Despite Washington's move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an "intifada of knives" is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.
Netanyahu kept the focus of Congress and the U.S. media squarely where he wanted it—on Iran, away from Palestine, settlements, assaults on Gaza, violations of international law.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the significance of the escalating tensions between President Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the threat to Iran negotiations.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the multiplying crises on the ground across the Middle East, including developments inside Palestine, between the U.S. and Israel, and within the U.S. Jewish community.
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.