News and Analysis (8/9/18)

As Netanyahu boasts that Israels new law will prevent Palestinian families from reuniting:

His staff insists he did not know what was written on the sign handed him comparing Trump’s proposed wall with Israel’s and insists the senator from New Jersey still supports Israeli apartheid:

In retaliation for Canada’s alarm over Saudi jailing of human rights activists “Saudi authorities have expelled Canada’s ambassador, frozen future trade … and said they will relocate thousands of government-funded Saudi students at Canadian universities” …

… but “Saudi Arabia’s intimidation tactics may be boomeranging, [as] Germany in January said it was ‘immediately’ stopping approving arms exports to anyone participating in the war in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia”:

Professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi fights back against Lawfare’s third frivolous lawsuit against her in its war against academic freedom:

Faced with Pakistan’s election of “a complex figure who is Oxford-educated and yet deeply critical of Western hegemony,” the US media resorted to a shockingly despicable display of stereotypes and smug arrogance …

… one problem is that American interests in Pakistan have had little to do with Pakistan itself, but have been the function of other American interests—China, fighting the Soviet Union, al-Qaeda, and trying to win an ongoing—and losing—… [a] war in Afghanistan”:

Sweden is not buying the Israeli pretense that a blockade against military weapons legalizes the piracy of humanitarian aid:

“Did Putin come to give an address to the joint sessions of Congress trying to…calling on them to reverse US policy, without even informing the president”:

“The executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday contains a ‘Natural Gas Project Exception’ which describes the Southern Gas Corridor without naming it”:

“[T]he most pressing issues … relate to how Syrian society has struggled, transformed and, ultimately, survived—what Syria has become, how Syrians organize, and what they need to create a future for themselves”:






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