Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the funeral for Sgt. Maj. Gal Meir Eisenkot at the Herzliya cemetery on December 8, 2023.

Why Netanyahu Bolstered Hamas Why Netanyahu Bolstered Hamas

The Israeli prime minister followed a decades-old divide-and-rule strategy that fuels endless war.

Dec 11, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugs US President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on October 18, 2023.

Biden’s Bear Hug of Netanyahu Is a Disaster Biden’s Bear Hug of Netanyahu Is a Disaster

The renewed fighting between Israel and Hamas shows the incoherence of mixing humanitarian words and bigger bombs.

Dec 4, 2023 / Comment / Jeet Heer

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets US President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on October 18, 2023.

Gaza, Biden, and a Path Forward Gaza, Biden, and a Path Forward

The president’s approach to Gaza has been a moral and political catastrophe that has made Trump’s return to the White House much more likely. What can be done about that?

Dec 1, 2023 / Max Elbaum and Bill Fletcher Jr.

Chuck Schumer march for israel/ israel-palestine/ gaza

Chuck Schumer Is Antisemitism’s Great Enabler Chuck Schumer Is Antisemitism’s Great Enabler

A personal reply to the senator’s personal attack.

Nov 29, 2023 / Dave Zirin

An adult with two children pastes paper onto a wall covered in graffiti

The Humanitarian Pause Is a Chance to Pull Back From a Mindless War The Humanitarian Pause Is a Chance to Pull Back From a Mindless War

The extended hostage exchange offers the opportunity to move from war to cease-fire to negotiations.

Nov 28, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Participants at a pro-Palestine rally at the Neptune Fountain hold a banner reading

The Smearing of Rashida Tlaib and the Palestinian Calls for Freedom The Smearing of Rashida Tlaib and the Palestinian Calls for Freedom

The only Palestinian member of Congress was censured, but she has every reason to wear that as a badge of honor.

Nov 10, 2023 / Yousef Munayyer

The Venetian resort in Las Vegas

Why Israel Slept Why Israel Slept

The long catalogue of intelligence failures that allowed Hamas to stage its brutal surprise attack on October 7 begins at The Venetian, Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas resort.

Nov 2, 2023 / James Bamford

Palestinian man rescued by other civilians

In Gaza They Don’t Even Bother to Call It Peace In Gaza They Don’t Even Bother to Call It Peace

For Netanyahu, as for Hamas, the life of a child born into the opposing “nation” has no value.

Oct 16, 2023 / Amy Wilentz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US President Joe Biden in New York on September 20, 2023.

Israelis Are Rejecting Netanyahu. So Why Is Biden Giving Him a Blank Check? Israelis Are Rejecting Netanyahu. So Why Is Biden Giving Him a Blank Check?

The president needs to recognize that Israelis are right when they criticize Netanyahu as a failed leader. Then he needs to stop giving him the green light to destroy Gaza.

Oct 14, 2023 / John Nichols

Israeli soldier at border near Gaza

The Catastrophe of October 7. Why Did It Happen? The Catastrophe of October 7. Why Did It Happen?

Where do we go from here?

Oct 12, 2023 / Hillel Schenker

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