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Rightwing lobby group ALEC driving laws to blacklist companies that boycott the oil industry

The influential right-wing lobby group the American Legislative Exchange Council is driving a surge in new state laws to block boycotts of the oil industry - the strategy, which aims to protect conservative-friendly industries, is modeled on legislation to punish divestment from Israel.... Read more»

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FactCheck

Vaccines remain largely effective against Delta variant, counter to claims of Fox News guest

Multiple studies show the COVID-19 vaccines continue to be effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, even if the potency of the vaccines is somewhat reduced, but a guest on Fox News falsely claimed there is “no clinical reason to go get vaccinated.”... Read more»

CDC tackles COVID booster shots for immunocompromised

The push for a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine for patients with certain immune conditions is not moving fast enough for some vaccine advisors, and other countries have already gone ahead with third-dose recommendations. ... Read more»

Arizona’s aerospace and defense industry has close financial ties to Israeli security

Arizona’s aerospace and defense industry not only “stands with” Israel, but technology developed here stands watch over the country: Israel’s Iron Dome defense system was created here.... Read more»

Israeli-built Colombian jets slice through Tucson skies

If you've seen some new shapes in the sky over Tucson lately, you're not alone. Delta-winged Kfir fighter jets from the Colombian Air Force are making a training stop at Davis-Monthan before heading to Nevada for an air show later this month.... Read more»

GOP lawmakers say Trump should make good on campaign pledge on Jerusalem

President Donald Trump’s first official trip overseas this week took him to the capital cities of Riyadh, Brussels, Vatican City and Tel Aviv – but some Arizona lawmakers think he went to the wrong capital city while in Israel.... Read more»

Teen in Israel linked to bomb threats against Jewish community centers

An Israel-American teenager has been arrested by Israeli police after an investigation that linked him to the rash of bomb threats against nearly 150 Jewish community centers in the United States — which may include two threats that put the Jewish Community Center in Tucson on lockdown late February and early March. ... Read more»

VP nominee Mike Pence stumps for Trump in Tucson

Republican VP nominee Mike Pence promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, renew the economy and deal with "Islamic terrorism" during a speech at the Fox Theatre in Tucson on Tuesday afternoon. ... Read more»

McSally takes Israel junket

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally traveled to Israel this week, meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials to "hear first-hand about the region’s most pressing national security issues."... Read more»

Kerry, Cotton spar over Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. Tom Cotton each claimed the other distorted the facts regarding the role of Congress in a possible international deal on Iran’s nuclear program:... Read more»

Analysis

Israeli gov't has exaggerated Iranian nuclear threat for years

Analysis: A leaked Mossad report suggests Israel's own spy agency disagrees on the threat posed by Iran. ... Read more»

7 important stories you may have missed while celebrating Thanksgiving

The news doesn't stop just because you're eating turkey and sneaking leftovers.... Read more»

U.S. firms supply eavesdropping gear to Central Asian autocrats

American companies are supplying technology that the governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are using to spy on their citizens’ communications and clamp down on dissent, according to a new report from the U.K.-based advocacy group Privacy International.... Read more»

Raytheon to produce parts for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $149 million contract to produce parts for the Tamir interceptor used in Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. Raytheon plants in Tucson and Huntsville, Ala., will work on the contract, along with two other Arizona companies.... Read more»

Analysis

How British promises sowed the seeds of today's Israel-Palestine bloodshed

Gaza and Jerusalem were promised to both the Arabs and the Jews. They're still fighting nearly a century later.... Read more»

Europe has a growing anti-Semitism problem

The war in Gaza is drawing attention to growing anti-Semitism in Europe.... Read more»

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