U.N. Votes to Take Israel to International Court over ‘Illegal Occupation’

A United Nations committee approved a draft resolution Friday calling on the International Court of Justice in the Hague to urgently issue its opinion on the legal consequences of allegedly denying the Palestinian people the right to self-determination, a move Israel’s envoy to the global body maintains will “endanger” the country’s future as well as any chance of peace with the Palestinians.

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WaPo Worried Images of Unveiled Iranian Women Protesting Regime Could Tie Hijabs to ‘Oppression,’ Justify ‘Sanctions’

Images of unveiled Iranian women protesting against the Islamic regime of Iran following the death of young woman in police custody risk producing “misogynistic assumptions that the veil is a universal marker for oppression,” warned a recent Washington Post essay, which also argued such depictions risk “legitimizing foreign intervention, from increased sanctions to warfare.”

Women burn headscarves during a rally in Cyprus' southern coastal city of Limassol on October 1, 2022, in solidarity with women-led protests in Iran sparked by the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini. - Dozens have been killed in a crackdown on the protests that erupted when Amini, 22, died …