News and Analysis (11/25/18)

“The blacklist has become especially frightening, some activists said, because it’s being used by law enforcement in Israel and the United States”:

“In a historic move, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) may filibuster against massive aid package to Israel. AIPAC issues action alert to pressure Paul, predicts Congress will pass the aid package – largest in US history”:

“Kosovo authorities claim no citizen has joined a fundamentalist group over the past two years, a development partly attributed to the empowering of women through the creation of female Islamic teachers”:

Breitbart falsely accused Ilhan of “arguing against a 2017 bill banning female genital mutilation” for which she actually “had voted in the affirmative to pass….” She responded, “I am perplexed by the number of ‘reporters’ who are so allergic to the truth … Do better, just do better!”:
Javad Zarif “said that allegations about weapons of mass destruction ‘by a country that supported Iraq’s use of CW (chemical weapons) against Iran, then invaded Iraq to allegedly rid it of them is not just obscene, it’s dangerous’” …

… while an analyst’s review of their respective promises over the decades concludes that “Tehran has repeatedly delivered on its promises, while Washington has fallen short and backed Riyadh’s disastrous regional adventures”:

“Israel’s refusal to allow the return of a ‘significant number’ of refugees, as called for by the United Nations Conciliation Commission – created under Resolution 194 – compelled the world body to adopt the humanitarian-aid option”:

“By visiting Tunisia, the group said Bin Salman aims to ‘get out of his isolation’ following the widespread criticism he has faced on charges of involvement in the assassination of Khashoggi”:

“[E]ven if one concedes that at some point … [Xinjiang] had been under Chinese control, a millennium later the people living there did not feel Chinese, look Chinese, speak Chinese, share Chinese values and myths and stories, or, by and large, want be part of China. Thus began a series of rebellions”:

“Israeli forces detained Ghaith in a dawn raid on his home in Silwan neighbourhood in East Jerusalem on Sunday. The Israeli military did not provide any details about the reason for the governor’s detention”:






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