Tag Archives: USA

Richard Falk reprimands Ban Ki-moon over truth about Israel’s crimes

Richard Falk-Ban Ki-moon Stuart Littlewood recalls an interview with former UN human rights rapporteur Richard Falk in which he exposes “the politics of deflection” – shooting the messenger while ignoring the message – underlying the propaganda efforts of Israel and its allies. Read more [...]

American Jews and Israel: A divorce in the making?

Jews against Israel Alan Hart argues that fear by US and European Jews that anti-Israeli sentiment created by Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians might turn into anti-Semitism is turning these Jews away from the Zionist state. Read more [...]

BDS in the crosshairs of US presidential hopefuls

BDS in US crosshairs Lawrence Davidson warns that the targeting of the boycott Israel movement BDS by US presidential hopefuls is the thin end of the wedge that could eventually demolish valued American rights and traditions. Read more [...]

There would have been “something wrong” if the US had not bugged Netanyahu

Israeli occupied Congress Alan Hart says collusion between Israeli Premier Netanyahu and traitors in the US Congress, and the risk of Netanyahu mounting a false flag operation to scupper the nuclear agreement with Iran, are what prompted President Obama to authorise bugging the Israeli premier. Read more [...]

“Expel Israel from the UN”

Expel Israel from the UN Stuart Littlewood explains, with reference to Israel’s violations of international law and the principles of the UN, why it is past time for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to embrace a draft resolution calling for Israel’s expulsion from the UN. Read more [...]

Economic anxiety, public safety fears and the rise of demagogues in the US and Europe

Politics of fear Lawrence Davidson examines how economic anxiety and fears over public safety, fuelled by the Islamist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, are creating the environment for demagogues and militarists such as Donald Trump to flourish. Read more [...]

Terrorism and some hard truths 

US gun culture Lawrence Davidson says much of the hysteria in the US about Islamic terrorism is politically motivated and that if politicians were serious about addressing the violence and terror in American society, they would tackle the country’s gun epidemic. Read more [...]

Who is right in Syria?

Syria foreign intervention Lawrence Davidson examines the actions and behaviours of Russia, the US and France, and Turkey in the Syrian civil war and assesses which of these parties appears to be acting in the interest of long-term stability in Syria. Read more [...]

Reign of “absurdiocy”: Terrorism and the Western and Israeli responses

Paris attacks and Western leaders Uri Avnery looks at how terrorism, most recently the “Islamic State” attacks in Paris and the lockdown in Brussels, has fed the opportunism of Israeli politicians and exposed the ignorance, incompetence and bankruptcy of Western leaders. Read more [...]

Islamic State, the lack of self-reflection, and moral disintegration

Moral disintegration and Islamic State 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. Read more [...]