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"To put it simply, immigration authorities discriminate against people with disabilities by making the conditions of their detention harsher and the terms of their release more onerous than for many other detainees" ow.ly/ZZ7350FcVXM
A gunman killed an employee of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP in Izmir, after attempting to set the party’s local building ablaze. The opposition party has accused the Turkish government of inciting attacks against the party's members and offices ow.ly/nbSL30rL4Ds
"There's also little analysis of the political dynamics between far-right Israelis and more progressive, left-wing people, or the role of Palestinian citizens of Israel [in the Knesset, Israel's parliament]" ow.ly/lTzM50FcW76
Ousted Jordanian MP Osama al-Ajarmeh accused the government of "deliberate" nationwide power outages to prevent a pro-Palestine march on Amman by tribes demanding the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador ow.ly/LOvR30rL4f9
"Engaging in endless wars has led us to undermining our most important morals - peace, liberty and justice," says US Rep. Ilhan Omar ow.ly/C8xO50FcTmI
Lebanese politicians have been ridiculed for joining a mass strike against the economic crisis which they helped to cause ow.ly/5BIv30rL5lc
The report found that, of all the cases of immigration detention, the most concerning were how Canadian authorities dealt with people with disabilities ow.ly/oe7K50FcVWS
"Biden understands that Bennett doesn’t differ significantly in political terms from his predecessor, which means the US is unlikely to press for any major agreements or negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians" ow.ly/v39d30rL4Uq
"I believe we got 25 percent of the Jewish vote, and it doesn’t make sense... It just seems strange to me" - Donald Trump ow.ly/RzUK30rL6AL
During Israel's latest offensive, many South African journalists seemed to have little handle on the conflict's geography. Some reporting confused Gaza and the West Bank; other South African journalists suggested that Sheikh Jarrah was in Gaza ow.ly/qXvv50FcW4N
"You say that these settlements have to stop... so why do you import their products?" In an in-depth interview with MEE, Palestinian ambassador to the UK Husam Zomlot criticised the UK government and opposition over responses to recent Israeli aggression ow.ly/yuFI30rL54v
Speaking to MEE, Palestinian ambassador to the UK Husam Zomlot blamed Israel's rightward shift for Naftali Bennett's rise and expressed disappointment with the UK Labour Party’s response to Gaza bombings ow.ly/YJFo30rL5oH
“They told my private secretary that it would be better for myself, my family, close friends and everyone to withdraw from the race” - Mustafa Akinci, who lost the October elections with 48% of the votes ow.ly/t3Vo30rL6Th
Also in this press review, economists estimate that more than 12 million Iranians are trading in digital currencies ow.ly/tiyf30rL69n
Speaking to MEE, Palestinian ambassador to the UK @hzomlot blamed Israel's rightward shift for Naftali Bennett's rise, and expressed his disappointment with the UK Labour Party’s response to the recent Israeli bombing of Gaza. Watch full interview: youtu.be/MI5HOjgokzw
"Now is the time for bold action to end our forever wars. We must seize this opportunity to reassert Congress’s Constitutional authority on matters of war and peace" - US Congresswoman Barbara Lee ow.ly/7iNL50FcThj
"While immigration detainees are not serving criminal sentences, they are often treated like people incarcerated for criminal offences" ow.ly/o1iM50FcVUD
“Don’t expect us to take a different step, I told him” President Erdogan has told Joe Biden that Turkey will not take a new approach to resolve disputes around US-made F-35 jets and Russian-made S-400 missile systems ow.ly/I7xO30rL4U5
"Regardless of the torture and violence that has been inflicted, Johnson and his predecessors have provided an uncritical political and military support for the Bahraini Royal Family" ow.ly/4hYb50FcWSV
"The shortcoming around how South African media covers the [Israel-Palestine] conflict is that there's no contemporary context" ow.ly/PlIN50FcVZX
In one viral clip, outspoken Jordanian MP Osama al-Ajarmeh described the king as "a pig" and said he would be willing to "shoot him between the eyes" with a pistol ow.ly/fvsW30rL4l3
Johnson "should be embarrassed to hold meetings with a regime that holds political prisoners as hostages, tortures children and throws critics in jail and not even have the guts to bring up human rights" ow.ly/fogo50FcWGW
"The same corrupt government, criminal ruling class that blew up this city are actively protesting against themselves? In what world is this acceptable?" Lebanese politicians were criticised for joining a strike over the economic crisis and corruption ow.ly/s4RH30rL5jj
Also in this press review, an Iranian ex-spy chief reveals how the country's intelligence ministry exerts control over the decisions made by the Guardian Council ow.ly/2Kh530rL68s
