"Human rights groups have recorded dozens of incidents of the Israeli military using U.S.-made weapons in unlawful ways to injure and kill Palestinian civilians":
"A number of key issues remain unresolved ... and Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, said a framework for political negotiations would be discussed at the next round of talks at the end of January":
Criticized for incorrectly categorizing the makruh or haram (discouraged or prohibited) practice of FGM as sunnah (accepted), the National Fatwa Committee perversely reclassified the procedure as wajib ("obligatory"):
- Female Genital Mutilation Forbidden in Islam (New Straits Times)
"The notion that a tenured professor's career could be put in jeopardy because of an ill-considered phrase concluding an otherwise nuanced speech at the U.N. violates every notion of academic freedom that we have":
- Free Speech, Unless You're Advocating for Palestine (Pacific Standard)
"A Palestinian teenager was shot dead during fresh raids by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Friday," ...
... and "Israeli soldiers injured ... at least seventeen Palestinians with live fire and rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in several areas of ... [the] West Bank," ...
... "settlers threw stones at Palestinian vehicles, ... an Arab bus driver was beaten" in an illegal settlement and Israel demolished the house of a man accused of killing an occupation soldier:
- Fresh Wave of Violence Erupts Between Israelis and Palestinians (Deutsche Welle)
"With the US government's recent sanction on Iran, it is unclear if spare parts for the Renton, Washington-assembled jet, can be procured":