On speaking truth and voting: Free expression and Palestine – Middle East Monitor

New Yorkers went to the ballot box this week in what is likely to be the most important vote in the US presidential primaries so far. As opinion polls had suggested, there were big wins for the front-runners in each party, making it even more likely that the presidential election in November will be between Donald Trump (Republican) and Hillary Clinton (Democrat), in spite of the fact that both candidates have the ignominious achievement of record unfavourable ratings nationally.

Given the size of New York, and both the international significance and diverse demography of America’s greatest city, it is perhaps not surprising that the focus of some media attention has been on the candidates’ approaches to foreign policy. While the main Republican candidates have generally adopted an approach which is, apparently, based on the idea that they can win support by outdoing each other’s racism and xenophobia, the Democratic race has been more enlightening.