For more than a decade new military recruits at Maxwell Air Force Base – Gunter Annex in Alabama have received a Bible from Gideons International volunteers. “They kicked us out,” Gideon’s volunteer Michael Fredenburg told me in a telephone interview from his home in Montgomery, Ala. “They told us, ‘get your Bibles out.’” […]
Jordan’s Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, strongly condemned Israeli “aggression” at the Temple Mount on Monday, 24 hours after Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel ascended the mount in a pre-planned visit to the Mount that was cut short by police. Read More: Jordan Blames ‘Settlers’ for Temple Mount Riots – Middle East – News – Israel […]
A single word, “Jewish,” shows the delicacy of trying to forge a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More: Time running out for even a framework for Middle East talks – CNN.com.
The profound West-Russian discord on Ukraine was accentuated rather than eased by the six hours of last-ditch talks held by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in London Friday, March 14. Later, they addressed reporters separately. Read More: Discord in Kerry-Lavrov talks sets scene for US-Russian cold war over […]
An administrative decision by officials in the Department of Homeland Security means members of a German homeschool family whose grant of asylum in the U.S. later was withdrawn will not be returned to face the persecution homeschoolers face in Germany. Read More: Now feds can order any family to violate religious beliefs.
Secretary of State John Kerry told members of Congress on Thursday that international law already declares Israel a Jewish state, and called Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s insistence on a public declaration of Israel’s Jewish character from the Palestinians “a mistake” in the diplomatic process. Read More: Kerry: Netanyahu wrong to insist Palestinians recognize Israel as […]
One of the legacies survivors Auschwitz have carried with them all their lives is their “number” – the serial numbers tattooed into their flesh. The tattoo was administered to prisoners upon arrival, part of the systematic Nazi program to dehumanize inmates and make them more amenable to enslavement – or to walking into a gas […]
“Would I do this again? Yes, regardless of what happens to me,” said Snowden. Of all the hundreds of interviews, panels and other conversations happening at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, perhaps the most newsworthy one features somebody who didn’t make the trek to Austin. He had a good excuse: He’s NSA whistleblower […]