The White House remains firmly behind the embattled Israeli leader, which could stoke further conflict with Iran and Syria.
For evangelicals, Trump’s hard right line on Israel and machinations against Iran make him an instrument of the endtimes.
Progressive Jewish groups are rising to criticize the Israeli occupation and fight fundamentalism in both Israel and the West.
Despite his claims, Trump’s diplomatic actions provide little hope for peace and justice for Palestinians.
Trump’s statements on the Middle East reflect hardline views one day and more conventional ones the next.
Phyllis Bennis says this symbolic vote demonstrates the power the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement has to impact government choices.
While ISIS makes war on the world’s vast majority of “moderate Muslims,” hardliners in the West pretend they don’t exist.
Despite Washington’s move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an “intifada of knives” is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.
The question is not whether the U.S. has influence over Israel, but whether there is enough political will in Washington to inspire change, says Phyllis Bennis
Phyllis Bennis says forces aligned in opposition to the Iran Framework Agreement in the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia would rather see war than a deal that brings Iran out of sanctions and back into play as a regional power.
Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile, and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.
While there is a difference in rhetoric between the two leaders, the Israeli elections are not likely to have much impact on changing policies on settlements or Iran.
“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.
Nearly 60 lawmakers did the right thing by skipping the Israeli prime minister’s speech on Iran.
Netanyahu kept the focus of Congress and the U.S. media squarely where he wanted it—on Iran, away from Palestine, settlements, assaults on Gaza, violations of international law.