Despite the focus on Iran, Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has a nuclear weapons arsenal.
You may have heard that “both sides” committed abuses in last Gaza war. But there’s no comparison when it comes to the scale of the violations — or the body count.
A book launch party and signing of IPS fellow Phyllis Benniss latest Middle East primer, focused on ISIS and President Obama’s war, which is supposedly only against the violent extremists of ISIS, but is in fact being waged against whole populations in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya and beyond.
The Iran deal is “largely a win for those opposed to militarization,” says Phyllis Bennis
Besieged territory struggles to recover from last year’s attacks, despite pledges of aid.
Phyllis Bennis says forces aligned in opposition to the Iran Framework Agreement in the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia would rather see war than a deal that brings Iran out of sanctions and back into play as a regional power.
Rare are the moments when enormously complex situations lend themselves to unambiguous yes-or-no answers. This is one of them.
While there is a difference in rhetoric between the two leaders, the Israeli elections are not likely to have much impact on changing policies on settlements or Iran.
“What we’re looking at right now is the possibility of changing the U.S.’ uncritical support of Israel — for the first time,” says Phyllis Bennis on Al Jazeera.
IPS’ New Internationlism project joins the call of Jewish Voice for Peace, Metro DC Chapter to proclaim to the Prime Minister of Israel, “You Don’t Speak For Me!”
President Obama’s requests from Congress to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State. Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss the authorization and Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.
Phyllis Bennis joins Lawrence O’Donnell on The Last Word: “This goes beyond partisan politics — it is more urgently involved with the question of negotiations with Iran.”
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 Institute for Policy Studies joins this unique showcase of the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists for audiences in Washington, DC Metropolitan area.