News and Analysis (1/10/19)

The Irish journalist traveled “to the USA-Mexico border, the now demolished Berlin Wall, the Korean DMZ and the Israel-Palestine Separation Barrier” …

… “The West Bank has many segregated roads, but none of them [until now has been] divided along its entire length by a wall”:

The Maryland governor ordered “contractors to certify in writing that they don’t boycott Israel” which violates “First Amendment-protected political advocacy”:

“In effect, the Israeli government whose crowning legacy so far is the proto-fascist nation-state law, has become the first Israeli government to seek to export anti-democratic legislation to the United States of America”:

“Muslim women themselves have been challenging these notions, taking control of narratives that attempt to frame their experiences within a limited Western understanding”:

With the election of the U.S. is beginning to catch up to female Muslim political figures successful like the female prime ministers of Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh (two) and heads of state in Senegal and Indonesia:

“As a proposal to oust a Tarrant County Republican Party leader because he’s Muslim looms Thursday night, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stressed that ‘the promise of freedom of religion is guaranteed’ by the U.S. Constitution”:

“Bolton openly promotes “a cult-like group” that sided with Saddam Hussein’s 1980 invasion of Iran and has since “spent lavishly” what is courting both conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats”:

“[M]ost hate crimes recorded in Thurrock were against Muslims,” a situation that will not be helped by denying “children, who arguably are those that most need to be taught about Islam,” the opportunity:

Rezaian testified that he “was convicted of espionage after a ‘sham trial’ with no witnesses, and evidence that consisted of his newspaper article s and an earlier unsuccessful application for a U.S. government job” …

… “[W]orsening ties could be heard in remarks Wednesday by Iran’s … Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, … ‘Some U.S. officials pretend that they are mad. Of course I don’t agree with that, but they are first-class idiots'”:

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