Israel and international law (Video)

7 January 2009
Interview with Phyllis Bennis
While certain key members of the UN apparatus have spoken out against the Israeli violations of international law, the power structure of the Security Council continues to make definitive action impossible, says Phyllis Bennis.

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Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Transnational Institute. Her books include Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
A Primer
in FAQ format which many will find useful for education work in this urgent period.

About the authors

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of both TNI and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC where she directs IPS's New Internationalism Project. Phyllis specialises in U.S. foreign policy issues, particularly involving the Middle East and United Nations. She worked as a journalist at the UN for ten years and currently serves as a special adviser to several top-level UN officials on Middle East issues, as well as playing an active role in the U.S. and global peace and Palestinian rights movements. A frequent contributor to U.S. and global media, Phyllis is also the author of numerous articles and books, particularly on Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, the UN, and U.S.

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