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Two Views on Trump and the Israel Reality

Can Donald Trump bring peace to the Middle East? Author Yoav Litvin and Tom Dine, former head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, examine the possibility.

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE


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Forbidden Questions: 24 Key Issues Ignored by the Washington Elite and the Media

The media’s obsession with Donald Trump provides an excuse for highlighting trivia while slighting issues that deserve far more attention.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE



Sen. Bernie Sanders Is Criticized for Signing Pro-Israel Senate Letter

The Vermont senator (pictured, right) is facing criticism from progressives for his stance on Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump Is on Course to Be One of the Worst Presidents in U.S. History

Trump had a chance for a transformational presidency, but his decisions in his first 100 days in office have put him on an almost irreversible path to failure.

Posted on May 1, 2017 READ MORE



Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate

As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE



How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

The short answer: Fight it.

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 READ MORE


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Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism, Maintains Russia Was Not WikiLeaks’ Source (Video)

The founder of WikiLeaks discusses his organization’s role in the 2016 election, America’s current political climate and more in a Democracy Now! interview.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Is It Our Goal to Prolong the Syrian War?

Some see a covert U.S. policy—under both Obama and Trump—to keep the war going and then, one day, to “pick up the remnants.”

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Trump Intervenes in the Civil War in Syria

The likelihood is that Thursday’s cruise missile attack was a one-off action rather than the beginning of a full-scale campaign.

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U.N. Envoy Nikki Haley’s Tough Stance on International Relations: ‘There’s a New Sheriff in Town’

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations speaks openly about her disapproval of the U.N. General Assembly’s nuclear disarmament talks and her disdain for the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE



United Nations Report: Israel Has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

The report, issued by a U.N. commission on Western Asia, draws swift criticism from Israeli and U.S. officials.

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 READ MORE



New Art Installation/Hotel Comes With a View of the Bethlehem Wall

The secretive British street artist Banksy says his Walled-Off Hotel welcomes people from all over the world.

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 READ MORE



Why Is Acknowledging Israeli Apartheid a Shock?

From Sen. Bernie Sanders to comedian Asef Harel (pictured), common-sense statements on Israel continue to cause controversy.

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 READ MORE


Sen. Schumer: ‘It’s a Well-Known Fact’ That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons (Video)

By Sam Husseini

At the National Press Club, the Senate minority leader (pictured with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi) gives a candid response to a question about Israel’s arsenal.

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


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Donald Trump Plots to Keep Palestinians Stateless Forever

The Trump-Netanyahu show on Wednesday was par for the course in American and right-wing Israeli debate on the fate of the disputed lands.

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White House Warns Israel to Limit Settlements in Palestinian Territory

The expansion of settlements “may not be helpful in achieving” peace, the Trump administration unexpectedly said in a statement Wednesday.

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Obama Gave Palestinian Authority $221 Million in Humanitarian Aid

The outgoing president granted the sum during his final hours in the White House, though it doesn’t approximate the billions in military aid pledged to Israel.

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE


Checking In With Trump Supporters

By Clara Romeo

We interviewed fans of the new president to learn what drew them to the inauguration and to discover their hopes for his administration.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



With Focus on Russians, Will U.S. Pay Attention to Israeli Plot on U.K. Parliament?

The blockbuster story that an Israeli operative was plotting to whip up scandals to unseat British members of Parliament may sink like a stone.

Posted on Jan 8, 2017 READ MORE


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On Loving Another Country

During the campaign, Donald Trump declared his love for Israel. But as George Washington warned, such sentiments should have no place in statecraft.

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The Best of ‘Scheer Intelligence’ 2016: Robert Scheer’s Guests Offer a Wealth of Insight

Once a week, Truthdig’s editor in chief interviews someone who, through long engagement with American culture or politics, has an informed and highly personal perspective on pressing issues.

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Now Is the Time for Obama to Recognize a State of Palestine

Just as the president established diplomatic relations with Cuba, so he could do for the Palestinian Authority. It would be one step toward resolving the decades-old problem of Palestinian statelessness.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016 READ MORE



John Kerry Rebukes Israel and Calls Settlements a Threat to Peace (Video)

In a public address, the secretary of state explained that the U.S. abstention at the United Nations Security Council meeting last week was driven by an effort to save Israel from “the most extreme elements” in its own government.

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 READ MORE



Israeli Ministers Throw Trump-Like Tantrums After U.N. Security Council Slam

Benjamin Netanyahu and his Cabinet members are trying to punch above their weight. The Israeli prime minister wants to punish the United Nations, and apparently even the United States.

