The Obama administration gave Israel the go-ahead to escalate in Gaza.
Israeli last to know that his negotiations with Ahmed Jabari were as doomed as the man.
To Israel, Gaza stands in for Iran as an attack surrogate.
"Longer term, if we don't understand this in the context of occupation, we're never going to end this cycle," Bennis says.
Ahmad Jaabari negotiated the ceasefire that had mostly held over much of the last year.
If the General Assembly approves Palestine's application for non-member status, Israel's isolation from the international community would only grow.
Growing international awareness of the Israeli occupation has heralded a shift among the U.S. Jewish community away from Israel.
To begin with, the United States should drop the demand for regime change in Syria.
Obama can stem the decline of U.S. influence in the Middle East, but only if he gives the people of the region a reason to want it.
Though a supporter of Israel's right to exist, George McGovern also became an outspoken opponent of its human rights abuses.