News and Analysis (7/5/20)

“It was important for me to do this on a holiday that is supposed to represent America, and I wanted to shed more light on what America really should be about” — demonstrator Sandra Nichols:

Sri Lanka’s government claims to be “adapting” WHO guidelines which allow for burial of Covid victims in order to force Muslims to allow the desecration of the victims’ bodies:

“The row, which lasted several minutes, shows how conservatives will use the failure of the nuclear deal to boost the Iranian economy to isolate any reformist candidate in next year’s presidential election”:

A series of fires and accidents is suspicious …

… but Benny Gantz says Israel is “not necessarily” behind them all:

“[T]he evidence now, for the first time, very specifically meets one of the five criteria set forth by the United Nations Convention for the Punishment and Prevention of the Crime of Genocide from 1948”:

Europe earlier suspended its own attempt last January to trigger dispute resolution with Iran, but now Iran is losing patience with Europe’s failure to compensate for American non-compliance:

“The pageant has given Muslim women … the chance to participate in an American rite on their own terms, without having to compromise their faith. (Its motto: ‘promoting modesty and inner beauty.’)”:

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