News and Analysis (5/5/17)

“Hamas does not wage a struggle against the Jews because they are Jewish…. Yet, it is the Zionists who constantly identify Judaism and the Jews with their own colonial project and illegal entity” …

… yet those for who nothing less than adoption of the Israeli position mean no change at all will miss the significance of Hamas’s new charter …

… and “it is extremely unlikely that Israel will change tack and it wouldn’t be surprising if it deliberately seeks to provoke the Palestinians by announcing more settlements in the West Bank”:

Do “stops at the Vatican, Israel, and Saudi Arabia” signal playing up to the religious right and to Muslims at the same time,  — or cloaking endless war in the mantle of religion?

Even for nations ranking similarly “on the women’s rights index, women in Muslim countries are shown suffering misogyny,” without the nuance shown women’s issues in the West:

Actually, “[t]he chapter being taught starts with Judaism, then Christianity and then to Islam and other religions,” but the ignorant refer their children to be ignorant as well …

… while elsewhere a school district will investigate how an unapproved propaganda film came to be shown to high school class:

“There is a strong message that Paul Ryan delivered at the meeting, that overcoming radicalism and terrorism is not [to be done] by positioning Islam as the enemy” — FM Retno Marsudi:

“[O]ver the past decade, sportswear manufacturers like Nike have created hijabs and headcovers that eliminate many [safety] concerns…. [T]he board finally recognized these changes”:

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