In America, Most Conflicts over Religious Freedom Involve Everyday Observance

In Texas last March, members of the Lipan Apache tribe gathered for a ritual dance, which, in accordance with the tribe’s traditions, involved eagle feathers. Unbeknownst to the participants, a polite observer was in fact an undercover agent for the Fish and Wildlife Service—investigating the possession of contraband—who attempted to confiscate the feathers and threatened the pastor presiding over the ceremony with fines or even prison. Mitchell Rocklin and David Mehl comment:

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More about: American law, Freedom of Religion

A PLO Leader Enjoys the Lifesaving Medical Treatment He Would Deny His Fellow Palestinians

For three decades, Saeb Erekat—now secretary general of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)—has served as the public face of the Palestinian cause and as Yasir Arafat’s chief negotiator. His frequent attempts to libel Israel, most notably with the canard that a pitched battle between the IDF and Palestinian soldiers in Jenin was a massacre of civilians, have had a particular staying power. Now he is being kept alive by an Israeli medical team. David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Coronavirus, PLO, Saeb Erekat