News and Analysis 3/18/21

From its founding in 1948 until today Israel has employed a variety of policies to deprive Palestinians of their property and  implement its settler  colonialist project:

Iran released footage of its new revolutionary guard base, an underground facility that contains “advanced munitions including scores of missiles”:

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas rejected a request from the United States and Israel to postpone Palestinian elections due to their fears that the “Hamas would win the parliamentary elections”:

Saudi Arabia continues to imprison and threaten scholars, writers, and journalists that criticize the current establishment. “Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, a popular but controversial religious scholar  has been in solitary confinement since 2017”:

Superior Court Judge James Chalfant rejected a request from  New York attorney and executive at the Zionist Advocacy Center, David Abrams, to release the names of the “64 presenters at a 2018 conference sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine”:

President Biden told media on Wednesday that he was still deciding whether or not to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan:

Iran’s FM bashed the United Kingdom after Boris Johnson expressed “concern about Iran developing a viable nuclear weapon” on the same day that Britain unveiled plans to “bolster its arsenal from 180 warheads to 260… reversing a previous commitment to reduce its stockpile”:

Biden “overstates US-Saudi ties” in his strong defense of his decision “to waive any punishment for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in the murder of a US-based journalist”

Protests and a First Information Report (“a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence) are provoked by school textbooks and poli-sci guides that quote anonymous “experts” to link the religion of Islam to terrorism:

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