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An assessment of Clinton's AIPAC speech and Sanders's Middle East speech reveals their divergent approaches to the US's closest ally, Israel
It should come as no surprise that Israel's permanent military occupation has caused Palestinians to respond with individual acts of desperation.
IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis and journalist Rania Khalek will analyze and contextualize recent events and the growing shift to the right by Israel’s government and society with consideration of U.S. and global responses.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the significance of the escalating tensions between President Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the threat to Iran negotiations.
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.
The vote could represent an international shift where Washington is no longer the center of negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine.
An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister "chickensh*t." Others might have said worse.
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.
"We have to look at the people of Gaza, where 43% of the population are children under the age of 14. Half are under 18. That's who is being killed."