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COMMENTARY
What the China - Brokered Saudi - Iran deal means for South Asia - -

VOA - Last Page - Sept. 26/ 2022 Mehdi Falahati
Upozit No. 397 Sept.. 11/ 2022 Afshin Nariman
President Ronald Regan's farewell address to the Nation
The working children in Iran

The Washington Post
Amal Clooney was among the experts who advised on the ICC arrest warrants - - ICC arrest warrants for Israel & Hamas authorities
By Rachel Pannett


The New York Times
Raisi's death disrupts the transition to a new Iranian supreme leader - - The sudden death of Irans president, Ebrahim Raisi, opens a new chapter of instability just as the increasingly unpopular Islamic Republic is engaged in selecting its next supreme leader.
By Steven Erlanger


The New York Times
Aging helicopters are a sign of the toll sanctions have taken on Iran, experts day - - The deaths of Irans president, Ebrahim Raisi, and foreign minister left the country without two of its most influential figures at a moment of regional and domestic tumult.
By Mathew Mpoke Bigg


The National Review
International criminal court seeks arrest warrants for both Netanyahu & Hamas leaders - - Israeli foreign minister Israel Katz vowed to fight the warrants against Israels leaders by forming a special committee and working with world leaders to ensure the warrants are not enforced
By David Zimmerman


The Washington Post
Iran's first vice president would assume chief role in the event of president 's death - - First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber would assume presidential powers in the event of President Ebrahim Raisis death, if approved by Irans supreme leader, according to the countrys constitution.
By Kim Bellmore


Washington Post
Rescuers struggle to find helicopter carrying Iranian president after hard landing A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi suffered a hard landing in adverse weather Sunday, according to state-run media, which said Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials were also on board.
By


The Washington Post
U.S. officials see strategic faillure in Israel's Rafah invasion - - Top Biden administration officials traveling to Israel this weekend are running out of chances to persuade the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to adopt their vision of how to end the war in Gaza and bring lasting peace.
By Karen DeYong & Shane Harris


The Washington Post
Overlooking a dark history, tech companies are flocking to the Middle East - - he Biden administration has brokered the tech industrys ties to the region as a bulwark against China, helping spur a generation of founders who are quietly pilgrimaging to the sovereign wealth funds of the gulf states
By Elizabeth Dowskin, Ellen Nakashima, Nitasha Tiku & Cal Zakrzuski


The New York Times
Solar storm crashes GPS systems used by some farmers, stalling planting - - The storm interfered with navigational systems used in tractors and other farming equipment, leaving some farmers temporarily unable to plant their crops.
By Livia Albeck - Ripka


The Foreign Policy
What American's Palestine protesters should & shouldn't do - - A how-to guide for university students from a sympathetic observer.
By Stephen M. Walt


 
Latest News
The New York Times
U.S. sends a top General to Israel amid fears of Iranian strickes - - - - https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/11/world/middleeast/israel-iran-hamas-strikes.html
By cassandra Vinograd Eric Schmitt

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The problem isn't just Netanyahu, It's Israeli society - - Despite blaming the prime minister, a large majority of Jewish Israeli citizens support his destructive policies in Gaza and beyond.
By Mairav Zonszein

Essay
The New York Times
The tow - state solution is an unjust impossible fantasy - - After 176 days, Israels assault on Gaza has not stopped and has expanded into what Human Rights Watch has declared to be a policy of starvation as a weapon of war. More than 32,000 Palestinians have been killed
By Tareq Baconi

Analysis of facts - Facing Iran & Iranians
The Foreign Policy
Khamenei's strategy to dominate the Middle East. Will outlive him - - Irans aging supreme leader is ensuring that any successor will stay the course.
By Reuel Marc Gerecht & Ray Takeyh

Stork and Fisherman
The New York Times
A Stork, a fisherman and their unlikely bond enchant Turkey - - Thirteen years ago, a stork landed on a fishermans boat looking for food. He has come back every year since, drawing national attention.
By Ben Hubbard, Safak Timur & Ivor Prickett

Hypocrasy of Biden Administration
The Washington Post
Accusations of hypocrasy follow U.S. arms transfer to Israel - - Four members of a United Nations peacekeeping team were injured in a blast while they were patrolling in southern Lebanon, the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said in a statement Saturday, adding that the targeting of peacekeepers is unacceptable.
By Mohammad El Chanraa, Victoria Bisset & Kelsey Ables

