Category Archives: Americas
Rich Forer says as long as Western societies refuse to look into the root causes of despair and anger, fear and discrimination, they will continue to sow the seeds for more violence and self-destruction, as exemplified by Islamic State.
Lawrence Davidson shows how Israel’s racist, expansionist and criminal policies are dividing American Jews, most recently prompting the leader of US Reform Jewry to denounce its treatment of minorities and the Judaisation of secular law.
Magdi Abdelhadi debunks some of the common misconceptions about Islam and Islamism, and spells out the essential steps that must be taken if the pernicious ideology that drives the likes of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State is to be defeated.
Lawrence Davidson reflects on the sad reality of US politics, where principled parties such as the Green Party are unlikely ever to be elected and where “the most likely thing to kick the US out of the rut is catastrophe – something even worse than the fiascos of Vietnam and Iraq”.
Richard Forer argues that the United States, by exempting Israel from US laws and shielding it from the consequences of violating international law, is the enabler of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories and its oppression of the Palestinian people.
Lawrence Davidson compares the gun cultures in the United States and Israel, both societies built against the backdrop of territorial conquest, delusions of racial superiority and near-genocidal treatment of indigenous populations.
Alan Hart reflects on the failure of leadership by US President Obama to effectively deal with the Syrian catastrophe at the time when a little common sense politics could have led to a peaceful solution.