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Grant Smith writes that a Poll of Most Americans show that they Oppose Compensating Israel for Iran Nuclear Deal

This below info is from . Poll: Most Americans Oppose Compensating Israel for Iran Nuclear Deal Grant Smith, July 27, 2015 Print This | Share This | Comment An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose providing any special compensation to the state of Israel in order to assuage its concerns about the Iran nuclear deal. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the Iran deal as an “existential threat” and retains Israel’s right to attack Iran. Asked to indicate their level of support for various compensation options proposed during or after negotiations: Only 7.9 percent support increasing annual US aid to Israel from $3.5 billion to $5 billion. Israel currently receives the largest share of the total US foreign aid budget. The Obama administration is offering increased aid to redu

The courts of India are on trial, not Teesta Setalvad - an article by Indira Jaising of TNN

 Indira Jaising has written an article on Gujarat pogrom of 2002 that saw the massacre of nearly 2000 Gujarati Muslims when Narendra Modi was the state chief minister of Gujarat, which is worth reading. I put it below in entirety: ======================================== The hounding of Teesta Setalvad is timed to coincide with the publicly articulated urge of the Prime Minister to get a "clean chit" from the courts in relation to the ongoing cases in Gujarat, which Teesta has been doggedly pursuing. She is the victim of the pursuit for justice. We are being asked to roll back the clock, consign the 2002 Gujarat carnage to the dustbin of history and replace Teesta Setalvad as the villain, who hounded the then chief minister...Can the collective amnesia on the Gujarat riots, and the view that we must move on be legitimized? All this could possibly happen if Zakia Jafri and Teesta Setalvad, who are doing everything constitutionally and legally possibe to h

SAIRI Report of Rohingya Children is alarming

Hundreds of Thousands of ‘Rohingya Children’ at High Risk of Infantile- Mortality, Enslavement and Multiple Disabilities — Coercive Oppressions and Corpus Atrocities Bear the Hallmarks of Hard ‘Genocidal Clamp-down’ — 1 st Situation Report on ‘Rohingya Children Crisis’, by SAIRI Initiative.   The International Community, UN and E.U.-U.S. Hierarchies Urged to Take a ‘Moral Stand’ amidst the Worsening Situation— SAIRI Post-doc Multiversity for the UN-MDGs Studies!       According to the U.N. data and the statistical annals of other dependable sources, Myanmar’s ethnic minority ‘Rohingya’ constitutes some 1.3 million of the populace of the western Rakhine state of Burma. There they live in an extremely ‘oppressed state’ and are described by the UN and the global human rights watch-out sentinels as—“the most persecuted, beleaguered and oppressed community on