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/Omar Barghouti said his visa was revoked for ‘immigration reasons’ as some call it an attack on freedom of expressionA decision by the US government to deny entry to Omar Barghouti, a prominent Palestinian activist and the cofounder of the controversial Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, has drawn accusations that the move is an attack on freedom of expression.While others spoke out in favor of the ban, Barghouti has condemned the decision as “politically motivated” an...
/With this denial of entry, Israel appears to have once again enlisted the Trump administration to do its biddingLast Wednesday, as I was preparing to depart for the United States for a series of speaking engagements, I was abruptly stopped and prevented from boarding my flight at Ben Gurion airport. The US Consulate informed the airline staff that US immigration has banned me from entering the country, despite having a valid visa, without providing a reason.Given my regular, unhindered travel to...
/Following the Ilhan Omar controversy, it’s incredibly important to be able to decipher between real antisemitism and basic political factsIt’s important to remember how the controversy around Ilhan Omar, who Trump said should resign over tweets critical of a pro-Israel lobbying group, began. The first two Muslim congresswomen in the history of the United States – Ilhan Omar, a freshman representative from Minnesota and Somali refugee, and her fellow freshman representative Rashida Tlaib, a Pales...
/The Minnesota congresswoman faced fire over Israel and fury over her treatment of Trump official Elliott AbramsOpinion: Omar should be more radical about Israel, not lessIlhan Omar made history in January when she became the first Somali American and one of the first Muslim women sworn into the US Congress. Related: Democratic party elites silence Ilhan Omar at their peril | Trita Parsi and Stephen Wertheim Continue reading... Ilhan Omar made history in January when she became the first Somali ...
/Attacks on a young US congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, show Muslims are expected to prove their liberal credentialsThere is an interrogation that begins whenever a Muslim assumes any role in the public eye, a sort of Muslim inquisition. One can be a writer or a politician or a chef, and be asked questions that have nothing whatsoever to do with the matter at hand. Do you think homosexuality is a sin? What do you think of underage marriage? Do you think Israel has the right to exist? These questions ar...
/It should not be difficult to recognize the meaningful distinction between Ilhan Omar’s recent comments and the kind of antisemitism surging on the rightIlhan Omar’s most recent comments have been stripped entirely of their context, their intentions twisted and reversed. During an event in Washington DC last week, she spoke sensitively about her commitment to human rights advocacy, her experiences of Islamophobia, and her compassion for her Jewish constituents. Then Omar said: “I want to talk ab...
/Thousands of prisoners expected to join rights protest led by Marwan Barghouti that has significant political backingHundreds of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails have gone on hunger strike over conditions of captivity, with more expected to join on Monday, in one of the biggest protests in recent years.Led by the high-profile Fatah prisoner and leader Marwan Barghouti, seen by some as a potential successor to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, 700 prisoners initially joined the stri...
/This political battle is pointless. If nothing else, the memory of the attacks should bring us togetherOpinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignI have an uncanny ability to always look at the clock when it’s 9.11. It’s never 9.10 or 9.12. Although 9.11 refers to the time and not the day, it brings me right back to that day, when my husband, Eddie Torres, was murdered at the World Trade Center. At the time, I was seven-and-a-half months pregnant. Related: Ilhan Omar: White House es...
/Sarah Sanders: ‘It’s a good thing president is calling her out’Congresswoman heralds ‘unwavering love for America’Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignThe White House escalated its assault on the Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Sunday, after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks. Related: Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump's 9/11 attack Continue reading... The White House escalate...
/When the term antisemitism is cheapened by false usage on the right, it gives cover to the real antisemitesOn June 27, 1941, the Nazis marched into the Polish city of Bialystok. In this once vibrant, cosmopolitan city where Jews had made up two-thirds of the residents, German troops went door to door, pulling Jews into the streets. The lucky ones were shot. Much of the rest – including my great-great-grandparents, their children, and their grandchildren – were packed into the Great Synagogue.The...
/Israeli academics criticise motion, saying it is wrong to conflate BDS and antisemitismGermany’s Bundestag has become the first parliament in Europe to pass a motion labelling the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as antisemitic.The non-binding motion, passed on Friday afternoon, said the campaign to boycott Israeli artists and goods was “reminiscent of the most terrible chapter in Germany history” and triggered memories of the Nazis’ slogan “Don’t buy from Jews”. C...
/Congresswoman ‘unequivocally apologized’ after suggesting Republican support for Israel was fueled by financial incentivesFollow the latest in US politicsHouse Democratic leaders denounced the Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar for using “antisemitic tropes and prejudicial accusations” in tweets, amid a widening controversy over remarks by new members of the Democratic caucus who are openly critical of Israel.In response, the representative “unequivocally apologized” but also compared a major pr...
/Omar Shakir, a US citizen, denies the accusation that he supports a boycott against IsraelIsrael’s interior ministry has ordered the representative of Human Rights Watch in the country to leave within 14 days, accusing him of supporting a boycott against Israel. Human Rights Watch, a New York-based rights organisation, said the decision showed Israel was seeking to suppress criticism of its human rights record, and that it would challenge the decision in court. Continue reading... Israel’s inte...
/Political rancour fails to dampen the Eurovision song contest final in Tel AvivEurope’s annual musical jamboree culminated in a triumph for the Netherlands on Saturday night.In one of the closest competitions in recent years, the battle for top spot in the Eurovision song contest was a tight fight between Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and North Macedonia. Continue reading... Europe’s annual musical jamboree culminated in a triumph for the Netherlands on Saturday night.In one of the closest comp...
/Exclusive: account exposes failures of US intelligence, which put $10m bounty on Mullah OmarThe Taliban’s elusive one-eyed leader, Mullah Omar, lived within walking distance of US bases in Afghanistan for years, and American troops once even searched the house where he was hiding but failed to find a secret room built for the late insurgent leader, a new biography claims.The account exposes an embarrassing failure of US intelligence, which had put a $10m (£7.5m) bounty on Omar’s head after the 9...

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