News and Analysis 5/21/21

A cease fire between Hamas and Israel does not stop the IDF attacks on civilians in Jerusalem:

His grandfather “poured his life saving’s into purchasing an apartment in the tower” after Israel forced him to move, and now the Israelis have bombed that home to oblivion …

… “Israeli law allows Jews to reclaim these grounds lost in the 1948 war; it does not allow Palestinians to reclaim property they lost in that war”:

Young people, progressives, and anti-racism activists increasingly back the Palestinian cause:

The Associated Press caves to Republican  demands that a newly hired Jewish reporter be fired for criticizing media bias on the apartheid state:

The historic and ideological links between the Hindutva ideology and Zionism are becoming increasingly obvious:

A 100-year-old mosque was demolished by the local administration in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh citing a court order in the midst of tensions between the district’s Hindu nationalist Bharati Janata Party and the country’s Muslim minority:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated on Tuesday that “Tehran and other world powers are in agreement that the major sanctions on Iran will be lifted”, though negotiations are still in progress:

As the civilian death toll in Gaza rapidly rises, the United States to proceeds to move forward with “a $735 million dollar arms sale” with Israel, amidst “violations of human rights and international humanitarian law perpetrated by Israeli forces”:

The series “probably owes more to Spinal Tap than it does to Goodness Gracious Me” and “it is twice as hard to be lighthearted when you have to bear the weight of representation”:

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