Israel - Palestinian Prisoners
The New York Times
What we know about Palestinians detained in Israel - - Since Oct. 7, Israel has detained thousands of Palestinians suspected of militant activity. Rights groups allege that Israel has abused some detainees or held them without charges.
By Aaron Baxerman

Israel - U.S. State dept.
The Washington Post
State Dept. Human Rights staffer quits over Biden's Zaza policy - - The protest resignation is the latest sign of dissent brewing in some quarters of government
By Hannah Allam & John Hudson

Biden Israel stance - will cause losing election
The Foreign Policy
Biden's Israel stance that of a disappointed uncle - - Growing numbers of progressive U.S. leaders are calling for a different White House policy on Israel. The latest is Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader, who described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an obstacle to peace
By Ravi Agrawal

Netanyahu - defies the world
The Washington Post
At least 20 killed awaiting aid in Gaza as new cease-fire debated - - At least 20 people were killed and more than 150 wounded late Thursday in what Palestinian officials in Gaza and witnesses said was an Israeli attack on a crowd of people waiting to collect supplies from an aid convoy in the north of the enclave
By Kareem Fahim, Miriam Berger & Hazem Balousha

Israel - American Congressmen
The Washington Post
Schumer urges new leadership in Israel, calling Netanyahu an obstacle to peace - - Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, on Thursday delivered a pointed speech on the Senate floor excoriating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel as a major obstacle to peace in the Middle East
By Annie Karni

Editorials
The National Review
Biden is failing the Israel test - - When President Biden took a solidarity trip to Israel in the wake of the October 7 attacks, we gave him credit while cautioning that his vow to stand with Israelis would be put to the test in the ensuing months. Five months later, Biden is failing that test.
By The Editorial Board

Analysis
The New York Times
Trump's conquest of the Republican party matters to every American - - With Donald Trumps victories on Tuesday, he has moved to the cusp of securing the 1,215 delegates necessary to win the Republican Partys presidential nomination. The rest is a formality.
By The Editorial Board

U.S. - flooding ams into Israel
The Washington Post
U.S. floods arms into Israel despite mounting alarm over war's conduct - - Washington has approved more than 100 separate military sales to Israel since its invasion of Gaza, even as officials complain Israeli leaders have not done enough to protect civilians
By John Houdson

Argument
The Foreign Policy
The brutal logic to Israel's action in Gaza - - The Biden administrations delicate, much criticized line recognizes the lack of a coherent alternative strategy.
By Raphael S. Cohen

Gaza - Israeli Genocide
The Washington Post
More than 100 killed in Gaza city, say Israel cities stamped at aid drop - - Israeli forces opened fire on members of the crowd who approached soldiers in a manner deemed threatening, and the military is reviewing the incident, according to Israeli officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.
By

Israel - Michigan Democrat - Biden
The New York Times
The war in Gaza turned this longtime Michigan Democrat against Biden - - She knows the stakes. She loathes Donald Trump. But Terry Ahwal says she wont back President Biden in November.
By Jennifer Medina

Israel - Gaza - New settlements
The Washington Post
White House - Gaza - New Settlements The decision was in response to reports that the far-right government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was planning further settlement expansion, an official said
By John Hudson and Karen DeYoung

Opinions
The New York Times
Biden is in danger of losing Michigan, and with it the whole election - - Donald Trump has never been a friend to our community, the very bare minimum Biden needs to do is to completely overhaul Americas relationship with Israel, demand a permanent end to hostilities and end American military aid to Israel, at least as long as its war in Gaza drags on.
By Michelle Goldberg

Biden - U.N. Vetos - Election
The Washington Post
Biden faces major challenge on Gaza in next week's michigan primary - - next Tuesday as a warning to President Biden that his support for Israel and refusal to call for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip could cost him the state in Novembers presidential election.
By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Isaac Armsderf


Iran - Israel
The Washington Post
Israel braces for Tehran's response after dedly Damascus strike - - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/04/04/israel-iran-syria-consulate-strike/
By Kareem Fahim, Susannah George, Shane Harris & Suzan Haidamois

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The U.N. security council's dedfault is deadlock - - Countries have used the bodys impasse over conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine to advance their own interests.
By J. Alex Tarquinio

