Palestine has suffered heavy losses with an estimated 1,900 killed, yet hopes for a long-lasting peace are tenuous at best.
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.
Israel believes it can bomb Gazans into changing their interests. How long will Obama support this delusion?
With Israeli tanks rolling into Gaza, NBC has pulled the reporter who has done more than any other to show the human costs of the conflict there.
Two recent polls find that Palestinians are drifting towards Hamas and are more willing to engage in violent resistance to free themselves of occupation.
Soon after the 2006 war with Lebanon, it became clear that Israel's Achilles heel was the fear that demoralized its population.
Steadfast diplomatic and military U.S. support helped enable Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in Gaza.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the Israeli attack on Gaza.
"Longer term, if we don't understand this in the context of occupation, we're never going to end this cycle," Bennis says.
The Arab Awakening has made short work of Hamas' longstanding alliance with Bashar al-Assad.