New and Analysis (6/9/18)

Instead of inviting American Muslim community leaders the White House hosted “a number of Middle Eastern diplomats and senior officials, including representatives from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan, [and] one American Muslim military chaplain”:

“Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians, including one child, and injured 618 others, including five journalists, 26 children and 14 women, and added that 117 of the wounded were shot with live fire, among them eight who suffer very serious injuries” …

… and a bill calling for Israel “to be defined as a state of all its citizens” is so threatening to Israel’s apartheid essence “that Israeli lawmakers could not even allow it to be discussed in the full Knesset session” …

… In contrast to Israel’s efforts to drive out it’s Muslim and Christian populace, “homes of Jews (those not destroyed during the war anyway) are held by the Syrian government for their owners and their families in perpetuity hopeful that the Jews of Syria will return”:

“The benevolent TV host’s … work with Palestinians on a visit to the holy land in 2013 can be termed as highlight of his career where he ‘humanised’ the oppressed community for once in front of the American audience”:

“MLI was the opposite of a grassroots initiative: a program hosted and fully funded by an organization deeply embedded in the State, whose leadership, till today, continues to normalize the Occupation and conflate Islam and terror”:

Arab states that believe in regime change are dupes of an Israeli policy that knows, as a “former top Mossad official” Haim Tomer puts it, that “it is better to have the Iranians fighting among themselves,” just as Israel prefers Muslim states to fight among themselves:

Group threat theory posits that when majority groups feel threatened by “minority groups based on observation of a small group of deviants among them …[, m]inority groups … often feel threatened in turn because they view this prejudice as irrational or unjustified”:

“Stewart’s payment to Nehlen … came before Nehlen began openly making anti-Semitic statements but well after Nehlen had begun making viciously anti-Muslim comments and promoting fringe conspiracy theories”:

“[E]fforts to censor criticism of the Israeli government and advocacy for Palestinian rights do a disservice to the real problem of anti-Semitism in the United States”:

Trump’s welsh on the Iran deal means a weakened U.S. position in the region, hardships for American industry, driving India and China closer to Iran, more oppression in Saudi, increasing threats of greater nuclear proliferation, and even creates embarrassment on the soccer field …

… and drives Trump himself deeper into a fantasy world:

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