How does Israel compare to failed states? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Critics describe Israel as a political entity that can only survive with repression and state-sanctioned violence. Israel has been in a state of near-perpetual war for decades, receives billions of dollars a year in aid and weapons, and has consistently broken international law by expanding its occupation and settlements. Governments and international human rights organisations … Read more

Israel-Gaza war: Does the West have the power to stop Israel? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Former French ambassador to Israel talks with Marc Lamont Hill on the West’s response to Israel’s war on Gaza. While Western countries initially expressed their unconditional support for Israel after the October 7 attacks, eventually some began voicing their concern as the humanitarian crisis and the civilian death toll in Gaza worsened. France’s President Emmanuel … Read more

Will Israel heed US calls to protect civilians or risk ‘strategic failure’? | Israel-Palestine conflict

The administration of US President Joe Biden appears to be ramping up pressure on Israel to keep Palestinians safe. Israel’s military has resumed its assault on the besieged Gaza Strip after a seven-day truce collapsed. More than 15,000 people have been killed in Gaza since early October, according to Palestinian health authorities. The limited number … Read more

Will the world continue to prioritise profits over the environment? | Climate Crisis

As world leaders gather for COP28, young people are left to bear the brunt of the lack of action by those in control. As the planet hits record temperatures year by year, world leaders are meeting in Dubai for the COP28 summit with a large task at hand: lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing reliance on … Read more

What are the implications of Israel’s reported use of AI in Gaza war? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Israel is reportedly using artificial intelligence technology to select and expand potential targets. Israel’s war has devastated much of Gaza. The few days of calm under a temporary ceasefire with Hamas have all but disappeared now, with Israel resuming its air strikes and shelling. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly warned that he wants … Read more

Can Israel learn from the intelligence failure that led to Hamas attack? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Renewed Israeli bombardment of Gaza after the truce is worsening the humanitarian crisis. Israel has one of the most advanced and well-equipped militaries in the world. And yet, on October 7, Hamas fighters breached the Gaza border fence, infiltrated southern Israel and killed about 1,200 people. Israel responded by declaring war on Hamas. Its bombing … Read more

On Palestine, the gap between the US right and left is huge | Israel-Palestine conflict

Two takes on Gaza with ex-US National Security Advisor John Bolton and human rights activist Sarah Leah Whitson. For many on the American right, the Palestinians are a proxy for Iran and Palestinians imprisoned by Israel are “criminals”. On the left, the Palestinian issue is about a nation striving for freedom. The only thing both … Read more

Is Israel meeting its obligations under the laws of war? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Questions raised about responsibility and accountability as Israel resumes bombardment of Gaza. Israel has resumed its bombardment of Gaza after mediators failed to extend a seven-day ceasefire in the besieged territory. Air strikes have targeted houses and refugee camps in the north, in the centre and in the south of Gaza. Palestinians there were already … Read more

Israel-Gaza War: Can Hamas be defeated? | Israel-Palestine conflict

Marc Lamont Hill discusses Gaza’s future and whether Israel’s stated objective of eradicating Hamas is possible. Following the October 7 Hamas attack that left 1,200 dead, Israel repeatedly promised to eradicate the group, launching a devastating counteroffensive against the Palestinians. Nearly eight weeks since the start of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, at least 15,000 Palestinians … Read more

Brazil’s Lula: Biden has no ‘sensitivity’ to stop war on Gaza | Politics

Brazil’s leader faults US President Biden’s apathy towards Gaza ‘genocide’ despite influence on Israel. Brazil, renowned for its cultural diversity and vast rainforests, is experiencing significant political transformation. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s return to power marked a departure from Jair Bolsonaro’s conservative government. This shift heralds a renewed focus on social welfare, poverty reduction, … Read more