By John PattersonOct 30, 2015
David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the humdrum conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election Meanwhile, the Bolivians in it are as invisible as most of the slaves in "Gone With the Wind"David Gordon Green's star-studded film is a middling comedy about the internecine conflicts between American meddlers in Bolivia's 2002 election". Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigAug 24, 2015
In a radio interview, former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak revealed that the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on the verge of attacking Iran on three separate occasions in 2010-2012. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigNov 16, 2012
Israel is preparing for what may be an imminent invasion of Gaza after a day of shelling from Palestinian militants that killed three people. Israeli forces moved toward the Gaza border late Thursday. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 25, 2012
Israel’s Channel 10 reported this week that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the U.S. elections” and that Israel is now "closer than ever" to a military strike intended to foil Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 30, 2011
Even Israel's pro-settlement conservative government is unnerved by extremist settler gangs (Defense Minister Ehud Barak prefers to call them terrorists) who have attacked targets including mosques and Israel Defense Forces officers. (more) Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 5, 2010
Israel's raid on a flotilla headed for Gaza happened over a month ago, but Turkish officials haven't forgotten the divisive incident; in fact, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu threw down the diplomatic gauntlet on Monday (continued). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 16, 2009
British Foreign Secretary David Milliband and other U.K. diplomats took some serious heat from Israeli officials after an arrest warrant was issued in London earlier this week for Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (above), accusing her of committing war crimes against Palestinians during last winter's war in Gaza. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 16, 2009
Another high-ranking Hamas official, Interior Minister Said Siyam, was killed on Thursday near Gaza City, according to Israeli and Hamas sources. Israeli leaders faced international criticism after their forces also struck both the United Nations compound and a high-rise in Gaza City where several media organizations are based. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Chris Hedges / TruthdigDec 30, 2008
Can anyone who is following the Israeli air attacks on Gaza -- the buildings blown to rubble, the children killed on their way to school, the long rows of mutilated corpses, the wailing mothers and wives, the crowds of terrified Palestinians not knowing where to flee, and our callous indifference to this widespread human suffering -- wonder why we are hated? Dig deeper ( 7 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 11, 2008
Israel and Iran appear to be locked in a dangerous round of ¿Quién es más macho? On Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak responded to Iran's new displays of military prowess -- this week's missile tests -- by declaring that Israel is ready for action should Iran push the direct-threat level any higher. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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