War & Peace

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The increasing use of drones by police forces and private security may pose a threat to human rights, a United Nations independent expert has said. "An armed drone, controlled by a human from a distance, can hardly do what police officers are supposed to do—use the minimum force required by the circumstances," Christof Heyns, the Special...
Jon Queally, staff writer
A top State Department official on Thursday said that bombing oil pipelines...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City and Iguala, Mexico on Wednesday to...

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A florid and unlikely morality play has been unfurling this week in New York City, where the Metropolitan Opera is staging “The Death of Klinghoffer." Based on the 1985 murder by Palestinian terrorists of an elderly Jew on a hijacked ship, the opera has sparked furious charges by right-wing Zionists that it is "wildly anti-Semitic"; supporters argue the work is an "anguished meditation on two paralysed and drowning peoples" - one that portrays Palestinians as "human," no more or less.