The lost history of Christians forced to convert to Islam—or die—is reemerging, figuratively and literally. According to the BBC: “Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony [last Sunday] at the Vatican—a list which includes 800 victims of an atrocity carried out by Ottoman soldiers in 1480.They were beheaded in [...]
Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria’s leader will “bear the consequences” of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict. The incident marked the first time the Syrian [...]
The head of the European Commission in the United Kingdom has admitted that “traditional notions of national sovereignty may need to be reconsidered” Read more: National sovereignty needs to be ‘reconsidered’ – says EU – Public Service Europe.
DALLAS, May 20, 2013 — The verdict on a highly significant case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has been returned. Read more: Obama – Holder deny asylum for German homeschool family | Washington Times Communities.
To the Honorable Leaders of the Arab States, We in Israel received with great pleasure your agreement to normalize relations with Israel on condition that we agree to the establishment of a Palestinian state and exchanges of territories between that state and Israel. Read more: An Open Letter to the Arab League – Op-Eds – [...]
1975 : Tornado Outbreaks Blamed On Global Cooling Read more: 1975 : Tornado Outbreaks Blamed On Global Cooling | Real Science.
Syria and Israel crossed verbal swords Tuesday, May 21, after an overnight exchange of fire on the Golan. IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz warned that Assad would pay the price for bringing terror to the Golan, after Damascus for the first time claimed responsibility for the gunfire on an Israeli Golan patrol [...]
Professor Shlomo Sand opens his new book, “How and When I Stopped Being Jewish,” with a warning. “Many readers will see the main point presented in this book as illegitimate and even infuriating. Read more: The Gospel according to Sand: We are not Jews – Books – Israeli Culture | Haaretz Daily Newspaper.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Jerusalem should not be the capital of any future Palestinian state in an interview with The New York Times published on Sunday, his first interview to the foreign media since being elected. Read more: Lapid: J’lem shouldn’t be capital of Palestine | JPost | Israel News.
The instability rocking Syria has caused three critical security arenas – Lebanon, Syria and Iran – to become more closely intertwined than ever before. Read more: Intertwined fates: The Lebanon-Syria-Iran axis | JPost | Israel News.
Its four-day meeting occurs annually. It’s a rite of spring. British political economist Will Hutton calls the group the “high priests of globalization.” Powerful movers and shakers have their own agenda.They discuss key issues. Read more: June 6-9: Bilderberg Meeting behind Closed Doors. On the Agenda: Domestic Spying, Diffusing Social Protests, War on Syria and [...]
Scientists say the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term. Read more: BBC News – Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming ‘not as likely’.
Foreign Ministry rescinded its offer to let a team from the UN cultural agency inspect historical sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, saying the Palestinians violated a prior agreement that the visit be apolitical. Read more: Israel nixes UNESCO Jerusalem visit, alleging Palestinians tried to make it political – Diplomacy & Defense – Israel [...]
Veteran Shas MK and former Deputy Minister Yitzchak Cohen said Sunday that he supported the latest plan by the Arab League to solve the Israel-Arab conflict. The plan would entail Israel giving up nearly all of Judea and Samaria and repatriating many descendants of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948. Read more: Shas MK: We [...]
The immigration bill under review by the Senate Judiciary Committee could mandate the creation of a national biometric database to identify residents in the U.S. The technology referred to simply as a ‘photo tool,’ in the proposed legislation presented on Thursday, would be used to verify the identity of employees before they were hired [...]
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul is riling up his loyal fan base to protest the ‘Gang of Eight’ bill. But the former Congressman isn’t outraged over amnesty like many other conservative leaders. Instead, he’s asking his supporters to sign a petition to stop the ‘National ID system.’ One of the components of the comprehensive immigration reform legislation [...]
Hold on, Mr. Orwell. A bit of attention from Big Brother can be a good thing. Read more: The Case for Big Brother – By Charles Kenny | Foreign Policy.
Move over, mobile phones. There’s a new technological fix for poverty: biometric identification. Speaking at the World Bank on April 24, Nandan Nilekani, director of India’s universal identification scheme, promised that the project will be “transformational.” It “uses the most sophisticated technology … Read more: Aadhaar and other developing-world biometrics programs must protect users’ privacy. [...]
Boston bombing aftermath: Why do we need a national biometric ID card? Read more: Boston bombing aftermath: Why do we need a national biometric ID card? | Washington Times Communities.
Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that it has just deployed Increment 3 of the FBI’s Next Generation Identification fingerprinting system. Read more: Lockheed Martin delivers updates to biometric ID system to FBI – Washington Business Journal.