News and Analysis (3/5/13)

Separate bus lines? For Israeli settlers, Arabs on the bus is “a problem” and more rigorous apartheid is the solution:

“Human rights organisations have revealed that Israel has breached its ceasefire agreement with the Palestinians on more than 800 occasions since it was signed last November. In stark contrast, the Palestinians have broken the truce just twice”:

Ahmed Shaheed insists he verifies reports by requiring “at least two independent sources” and seeking responses from the government, but that the latter “is either reticent” t0 respond or else “does not address the specific questions listed”:

“Left out in the cold, the first lady of Islamophobia blames CPAC’s decision to serve its conservatism straight, without a side-order of bigotry, on the movement’s most effective coalition-builder, Grover Norquist:

A group of veterans of the Soviet adventure in Afghaistan resumed its search for MIAs after the US invasion has found that at least one of them was neither dead nor captured, but went native to live under the name of Shaikh Abdullah after “local residents rescued [him] from the battlefield and [successfully] treated his wounds with herbs”:

Has it already begun?

“Several of the deceased were said to bear signs of torture after their corpses were handed back to their families by British personnel at Camp Abu Naji, while the Iraqi death certificates recorded that one man’s penis had been removed and two bodies were missing eyes”:

In the face of “recordings in which Khan appeared to back the overthrow of Pakistan’s government in favor of strict Islamic law, praised the killing of American military personnel, and lauded the failed 2010 attempt to detonate a bomb in New York’s Times Square”:

“In previous years, Hamas has supported the race and provided security[,]” but with this year’s ban on allowing men and women to run together, the UN would rather cancel the race than require men and women to run consecutively or limit the race to women:

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