SHIRI FISHMAN WRITES – Since 2015, Israel has been using a new system known as Preventative Policing, in an effort to suppress terrorism. This system uses algorithms and data analysis to predict if, where, and when crimes may occur, specifically by Palestinians. Israel uses this program to monitor Facebook and…Full Article ISRAEL: PREVENTATIVE POLICING STRATEGIES VIA SOCIAL MEDIA REDUCE CRIME AND INCREASE CRITICISM
SHIRI FISHMAN WRITES – On September 11, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, embarked on a 10 day trip visiting foreign leaders in Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. This marks the first time in the history of Israel that a sitting Prime Minister has ever visited South America. Netanyahu had previously…Full Article ISRAEL: LIKE TRUMP, NETANYAHU COMPLAINS ABOUT THE MEDIA AFTER FIRST VISIT FROM AN ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER TO SOUTH AMERICA
ALEXIS CRUZ WRITES – From its creation, Al Jazeera was bound to incite controversy. Though state-funded, it was the first allegedly independent news network in a region tightly regulated by the government. Contentious coverage of neighboring countries brought the network plenty of threats, but none lasted. Still, the threats to…Full Article QATAR: ISRAEL JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST AL JAZEERA
NICK ARMER WRITES – While members of the media and politicians of both Iran and Israel continue to preach suspicion and rivalry between the two nations, their citizens have begun a new conversation online. An unexpected campaign for love and respect between Iranians and Israelis all began with a single…Full Article IRAN: Spreading the Love One Facebook Post at a Time
America’s 44th president is often cruelly hit, if sometimes quietly and behind his back, with the wicked “w” word. For many angry or disappointed people — here and abroad — that word is: “wimp.” It is hurled in the direction of the White House of Barack Hussein Obama as an…Full Article A Sane Man Facing the Insanity
AHMAD ALKHUZAM WRITES – One would assume that civilization has come a long way since the injustices of apartheid. But Negev Bedouins face the reality of being forced to pack up and leave. The Israeli government will finalize the parliamentary bill for the Prawer plan, which will forcibly relocate up to 70,000 Negev…Full Article ISRAEL: 21st Century Ethnic Segregation
NICOLE SABA WRITES- Lebanon has once again proven its sound relationship with media censorship. “The Attack”, an award-winning movie directed by Lebanese director, Ziad Doueiri, was banned from airing in Lebanese cinemas. The Interior Minister of Lebanon, Marwan Charbel, claims that the reason for rejecting the movie is because…Full Article LEBANON: Who Are They Punishing?
What happens when your visa expires and you refuse to leave India? Ask Susan Nathan, a British-born Israeli writer who recently faced this problem head-on. After the expiration of her paperwork, Nathan was issued a deportation notice for violating visa rules by extending her stay in India. However, the author’s…Full Article INDIA: Israeli Author Overstaying Her Welcome?