Day: June 29, 2016

New Jersey passes anti-BDS legislation

Source: JTA (JTA) — The New Jersey Legislature passed legislation that prohibits the state from investing  pension and annuity funds in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. The bipartisan bill in response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel passed the state’s General Assembly on Monday by […]

Genocide in Burma

Source: Washington Monthly by Joshua Kurlantzick Of all the ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the world, wrote the Economist last year, the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic group, may well be the most persecuted people on the planet. Today nearly two million Rohingya live in western Myanmar and in Bangladesh. […]

Racist Incidents Skyrocket After Brexit Vote

Source: Huffington Post By Willa Frej The fallout following the British vote to leave the European Union has triggered an uptick in racist incidents. An aversion to immigration has been at the forefront for the “leave” camp, emboldening xenophobes to reportedly come out of the shadows and publicly attack immigrant communities. […]

War and peace, and water

Jun 28,2016 -JORDAN TIMES – LAURA TUCK India is currently facing its worst water crisis in years, with an estimated 330 million people — one-quarter of its population — affected by severe drought. Ethiopia is also dealing with its worst drought in decades, which has already contributed to the failure […]

How war drives terrorism

  Editors’ Note: Terrorist groups don’t emerge out of nowhere, and wars are perhaps the richest soil for seeding and growing violent groups of all stripes, writes Dan Byman. This post originally appeared in the Washington Post. Study after study has found no common profile of a terrorist. It is […]