Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Noam Chomsky discusses how Israel's efforts to "delay diplomacy" have shaped its conflict with Gaza.
Poet Michael Rosen reflects on childhood in Gaza.
A Poem 'Scarecrow'
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.
In discussing his plans for the Iraq War, Barack Obama seldom, if ever, mentions the Iraq people as supporting his proposed policy.
Israel's bombardment of Gaza at the weekend has nothing to do with self-defense.
Ignoring the pleas of those calling for a more credible figure, Senate Democrats have instead chosen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to lead the Senate Committee on Intelligence.
Gerald J. "G. J." Cassidy's death illustrates how the problem of medical negligence goes beyond the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.