News and Analysis (10/7/20)

The Lancet took down a letter noting that “poverty, military occupation, discrimination and institutionalized oppression” turned the Covid-19 outbreak in Gaza into “a preventable biosocial injustice rooted in decades of Israeli oppression” three days after publication:

A survey of articles published about Palestinians in the US over the past fifty years finds that less than 2% of the 2,490 articles in The New York Times, only 1% of the 3,249 in The Washington Post, and not of a single one of 497 in The New Republic were by Palestinians:

The Qur’an (18:23-24) commands believers to say “If God wills” when promising to do something in the future, but Biden’s use of the phrase to characterize a promise by Trump reflects the derogatory colloquial Arabic usage, meaning “it ain’t gonna happen”:

“The proposed bill ‘would require the President to consult with the Israeli government to ensure [qualitative military edge] concerns are settled’ in respect to weapons sales to Middle Eastern countries”:

After her humiliation m she was acquitted of the charges against her:

In its ruling the court equated the kidnapping of an innocent college student with the detention of an FBI agent “on an unauthorized CIA mission,” awarding damages to a foamily that has already “received a $2.5 million annuity” in CIA hush money:

“Yemeni American Sfuaun Ali, 29, has been waiting for three years to hear back from … (USCIS) about the status of the I-130 form he submitted for his wife to join him in New York.” USCIS offers no explanations for waiver rejections:

Like some Iranian Marie Antoinette an Iranian Food and Drug Administration spokesman urged those who can’t afford butter to substitute more expensive “avocados and olive oil”:

“Iranian media said stray shells from fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave had fallen on villages near Iran’s northwestern border, wounding a child and damaging buildings”:

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