US judge dismisses lawsuit against state's Israel boycott law

The judge said the plaintiff was not affected by Maryland's ban on the government contracting with supporters of boycotts of Israel, but she did not rule on the law's constitutionality.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Oct 27, 2020
al-monitor US Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) hold a news conference on Aug. 19, 2019, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a planned trip by Omar and Tlaib to visit Israel and Palestine, citing their support for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images.

Democratic senators demand inquiry into alleged Turkish and Azerbaijani human rights abuses

Turkey has responded to some of the recent criticisms it has received from Democrats in Washington. The recent call from the Senate focuses Turkish support for Azerbaijan in the war with Armenia.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Oct 23, 2020

Sudan to recognize Israel after US rescinds Khartoum’s terror designation

The White House said Sudan would be the latest country to recognize Israel after it leveraged lifting Khartoum's terror sponsor designation

Jared Szuba | Terrorism | Oct 23, 2020

Trump, Biden talk reported Iranian election interference at final debate

US intelligence said that Iran was responsible for threatening emails sent to voters this week; the policy toward Iran has come up frequently during the election.

Adam Lucente | 2020 US election | Oct 23, 2020

Senate praises Library of Congress for agreeing to use term 'Armenian genocide'

The national library refers to the killings of Armenians in early 20th-century Turkey as "massacres," but agreed to call them "genocide" after being urged to do so by Senate Democrats.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Oct 22, 2020