Israel

5 Things Benjamin Netanyahu Won’t Tell Congress

He’s back. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu – questing to win hearts, minds and votes back home during election season – will be speaking to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, March 3. The topic? Iran, of course. But not everyone’s excited – including President Obama. While Bibi’s visit is causing a stir, AJ+’s Dena Takruri breaks down five things he won’t say during his speech.

Spy Cables: Israel In The Cables

Benjamin Netanyahu fudging the truth about Iran’s nuclear program at the UN and contradicting his own spy agency wasn’t the only thing we learned about Israel from The Spy Cables. The hundreds of documents, many of them Top Secret, were obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit in a leak from within South Africa’s spy agency.

Paris Unity March – Where Hypocrites Of The World Unite!

After the Charlie Hebdo attack, dozens of world leaders marched arm in arm with President Francois Hollande during a unity march in Paris. But many of these leaders aren’t exactly supporting free speech and a free press back home. So what’s the deal? Dena Takruri of AJ+ explains

Why Palestine’s ICC Bid Matters

President Mahmoud Abbas has submitted Palestine for membership in the International Criminal Court, based in The Hague. Some see Abbas’ ICC move as a desperate attempt to do *something* – especially after a controversial resolution to create a Palestinian state failed at the United Nations Security Council. So why does the ICC bid matter, will Israel be tried for war crimes and what’s next for Palestine?

Why Is Jerusalem Always On Edge?

It seems like every violent incident in Jerusalem could spark another massive flare-up in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But what are the policies keeping the city on edge? Dena Takruri breaks it down on AJ+.

The Ultimate Recap on What Celebrities Said About Israel and Gaza

From Selena Gomez to Bill Maher, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem to Zayn Malik of One Direction, celebrities young and old have shared their thoughts on the military offensive in Gaza by Israel. Here’s a recap of what the stars (including Mark Ruffalo, Joan Rivers, Jon Voight, Howard Stern, John Legend, Russell Brand and Fox News host Sean Hannity, and others) tweeted and said, and the flak they got for it.

When Media Coverage Of Gaza And Israel Becomes The Story

When it comes to news about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the media coverage itself often becomes the story. Dena Takruri looks at how the U.S. media got it wrong and right during the latest violence in Gaza and Israel.

Can Celebrity ‘Free Palestine’ Tweets Make A Difference?

Rihanna and Dwight Howard both tweeted #FreePalestine and then quickly deleted the posts. But does it even matter what celebrities think about the Free Palestine movement? For a growing campaign called BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), which targets Israel, the answer might be yes.