News and Analysis 5/3/22

Services in Jerusalem were peaceful, but “[t]hree young men were wounded with live bullets during an army raid in Ni’lin, west of Ramallah, coinciding with Eid prayers” …

… Raids “are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers”:

“[T]ensions have been high in the country after the deaths of at least 20 people … Muslims were attacked by heavily-armed ‘extremist Christians’”:

The Shin Bet accuses Iran of trying “to damage Israel’s ties with Russia by encouraging people to criticise Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine war”:

The JCPOA set the stage for a follow-up agreement on missiles. Trump’s withdrawal threw that away. Renewal JCPOA is the only way to reopen a path to a missile agreement:

“[E]ven in countries governed by Shariah (Islamic) law, the second marriage is permitted only under special circumstances”:

Muslims see Biden’s reversal of Trump’s policy as a “statement that Islam is a welcome part of our nation together with all the other faith traditions”:

Mufti said that disallowing “Eid prayers at the Jamia Masjid … proves that … claims about normalcy in the union territory are ‘self serving lies and contradictions’”:

Hispanic converts are attracted to the direct relationship with a unitary God, but bemoan the lack of an ““Islamic support system of the neighbors, the people who invite you into the home”:






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