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    Israeli construction in East Jerusalem threatens renewed peace talks

    Phyllis Bennis
    11 March 2010

    Vice President Joe Biden is in the Middle East this week to promote restarting of the stalled peace talks, but the talks will not lead to anything unless the starting point is equality.

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    Israel detaining the UN

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 December 2008
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    The decision to detain the UN's envoy fits a pattern of hiding the human consequences of the siege of Gaza from the world, argues Phyllis Bennis.
  4. Accepting Fait Accompli

    Achin Vanaik
    25 May 2011
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    India should not use the Mazen-Beilin understandings of October 1995 as a base for foreign policy regarding the Israel - Palestine conflict. Any outline of parameters based on this document endorses brutality, illegality and voraciousness of colonial rule.

  5. Israel escalates Gaza attack with assassination

    Phyllis Bennis
    16 November 2012
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    Why has the Israeli government decided to escalate the conflict with Gaza by assassinating Hamas military leader Ahmad Jaabari?

  6. Israel is right to back away from war with Iran despite nuclear fears

    Praful Bidwai
    05 December 2012
    Article

    Iran has shown itself amenable to diplomacy, while Israel's security establishment advises against military intervention

  7. Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 January 2013
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    Hagel’s nomination engendered bitter, angry opposition from the moment it was floated as a trial balloon. And the fact that Obama went ahead with the nomination is a good indication that on at least some critical foreign policy issues, Obama is not prepared to allow either the pro-Israeli lobbies or the hard-core neoconservatives, in and outside of Washington, to determine whom he could and could not choose as Secretary of Defense.

  8. Pathway to Progress in Israel

    12 February 2013
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    While Israel moved away from the far right in last month’s elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation. Change may come from divestment campaigns, the new UN recognition of Palestinian statehood, and in the Israeli and Palestinian campaigns of nonviolent resistance.

  9. Sharon is dead, but Sharonism lives on

    Phyllis Bennis
    13 January 2014
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    The Butcher of Beirut, as he was long known, is no more. After eight years in a coma, during which the militaristic hard-right leader was re-branded a peacenik, Israeli General Ariel Sharon was finally pronounced dead.

  10. Could there really be a war against Iran?

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 February 2012
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    Although political brinksmanship with Iran is nothing new, escalating tensions do not bode well for the region.

  11. The delusions of the peace process

    Richard Falk
    24 December 2010
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    The politics of the peace process in the Middle East have ensured that the mere prospect for producing peace is nonexistent.

  12. Israel's settlement freeze is over: So what?

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 September 2010
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    If Netanyahu believed Israel really could lose its military aid, his calculations on settlements would be significantly different.

  13. Bribing Israel

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 November 2010
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    Unfortunately the Obama administration seems not only to recognize, but to welcome the reality that the U.S. is supporting illegal occupation.

  14. Obama: President of Cant

    Tariq Ali
    28 May 2010
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    Has US foreign policy really changed since the departure of Bush and the arrival of Obama?

  15. Israel again gives Jews a bad name

    Saul Landau
    17 June 2010
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    Israel's attack against a humanitarian flotilla to Gaza was intended to show the world who is the boss.

  16. Secret Israel–South Africa Nuclear Deal Exposed

    Praful Bidwai
    17 June 2010
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    Recently declassified 'top secret' documents show that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to South Africa’s white-racist apartheid regime in 1975.

  17. After the massacre: The Global Impact of the Gaza Flotilla Crisis

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 June 2010
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    When the histories are written, it is certain that Israel's Flotilla Massacre will be remembered as a key battle in what Richard Falk, the UN's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Territory, calls Israel's "war of legitimacy."

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    Israel-U.S. Relations, Obama Visits Afghanistan, and Another Occupation Election

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 April 2010
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    President Obama is using firmer diplomatic language with Netanyahu, but there’s no evidence yet that the administration is ready to use this moment to actually change U.S. policy.

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    UN Note: The Missing U.S. Ambassador

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 November 2009
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    The US crusade to bury the Goldstone report (holding Israel and Hamas accountable for war crimes) was one of the fiercest of any waged in recent years.

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    Why The Goldstone Report Matters

    Richard Falk
    23 September 2009
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    Despite the impeccable credentials of the commission members, and the worldwide reputation of Richard Goldstone as a person of integrity and political balance, Israel refused cooperation from the outset.

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