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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David Friedman Reflects Extreme Far Right Forces in Israeli Politics

Trump’s pick for U.S. Ambassador to Israel’s definition of “peace” means Palestinians accepting an apartheid state

Trump’s Israel Rhetoric Is All Over the Place

Trump’s statements on the Middle East reflect hardline views one day and more conventional ones the next.

 The Trump Administration Is Recklessly Escalating Tensions With Iran

The biggest danger—at least right now—is less a direct U.S. military assault on Iran than an escalation of a proxy war against Yemen.

The White House is Dangerously Ratcheting Up Pressures with Iran

Trump’s rhetoric points to a real possibility for escalation in Yemen, which could be viewed as a proxy attack on Iran, IPS’ Phyllis Bennis tells MSNBC.

Trump Is Carpet-Bombing U.S. Foreign Policy

Already Trump is super-charging U.S. militarism, gutting diplomacy, and punishing the victims of wars Washington started.

Trump’s Executive Order Will Amount to a Ban on Muslims from the U.S.

This policy bans refugees fleeing wars that we started.

Israeli Expansion of Settlements Has Everything to Do With the Election of Trump

Blatant U.S. approval of illegal Israeli settlements could further empower Israel’s right wing government, IPS Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis told Al Jazeera

Bombing to Eradicate Terrorism Produces the Opposite Effect

The U.S. dropped over 26,000 bombs last year, Phyllis Bennis told Radio Sputnik. And none of them made us safer.

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Would Be a Dangerous Provocation

If the U.S. goes ahead with the GOP plan, says Phyllis Bennis, “all bets are off.”

Remembering the Costs of the Iraq War in the Age of Trump

As the president-elect promises to increase military spending, we must reflect on what comes with war.

The Obama Administration Is Misreading Public Opinion on Israel

Beltway pundits are far more supportive of Israeli settlements than the American public.

America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

 This is what a non-imperial, truly internationalist foreign policy would look like.

The Obama Administration’s Important Shift on Israeli Settlements

The U.S.’ decision to abstain from a UN resolution on Israel will have long term effects, Bennis tells Press TV.

A Deadly Day: Russian Ambassador Assassinated, 12 Dead in Berlin Truck Crash, Zürich Mosque Attacked

“What we’re seeing now is the reality that this global war on terror is indeed having global ramifications,” Phyllis Bennis tells Democracy Now!

Syria Needs An Arms Embargo, Not an Economic One

As long as major powers are delivering weapons to their allies in the region, diplomacy will be near impossible, Bennis told Kontext.

Civilian Control of the Military is Core to Our Democracy

A war-monger like General Mattis doesn’t make for a thoughtful secretary of defense, Phyllis Bennis tells MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

Trump’s Pick for UN Ambassador Has Zero Foreign Policy Experience

If the Senate took the United Nations seriously, they would insist on a serious diplomat, Bennis told the Real News Network.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Picks Don’t Match His Isolationist Rhetoric

Trump has a heavy dose of anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim sentiment behind him, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.

We Can’t Predict Trump’s Foreign Policy, But We Can Mobilize a Broader Peace Movement to Protect Vulnerable Communities

The only thing we know for sure, Bennis said in an interview with FAIR, is that social movements are going to be far more important than anyone else.

 The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended.

The multi-layered wars raging across Syria are complex, but there is no military solution, and it’s time for the left to rebuild a movement based on that reality.

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