marketwatch.comBrent oil prices shoot past $80, with market rattled by Iran supply worriesThursday’s gains came as European companies pull back from Iran. European companies had said they would stand by the 2015 international nuclear agreement that saw sanctions against Iran eased in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program.
hrw.orgThe Moment Nikki Haley Walked Out of the UN Just as Palestine's Ambassador Began SpeakingTrending rights tweets this week: US blocks UN Security Council action taking Israel to task for the bloodshed in Gaza, but the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate; Gina Haspe confirmed as new CIA chief, a dark day in US history; and immigrants are people, no matter what President Trump says.
telegraph.co.ukIslamic State fighters 'evacuate Damascus enclave' as Bashar Assad moves to reclaim western SyriaA war monitor said buses evacuated Islamic State fighters from an enclave south of Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal deal, though state media denied the report and said the Syrian army was fighting to finish off the insurgents.
artforum.comIsraeli Minister Bans Art By Students Protesting Violence in GazaIsraeli Science, Technology, and Space Minister Ofir Akunis has banned artworks by students at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design from being shown at an international science conference taking place this month in Jerusalem after some students expressed solidarity with the Palestinians demonstrating at the Gaza border, according to Haaretz.More than sixty protestors were slain by Israeli soldiers this week when tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered near the border. The students at the Jerusalem academy hung posters at their school on Wednesday listing the names of those killed along with
tabletmag.com13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening in GazaHere are 13 complicated, messy, true things about what has been happening in Gaza. They do not conform to one political narrative or another, and they do not attempt to conclusively apportion blame. Try, as best you can, to hold them all in your mind at the same time.
latimes.comA baby girl dies in the haze of GazaLayla Ghandour, 10 months, dies after being carried through clouds of tear gas. A doctor says she had a preexisting heart condition. In Gaza, thousands joined funeral processions Tuesday for some of the Palestinians killed by Israeli troops. Israel faces mounting international criticism.