News and Analysis (12/18/17)

“The United States was further isolated on Monday” by vetoing the 14-1 Security Council vote. “Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said the Palestinians would seek a rare emergency special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Trump’s decision”:

Concerned that discriminatory use of the law against “deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person” presents a poor image of Islam, SIS calls for “an open environment for discussion and dialogue to overcome our ignorance, prejudice and misunderstanding about the religions” practiced in Malaysia:

“Analysts and politicians say the Brotherhood’s strong language and decisive action have filled a void left by Arab regimes that have condemned the declaration but are cautious not to strain ties with the US and Israel”:

“Islamophobia affects every single American who cares about freedom and democracy”:

American intervention in the Middle East followed by Iran’s “astute” use of proxies against ISIS and disastrous Saudi policies have contributed to Iran’s ascent “as an unrivaled regional superpower”:

“Councillors said they were alarmed by Donald Trump’s decision to retweet Islamophobic posts by … the deputy leader of Britain First,” whose Twitter account has been suspended:

Calling for “harsher measures against the Palestine solidarity movement, the report offers no new ideas … [to reverse Israel’s] regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid“:

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