. Clinton on Palestine-Israel: A Primer with Phyllis Bennis

Sanders Vs. Clinton on Palestine-Israel: A Primer with Phyllis Bennis

On Monday morning, democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee, also known as AIPAC. She affirmed the U.S.-Israeli strong military alliance and vowed to re-establish sanctions on Iran if provoked. Bernie...
The Challenges for Palestinians in Giving Voice to their Stories

The Challenges for Palestinians in Giving Voice to their Stories

  Thursday’s discussion will come after a showing of “I Shall Not Hate,” the story of the Gaza fertility doctor (nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize) who refuses to relinquish his commitment to coexistence, even after tragedy befalls his family...
Wrestling with Wrestling Jerusalem

Wrestling with Wrestling Jerusalem

Solo shows are about journeys. The performer tells the story of how he or she navigated through an experience of life-altering importance. At the beginning of Wrestling Jerusalem, the new solo show that kicks off Mosaic Theater Company’s latest Voices from a Changing...
After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders

After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders

Last week, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton gave a major foreign policy speechthat provided a glimpse of one possible post-Obama future. In many ways, it was not a pretty picture. But let’s first look at the good points. Clinton endorsed the Iran deal...
One Year After Air Raids, Gaza Still in Ruins

One Year After Air Raids, Gaza Still in Ruins

After more than 12,000 homes were destroyed in the war along with another 100,000 damaged, Israel’s economic siege means construction materials have yet to reach areas most severely impacted, despite pledges of aid totaling more than $5 billion from the...
Netanyahu Is a National Security Risk—And Washington Knows It

Netanyahu Is a National Security Risk—And Washington Knows It

Last month, an anonymous U.S. official stirred a tempest in a teapot when he called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a chickenshit” in comments to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. The insinuation was that while Netanyahu will happily rile up his right-wing...
Gaza Update with Special Guest Tariq Abu Khdeir

Gaza Update with Special Guest Tariq Abu Khdeir

The Institute for Policy Studies, Busboys & Poets, and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation invite you to this Gaza update and discussion. Tariq Abu Khdeir is the 15-year-old Palestinian-American arrested and beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem last...
Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide

Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide

With the collapse of an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, the horror of Israel’s latest Gaza assault continues. At least 185 have been killed, almost 80 percent of them civilians. Almost half are women and children. At least seventy homes were specifically targeted and...
“World War Z”: Israel’s Best Foot Forward?

“World War Z”: Israel’s Best Foot Forward?

“A Hollywood movie starring Brad Pitt posits a right of return for Arabs and Jews?” asks blogger levi9909 at Jews sans frontieres. An anonymous poster at 1971 Productions blog provides some background on World War Z (with emphasis added and, where applicable, sic):...
Hitham’s Tale

Hitham’s Tale

Just two weeks ago, Gazans were pummeled once again by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). With its mighty arsenal of drones, fighter jets, and cruise missiles, the IDF is the most powerful military machine in the region. Its capability is further augmented by steadfast...
Abetting the Carnage in Gaza

Abetting the Carnage in Gaza

The November 22 ceasefire between Israeli and Hamas forces is a huge relief for the civilian population on both sides—the primary victims of the conflict. But the Obama administration’s unconscionable decision the previous week to block a ceasefire effort...