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Canada: Muslim teen forced to wear hijab, marry much older man, by Christine Douglass-Williams (Jihad Watch via Act! for Canada)

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Canada, Human Rights, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2019 A Quebec youth court judge has removed a 16-year-old girl in Victoriaville from her family after she was forced into a marriage with an older man who insisted she wear a hijab, rifled through her cellphone and controlled who she could see. According to Judge Bruno Langelier: “This teenager has the right […]

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Palestinian Middle Class Quitting Gaza – Fares Akram and Mohammed Daraghmeh (AP/Yahoo via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 12, 2019  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 12, 2019 Palestinian Middle Class Quitting Gaza – Fares Akram and Mohammed Daraghmeh (AP) With a two-story home and a family pharmacy, Tamer al-Sultan had a life many in Gaza would envy. Fed up with the heavy-handed rule of Hamas, al-Sultan braved a treacherous journey in hopes of starting a new life in the West […]

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Six Facts About Israelis, and One About Palestinians, That the Media Ignores, by Elder of Ziyon (Algemeiner)

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  International, Israel, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 20, 2019 Here are six basic facts about Israelis, and one about Palestinians, that are hardly mentioned in the media or at universities. This refusal to report on the truth causes a major gap in Western understanding of the conflict. Israelis desperately want peace and to be accepted as a normal nation in the […]

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Comparisons of Police Shooting in Israel with U.S. Are Dishonest and Unhelpful – Shmuel Rosner (LA Jewish Journal)

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Israel  /  No Comments

July 16, 2019 Comparisons of Police Shooting in Israel with U.S. Are Dishonest and Unhelpful – Shmuel Rosner It is tempting to compare the protests after the killing of a young Ethiopian Israeli by an off-duty police officer with “Black Lives Matter” in the U.S., but it is not the same. The reason why begins with […]

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Treating Israel as a Friend Who Doesn’t Need to Be Ordered Around – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun.25, 2019 Treating Israel as a Friend Who Doesn’t Need to Be Ordered Around – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS) When the New York Times gave the Democratic presidential candidates a chance to answer 18 policy questions, the only one that touched on the Middle East was: “Do you think Israel meets international standards of human rights?” That question […]

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Does Israel Abide by International Standards of Human Rights? – Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  double standards, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 20, 2019 Does Israel Abide by International Standards of Human Rights? – Jennifer Rubin The New York Times asked the Democratic presidential candidates the same 18 questions, including asking whether Israel abides by international standards of human rights. Here is the answer they should have given: You know it’s weird you are asking about the only true […]

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After 71 years, Israel is like the bougainvillea in my garden, by Giullio Meotti (INN)

By   /  May 12, 2019  /  Human Rights, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 9, 2019 Israel has taken root in very hostile conditions, putting down roots of freedom, modernity, democracy and tolerance in a region that has never known them. Click here for full article

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What Happens to Palestinians Who Demand a Better Life? by Khaled Abu Toameh (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  Human Rights, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Apr. 12, 2019 Mohammed Safi is reported to have lost his eyesight while being held in a Hamas prison. His crime: participation in demonstrations calling for an end to the economic crisis in the Gaza Strip and protesting new taxes imposed by the Hamas rulers. “The interrogator hit him in the head from behind three […]

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NIQAB, BURQA, HIJAB – AFGHANISTAN COMES TO THE WEST, by Phyllis Chesler (FPM)

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism  /  No Comments

Mar. 8, 2019 There are women shrouded in burqas, hidden by niqab – and set apart wearing hijab on the streets of so many American cities. Click here for article

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New UN Report Documents Iran’s Continued Human Rights Abuses – Tzvi Kahn (Foundation for Defense of Democracies

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  Human Rights, International, Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Mar. 7, 2019 New UN Report Documents Iran’s Continued Human Rights Abuses – Tzvi Kahn (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) A new report by Javaid Rehman, the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Iran, documents Iran’s imprisonment or execution of political dissidents, human rights activists, women, journalists, and ethnic and religious minorities. The report also […]

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