Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on Middle East, U.S. wars 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 now serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace. 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 eleven books. Among her latest is the just-published 7th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. She has also written Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power.

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Israel: Rise of the Right

In its recent elections Israel witnessed the rise of the right, the extreme right, and the fascist right.

Israel May Escape War Crimes Charges

Despite massive violations of international law, difficulties abound in holding Israeli officials accountable.

Gaza Under Siege

Gaza is now synonymous with carnage, rising death tolls, destroyed schools, and city streets slick with blood.

Hearing Holds Clues to Clinton’s Foreign Policy Approach

Gwen Ifill talks to Phyllis Bennis and Joseph Nye about approaches to foreign policy in the new administration.

U.S. Blocks UN Security Council Vote Calling for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! interviews Phyllis Bennis on the UN Security Council’s meeting on Gaza.

A Letter to the New York Times on the Gaza Crisis

The Israeli airstrikes are a clear violation of international humanitarian law.

Gaza Crisis: Israeli Violations & U.S. Complicity

The Israeli airstrikes represent serious violations of international law—including the Geneva Conventions and a range of international humanitarian law—and the U.S. is complicit in all of it.

The Gaza Crisis: Israeli Airstrikes & U.S. Complicity

The Israeli airstrikes represent serious violations of international law—including the Geneva Conventions and a range of international humanitarian law—and the U.S. is complicit in all of it.

Detaining the United Nations

Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, wasn’t allowed into Israel on a recent trip. That action fits a pattern of Israeli efforts to hide the human consequences of the siege of Gaza and of the escalating settlement expansion in the West Bank.

Obama’s Foreign Policy Challenges

The NewsHour online edition hosts a debate on Obama’s foreign policy appointees and the challenges facing the new administration

The U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement

The U.S. agreement with Iraq calls for a complete withdrawal of all U.S. troops — but likely won’t be implemented.

Bonfires for the Global Vanities

The end of the Bush administration makes real change — ending wars — possible, but only if we fight for it.

U.S.-Iraq Agreement on Maintaining U.S. Troops in Iraq

The agreement now being negotiated would continue the U.S. occupation for years, but is likely to fail.

As Its Economic Power Wanes, Does the U.S. Lean Harder on the Military?

The financial crisis highlights the United States’ increasing dependence on militarism.

Understanding the U.S.-Iran Crisis

An essential guide for preventing a new war in the Middle East.

U.S. Militarism Rising As Elections Loom

As we prepare for the post-election and post-inauguration periods we know, whoever wins, four more years of protest, mobilization, and political pressure will be required.

U.S. Middle East Strategy Under New Pressure

UFPJ Talking Points #60: Talks, at least about talking, take hold.

The End of History: With a Period, Not a Question Mark

A letter from Abu Dis, Occupied West Bank.

Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer

This book aims to address this new and renewed interest in Iran, to answer questions, and propose some ideas to prevent another looming disaster of a U.S. military attack

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