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Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on the Palestinian city of Khan Yunis on January 8. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib/dpa

Israel Is Not Promising to “Scale Back” Its War Israel Is Not Promising to “Scale Back” Its War

As the US secretary of state shuttles to stop the war from expanding, the Israeli defense minister vows “months” more war on Gaza and suggests taking the fight to Iran.

Jan 8, 2024 / Column / Spencer Ackerman

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

An arm wearing a green shirt holds up a bulletproof vest with a Hamas insignia

Israel’s Ludicrous Propaganda Wins Over the Only Audience That Counts Israel’s Ludicrous Propaganda Wins Over the Only Audience That Counts

Why make an effort to be credible if you’re going to be uncritically echoed by the White House and Western press?

Nov 17, 2023 / Jeet Heer

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan speaks at a White House press briefing after President Joe Biden gave remarks on the terrorist attacks in Israel, on October 10, 2023.

Jake Sullivan’s Rewrite Can’t Paper Over an Impoverished Foreign Policy Jake Sullivan’s Rewrite Can’t Paper Over an Impoverished Foreign Policy

The national security adviser’s hasty edits make clear the incoherence of Biden’s diplomacy.

Oct 30, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Left to right: Ayman Mohyeldin, Ali Melshi, and Mehdi Hasan.

The Fight Over MSNBC’s Cave-in to Islamophobia The Fight Over MSNBC’s Cave-in to Islamophobia

Amid war fever and bigoted violence, we have to combat media cowardice.

Oct 16, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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 addresses world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2023, in New York City.

Israel’s Response to Its 9/11 Risks Missing the Lessons of America’s 9/11 Israel’s Response to Its 9/11 Risks Missing the Lessons of America’s 9/11

Ignoring intelligence failures and doubling down on bad policy is the worst response to terrorism.

Oct 9, 2023 / Jeet Heer

In Israel, Palestinian Imprisonment Continues Even After Death

In Israel, Palestinian Imprisonment Continues Even After Death In Israel, Palestinian Imprisonment Continues Even After Death

The policy of postmortem detention leaves grieving families without closure. 

Jun 29, 2023 / Nevin Kallepalli

When Biden Met Bennett—and Gave His Blessing to Impunity

When Biden Met Bennett—and Gave His Blessing to Impunity When Biden Met Bennett—and Gave His Blessing to Impunity

No country has been in a better position to impose pressure on Israel than the United States, but most presidents never tried—including the current one.

Sep 20, 2021 / Henry Siegman

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib hosted a press conference on travel restrictions to Palestine and Israel.

AIPAC Targets Ilhan Omar AIPAC Targets Ilhan Omar

The pro-Israel lobbying group is running ads associating the Minnesota representative with Hamas.

May 19, 2021 / Aída Chávez

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