IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on the Middle East, U.S. militarism, and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam.

In 2001 she helped found the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights and more recently spent six years on the board of Jewish Voice for Peace, where she now serves as its International Adviser. She works with many anti-war and Palestinian rights organizations, writing and speaking widely across the U.S. and around the world. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East issues and was twice short-listed to become the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Phyllis has written and edited 11 books. Among her latest is the 7th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, published in 2018. She is also the author of Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Challenging Empire.

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VIDEO: Is a Two-State Solution Still Possible in Israel-Palestine?

On Al Jazeera, Phyllis Bennis says it’s not the number of states that’s important — it’s justice for all who live in the region.

The ‘Humanitarian Pause’ in Gaza Proves Diplomacy Works. Now We Need a Real Ceasefire.

A quick FAQ on the agreement between Israel and Hamas to release hostages and pause the fighting.

Letter to the Editor by John Gainza: Justice before Peace

Phyllis Bennis’s recent op-ed in the Weekender is cited for providing much needed historical context for the suffering in Gaza.

Phyllis Bennis Discusses Need for a Ceasefire in Gaza on This Is Hell! Podcast

Phyllis Bennis joins the This is Hell! podcast to discuss the need for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, highlighting the devastating humanitarian impact of attacks on Gaza and the massive […]

Phyllis Bennis Joins Letters and Politics/KPFA to Discuss the Geopolitics of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Phyllis Bennis joins KPFA’s Letter and Politics to share to discuss the regional and global impact of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Phyllis Bennis Quoted in The Hill: Biden’s ‘Bear Hug Diplomacy’ in Israel Risks Stoking Anger in Arab World

President Biden’s visit to Tel Aviv this week appears to have only amplified resentment over America’s role in the region

We Need an Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

Millions of innocent Gazans are in danger. Half are children who’ve lived through five wars already.

Phyllis Bennis on Al Jazeera: We Need an Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

We can maintain our “grief and outrage” over the killing of Israeli civilians while still fighting to prevent a “potential genocide” in Gaza.

On Between The Lines ,Phyllis Bennis on Thousands of Civilian Deaths in Israel and Palestine and the Urgent Need for a Ceasefire in Gaza

Phyllis Bennis talks about the massive death toll and danger of a wider conflict in the Israel-Hamas War.

International Community Calls For Cease Fire in Gaza

Phyllis Bennis joins Law and Disorder to explain why the United States must call for a ceasefire and commit to ending all the violence in Gaza now.

Both Israelis and Palestinians Are Victims of Israel’s Apartheid System

The answer to Hamas’s horrifying crimes isn’t to kill innocent Gazans — it’s to change the conditions from which this brutality sprang.

CounterSpin Interview with Phyllis Bennis on the Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Janine Jackson interviews IPS’s New Internationalism Project director Phyllis Bennis about the crisis in Gaza for the October 13, 2023 episode of CounterSpin. Phyllis Bennis joins CounterSpin following a week […]

Phyllis Bennis Quoted in Truthout: Israel Is Using Starvation as a Weapon of War Against Palestinians

A full-scale ground offensive on Gaza is imminent, even as Palestinians are already suffering collective punishment.

As Israel and Gaza Erupt, the U.S. Must Commit to Ending the Violence — All the Violence

That means ending Washington’s enabling of Israeli violations, and instead demanding real accountability for violations of human rights and international law.

Beware the Anti-China Sentiment Pushing Us Towards Another Cold War

If the United States can’t learn to cooperate with China, our future will be one of constant escalation of wars and threats of wars and all that comes with them

Biden’s ‘Concerns’ About Israel Don’t Match Voters’ Concerns about injustice

Despite the Biden administration expressing concern about extremist activities of the Netanyahu cabinet, the Pentagon is focusing on Israel’s military capacity amid the protests.

Sanctions Are An Act Of War

Economic sanctions which claim to target authoritarian governments and wealthy profiteers of global conflicts only hurt innocent civilian populations.

On Israel and Palestine, US Electeds Are Out of Touch With Their Own Voters

It’s showing up in public opinion, media coverage, and even political and policy discourse.

On Israel and Palestine, US Electeds Are Out of Touch With Their Own Voters

It’s showing up in public opinion, media coverage, and even political and policy discourse.

Phyllis Bennis on the Poor People’s Campaign and “This Extraordinary Opportunity”

IPS expert Phyllis Bennis explains how she got connected with the Poor People’s Campaign and how IPS’s work fits in.

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