Israel - Genocide in bright day light
The Washington Post
Israeli strike kills 7 world Central Kitchen workers, group halts aid - - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that Israel carried out the strike but said it was unintentional
By Loveday Morris, Kelsey Ables, Gate Brown, Adam Taylor & Claire Parker

Israel - Unwanted partner
The Washington Post
Scale of destruction in and around al-Shifa hospital Photographs of Gaza Citys al-Shifa Hospital and the area around it after Israeli troops withdrew Monday revealed leveled buildings, charred exteriors and walls riddled with holes underscoring the devastating extent of damage sustained by the facility in fighting
By Leo Sands

More Killing at Gaza by Wrong Admin. Policy
The Washington Post
U.S. signs off on more bombs, warplanes for Israel - - Despite a widening rift with the Israeli government, the Biden administration continues to authorize the transfer of 2,000-pound bombs and other weapons
By John Houdson

America can pressure Israel - It should
The Foreign Policy
America has pressured Israel before - and - can do it again - - In 1991, President George H.W. Bush outraged Israeli leaders by conditioning aid and placing U.S. interests first.
By Alia Brahimi

Majority Americans - Oppose Israel
The Washington Post
Most Americans oppose Israel's war in Gaza, poll dinds - - Most Americans disapprove of Israels war in Gaza, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday
By Bryan Pietsch

Israel largest land Seizer
The Washington Post
Israel announces largest West Bank land seizure since 1993 during Blinken Vist - - Israels far-right finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich, announced the seizure of 10 square kilometers (3.8 square miles) of Palestinian territory in the West Bank on Friday
By Gate Brown

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
Washington pressure on Israel The Biden administration unveiled its first-ever sanctions on Israeli settler outposts this week.
By Christina Lu

Pro - Israel lobby - Gaza war
The New York Times
Pro - Israel lobby challenges amid Gaza war and shifting politics - - AIPAC, long influential with both parties in Washington, is drawing criticism from Democrats for trying to defeat incumbents while it struggles to move aid for Israel through Congress
By Kate Kelly and Kenneth P. Vogel

Israel - Gaza Kids - Mental harm
The Washington Post
War is exposing Gaza kids to relentless mental harm, aid group says - - The aid organization Save the Children says that Palestinian children in Gaza are facing relentless mental harm
By Jennifer Hassan

Opinions
The Washington Post
The paradox of Iranian film: Greatness out of reprssion - - Iran today might be best known for two things: one of the most repressive regimes in the world and one of the most impressive cinemas in the world
By Arash Azizi

Iran - Election - Politcs
The Foreign Policy
Iran's new wave of political conservativea is here - - In last weeks parliamentary election, the Iranian political spectrum shifted to include a new group of outsiders.
By Sina Toosi

Architechture - New Communit
The New York Times
An Architect who builds community wins the pritzker price - - Riken Yamamoto of Japan is recognized for modest designs that inspire social connection and both literal and figurative transparency.
By Robin Porebin

Arab American - Biden Re-election
The New York Times
Arab American fury toward Biden - - as a Palestinian American Muslim who voted for Joe Biden in 2020, he feels betrayed bitterly over the administrations position on the war in Gaza.
By Charles M. Blow

Essay
The Foreign Policy
The field of Geopolitics offers both promise and peril - - True or not, the comment was a window into the rabid nationalism that shapes Putins foreign policy
By Hal Brands

Analysis
The Washington Post
Airman who set self on fire grew up on religious compound had anarchest past - - Bushnell, 25, mentioned nothing violent or self-sacrificial, the friend said.
By Emily Davies, Peter Hermann & Dan Lamothe

Analysis
The New York Times
Biden caught in a political bind over Israel policy - - His steadfast support of the Gaza war effort is angering young people and Arab Americans in an election year.
By Aaron Boxerman & Jonathan Weisman

Biden - Gaza policy - Black votes
The Foreign Policy
Is Biden's Gaza policy Alienating Black voters ? - - For decades, despite the diverse politics of the Black community, addressing Black voters concerns with racial and economic domestic issues was enough to solidify the Black American vote behind the Democratic Party. But this is changing.
By Christopher Shell

Essay
The New York Times
The specter of nationalism - - https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/01/03/nationalism-elections-2024-democracy-liberalism/
By Pratap Bhanu Mehta



    
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