Regions / Israel
Despite some hopeful movement on Middle East issues, the new administration is still lavishing military aid on Israel and, by extension, the U.S. defense industry.
Will George Mitchell break the deadlock in the Middle East or just support the status quo?
Noam Chomsky discusses how Israel's efforts to "delay diplomacy" have shaped its conflict with Gaza.
Poet Michael Rosen reflects on childhood in Gaza.
Through its arms deals, the United States has influence over Israel. Columnist Frida Berrigan asks whether President-elect Obama will use that influence to stop the war in Gaza.
Obama should act now to change the U.S.-Israel relationship while Gaza is still burning and before it's time to campaign for reelection.
Zionist ideology -- the notion that redemption comes through the settlement of land -- is powerful. It's the heart of the settler state's mythology, in Israel as in the United States.
Israel's bombardment of Gaza at the weekend has nothing to do with self-defense.
Republicans are trying to depict Obama's right-wing positions as being far-left to siphon off Jewish voters.
In his recent AIPAC speech, Barack Obama veers right.