Archive for August, 2022

News and Analysis 8/10/22

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

“As families aired laundry on blasted walls and sifted through the rubble to salvage whatever documents and furniture they could find, others laid their loved ones to rest”:

“Upon arrest, Ghafoor was informed that he had already been tried, convicted, and sentenced … [with] neither a chance to defend himself nor prior knowledge of the accusations against him”:

When Israel captured Bassem Saadi they expected PIJ to launch reprisal rocket attacks. When PIJ didn’t play into their hand, Israel launched a misleadingly-called “pre-emptive” attack to provoke them:

Iran has dropped two politically difficult demands, but now wants the IAEA to drop its demand to investigate evidence of pre-2003 nuclear research based on documents and CDs stolen by Israel:

Two black men say “the airline removed them from a flight following a fellow passenger’s complaint over text messages in Arabic and would not allow them to travel together on rebooked flights”:

“Outside the context of active hostilities, the use of drones or other means for targeted killing is almost never likely to be legal” — Agnès Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions:

Police suspect “a Sunni Muslim who may have been motivated by resentment over [[[his daughter’s] marriage to a Shiite Muslim”:

News and Analysis 8/7/22

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

“There can be no justification for any attacks against civilians” — Tor Wennesland, UN envoy for the Middle East Peace Process …

… but, Israel is convinced that the best way to prevent people from attacking you is to wage war upon them:

“Gaza’s sole power plant shut down on Saturday after running out of fuel, an electricity company spokesman said, five days after Israel closed its goods crossing“:

Calling Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Harvard Crimson anti-Semitic for opposing apartheid? “It’s a trick. We always use it” — Shulamit Aloni:

“It’s desirable that there be some fatalities” —  the commander who oversaw the sector in which the Kafr Qasem massacre took place:

“The significance of the disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process” — Dov Weisglass, Senior advisor to Ariel Sharon at the time of his remark:

Israel’s wave of murder, mayhem,  and detentions continues:

““I’ve been through 9/11. I’ve been through the Trump era. I’ve never felt this helpless and in fear.”” –Tahir Gauba, the director of public affairs at the Islamic Center of New Mexico. White House silent:

News and Analysis 8/5/22

Friday, August 5th, 2022

“Despite being citizens of the state of Israel, Palestinians required permits to leave their areas of residence, including to access medical care and jobs”:

The 1906 revolution married “traditional Islamic principles with modern concepts such as individual rights and popular sovereignty” leading “to a freely elected independent parliament and a constitution guaranteeing basic rights”:

Four militants killed along with the six non-combatant fatalities (including a young girl) exemplifies what Israel calls “a precise counter-terror operation against an immediate threat”:

“[S]uch killings have seen a rise ever since the Union government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its constitutional status in August 2019”:

Wimbledon’s Lord Tariq Ahmad is concerned over “demolished houses and confiscated land” against Iran’s Baha’is:

“After repeatedly rebuilding his home only to have it demolished by Israeli soldiers, Mohammed Abu Sabaha has a new plan to remain on the land — he is moving into a cave”:

News and Analysis 8/3/22

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

The U.S. and Afghanistan trade accusations as to which has violated the Doha Accords after Biden administration takes out the “figurehead leader … of a decimated organization” …

… creating the possibility that a more effective successor “could do much more damage, especially if they’re able to unite various Al Qaeda factions and splinter groups around the world”:

“The latest move by B’nai Brith in the McGill affair looks like the last desperate baring of teeth of a cornered animal. It is predictable, pathetic and dangerous” — Roger Waters:

“Redactions to the document … make it impossible to ascertain the full extent of U.S. involvement …, but … official instructions suggest that the U.S. provided intelligence or other support”:

“Any Jew in the world and his or her children, grandchildren and spouses are entitled to immigrate to Israel” but rarely can “Palestinian residents of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip who marry Israeli citizens or East Jerusalem residents … obtain permanent legal status”:

Despite the fact that Maududi’s “methods were democratic, peaceful, and constitutional,” the university caved to the complaints of “right-wing ideologues” pleading that it wishes to avoid controversy:

How times have changed. In 1984 strongly pro-Israel Senator Chares Percy was defeated by the Zionist lobby for not being pro-Israel enough; today the lobby can’t even oust a Palestinian Congresswoman:

“The government’s repressive policies and failure to investigate and prosecute alleged security force abuses have increased insecurity among Kashmiris”:

“22 Palestinians were treated for injuries caused by rubber-coated steel bullets, and 75 others were treated for tear gas inhalation”:

The job participation rate for Muslim women in 2011 was less than 15% compared to over 27% for Hindu women, and 33% and 31% for Buddhist and Christian women respectively:

News and Analysis 8/1/22

Monday, August 1st, 2022

In his power grab, Tunisia’s strong man has cut off most means of peaceful dissent:

Israeli police arrested a Palestinian construction worker after Facebook mistakenly translated his greeting “Good morning” in Arabic as “attack them” in Hebrew:

“After 23 days of being caught in a cycle of arrest, bail and re-arrest, the Supreme Court granted him bail … ending what Justice D.Y. Chandrachud described as a ‘vicious cycle’“:

Israel denies 31% of “travel permits for Gazan children needing advanced medical treatment” while also blocking “entrance of advanced medical equipment to Gaza’s doctors”:

Iran accuses Taliban forces of once more mistaking a “wall … constructed to constrain smugglers … [for] the border between the two countries”:

The youngest of four Palestinian girls in the Chess Olympiad 2022, 8-year-old Randa has become “a darling of the media and fans alike”:

Far from “Progressive except for Palestine,” the ADL compared SNCC to the KKK, blessed the electrocution of the Rosenbergs, and spied on Jews for HUAC and the FBI: