Category Archives: Americas

The US and Israel: Diverging interests

US Israel divergence Lawrence Davidson says the US’s interests in the Middle East have diverged from Israel’s, with Washington prioritising the jihadist threat while Israel and Saudi Arabia see the jihadists as allies against Iran.

John Bolton’s love of bombs

John Bolton Lawrence Davidson analyses US neo-conservative warmonger John Bolton's long track record, going back at least 47 years, of advocating war, mass murder and violations of international law, most recently against Iran.

Netanyahu’s victory: Now what President Obama?

Decision time for Obama Alan Hart says Netanyahu’s election victory leaves Obama with two options: to compel Israel to do the right thing, or to allow it to take the region and the world to hell.

Getting past the issue of being Jewish 

Judaism rejects Zionism Lawrence Davidson warns activists against falling into the Zionist trap of assuming that Israel is identical with the Jewish people and that individual Jews cannot do other than support the Zionist state.

Why we need the International Criminal Court

International Criminal Court Lawrence Davidson explains why the implications of the International Criminal Court’s preliminary investigation of Israeli war crimes during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip go far beyond the Middle East.

US loses its grip on Israel and Palestinians

Zionism corrupting US democracy Jonathan Cook argues that a bi-product of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s undermining of Washington’s influence in the Middle East may, ironically, be the breakup of the bipartisan consensus on Israel.

NSA agent: Israel attacked USS Liberty to hide the truth from Washington

The Israeli attack on the USS

US: Palestinian quest for justice counterproductive

Exposing Israeli war crimes Stuart Littlewood examines the USA’s disgraceful rebuke of the Palestinians for seeking justice against Israel in the International Criminal Court, but wonders if Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is up to the challenge.

Israel – America’s torture consultant

Dick Cheney Jamal Kanj notes that the similarity in torture techniques described in the Senate’s report and those used by the Israelis on Palestinians points to an Israeli role in America’s practise of torture.

America and the forgotten futility of torture

US torture Lawrence Davidson says showing once more that torture is futile will not stop it from recurring in the USA, and that the only deterrence is to hold the politicians responsible to account.