A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

A Kumbaya Moment for the Middle East? Hardly.

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 Threatens War In Speech to Congress

Netanyahu Threatens War In Speech to Congress

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.

Netanyahu on a Destructive Path

Netanyahu on a Destructive Path

Phyllis Bennis discusses the significance of the escalating tensions between President Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the threat to Iran negotiations.

Palestine-Israel in the Midst of Middle East Crises

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.

Just “Ending the Violence” Isn’t Enough

Just “Ending the Violence” Isn’t Enough

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.

Recognizing Palestine

Recognizing Palestine

As more European governments line up to recognize a Palestinian state, Israel (and the U.S.) look more isolated than ever.