Month: August 2018

  • News and Analysis (8/31/18)

    Worse than cutting off aid to the Palestinians is the effort to strip Palestinians of their refugee status to undermine their inalienable “right of return”: Trump Wants to Help Israel by Cutting Aid to Palestinians. Why are Some Israelis Worried? (Foreign Policy) Even Israeli Officials Are Warning That Trump’s Moves Against Palestinians May Backfire (The […]

  • News and Analysis (8/29/18)

    To demonstrate that “Islam is grounded in equality and freedom and it is against all forms of oppression … Guzman asks each of his subjects to choose a chapter from the Quran or a ‘hadith’ … to accompany their portraits”: Intimate Portraits Show the Diversity of America’s Muslims (CNN) Iran claims US sanctions violate a […]

  • News and Analysis (8/26/18)

    “The Palestinian people and leadership will not be intimidated and will not succumb to coercion. The rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale. There is no glory in constantly bullying and punishing a people under occupation” – Hanan Ashrawi: Palestinians Blast Trump’s Aid Cut as Political Blackmail (WA Today) “The government shouldn’t be allowed to […]

  • News and Analysis (8/23/18)

    Tunisia’s Ennahda Party achieves what the nation’s secularists never did: they have elected a woman as mayor of the capital city: Meet Souad Abderrahim, the First Female Mayor of Tunisia’s Capital in 160 Years (Washington Post) As Israel releases Ahed Tamimi from prison it sentences her brother and to make sure no videos of its […]

  • News and Analysis (8/22/18)

    With the transfer of the Iran portfolio to Brian Hook (“John Bolton’s man in the State Department”), the “Iran Action Group” might as well be renamed the “Iran Coup Squad,” but it reflects administration doubts about prospects of its Iran policy:  Trump’s Secret Cabal on Iran at the State Department (Al-Jazeera) “During Eid al-Adha , Muslims […]

  • News and Analysis (8/19/18)

    “[T]he rites of Hajj are believed to ultimately trace the footsteps of the prophets Ibrahim and Ismail, or Abraham and Ishmael as they are named in the Bible”: The Hajj Pilgrimage and Its Significance in Islam (VoA) Does attending a session with the words “Israeli aggression” in the title at a time when Israelis killed […]

  • News and Analysis (8/17/18)

    Even Israel’s post office practices apartheid, … Eight years’ Worth of Undelivered Letters and Packages Are Finally Arriving Through Palestinian Letterboxes After Being Held Up by Israel on Security Grounds (Independent) … and Palestinians can’t use the airport as even Palestinian-Americans “have been sent back to the U.S. upon arrival at Ben Gurion. And for Gaza’s […]

  • News and Analysis (8/15/18)

    “The social media, email and telephone threats made against … Judge Sarah Backus were deemed so serious that court officials felt compelled to reiterate her responsibility to decide on the law, not public opinion based on incomplete information”: Judge in N.M. Compound Case Threatened After Ordering Release of Muslim Family (USA Today) Reports of Iraqi […]

  • News and Analysis (8/12/18)

    Socially conservative Muslims see a “disconnect with some parts of the Democratic political platform” but unlike their Catholic and Evangelical counterparts, “feel little imperative to use government to promote those value”: What Binds Muslims to the Democratic Party? (Religion News Services) The Ottoman Empire ended in 1922 with Kamal Attaturk’s secular rule in Turkey. The […]

  • News and Analysis (8/9/18)

    As Netanyahu boasts that Israels new law will prevent Palestinian families from reuniting: Israel’s Family Separation Law (972) His staff insists he did not know what was written on the sign handed him comparing Trump’s proposed wall with Israel’s and insists the senator from New Jersey still supports Israeli apartheid: Cory Booker Claims He Didn’t […]

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