News and Analysis (11/8/20)

Biden’s meeting with Golda Meir “marked the beginning of his unwavering support for Israel and close ties with many Israeli leaders since then,” including his three decades long friendship with Benjamin Netanyahu:

“The Trump administration, in coordination with Israel and several Gulf states, is pushing a plan to slap a long string of new sanctions on Iran … [to] increase pressure on the Iranians and make it harder for the Biden administration to revive the 2015 nuclear deal” …

… but Biden himself is complicating the issue by demanding that Iran be the first to blink:

The Syrian born restauranteur celebrated his first vote in a U.S. election by donating sandwiches to election workers:

Muslims are alarmed that “details sought like GPS location, mobile numbers of family member of house owners” go beyond tenant verification and constitute an invasion of privacy:

“What is also overlooked is the role of liberal American and French governments in sustaining the very illiberal systems of oppression they claim to oppose. The US and France are staunch allies of Israel, India, Egypt and the Gulf Arab states”:

“Players of many faiths celebrated FIBA’s decision, including Jewish players who wear kippahs and Sikhs who wear turbans,” but the woman who sacrificed her career to fight for the rule change finds “most teams now considered her too old to play professionally”:

“Sotoudeh was arrested two years ago on charges of collusion, spreading propaganda and insulting Iran’s supreme leader. She was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes in 2019”:

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