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Seeing Saudi Changes Up Close – David Pollock (Washington Inst. for Near East Policy via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Seeing Saudi Changes Up Close – David Pollock During a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last month, I was able to get a glimpse into the Saudi social landscape and found that Saudi society was much less culturally conservative than it once was. This transformation is social rather than political. While the Saudi monarchy […]

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The First Palestinian in Jerusalem’s City Hall? by Matti Friedman (NYT)

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 10, 2018 JERUSALEM — Western observers interested in Jerusalem can be forgiven for thinking the most politically significant building in this city is a low limestone edifice featuring American flags and Marines — the embassy opened in May by the Trump administration to international fanfare and criticism. But anyone attentive to the fate of […]

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Hamas Blackmail, Media Silence by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  apartheid, double standards, Human Rights, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 9, 2018 Hamas’s strategy is to remain in power forever; to achieve that goal, it is prepared to do anything. Hamas has always acted out of its own narrow interests while holding the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hostage to its extremist ideology and repressive regime. “Those who claim to be confronting Israel are […]

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A plea for discussion on Israel’s nation-state law, by Asa Kasher (TOI)

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 9, 2018 We need a meaningful discussion about Israel’s new Fundamental Law. Yet once you mention Israel, darts are thrown, and the nature and complexities of the law itself are cast aside. We should explore several questions. Given the new law, what is the difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish citizen of Israel? […]

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Sweden’s prophet Per Ahlmark, by Hillel Neuer (UN Watch via J. Post)

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, Community Activism for Israel, double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Aug. 7, 2018 “What you each have in common,” said Per Ahlmark to a hall filled with several dozen of his friends from the Swedish Liberal Party, intelligentsia and media, invited to a January 2009 Stockholm conference celebrating his 70th birthday, “is that you are all defenders of democracy and freedom, enemies of totalitarianism and […]

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Yazidi Slavery, Child Trafficking, Death Threats to Journalist: Should Turkey Remain in NATO? by Uzay Bulut (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 8, 2018 Yazidis are still being enslaved and sold by ISIS, with Turkish involvement, while the life of the journalist who exposed the crime is threatened. Reuniting the kidnapped Yazidis with their families and bringing the perpetrators to justice should be a priority of civilized governments worldwide, not only to help stop the persecution […]

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A Democratic Nation State of the Jewish People – Sara Greenberg (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 8, 2018 A Democratic Nation State of the Jewish People – Sara Greenberg (Jerusalem Post) As Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Advisor for World Communities, part of my job is to listen to what people around the world have to say. Much of what I have heard from critics following the passage of Basic Law: Israel – […]

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Iraqi Writer: Arab Muslims Are Racist And Expansionist – And Attribute These Evil Traits To Israel (MEMRI)

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, History, Human Rights, incitement, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 2, 2018 In an article posted August 28, 2017 on the liberal Arab website Al-Hiwar Al-Mutmaddin (ahewar.org),[1]Iraqi Muslim Arab writer ‘Ali ‘Abd Al-Karim Al-Sa’di harshly criticized Muslim Arabs, saying they are racist, greedy, harbor expansionist aspirations, and hate the other – yet, by a double standard, they attribute all these traits to Israel, and raise their […]

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What is Canada Trying to Accomplish in Standing Against Saudi Arabia?, by Christine Douglass-Williams (Jihad Watch)

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  Canada, dhimmitude, Human Rights, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

Aug. 7, 2018 Following Saudi Arabia’s arrest of two more women’s rights activists, as part of the government’s crackdown on dissidents, Canada responded by demanding the release of the women and accusing Saudi Arabia of human rights violations. Well-known activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada were among those arrested. Samar is the sister of Raif Badawi, a […]

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UK: Discrimination against Christian Refugees by Judith Bergman (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  dhimmitude, double standards, Human Rights, International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 6, 2018 The UN recommended 1,358 Syrian refugees for resettlement in Britain during the first quarter of 2018, of whom only four were Christians. Britain agreed to resettle 1,112 of these refugees, all of whom were Muslims, and refused to accept the Christians. “As last year’s statistics more than amply demonstrate, this is not […]

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