News And Analysis (2/26/20)

In his visit to India, Trump defended Modi and made no mention of the Hindu-Muslim violence around them or of the discriminatory citizenship law that sparked it:

In a statement approved by all fifteen council members including the US, the UN announced their support to negotiate a two-state Israel-Palestine solution:

“Nobody on the debate stage except Bernie has the guts to say the truth about the legacy of U.S. foreign policy”:

“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the product of ancient ethnic hatreds. … It is a manufactured conflict, the outcome of a 100-year-old colonial occupation”:

B’Tselem reports that “more than 200 people have been killed, some 8,000 wounded by live fire, about 2,400 wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets, and almost 3,000 wounded by tear gas canisters” in the past two years:

The Muslim Council of Britain called O’Leary’s comment, suggesting that Muslim men should undergo extra security checks, “racist and discriminatory”:

“We all want to save the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the deal is known) so that the inspectors can continue their work in Iran” — a diplomat for one pf the six world powers meeting with Iranian officials:

Can Oman survive its much needed facilitator and messenger role between US, Iran, and Gulf states, after the death of Qaboos?

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