News and Analysis (12/28/19)

Both within and outside of the Muslim world the plight of Muslims is bad:

“To date, Gaza’s Ministry of Health reports that Israeli soldiers have shot 50 men, women, and children in the eye since the weekly demonstrations began last March, leaving many permanently blind”:

McBath denied that his belief that Muslims should never be trusted would prevent him from treating one fairly if one appeared before him in court:

Israel’s Army Chief said Iran is the main threat against Israel and that military friction between the two is possible …

… while Brom, Shlomo and Stein remark that conflict with Iran goes against Israeli interest, but Netanyahu is using the tension as a strategy to run his third election campaign:

Women in Iran are breaking boundaries as they took charge on both sides of the camera:

“China has separated nearly half a million children from their families in Xinjiang, aiming to instill loyalty to party and” state over religion:

Australia rejects the effort of the International Criminal Court to probe Israel for war crimes in Palestinian territories, while Berlin reiterates its support for the court:

While Palestinian Tourism authority aim to increase the number of tourists in the holy places, access to Palestine remains controlled by Israel, which restricts and obstructs any progress …

… and Palestinians reject a land registration scheme they see as “a step toward annexing the occupied territory known as Area C that makes over 60 percent of the area of the West Bank”:

Amid heightened tension between Iran and the United States, Iranian spokesman says Iran will hold a joint four-day drill with China and Russia in the northern part of the Indian Ocean …

… while Japan will do its own intelligence gathering in the Gulf rather than participate in the U.S.-led coalition:

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