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Coalition with Hamas will recognize Israel, Abbas tells Kerry

WASHINGTON — On a phone call with US Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday evening, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that a unity government between Fatah and Hamas would renounce violence and recognize the state of Israel. Read More: Coalition with Hamas will recognize Israel, Abbas tells Kerry | JPost | Israel News.

Biometric Surveillance Means Someone Is Always Watching

From 2008 to 2010, as Edward Snowden has revealed, the National Security Agency NSA collaborated with the British Government Communications Headquarters to intercept the webcam footage of over 1.8 million Yahoo users. Read More: Biometric Surveillance Means Someone Is Always Watching.

Cameron’s Description of Britain as ‘Christian Country’

Prime Minister David Cameron’s effort to describe his own Christian faith at Easter has backfired, with some critics accusing him of fostering “alienation and division” by characterizing Britain as a “Christian country.”   The fuss over the remarks fit into the debates on national identity that are going on all over Western Europe, in the […]

Face-recognition software: Is this the end of anonymity for all of us?

The software is already used for military surveillance, by police to identify suspects – and on Facebook. Now the US government is in the process of building the world’s largest cache of face-recognition data, with the goal of identifying every person in the country Read More: Face-recognition software: Is this the end of anonymity for […]

The Growing Perils of the Cashless Future

We’re finally on the brink of the cashless society that futurists and other have been forecasting for years. Read More: The Growing Perils of the Cashless Future.

In wake of Hamas-Fatah unity, Israel calls off talks with Palestinians

Meeting of security cabinet ends with unanimous decision to suspend peace talks with the Palestinians and take unspecified steps against unilateral moves by the PA; Netanyahu: Abbas has made a pact with a murderous terror group. Read More: In wake of Hamas-Fatah unity, Israel calls off talks with Palestinians | JPost | Israel News.

The CNN 10: Healing the Future

Did you take your meds today? At the right time? All of them? Following your doctor’s orders can be cumbersome, especially if you’re supposed to take more than one pill a day. Read More: The CNN 10: Healing the Future – CNN.com.

UN chief demands Security Council action on Syria

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded on Wednesday that the Security Council take action in Syria on violations of international law as he reported to the body that none of the warring parties was adhering to UN demands for aid access. Read More: UN chief demands Security Council action on Syria – Middle East Israel News […]

Fatah, Hamas Sign Reconciliation Deal

Hamas and Fatah have signed a landmark reconciliation pact Wednesday, having agreed upon the terms of the deal at a meeting in Gaza. Read More: Fatah, Hamas Sign Reconciliation Deal – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

PA Threatens ‘All Options’ After Talks Suspended

The Palestinian Authority (PA) shot back on Thursday night that it is considering “all options” in response to the suspension of peace talks. Read More: PA Threatens ‘All Options’ After Talks Suspended – Middle East – News – Israel National News.