News and Analysis (7/26/19)

In a bizarre statement Pressley defended her vote condemning non-violent anti-apartheid activism “as an expression of  solidarity … [against] hateful rhetoric from the Trump Administration”:

“Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians have heightened in recent days after the demolition of the buildings … which Israel’s High Court said had been built too close to its [illegal] West Bank barrier” …

… while in Lebanon, “demonstrators oppose a new Lebanese labor ministry rule requiring them to have special work permits”:

Estimated at “1 percent of the U.S. population, Muslims make up about 9 percent of the U.S. prison population. In some states, including Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, that number [exceeds] 20 percent”:

Petrobras feared to do its job because of American sanctions, but Iran’s ambassador to Brazil says if the issue is not resolved, Iran can turn elsewhere “because this is a free market and other countries are available”:

“Although many expressed concerns about allowing many Muslims into the United States, none indicated that Muslims in the country should be denied the right to individually practice their religion”:

When Trump previously picked her to serve on “the National Security Council[, s]he withdrew herself from consideration after it was discovered that her book and doctoral thesis were filled with extensive plagiarism”:

The eviction of “Saudi Arabia’s most fanatical pro-Israel influencer … [from] al-Aqsa mosque … was a propaganda gift for the kingdom’s anti-Palestinian trolls, tasked with pushing normalization with Israel at all costs”:

The Israeli and Saudi “de facto veto … [is] evidenced by US support for MBS’s senseless and unsuccessful war in Yemen and by the Trump administration’s effective abandonment of the two-state solution”:

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