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Have ‘Human Shields’ Accusations Become an Excuse for War Crimes?
17 June 2021

photos of dead Palestinian children on the front page of The New York Times to gripping accounts of people digging through the wreckage of high-rise apartment complexes and office buildings, evidence of last month’s horrific death toll from Israel’s eleven-day bombing campaign was hard to deny.


The United States’ Imperial Foreign Policy Is the Deadly Enemy of Progress at Home
14 June 2021

So explained a well-known artist, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, as he sat in the tiny “safe room” (in fact, the bathroom) of his Jaffa apartment, chatting over WhatsApp during the latest flare-up of extreme violence in the Holy Land. Rampaging mobs of right-wing Jews marauded through the neighborhood below his window while missiles shot […]


Professor Stephen Zunes on Gaza, the U.S., and Israel
1 June 2021

J.G Michael   I wanted to have you on the program to discuss the current issues involving the Israel-Palestine conflict and the U.S. role, particularly in light of the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas. What is your view of the recent conflict? Stephen Zunes   The world watched in horror as the forces of both Hamas […]


Commentary: Panetta out of touch with constituents in his support for Netanyahu
27 May 2021

As the ceasefire takes hold ending the fighting between the forces of Hamas and Israel, questions are being raised by central coast voters over controversial statements made by Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-20) as the carnage was unfolding. During the 11-day war, eleven Israeli civilians and close to 150 Palestinian civilians, including 66 children, were killed. […]


FROM ALEPPO TO GAZA: A HANDY GUIDE FOR DEFENDING WAR CRIMES
26 May 2021

The rhetoric Israel’s defenders have used to defend its assault on Gaza is a mirror image of that employed by apologists for Syria’s regime.By Stephen Zunes | May 26, 2021 The strident defense of Israel’s recent military onslaught on the Gaza Strip from members of Congress, the Biden administration, and various pundits sound remarkably similar to those […]


125 Democrats Say Military Aid to Israel Shouldn’t Depend on Human Rights Record
3 May 2021

n an apparent response to growing calls for making U.S. aid to the Netanyahu government conditional on Israeli adherence to human rights law, 330 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter late last month insisting that the $3.8 billion in annual military aid the United States provides Israel remain unconditional. The letter — which […]


Sudan’s 2019 Revolution The Power of Civil Resistance
28 April 2021

Sudan’s 2019RevolutionThe Power of Civil Resistance


If Biden Wants to Protect Troops, He Should Bring Them Home — Not Bomb Syria
2 March 2021

he United States has bombed Syria more than 20,000 times over the past eight years, so last week’s attack on a border post in northeastern Syria, which killed 22 militiamen and apparently no civilians, may not seem surprising to some. However, taking place barely five weeks into his presidency, it is nevertheless disappointing that President […]


One of the Democrats’ Biggest Hawks Is Now Senate Foreign Relations Chair
26 January 2021

Now with a working majority, the Democrats have named Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) to chair the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This has rung alarm bells for advocates of peace, human rights and international law, given that Menendez has opposed the Iran nuclear agreement, repeatedly attacked the United Nations and the International Court of Justice, supported unconditional military aid to governments that have used the weapons in the commission of war crimes, and taken other positions far closer to those of Republicans than rank-and-file Democrats.


Nonviolent Activists Laid the Groundwork to Oppose a Coup. They May Have Saved the Republic
20 January 2021

Activists prepared for months, expecting Trump to steal the election. They were right, and he failed.
Since President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive win in November, there has been understandable consternation at the efforts by President Trump and his supporters to steal the election. It is also important to understand why, so far, and despite the recent violence in Washington, his attempts have been unsuccessful.