Time Magazine International Edition June 21, 2021

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WHEN NEITHER SIDE WINS RE “A WAR WITHIN” [June 7–14]: In almost every conflict, each side is convinced that it is correct, while the truth lies roughly in the center. This is especially true in the Middle East. Neither side benefits from the ongoing war between Israelis and Palestinians, while Israel is losing the war of public opinion. And a lot of diaspora Jews are disappointed that a diplomatic solution is not being implemented. Many Israelis believe that they are cornered and that peace cannot be found. They feel that they have to fight hard in order to survive. Yet peace was found with Egypt, Jordan and other Arab countries. Martin Zagnoev, JOHANNESBURG RE “ISRAELIS CAN’T GO Back to How We Were Before” [June 7–14]: Thank you for publishing this piece by Ayelet…

for the record

‘SHE IS MORE THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED.’PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE, in a June 6 statement announcing the birth of their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana, two days earlier‘I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day.’MIKE PENCE, former Vice President, in a June 3 speech discussing his and former President Donald Trump’s differing perceptions of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol‘Because you represent the best of your generation, we wish to give you a fresh start.’ELFRED ANTHONY PINKARD, Wilberforce University president, announcing in a May 29 speech at the HBCU’s graduation ceremony that 2020 and 2021 graduates would have their student loans cleared 2 Number of years former U.S. President Donald Trump will remain suspended from Facebook (starting Jan. 7, 2021), according to…

biden takes on putin

VLADIMIR PUTIN SPENT MUCH OF 2020 orchestrating a brazen influence campaign to stop Joe Biden from becoming the 46th President of the United States. Failing at that, the Russian autocrat spent the first five months of Biden’s term presiding over a series of attacks by criminal organizations and state-led agencies against America’s gas and food supplies at home, and its allies and values abroad. The unspoken question facing the U.S. President when he sits down with Putin on June 16 in a lakeside hotel in Geneva is this: What are you going to do about it? Taking a page from America’s successful decades-long strategy against the Soviet Union, Biden is planning to rally allies at the G-7 summit in the U.K. and at the NATO confab in Belgium to present a…

what game is putin playing?

VLADIMIR PUTIN IS PUMPING some last-minute iron and putting finishing touches on his trademark smirk as Joe Biden preps for his first face-to-face with the Russian President since taking office, in Geneva on June 16. For Putin, this meeting is a big deal. It’s a chance to sit opposite the man who leads Russia’s great nemesis, the U.S. He can smile for the cameras as an equal, bat away subjects like the fate of imprisoned opposition activist Alexei Navalny and cyberattacks on the U.S. that he doesn’t want to discuss, and defiantly insist on Russia’s view of the world. For Biden, there are fewer interesting opportunities. He won’t get to Putin until after he has met with the allies at the G-7 summit in what he hopes will be a triumphant…

the hard-liner poised to become iran’s president

IRAN WILL VOTE ON ITS NEW PRESIDENT on June 18, although many Iranians are criticizing the election’s results as a foregone conclusion. A powerful unelected council has disqualified the majority of candidates from running, leaving conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi—the favored choice of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei—as the clear front runner. ILLUSION OF CHOICE Raisi, 60, is the country’s chief judge and a close ally of Khamenei’s; both hail from the northeast city of Mashhad. He lost the 2017 election to Hassan Rouhani—who is not eligible to stand for re-election again because of term limits—and Iran’s power brokers are taking no chances this time around. Few reformist candidates were permitted to run, and Raisi’s six remaining rivals are far less well known. Turnout is expected to be minuscule, as many Iranians…

news ticker

Germany recognizes tribal genocide Germany has formally recognized colonial-era atrocities in Namibia, referring to the massacres of the Herero and Nama people in the early 20th century as genocide on May 28 and pledging financial aid worth more than $1.34 billion over the next 30 years. Harris tells migrants: ‘Do not come’ During a two-day trip to Guatemala and Mexico intended to address the root causes of Central American migration to the U.S., Vice President Kamala Harris said in a June 8 speech that Central American migrants should “not come” to the U.S.-Mexico border, drawing the ire of progressive immigration activists. 4 Muslims dead in Canada ‘hate’ crime A man has been accused of murdering four members of a Canadian Muslim family in Ontario by running them over with his truck, an incident Prime Minister…