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Critics Fear Crackdown on Palestinian Free Speech as Israel Takes Aim at Facebook

The Intercept - ‎28.07.2016‎
Israeli ministers have cast Facebook in the role of terror supporter and now want to force the company to police Palestinian speech they say leads to violence. But Israeli laws against incitement have also been used to arrest Palestinians whose ...

Couchsurfing In Palestine, Part 2: Where Are You From?

Worldcrunch - ‎28.07.2016‎
Air conditioning is a rare experience and the chances your calves will be hit by a wave of hot air directly coming out of a car engine are high. When we get off in Nablus, a touristic guide quickly comes ... The age of the protagonists is more shocking ...

An Aging WWII Refugee: 'We Can't Turn Our Backs on the Refugees of Today'

Narratively - ‎25.07.2016‎
Startling as it has been, the tidal wave of desperate and impoverished asylum-seekers who have been arriving in Western Europe is far from unprecedented.

Horror News, This Time From Munich

CounterPunch - ‎23.07.2016‎
Indeed, according to the latest police reports, neither religion nor ISIS nor nationalism played a role with the unhinged young man in Munich - of Afghani descent but German born and bred.

Weekly Book List, July 22, 2016

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) - ‎17.07.2016‎
Multidisciplinary essays on cultures of enumeration and list-making in relation to the Jewish dead, the Jewish living, and Jewish material artifacts; topics include the six million Holocaust dead, counting people in Israel/Palestine, and the work of ...

Faith and Hope

Texas Monthly - ‎20.07.2016‎
All of them had at least heard about the increase in violent attacks—dozens of assaults around the country, mosques set on fire in California and Washington, execution-style killings in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and a Christmas Eve shooting right ...

Palestinian Journalist Sentenced to 6 Months Imprisonment for 'Incitement'

International Middle East Media Center - ‎19.07.2016‎
An Israeli court, on Monday, reportedly sentenced a young Palestinian journalist to six months in prison over charges of “incitement,” according to Ma'an.

Multiple casualties in shooting rampage in Munich shopping mall: police

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - ‎22.07.2016‎
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rampage, but a high-ranking police official told The Post that it appeared likely that it was linked to terrorism.

Letter From Tel Aviv: Living With Terror, Driving a Tech Boom

TheWrap - ‎18.07.2016‎
Just over a month ago two Palestinian cousins opened fire on tourists and residents strolling through the glitzy new food halls of Sarona Market in the heart of Tel Aviv - think Manhattan's City Kitchen food halls - killing four and driving panic ...

The Soul of a City: Berlin and Memory

lareviewofbooks - ‎21.07.2016‎
AN ASSORTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN and well-off moms make their way three times a week to a homeopathic clinic in Berlin's upscale Wilmersdorf neighborhood to receive an herbal injection and submit to a weigh-in.

In response to Tufail Ahmad: Can military coups work beyond Turkey?

DailyO - ‎22.07.2016‎
With the advancing role of the market and the declining role of states, there are some who cheer for globalisation but they rarely acknowledge that in the time of market dominating the public sphere, deliberative democracy becomes its first victim. It ...