Tagged: israel palestine conflict
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."
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.
For Israeli and Islamist extremists, the violence can only end with one people, on one land, with no coexistence.