News and Analysis 7/13/22

Notwithstanding France’s pseudo-secular refusal to tracking the religious identity of prisoners, a sociologist “has found that roughly half of the 69,000 people incarcerated today in France are Muslims of Arab descent“:

“[T]he U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) … declared a state of emergency in anticipation of a possible third Turkish offensive in the region”:

A with the murder of Shireen Abu Akleh, Israel denies responsibility for shooting a Palestinian civilian home:

The “collective, racialised depiction of all Muslims as somehow always potentially “suspect” subjects, needs to be critically deconstructed, allowing for personal agency, capacity for self-empowerment, and the potential to engineer social change”:

One winner of “the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival … was arrested … when he went to the prosecutor’s office to check on … a fellow Golden Bear winner”:

Add to the list of Biden’s Excuses for his Middle East trip, it gives him an opportunity to beg for permission to reopen the consulate in Jerusalem:

Buildings on the property have been “severely damaged” in two attacks since its purchase but finally, under a court order, the township board has approved cemetery proposal:

“Residents from ten Israeli shepherd outposts north of Ramallah found a formula that works: attack Palestinians, then claim you were attacked first”:

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