Daily Archive: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Foreign Office minister slammed for hypocritical response to biggest Israel-Gaza escalation since 2014
On 29 May, tensions between Israel and Gaza reached levels unseen since the deadly Israeli offensive on the territory in 2014. And just two weeks after Israel murdered dozens of Palestinian protesters, the hypocritical responses from the West – and one UK Foreign Office minister in particular – have drawn criticism.

The statistics Israel’s army has reportedly killed 112 Palestinian citizens – and shot 502 in the head or neck – since 30 March. And it murdered more than 60 protesters in just one day on 14 May. These …

Video of journalist saying ‘propaganda’ is necessary goes viral, before being mysteriously disabled
Richard Stengel, a former editor of TIME magazine, has said governments “have to” direct “propaganda” toward their own populations, and he is ‘not against it’.

These comments were made at a talk called Political Disruptions: Combating Disinformation and Fake News, organised by the highly influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) thinktank. “Every country does it” The news editor and former diplomat is also a regular analyst at …

Saudi Arabia just criminalised sexual harassment, and everyone is making the same point
After a recent strict crackdown on women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia, the country has now approved a law to criminalise sexual harassment.

The BBC reported that the legislation will “fight the crime of harassment” while simultaneously protecting the identity of its victims, but there’s a sense of irony to be found in the fact that men and women are strictly …