Category: Security & Civil Liberties

Younger US Adults Divided over Israel Response in Conflict with Hamas (Pew)

Younger US Adults Divided over Israel Response in Conflict with Hamas (Pew)

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on JULY 28, 2014:  EXCERPT: There are broad demographic divides in views of Israel’s response to the conflict that go beyond party identification. By about two-to-one (40% to 22%), more whites consider Israel’s response to the current conflict about right than say it has gone too far. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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  

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

FBI Entraps American Muslims in Terrorism Sting Operations (reports from Human Rights Watch, Columbia U, Al Jazeera)

[ 1 ] July 21, 2014 |

via AL JAZEERA on JULY 20, 2014:  Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations. Following the 9/11 attacks, the FBI set about to recruit a network of more than 15,000 informants. Al Jazeera’s investigative film tells the stories of three paid FBI informants who posed […]

Read More

Iraq: ISIS Abducting, Killing, Expelling Minorities (targeting Christians, Yazidis, and Shia Turkmen, Shabaks)

Iraq: ISIS Abducting, Killing, Expelling Minorities (targeting Christians, Yazidis, and Shia Turkmen, Shabaks)

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014 |

by HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH on JULY 19, 2014:  (Duhok) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) is killing, kidnapping, and threatening religious and ethnic minorities in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Since capturing Mosul on June 10, 2014, the armed Sunni extremist group has seized at least 200 Turkmen, Shabaks, […]

Read More