Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. Her most recent book is the 7th updated edition of Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer. Follow her on Twitter: @PhyllisBennis

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Violating International Law in Gaza
As Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip rages on, ceasefires come and go. Most last just long enough for Palestinians to dig out the dead from beneath their collapsed houses, get the injured to overcrowded and under-resourced hospitals, and seek enough food and water to last through the next round of...
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Friday, July 18, 2014
NBC Pulls Its Best Journalist from Gaza Just as Israel Invades
News of the long-anticipated ground attack on Gaza has just broken. Israeli troops have invaded northern Gaza , vowing to protect Israelis and destroy Hamas—regardless of the human costs to Palestinian civilians. El Wafa Rehabilitation Hospital, the only rehab center in Gaza, has been destroyed by...
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There is no military solution in Iraq—so end the threats of U.S. airstrikes, bring home the Special Forces, and turn the aircraft carrier around. (Photo: Jayel Aheram / Flickr) Views
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Don’t Go Back to Iraq! Five Steps the U.S. Can Take in Iraq Without Going Back to War
This is how wars begin. Barack Obama says we’re not going back to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” he said on June 19 th , “but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well.” The...
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Pope Francis’ silent prayer at the separation barrier running through the West Bank may prove to be the most memorable moment of his trip to Israel-Palestine. (Photo: AFP / L’Osservatore Romano) Views
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Pope Francis in Palestine
There were plenty of important statements from Pope Francis during his recent three-day trip to Palestine and Israel—including a plea for “justice,” a traditional call for peace, and a reference to the “ State of Palestine ”—but at the end of the day it was all about the photo-ops. The pope’s visit...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Promoting a “Right to Heal” from Ft. Hood to Abu Ghraib
The recent shootings of soldiers at Fort Hood and other U.S. military bases have once again brought to public attention the challenge of making sure that soldiers returning from war zones find security and support at home. The Washington Post calls the pressures on veterans “ the next war .” But...
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Digging in on Drones and other Flawed Foreign Policy Strategies
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
We'll Carry the Song: Remembering Pete Seeger
One of our great heroes died on Monday. At 94, I suppose it wasn’t a tragedy for him, especially since his wife Toshi died last summer after a life of love and shared work, and 70 years of marriage, but what a huge loss. For all of us.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Sharon Is Dead, But Sharonism Lives On
The Butcher of Beirut, as he was long known, is no more.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Reading Obama’s Iran Speech
All of a sudden we’re talking to Iran. Now, granted, that shouldn’t be such an astonishing bombshell. But given the reality of the last several decades, it pretty much is. And that’s all good.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
From War to Peace: Forceful Diplomacy, Not Military Force in Syria
The President’s remarks reflect the extraordinary events unfolding in the last two days that demonstrate that forceful diplomacy – not military force – should guide international efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria.
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