Posted on Dec 27, 2016 READ MORE



Hanukkah and Christmas: A Return to Hope in Troubling Times

The holidays can be occasions for spiritual progressives to unite, affirm their shared message of hope and encourage their friends and families to join them in challenging the forces of fear.

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Why the U.N. Resolution on Israeli Squatting Didn’t Go Far Enough

The U.S. abstained Friday as the 14 other Security Council member states formally condemned Israel’s government for its support of those who steal and live on Palestinian land in the West Bank.

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‘On Contact’ Discussion: ‘Israeli Weapons Are Tested on Palestinians, Then Sold to the World’

Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges and independent journalist Rania Khalek analyze the Israeli arms industry, which was involved in global contracts worth $5.7 billion last year.

Posted on Dec 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Move Is an Invitation to Terrorism

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank is a severe security problem for the United States. Now the president-elect is planning to ratchet up tensions even further. (Pictured, Trump and his choice for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.)

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 READ MORE



In 2013, Trump’s Defense Nominee Compared Israeli Occupation With Apartheid

Gen. James Mattis, who has been tapped for secretary of defense, also said he was against getting involved in Syria and warned that military action can’t resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.

Posted on Dec 3, 2016 READ MORE



Jimmy Carter Calls on Barack Obama to Recognize Palestine

In a New York Times op-ed, the former president also urges Obama to let the United Nations condemn Israeli presence on Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 READ MORE



Chris Hedges Unmasks American Empire in ‘Unspeakable’

In this new book, the award-winning Truthdig columnist discusses taboo topics in America—including his experience as a radical war correspondent at The New York Times—with fellow journalist David Talbot.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE



Why Is the Plight of Palestine a Total Non-Issue This Election?

There is little serious criticism of the Israeli state, including from Hillary Clinton’s camp.

Posted on Nov 7, 2016 READ MORE


Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky Have Their First Public Conversation (Video)

The renowned activists discuss America’s current “electoral extravaganza,” climate change, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and several other topics.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Private Speech by Clinton in 2015 Mentioned Palestinian Rights—Until She Actually Gave It

An early draft of the closed-door talk the presidential candidate gave at a forum created by Haim Saban—a pro-Israel billionaire—included several paragraphs on Palestinian freedom. Then it was edited.

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The Death of the Two-State Solution

The Obama administration’s recent 10-year, $38 billion pledge to renew Israel’s arsenal of weaponry, while still ostensibly pursuing “peace,” makes clear that Washington’s support for a two-state solution is bankrupt.

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All-Female Crew of Pro-Palestinian Activists Attempts to Break Israel’s Naval Blockade of Gaza

Col. Ann Wright, a former U.S. diplomat, was one of 13 women on board a yacht seized by Israeli military forces for breaching the blockade.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



President Obama: ‘Patron’ of the Israeli Occupation

Despite the ups and downs in his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facts and figures from Obama’s presidency tell a story of unprecedented support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 READ MORE



Ten Things That Should Have Come Up During the Debate but Didn’t

Too many issues that are far too important remain invisible during this presidential race. It is no wonder that elections seem less and less relevant.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



R.I.P., Shimon Peres: The Last Great Israeli Leader to Believe in a Two-State Solution

Make no mistake, the late Shimon Peres was a hard-line Israeli nationalist, but he also was a dedicated socialist and at one point headed Socialist International. That stance helped him appreciate the need for human rights for all human beings.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE


Important Anti-War Films That Reveal the Uncensored History of the United States

By Frank Dorrel

The U.S. is addicted to war. Stopping this horrible situation is up to the American people. The way we do this is by getting informed. These documentaries can help.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Slow Colonial Genocide: Palestinian Leader Abbas Asks Britain for ‘Balfour’ Apology

This extended colonialism is unparalleled in the whole world: No other colonial power now existing is keeping millions stateless and without rights.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE


‘Citizen Stan’ Tells the Story of Stanley Sheinbaum, ‘a Man You Ought to Know About’

The Los Angeleno was involved with prime ministers, presidents and kings and played a major role in some of the most significant political events of the latter half of the 20th century. A documentary by Patty Sharaf chronicles his life.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Photo of the Week: Palestinians Celebrate Eid al-Adha in Israel

Smiling, chatting, diversely clad. It’s a depiction of relations between Muslims and Jews that Americans are rarely shown.

Posted on Sep 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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