Phyllis Bennis joins Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! to discuss the recent media firestorm involving Rep. Ilhan Omar, as well as questions about anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
Democrats to vote on anti-semitism resolution in response to false accusation against Ilhan Omar.
I’m Jewish and have worked against anti-Semitism for decades. I was sitting a few feet from Omar at Busboys & Poets and I heard nothing—nothing—that smacked of anti-Semitism, overt or coded or otherwise.
Trump’s foreign policy isn’t an alternative to U.S. empire. It’s just a cruder rendition of it.
An assessment of Clinton’s AIPAC speech and Sanders’s Middle East speech reveals their divergent approaches to the US’s closest ally, Israel
Winning the fight to protect the deal in Congress was a huge victory for diplomacy over war. But there’s still much work to be done.
Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile, and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.
“What we’re looking at right now is the possibility of changing the U.S.’ uncritical support of Israel — for the first time,” says Phyllis Bennis on Al Jazeera.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the significance of the escalating tensions between President Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the threat to Iran negotiations.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the multiplying crises on the ground across the Middle East, including developments inside Palestine, between the U.S. and Israel, and within the U.S. Jewish community.
Before Obama’s State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
After less than two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense, what progress did Chuck Hagel make on the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Pentagon budget, and the rise of the Islamic State?
In spite of international condemnation and a rising death toll in Gaza, the United States’ continued support of Israel poses major obstacles to reaching a ceasefire.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the possibility of a renewed Cold War, longstanding tragedies in the Middle East, and the decline of Israeli influence.
The failure of the pro-Israel lobby to force Congress to vote for intervention into Syria or for additional sanctions on Iran represents a significant decline in its influence.