Day: 19/10/2018

Excuses, Excuses when the Stone-Thrower is an Israeli Settler and the Victim is Palestinian

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There is an explicit difference in punishment and media portrayal between settler violence and Palestinian resistance. The former is exempt from punishment, whether the violence is directed against Palestinians or the Israeli military; the latter, meanwhile, is criminalized.

Source: Excuses, Excuses when the Stone-Thrower is an Israeli Settler and the Victim is Palestinian

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Palestinian Prisoner Begins Hunger Strike against Administrative Detention – Palestine Chronicle

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According to a statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC), the Israeli occupation arrested 26-year-old Al-Rimawi in August 2017 and he has been held under administrative detention – detention with trial or charge – since.

Source: Palestinian Prisoner Begins Hunger Strike against Administrative Detention – Palestine Chronicle

As Trump Accused of Conspiring With Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Dems Demand Full Disclosure of Financial Ties

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It appears the president “is assisting a foreign government in a conspiracy to obstruct justice in the political murder of a resident of the United States, and it is fair to say that he’s doing so because to do otherwise would be detrimental to his personal business interests.”

Source: As Trump Accused of Conspiring With Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder, Dems Demand Full Disclosure of Financial Ties

Meddling in Australia’s Jerusalem plan

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Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi reportedly used stern words in her WhatsApp message to her counterpart, Marise Payne.

Source: Meddling in Australia’s Jerusalem plan

Trump’s professed ignorance on Khashoggi belies world-class intelligence team

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For some intelligence veterans and foreign policy specialists, it’s a pattern that has become all too familiar — and troubling.

Source: Trump’s professed ignorance on Khashoggi belies world-class intelligence team

Powerful Afghan police commander killed in Kandahar insider attack

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Taliban targeted police chief and US General Scott Miller, who was unharmed

Source: Powerful Afghan police commander killed in Kandahar insider attack