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News and Analysis 2/3/23

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

“Let us be very clear. The Republican attacks on Ilhan Omar have nothing to do with keeping Jews safe. Nothing. This is about … sending a threat to leaders who speak out for Palestinian rights” — Jewish Voice for Peace Action:

“The kinds of training police are given in Israel is actually part of the problem because it encourages a warrior mindset in police and exposes them to practices that would be unconstitutional in the U.S.”:

Israel wants to focus on Iran, but its provocation of Palestinians gets in the way; meanwhile Palestinian youth sour on their elders’ nonviolence movement which Israel and the U.S. just pretend does not exist:

“Men do not get prosecuted for not observing their hijab. This is hypocrisy, not Islam, and plays into the stereotypes”:

“Palestinians under siege, subject to killing by world’s 11th most powerful army & deputized settlers but news producers want me to come on air to comment on Palestinians celebrating the killing of 9 Israeli settlers?” — Noura Erakat:

Male Muslim characters are rare enough, but still they “outnumber female characters 174 to 1, and when women do appear, they are portrayed as ‘fearful and submissive’ or endangered:

“Special rapporteur tells The National that the current characterisation obstructs public discussion of Israel’s discriminatory treatment of Palestinians”:

News and Analysis (2/2/23)

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

“Why launch a devastating incursion, targeting militants yet harming countless civilians, when that method has been proven to exacerbate rather than contain violence?” Because that is result Israel desires:

Muslims call for police reform after the murder of a fleeing unarmed black man and after the shooting of a Muslim teenager holding a knife:

“Israeli jail authorities assaulted Palestinian women prisoners on Tuesday morning amid a push to enforce strict new measures against Palestinian inmates introduced by Israel’s far-right Minister of National Security”:

An Egyptian writer would have been allowed to protest the burning of a Qur’an by burning a Torah was not stopped by Swedish authorities; “he was dissuaded by ‘the leadership of the Muslim community in Sweden'”:

The BJP and its “ideological parent” the RSS hope offering poor Muslims equal welfare benefits will allow an end run around demands for equal rights:

Raised in an environment of poverty and abuse the Klansman refused to believe a Muslim could love America. Then, he met a Syrian refugee who loved this country as much as he did:

“February is usually a very cold and rainy month, which means people who leave their homes have to live in open spaces during cold and rainy weather”:

“Iranian authorities reported an “unsuccessful” drone attack late Saturday that targeted a defence ministry “workshop complex” in central Isfahan province”:

“[A]llowable circumstances for abortion may depend on which … school of thought, one chooses to follow” but “even the strictest … will always allow exceptions for a pregnant person’s wellbeing”:

News and Analysis 1/29/23

Sunday, January 29th, 2023

Among the devastating facts that “Suarez can back up with hard evidence his assertion that ‘most victims of Zionist assassinations (i.e., targeted killings of specific individuals) were Jews'”:

“The conference unanimously agrees that Al-Shabaab, ISIS and other like-minded groups have deviated from the true teachings of Islam and that they are considered enemies of the Islamic religion”:

“According to the Forum’s statement, Sabaaneh was dismissed after he had published a cartoon criticising the Palestinian Authority’s lack of response towards the Israeli crimes in the Occupied West Bank”:

“I am so grateful that I live in an area where I have the choice. That empowers me to another level” — Skokie school board member Bushra Amiwala:

The “gunman appeared to have had a personal, not a political, motive[, but t]he incident came amid increased tensions between the neighbouring countries”:

“Every year, as the olive harvesting season starts, settler violence against West Bank Palestinians increases”:

News and Analysis 1/26/23

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

In the apartheid state, Palestinians property rights and educational rights are easily ignored …

… and political rights are next on the chopping block:

“India’s federal government blocked [the BBC documentary] over the weekend and banned people from sharing clips on social media, citing emergency powers under its information technology laws”:

He “never received proper medical and mental health care for some of his physical and mental health injuries. In addition, Emad was not allowed to practice his religion as a devout Muslim”:

Is the conflation of anti-apartheid with anti-Semitic becoming harder even in the Congress?

“Even if the government intends to provide us with benefits by creating these new IDs, their authoritarian treatment towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir has made us doubt their intentions”:

The Israeli army continues its violent rampage:

Complaints include a “dildo monkey” at children’s reading time, an 11-year-old exposed to sexual intercourse, and parents questioned as to why they declined to join an LGBT after-school club”:

”There’s a proposal on the table now that the UN together with the OIC … would co-convene with a number of countries an international conference within March on women in the Muslim world”:

News and Analysis 1/24/23

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

“Roth himself … [calls] on the university to take a stronger stance in support of academic freedom with regard to criticism of Israel—particularly for those who do not have the public profile he does” …

… and the drafter of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism deplores hatemongers’ abuse of what was meant to be a broad analytical tool into a narrow legal bludgeon:

The prohibition on non-Muslim students in Muslim schools is inflammatory in a country where “non-Hindu children are studying in Sanskrit schools [and c]hildren of every religion are also studying in missionary schools”:

Amid the ongoing avalanche of Israeli violence and oppression …

… the case of a Palestinian man shot to death after he lost his place in the vehicle check line for helping a driver with a flat tire is so outrageous that even the Israeli police admit it bears investigation:

Geert Wilders’ right-hand man wanted to give his anti-Islam rhetoric a factual grounding, but instead he found “Islamic answers to … Christian questions”:

Women’s access to education is especially important because, “women are the backbone of our [Islamic] society”:

