News and Analysis (5/9/18)

As Trump threatens to bully European allies into following his lead in welshing on the treaty with  Iran, the other signatories pledge to negotiate a version without the U.S. The U.S. has greater economic clout than Iran, but the Iranians may prove to be better negotiators than Trump:

In the same statement in which it asserts its policy “to never discuss its clients with any third party, and to never confirm or deny any speculation made with regard to the company’s work” Black Cube violates the policy in order to deny links to the Trump administration or the Iran deal:

Turkey resorts to “secret witness” (!) to prosecute an American minister  allegation s that he worked with Kurdish militants to seek to establish a Christian Kurdish state. allegations the accused called  “shameful and disgusting”:

“Roseanne is convinced the family [next door] is dangerous because a) they’re Muslim, and b) they have a ‘crazy amount of fertilizer’ stacked up by their garage.” When she asks, “Don’t you watch the news?” her sister responds, “You don’t mean the news, you mean Fox News”:

After months of employment they were told “they would no longer be allowed to wear long skirts while working and instead would have to start wearing either company-provided pants or knee-length skirts, or their employment would be terminated. They were fired” soon after:

She alleges that deputies called in after she had an argument with her husband ignored her “complaints of injuries and arrested her, ” then when she protested against removing her headscarf “because she is a practicing Muslim, a deputy replied, ‘Not in here, you’re not'”:

“You know, you look at Israel – Israel has a wall and everyone said do not build a wall, walls do not work — 99.9 percent of people trying to come across that wall cannot get across and more. Bibi Netanyahu told me the wall works” — Donald Trump to Peña Nieto:

She denies claims that she “helped Hillel normalize their Zionist agenda, … suppressed … Muslim students from speaking out against the state which has killed our Palestinian brothers and sisters[,]…. harassed [SJP] members and slandered [SJP] with claims of terrorism”:

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