News and Analysis 5/16/22

“The relative horror expressed over the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh is justified and necessary. It is also belated and self-righteous. Now you’re appalled?” — Gidon Levy:

Old habits are hard to break. Once again Germany bans Jews (this time Jüdische Stimme, a Jewish group that supports Palestinian rights) from speaking out …

… and “arrested and repressed anyone they saw demonstrating support for Palestine”:

“Oz, who would be the country’s first Muslim senator” condemned his opponent’s tweet that “[p]edophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam”:

Iran has arrested some filmmakers and a sociology professor:

Djalali “was sentenced to death the following year after being found guilty of passing information about two Iranian nuclear scientists to … Mossad … that had led to their assassinations”:

After approving crypto mining in 2019 the regime established licensing, regulations, and tariffs that have pushed miners into illegal activity to benefit from electricity subsidies:

India bristles that the OIC is among the many critics of its gerrymandering aimed at disempowering Muslims:

“The City Council voted unanimously in April for the street renaming to honor the city’s large Palestinian community and its contributions to civic life and business”:

The “recently reimprisoned Palestinian lawyer and activist” wants the ICC to investigate “years of persecution and new tactics to forcibly transfer Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem”:






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