News and Analysis 4/2/21

U.S. and its allies started the “illegal, undeclared, and criminal” war against the Yemen. Now, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken calls on “’all parties’ to allow unhindered import and distribution of food and fuel” even as U.S. naval blockade prevents “food and fuel from reaching those 20 million Yemenis”:

The textbook publisher has paused distribution of books that UK Lawyers for Israel pressured it to adulterate. Among the many facts deleted “that during the first intifada of 1987-93 the arms and fingers of Palestinian child stone throwers were broken by Israeli soldiers” …

.. while in the U.S., Butler University students say Zionists pressured the SGA to block civil rights icon Angela Davis from campus “because of her support … for nonviolent economic pressure against Israel’s illegal military occupation of Palestine”:

The Biden Administration will grant a meagre $15 million in humanitarian aid for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, less that 5% of the aid given before Trump stopped it 2018 and about 1/2% of the annual military aid given to Israel to perpetuate the occupation:

The entry of the popular armed resistance leader currently serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison has the potential to “severely weaken President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party and help its militant Hamas rivals”:

Iran’s FM confirmed on TV that “participants had agreed to meet in person in Vienna on Tuesday after ‘frank and serious’ talks”:

“It was unclear what prompted the two militaries to adhere to the accord they had largely ignored for years”:

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