🇮🇷 On Friday 18 June, Iranians will be heading to the polls to elect a successor to outgoing President Hassan Rouhani. Here's everything you need to know about Iran's presidential electionsow.ly/vKiG30rL59NCi
"Erdogan wants to manage here just like he solely controls Ankara" - Mustafa Akinci, former president of the breakaway Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus ow.ly/C1XY30rL6Sv
Canada detains thousands of asylum seekers every year in often abusive conditions where people of colour appear to be held for longer periods ow.ly/JhHU50FcVSP
US lawmakers have complained that many Saudi students left the United States while facing criminal charges with the apparent help of Riyadh ow.ly/s6D530rL6R8
“We expected more of our friends in the Labour Party” Husam Zomlot, the head of the Palestine mission to the UK, told MEE that Palestinians were let down by the opposition party's response to Israel's bombing of Gaza ow.ly/xGqY30rL51x
Last month, the Grand Mosque in Lod came under attack by Israeli ultra-nationalists as riots erupted in the city during the weeks-long escalation across Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories ow.ly/GTv830rL5TO
Experts say recent South African media coverage has largely lacked complexity, and has either been blatantly partisan or overly simplistic ow.ly/XDtt50FcU6d
These women are poets, fighters, lovers and dreamers who have had to battle for access to some of life’s simplest pleasures and most fundamental rights: ow.ly/V0sW30rL4Vv
Thread: Today marks 2 years since the death of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first and only freely elected leader We look back at some key moments 👇A
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"Engaging in endless wars has led us to undermining our most important morals - peace, liberty and justice," says US Rep. Ilhan Omar ow.ly/HOd150FcQWC
Sheikh Yusef al-Baz, 63, is a prominent religious leader in Lod and an outspoken supporter of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, which was banned by Israel in 2015 ow.ly/O4tV30rL5S0
"Biden understands that Bennett doesn’t differ significantly in political terms from his predecessor, which means the US is unlikely to press for any major agreements or negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians" ow.ly/5ISr30rL4Uh
Mustafa Akinci has accused Turkish government agents of threatening and attempting to pressure him and other candidates into withdrawing from the presidential race ahead of elections last October ow.ly/zLEq30rL6Sn
Women unflinchingly recount the injustice they have endured in all its forms - whether inflicted by the state or by patriarchal society. In doing so, they directly challenge the erasure of Kurdish women’s lived experiences in the dominant narratives. ow.ly/oYId30rL4Wc
The arrest comes amid a security crackdown on Palestinian citizens of Israel who have participated in protests against Israeli aggression in Gaza and Jerusalem in recent weeks ow.ly/RCmD30rL5Se
A gunman has killed an employee of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP in Izmir, after attempting to set the party’s local building ablaze. The opposition party accused the Turkish government of inciting attacks against the party's members and offices ow.ly/nbSL30rL4Ds
A group of Yemeni fishermen hit a jackpot when they found a sperm whale corpse, carrying 127 kgs of ambergris, which they sold for $1.5m, changing the lives of more than 1000 families in their district
Also in this press review: - Iran celebrates its warships sailing in the Atlantic ocean - More than 12 million Iranians are estimated to be trading in cryptocurrencies ow.ly/BmQE30rL68c
Husam Zomlot told MEE that Naftali Bennett’s premiership was a symptom of a rightwards shift from the public. "The Israeli public so far has been shifting to the right and to the right and to the right... all the way to the Kahanist movement," he said ow.ly/kg0O30rL52p
Israeli police arrested Sheikh Yusef al-Baz, the imam of the Grand Mosque in Lod, or Lydd as it is known to Palestinians, from his home in the early hours of Thursday ow.ly/qiIi30rL5O2
"Bennett has vowed to work with both Republicans and Democrats - though given the restiveness of progressive Democrats in light of Israel’s latest attack on Gaza, he will find the party increasingly divided" ow.ly/s8SM30rL4UT
Saudi embassy helps nationals suspected of crimes in US evade justice: Report ow.ly/jeIp30rL6LG
Ousted Jordanian MP Osama al-Ajarmeh accused the government of "deliberate" nationwide power outages to prevent a pro-Palestine march on Amman by tribes demanding the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador ow.ly/LOvR30rL4f9
Itamar Ben Gvir, a far-right Israeli member of the Knesset, said on Twitter he was “delighted’ the police arrested Baz after he filed a formal complaint against the Palestinian preacher for “incitement” ow.ly/8T6W30rL5RC
"This is not only a way to raise awareness about Kurdish women but also a way for them to assert agency and occupy a space in the realm of writing" ow.ly/udhF30rL52s
Trump says 'American Jews don't love Israel enough' because they did not vote for him ow.ly/Ti8m30rL6sx
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