Category: Politics & Current Events

In US, Hamas Seen as More to Blame Than Israel for Current Violence (Pew)

In US, Hamas Seen as More to Blame Than Israel for Current Violence (Pew)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

Deep Partisan Divide in Reactions to Mideast Fighting by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on JULY 28, 2014:  As fighting continues to rage in Gaza amid calls for a cease-fire, about twice as many Americans say Hamas (40%) as Israel (19%) is responsible for the current violence. Just a quarter (25%) believe […]

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How Israel Militarized Social Media (Rebecca Stein)

How Israel Militarized Social Media (Rebecca Stein)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

by REBECCA STEIN for MONDOWEISS on JULY 24, 2014:  Is Israel losing the media war? In the last few days, as Israel continues its bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian death tolls continues to mount, this question has consumed the global media. And most have agreed: in the age of social media, with […]

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WATCH: Latest From Israeli PM Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal

WATCH: Latest From Israeli PM Netanyahu and Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal

[ 0 ] July 27, 2014 |

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal told Charlie Rose of CBS News/PBS that while he is “ready to coexist” with Jews, Christians and Arabs,  “I do not want to live with a state of occupiers.” “We are not fanatics; we are not fundamentalists. We do not actually fight the Jews because they are Jews per se. We do not […]

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ISIS ‘Caliphate’ Causes Domino Effect Across Syria as Militias Jockey for Power in One of Syria’s Deadliest Weeks

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

Across Multiple Fronts, Syria Records One of Its Deadliest Weeks Ever: As the global spotlight shifted to Gaza, the past month has been particularly deadly in Syria. Why? by KAREN LEIGH for SYRIA DEEPLY on JULY 24, 2014:  Last week, 700 people died in two days in Syria, in what has been described as the […]

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WATCH: Washington Post Reporter, Other Journalists Detained in Iran

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

via HUFFPOST LIVE on JULY 25, 2014:  Washington Post’s Tehran Correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, reporter for The National, are  among a group of four journalists detained in Iran. His friend Reza Marashi, Research Director at the National Iranian-American Council, joins Caroline to discuss. Hosted by: Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani  

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WATCH: Teen and Dad on Round-the-World Trip for Pakistan Charity Killed in Plane Crash

[ 0 ] July 24, 2014 |

Tragic story of Indiana father and son who were killed flying back from a round-the-world trip in their own plane to raise money for The Citizens Foundation, a nonprofit that builds schools in rural Pakistan. They raised more than $500,000. by COLLEEN CURRY for ABC NEWS on JULY 23, 2014:  A teenage boy from Indiana who […]

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Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Hate Crimes, Collective Punishment

[ 0 ] July 24, 2014 |

ING Releases Statement on Recent Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Attacks in France and U.S. by ING (STATEMENT via ING WEB SITE), week of JULY 20-25:  This past Sunday (July 20), the predominantly Jewish suburb of Sarcelles in Paris suffered attacks by rioters, reportedly mostly Arab and North African youth, according to The Allgemeiner, a New York-based Jewish […]

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WATCH: Jon Stewart Talks with Al Jazeera’s Sue Turton About AJ Journalists Still Imprisoned in Egypt

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

compiled by ISLAMiCommentary (via THE DAILY SHOW) on JULY 21, 2014:  Jon Stewart interviewed Doha-based Al Jazeera English correspondent Sue Turton on Monday, July 21.  In June , an Egyptian judge found six Al Jazeera journalists, including Turton, guilty of allegedly broadcasting false news reports. Turton and two other journalists escaped Egypt before they could be […]

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Omid Safi New Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center

Omid Safi New Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center

[ 1 ] July 22, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, for DUKE TODAY on JULY 22, 2014:  Omid Safi, (pictured) a prominent Islamic studies professor and scholar, joined the faculty of Duke this month as director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC). As the new William and Bettye Martin Musham Director for Islamic Studies, Safi will oversee DISC, […]

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Mainstream Media Bias: Does Social Media Have the Power to Turn the Tide ?

Mainstream Media Bias: Does Social Media Have the Power to Turn the Tide ?

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

Above is coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict on July 21 on MSNBC’s Hardball. NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel gives a frank answer as to how much of a “pinpoint” operation the Israeli incursion into Gaza actually is. (If it doesn’t play CLICK HERE) by *JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 22, 2014 *updated July 24, 2014:  There’s […]

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