Why did Saudi Arabia lift the driving ban on women only now?
by Hana Al-Khamri
June 24, 2018
Starting today, women in Saudi Arabia are finally able to drive legally after a long-standing ban was lifted by a royal decree. The unexpected decision to finally allow women to drive has been welcomed and praised by human rights campaigners across the world since it was first announced in September last year. But there is still one question on many people’s mind: Why did King Salman agree to do this, and why now? READ MORE
The SPLC Is in Serious Legal Jeopardy for Defamation Regarding Its ‘Hate Group’ Labels
by Tyler O’Neil
June 20, 2018
On Monday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) settled a defamation suit filed by Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz, whom the SPLC maligned as an “anti-Muslim extremist.” On Tuesday, PJ Media reported that no fewer than 60 organizations are considering similar lawsuits against the SPLC. The organization is still facing a lawsuit from D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM), a Christian organization falsely labeled a “hate group.” READ MORE
FREE BEACON Southern Poverty Law Center Has More Than $90 Million In Offshore Funds
TIMES OF ISRAEL
NY-Israel flight delayed by ultra-Orthodox men’s refusal to sit next to women
June 23, 2018
An El Al flight from New York to Israel this week was delayed for over an hour due to the refusal by a number of ultra-Orthodox men to sit next to women…One of them, he said, was “particularly devout and ascetic,” having got on the plane with his eyes closed and keeping them shut for the duration of the flight in an apparent effort to avoid looking at any woman on board. READ MORE
LGBTQ Activist: After Last Year’s Ejection of Jewish Marchers, I Won’t Feel Safe at Dyke March
June 22, 2018
Dahlia St. Knives, a transsexual activist and writer, said she doesn’t feel “safe” at the Chicago Dyke March as a black Jewish woman, after organizers failed to apologize for the discrimination of two Jewish women at the event last year. At the annual LGBTQ march in Chicago in 2017, organizers of the event demanded that Jewish participants leave because they carried a rainbow flag superimposed with a Star of David. The incident was described by Laurel Grauer, an official with the group A Wider Bridge, which connects LGBTQ Jews in the United States with their counterparts in Israel, who was one of the individuals ejected from the Dyke March. READ MORE
TIMES OF ISRAEL
Top Palestinian negotiator accuses Kushner, Greenblatt of seeking to topple PA
June 23, 2018
Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the US peace team of working to topple the Palestinian Authority, as the American envoys wrapped up a visit to the region aimed to push the Trump administration’s peace plan and enlist humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip…“The goal behind this is to sustain the coup [by which Hamas seized Gaza from Abbas in 2007] and keep Gaza separated from the West Bank on the way to creating a mini-state in Gaza while bringing down the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank,” Erekat told Voice of Palestine radio, according to the PA’s official Wafa news agency. READ MORE
TIMES OF ISRAEL Reaching out to Palestinians, Kushner says he’s willing to work with Abbas White House adviser, in region ahead of peace plan rollout, makes appeal to Palestinian newspaper in effort to bypass Ramallah’s boycott of administration
‘Trust No One, Document Everything’
by Jay Nordlinger
June 21, 2018
Omar Mohammed is an historian and a “citizen journalist,” as some people say. He is an Iraqi from Mosul, a city that was occupied by the Islamic State from June 2014 to July 2017…He was born in 1986, during the Iran–Iraq War. His father was among the conscripts in the Iraqi army. The war finally ended in 1988, having begun in 1980. Saddam Hussein and the Ayatollah Khomeini decided they had killed enough people for no real reason. That’s how Mohammed puts it to me, with perfect sardonicism. READ MORE
From Israel to America: The dangerous weaponization of children
by Eldad Beck
June 21, 2018
…This “conscientious mobilization,” similar to that which accuses Israel of intentionally murdering children, not only turns children into political soldiers, but increases the risk to their security and well-being. The Palestinians understand that images of children wounded by IDF gunfire are the best tactic for promoting hatred of Israel in the world—just as human traffickers who smuggle illegal aliens into Europe understand that images of children who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea are the best guarantee for the continuation of their business. READ MORE
NATIONAL REVIEW Rich Lowry: The Truth about Separating Kids Some economic migrants are using children as chits, but the problem is fixable — if Congress acts.
DAILY MAIL ‘They’re together and safe’: Father of Honduran two-year-old who became the face of family separation crisis reveals daughter was never separated from her mother, but the image of her in tears at U.S. border control ‘broke his heart’…Denis said his wife and daughter were never separated by border control agents and remain together.
DAILY WIRE Ben Shapiro: TIME Magazine’s Shocking Cover Is A Total Lie. No Wonder Americans Don’t Trust The Media.