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If I had a penny for every time someone said this to me on Twitter, I'd have bought myself a min-island in the Bermuda by now. Yes, the United States supports Israel with military aid every year. It also licenses American companies to sell Israel military equipment every year. But Israel won't collapse tomorrow if the US cut off their aid. Let's just go over the numbers to explain.
A court judgement out this week sheds light on a very under-reported and rarely-discussed problem within South Asian communities in the UK. In 2007 I reported for BBC Asian Network on women who come to the UK as brides from South Asia, and the potential problems they face. Since many don't speak English (and are sometimes discouraged from learning it!) - they are more vulnerable to being abused,...
The other day, in a discussion among friends on Israel's attack on Gaza (I generally avoid them, even on Twitter), one said Hamas started the latest round of shelling by bombarding Israeli towns and inviting a response. I have no way of verifying this, so I shrugged. Its irrelevant who started it. On social media I've seen Israelis blame Hamas and say they're merely defending themselves, so...