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Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace. Her most recent book is the 7th updated edition of "Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer" (2018). Her other books include: "Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer" (2008) and "Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power" (2005).

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The Killing of al-Qaeda Chief Ayman al Zawahiri Will Not Make Us Safer

Whatever people in the U.S. might think about the killing of al Zawahiri in the middle of the Afghan capital 7,000 miles away, safety and security are hardly likely to top the list.

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The Fist Bump Was Bad, But Biden's Middle East Policies Are Worse

Outrage was absolutely called for. Symbolism is important. But the fist bump and the handshake were the least of it.

Phyllis Bennis ·


A Renewed Iran Deal Provides a Way to Avoid the Threat of War

There's still time to undo Trump's reckless abandonment of diplomacy. The last thing the world needs is another regional arms race, or another war.

Kevin Martin ·


Why Americans Have a Special Responsibility in the Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

Because our own tax dollars pay for 20 percent of Israel's entire military budget, the bullet or the gun used to kill Shireen could have even been purchased from U.S. weapons manufacturers with our own money.

Phyllis Bennis ·


Why We Must Continue to Say 'No' to a No-Fly Zone in Ukraine

Rather than cheering for a potentially catastrophic escalation, there are other options for the United States to help the Ukrainian people.

Phyllis Bennis ·


After Horrific Invasion, 'Diplomacy Not War' Must Be More Than a Slogan

There's no "national interest" worth risking nuclear conflict. But real diplomacy—and Russia’s own antiwar movement—could stop the suffering.

Phyllis Bennis ·


It's Settled That Israel Is Committing the Crime of Apartheid—Now What Should We Do About It?

The international movement for Palestinian rights and justice laid the ground for recent declarations by Amnesty International and other human rights organizations. Now we have to follow up.

Phyllis Bennis ·


Human Rights Groups Agree: Apartheid Is Exactly What Israel Is Doing

The U.S. gives Israel's military $3.8 billion a year. According to a new Amnesty report, that money funds apartheid.

Phyllis Bennis ·

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