Month: March 2022

  • Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home & Abroad

    Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home & Abroad  [These are my notes from the 2022 conference on “The Israeli Lobby and American Foreign Policy” held at the National Press Club in Washington DC on March 4. These notes summarize my impression of highlights of the presentations and are not an attempted transcription  The use of […]

  • News and Analysis 3/29/22

    When Russia does this the U.S. rightly calls it a war; when Israel does this, the U.S. sends them yet more aid and weapons: Israeli Airstrike Survivor at HRC: Hold Perpetrators Accountable for ‘Wiping Out My Family’ (Wafa) “Two other major parties, Heart of Tunisia and Karama, as well as a number of independent parliament […]

  • News and Analysis 3/25/22

    “[T]he plaintiffs claim … they were asked ‘inappropriate religious questions’ including ‘whether they are Muslim, whether they attend a mosque, which mosque they attend, whether they are Sunni or Shi’a, and how often they pray’”: Border Officers Question Muslim Americans About Their Faith, ACLU Alleges in Lawsuit (Yahoo) The federally controlled Delhi police are trying […]

  • News and Analysis 3/23/22

    In a 22-page joint report titled ‘Apartheid in the Occupied West Bank: A Legal Analysis of Israel’s Actions’, the law school “found that the Israel regime’s practices in the occupied West Bank amounted to criminal activities in breach of the prohibition of apartheid”: Harvard Law School Recognizes Israel as Apartheid Regime (Palestine Chronicle) The Kashmir […]

  • News and Analysis 3/20/22

    An anti-Zionist Israeli Jew’s bid for asylum could become a precedent for Muslim and Christian victims of Israeli apartheid: Israeli Student to Appeal UK Asylum Case on Apartheid Grounds (Middle East Eye) A Muslim doctor in NAZI Germany already risked death to secretly treat Jews, but when the granddaughter of a patient faced deportation to […]

  • News and Analysis 3/17/22

    With the rise in book bans across the country, … books for and about Muslims, already rare in school libraries and curriculums, are increasingly being put out of reach for young readers”: Amid Book Bans, Muslim Authors, Parents Advocate for Children’s Books Representing Islam (RNS) That the real issue in the Ukraine crisis is not […]

  • News and Analysis 3/12/22

    “@voguemagazine reverses censorship after widespread public outrage at removal of ‘Palestine’ from @GiGiHadid post”: Vogue Adds “Palestine” Back to Post About GiGi Haddad’s Support for Ukraine and Palestine (Diet Prada / Palestine Deep Dive) “Russia’s demand initially angered Tehran and appeared to help it and Washington move towards agreement on the few remaining thorny issues,“ but […]

  • News and Analysis 3/8/22

    Turkey’s membership in NATO is now pragmatic rather than strategic and there is no  guarantee of “long-term Turkish support for an American foreign policy that is hostile to Russia or China”: Turkey on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: It’s Complicated ( The hypocrisy on Ukraine continues unabated: Gigi Hadid Ripped for Comparing Conflicts in Ukraine and […]

  • News and Analysis 3/5/22

    Only Gorsuch and Sotomayor stand up against the “transparent effort to stop lawsuits from those who have been tortured”: Supreme Court Rules the CIA Can Keep Mouths Shut About Its Post-9/11 Torture Black Sites (Reason) Mirroring the Russia-Ukraine struggle, an autocrat demands sole “authority to interpret Islam” while a democrat projects “‘humanitarian Islam’ … as […]

  • News and Analysis 3/2/22

    Among those armed by Israel is Andriy Biletsky, who has said, “Our nation’s historic mission at this critical juncture is to lead the final march of the white race … against sub-humans who are led by the Semite race”: Rights Groups Demand Israel Stop Arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine (Haaretz) “The European and American media now […]

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