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Once again, ‘NYT’ says Judaism = Zionism

A theme of a New York Times article on the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to be civil rights director in the Education Department is that the BDS movement against Israel pits "Jews" on the nation's campuses against "students of color." But there are many Jews who support BDS, who are invisible here; while Zionism is conflated with Judaism.

One year of Trump: Fears on the Korean Peninsula?

Al Jazeera's Seoul Producer Musun Kim examines what Trump's unconventional approach to North Korea has meant for the region.

Britain Moves to Norway-Style Deal with EU

Britain now accepts it will need to keep most EU laws and regulations on the books to avoid hurting its trade.

An American girl in Gaza

In July 2017 10-year-old Francesca Filippone traveled to Gaza with her mother to serve as an International Student Ambassador in the UNRWA Gaza Summer Fun Weeks program in refugee camps throughout Gaza. Her mother writes, "I hope that...Show More Summary

Trump Can Stop North Korea Nuclear War by Opening Military-to-Military Communication, Lawmakers Say

"The U.S. should do all in its power to avoid misunderstandings that could escalate to a great conflict," the lawmakers said.

Baby girl killed, 17 injured after car hits crowd on boardwalk

The famous Brazilian boardwalk was crowded on a hot summer night when the car jumped the curb

India's Aircraft Carriers Might Just Be the Ultimate Paper Tiger

Robert Beckhusen Security, To directly threaten Pakistan, the small-deck carriers will have to maneuver nearer to shore — and thereby closer to “anti-access / area denial” weapons which could sink them. The Indian Navy has put out a proposal for its third aircraft carrier, tentatively titled the Vishal due to enter service in the latter 2020s. Show More Summary

Syrian refugees: Lebanon's camps worsen in the cold

The UN's refugee agency says it's not getting the money it needs to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon through another harsh winter.

War-hit children in S Sudan 'at risk of imminent death'

More than 250,000 children in war-torn South Sudan could die by July because of starvation, a UN official has warned.

Signal global headlines: North Korea's Olympics plan and more

North Korea will send 550 people to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. And in the U.S., President Trump got 12 federal appellate judges confirmed during his first year in office. CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer for GZero Media, Willis Sparks, takes us through today's fascinating hard numbers and global statistics.

#SavePirin: Why are Bulgarians protesting?

Thousands have protested against a decision by the Bulgarian government to allow construction in a national park.

The Worst President Ever? That Title Belongs to Woodrow Wilson.

Robert W. Merry History, The reasons are obvious.  First, Wilson conducted the war in ways that devastated the home front. Prices shot up into double digits, and then came a potent economic recession that lasted three years. He accepted the suppression of civil liberties by his notorious attorney general, A. Show More Summary

If UK Has Its Way, No One Will Be Lonely Again

There's a rampant health issue in Britain that may be worse for one's health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and PM Theresa May has just appointed a person to address it. "For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life," May said in a statement,...

The 5 Very Worst Presidents in American History

Robert W. Merry History, Who made the list?  There is little doubt that history eventually will fix upon the majority view—that Bush unleashed the surge of chaos, bloodshed and misery that now has the region in its grip. As Princeton’s...Show More Summary

UNRWA ‘aid’ is aid only in the lexicon of Orwellian newspeak

The money the US gives to UNRWA is not ‘aid.’ It is an infinitesimal downpayment on restitution owed Palestinians. The US remains Israel’s principal benefactor, and underwriter of Israel’s anti-Palestinian terror. US "aid" to IsraelShow More Summary

Without UNRWA I wouldn’t be alive today

The well-being of millions of Palestinian refugees is now being used as a weapon in the Trump administration’s political assault on Palestinians. Reduced U.S. funding to UNRWA, the U.N. agency responsible for offering services to Palestinian...Show More Summary

Yemenis rummage through garbage looking for food

People in Hodeidah are resorting to rummaging through garbage to find food as the fate of millions of Yemenis facing famine rests with the Saudi-led coalition.

An Unhealthy Obsession with National Strength

Conservatives used to understand that a strong state would put personal freedoms at risk.

One year of Trump: The impact on the Middle East

Is Trump's foreign policy on Israel, Iran and the GCC all that different from previous administrations?

Mexico earthquakes: Thousands of people homeless

Hundreds are still living in temporary camps in Mexico 32 years after they lost their homes in a massive earthquake. The list of those looking for a home grew even longer when another big quake struck Mexico City in September.

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