News and Analysis (6/15/15)

With difficulty, UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon is aiming for a truce in Yemen. “I’m urging them that, particularly during this Ramadan — which is a period for peace for people, and praying for peace — they must stop,” Ki-Moon told reporters:

Critics argue “that the government’s promotion of ‘British values’ serves as a coded attack on Muslim communities, depicting Islam as diametrically opposed to the spirit of the nation” and is increasing persecution of Muslims in the UK …

… as evidenced in one disturbing poll:

“It could have been easily resolved by just speaking to parents. Now we have another negative story against the Muslim community – as if we don’t have enough already”:

Jerusalem municipality schedules popular running event when practicing Muslims cannot attend: “The run begins exactly when the first day of the fast ends and the meal begins, so running is out of the question for our Muslim members”– Israel Haas, CEO of Runners without Borders:

Prime Minister Netanyahu says: “Whoever wants a baseless automatic accusation against Israel can waste their time reading the U.N. report.” about UN Report on the 2014s Gaza war:

Israel is facing criticism for passing a bill that will legalize force-feeding hunger strikers, primarily Palestinians, in prison. NGO Physicians for Human Rights states it will “legalise torture and gross violations of medical ethics and international conventions”:

“Jabhat al-Nusra, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, said its fighters had violated the jihadist group’s directives when they killed 20 Druze villagers last week and would face a Sharia court”:

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