The New Internationalism newsletter on sequestration and military budget, an uprising in Palestinian, and 2013 anniversaries.
Both Israel and the United States seek to quash expectations that the visit will jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Two recent polls find that Palestinians are drifting towards Hamas and are more willing to engage in violent resistance to free themselves of occupation.
While Israel moved away from the far right in last month's elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation.
IPS' Phyllis Bennis speaks at Bard College about Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, Iran and where it is all going.
No matter how you feel about their Super Bowl commercials, don't buy from SodaStream, a company headquartered in an Israeli settlement in the Palestinian West Bank.
Although almost certain to win reelection, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has been overshadowed by a charismatic new far-right leader.
It is disappointing to see HRW's unwillingness to stand with those who are working to promote and defend human rights.
President Obama's selection of John Kerry as the next secretary of state sends the wrong signal to America's allies and adversaries alike.
In this edition of the New Internationalism newsletter, we break down the ceasefire in the Middle East and what it means for the region moving forward.