VTJP Palestine-Israel Newslinks 25 July 2013

25 July 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Families Denied Prison Visit After Objecting To Strip Search
IMEMC – The International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights (ISFHR) reported that dozens of families of Palestinian detainees held by Israel at the Nafha prison have been denied family visits after a young Palestinian woman refused to be strip searched by the soldiers. …

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Statewatch News Online, 26 July 2013 (12/13) UK News

25 July 2013 — http://www.statewatch.org/ – e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.   UK: The IPCC has today published their annual statistics on deaths during or following police contact 
2.   UK: Independent Police Complaints Commission report (IPPC): Metropolitan Police Service handling of complaints alleging race discrimination
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Statewatch News Online, 26 July 2013 (11/13): EU-USA: Data surveillance

25 July 2013 — http://www.statewatch.org/ – e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.  EP Inquiry: Letter from Martin Schulz, MEP, President of the European Parliament to the Council Presidency
2.  GERMANY-USA: DATA SURVEILLANCE: ‘Key Partners’: The Secret Link Between Germany and the NSA
3.  Extract from the Minutes of the 4 July 2013 meeting of COREPER II: EU-US High Level expert group on security and data protection
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Statewatch News Online, 26 July 2013 (10/13)

25 July 2013 — http://www.statewatch.org/ – e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.   USE OF DRONES: A new poll has found that the US policy of drone strikes remains unpopular around the world
3.   EU: ACCESS TO EU DOCUMENTS: Council’s public register of documents hits 2 million mark
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The Rolling Stone Cover and the 'New Ideological Threat' By Emily Masters

26 July 2013 — FAIR Blog

Rolling Stone "Bomber" Cover

The Controversial Rolling Stone “Bomber” Cover

The cover of Rolling Stone (8/13), featuring a self-portrait of Dzhokhar Tsaernav taken weeks before the Boston bombing, has fueled a strong backlash. Discussing the cover, Fox News‘ Lisa Daftari (7/18/13) said:

In the aftermath of 9/11, if you look back over a decade ago, this country had an awakening, an understanding, that we have a new ideological threat that is on our soil. People became aware. But we’ve since gone very far from that, almost gone too far from that. We are almost becoming overcompensating, for fear of being Islamophobic. Political correctness is leading us to put a terrorist on the cover of a national magazine like this.

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