News and Analysis (8/24/19)

“He was sentenced to “ten months in prison and a 2,000 shekel ($570 U.S.) fine” for Facebook “posts, calling for an end to the occupation and end to the suffering” which Israel considers “incitement” …

… while Facebook and Twitter took paid ads intended “to convince Westerners that the camps in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region are not sites of human rights abuses”:

“Some U.S. cities have banned the use of facial recognition technology” that China has adopted “to track and target its Muslim Uighur minority” and Israel to track Palestinians …

… who “now live in a world of surveillance and police control” reflected in  microcosm in a film that “won the jury special mention and the Fipresci Critics’ Award” at Cannes this year:

“Macron offered on Wednesday to either soften sanctions on Iran or provide a compensation mechanism ‘to enable the Iranian people to live better’ in return for full compliance with the pact” …

… and Britain still believes “the 2015 deal remains the best way to ensure Tehran does not get nuclear weapons”:

“We are operating – not just if needed, we are operating in many areas …. I gave the security forces a free hand and instructed them to do anything necessary to thwart Iran’s plans”–Benjamin Netanyahu:

The “$5 million to $6 million a month” reportedly spent on “[f]reelance payments and remittances … dwarves the “tens of thousands of dollars” in illicit transactions reported earlier this week by the New York Times“:

“Women often report that gyms can be quite hostile spaces, and that they don’t always feel safe and confident. So it is no wonder that the women’s-only classes were an instant hit” …

… and “Muslim women are still fighting for their right to swim” being ” told that their bathing wear wasn’t suitable” or “to go back to their country. Some have called the police on them”:

“It’s not just Muslim people who observe hijab … [who] are wary of traveling. … [A]bout 48% Muslims said they had experienced at least one instance of discrimination between 2016 and 2017″:

The UAE understands that war is bad for business and for stability and “that the closer they are aligned with the U.S. president, the more vulnerable they would be to any political setbacks to him”:

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