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.
As more European governments line up to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel (and the U.S.) look more isolated than ever.
Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism project, discusses U.S. support of Israel as the deadline for Iran's nuclear talks approaches on Al Jazeera.
Phyllis Bennis discusses President Obama's West Point speech, the Afghanistan withdrawal, Syria's ongoing crisis, and Pope Francis' historic visit to Israel and Palestine.
"The notion that things are getting better just because Israel and Palestine are talking," says Phyllis Bennis, "simply isn't the case."
Phyllis Bennis discusses the possibility of a renewed Cold War, longstanding tragedies in the Middle East, and the decline of Israeli influence.
Phyllis Bennis weighs in on the State of the Union address, AIPAC's campaign against the Iran talks, and John Kerry's 'new framework' for Israel-Palestine.
President Obama's decision to ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Syria set the stage for a resurgent anti-war movement that cohered quickly - and won an extraordinary, unforeseen victory.
If Obama wants a say in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, he needs to be prepared to back up his words with actions.
For Israeli and Islamist extremists, the violence can only end with one people, on one land, with no coexistence.