“There are 221 cases against VDGs for alleged involvement in acts of violence such as murders and rape”:

“Deputy Minister Avi Maoz is establishing a government agency that aims to eradicate Israel’s secular identity”:

“[T]he mob entered a private flat at which a Hindu woman was celebrating her birthday with her friends … after hearing that five Muslim men and two Hindu women were there”:

The “AP and Shomrim have documented the money trail from New Jersey to imprisoned Israeli radicals who include Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin and people convicted in deadly attacks on Palestinians”:

News and Analysis 1/21/23

Saturday, January 21st, 2023

”The Netanyahu government’s vindictive measures are not new, but are only more intense variations of Zionist and Israeli policies that have existed since the 1910″:

Erdogan’s departure would have consequences for Ukraine, Syria, NATO, and, of course, Turkey:

One of the world’s oldest Zionist organizations aims to eliminate Palestinian civil society:

The government’s position makes the UK a dumping ground for products rejected by the US under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act … and drives the CCP to continue … serious human rights violations”:

Israel’s war on love is a form of demographic engineering that targets both the romantic and filial variety:

Iran punishes a man who removes his wife’s head (8 years and two months) almost as severely as a woman who removes her own headscarf (ten years):

Hebron and Jerusalem demonstrate that the core issue  the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is power, not religion …

… but “, for Zionists – religious, secular or, even atheists – the war has always been or, more accurately, had to be, a religious one”:

“Moderate Muslims and militant Hindu nationalists are strange bedfellows”:

“Over the past week, Israeli occupation forces killed 8 Palestinians, the youngest being a 14-year-old boy, bringing the total death toll from Israeli fire, in the West Bank, to 18 in the first 20 days of 2023”:

News and Analysis 1/19/23

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

It is illegal to deport a native for even an actual crime; Israel’s willingness to deport people for exposing human riots violations demonstrates the criminal nature of the state:

Judge says that when the only way to avoid Christian services is to return to your cell, it amounts to an ultimatum of “Be Christian or be penalized”:

Dean Douglas Elmendorf says his decision to deny Roth a fellowship was “a mistake” …

… but a man invited to join the Young Global Leaders  Network after his efforts to expand property rights in Palestine is suspended indefinitely for contrasting WEF silence on Israel with its solidarity with Ukraine:

Government “eviction of natives from the so-called state-owned land … has … raised fears that the authorities aim to settle outsiders to alter the demography of the Muslim-majority region” …

… and 24 of the 112 shutdowns last year were in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir:

“Calls have mounted in recent years, including among Israeli activists, for greater transparency about the conduct of nascent Israeli forces during the 1948 conflict”:

A Muslim human rights group says a court ruling forcing a woman born Hindu into Islam because her mother “unilaterally” converted her to Islam in childhood during a divorce violates the Qur’an:

The Israeli Supreme Court’s revocation of the appointment of a Netanyahu ally because of his criminal convictions may accelerate the new government’s plan to dominate the judiciary:

“Because sanctions prevented us from ever putting our equipment in Iran”:

Settler/soldier violence continues unabated:

News and Analysis 1/16/23

Monday, January 16th, 2023

If doctrine does cannot explain the Hamline controversy, racism might:

Israeli soldier/settler violence continues:

The Iranian-American “sentenced to 10 years in jail on spying charges that the US said were baseless” is protesting “the failure of the US to free him and other dual nationals”:

To understand the Zionists’ intense desire to suppress “Farha” one must understand the power of expressing the true  collective experience of a people as the fictional narrative of a single person:

Pakistan has been too focused on fighting the political challenge posed by the Taliban to confront the religious challenge:

News and Analysis 1/12/23

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Human rights activists, Palestinian Alumni of Harvard Kennedy School, and Kenneth Roth himself speak out against HKS’s “support for Israeli state-sponsored violence and apartheid”:

He didn’t believe the judges would really file charges, but then he didn’t believe the raid would happen in the first place:

“[M]isusing the label ‘Islamophobia’ has the negative effect of watering down the term and rendering it less effective in calling out actual acts of bigotry”:

Israeli violence continues …

… and Palestinian political prisoners (such as Marwan Barghouti) are transported along with hardened criminals in a bus with conditions that violate international humanitarian law:

“Hashemi has been jailed several times for making anti-government statements and participating in protests”:

“[T]he court will be offering its view on Israel’s attempt to make permanent what is meant to be a temporary military occupation”:

“Iran or Saudi Arabia – are more permissive of abortion than many American states are”:

“They are going to go to extreme lengths to avoid a sustained confrontation with the Israelis” — Aaron David Miller:

News and Analysis 1/9/23

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Homes, wells, young people, the PA, its own Arab citizens, and a PTA are among the targets of the apartheid state:

The silence of Muslim political thinkers stands “in stark contrast to the deeply egalitarian message emphasised in both the Quran and Mohammed’s teachings”:

The son of a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany now faces discrimination for not excluding Israel from his campaign to blow the whistle on oppressive governments:

“Both hijab bans and hijab mandates exist to control women”:

It’s more of the same as the Democrats replace Nancy Pelosi (if the Capitol “crumbled to the ground,” we’d still be aiding Israel with Hakeem Jeffries (“Israel today, Israel tomorrow, Israel forever”):

“When the Phules were thrown out by their families for promoting education among Dalits and other castes, Fatima Sheikh encouraged the couple to establish the first all-girls school … at her home”:

AI technology pretends “impartiality, while remaining flawed on topics, such as racism in politics and the Palestinian issue”: