WASHINGTON (AP) – Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel. Read More: News Source No Longer Available — Continue to Endtime ».
The rapid rollout of biometric ID systems holds some promise. Hundreds of millions of people lack formal identification, and that’s an obstacle to participating in society. Without ID, it’s hard to vote, register land or get a bank account, let alone a loan. States, meanwhile, have a hard time collecting the taxes of undocumented citizens. […]
Three years after the event at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds and five years after the project was launched in 2009, only 400 IDs have been made. Meanwhile, the initial bill of Shs185 billion has already climbed with over Shs240 billion spent so far. Read More: At last, a National ID?.
Al Gore, known for wild rants about global warming, including one where his foul language earned him the description “mentally unstable,” is at it again. Read More: Al Gore: Critics ‘immoral, unethical and despicable’.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police arrested 16 Palestinians at one of Jerusalem’s most revered and politically sensitive holy sites on Sunday as they dispersed protesters opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there. Read More: Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site – Yahoo News.
Deep in the flat and featureless landscape of eastern Ukraine, it is all too possible that the outline of World War III is taking shape. Read More: Ukraine crisis could be start of World War III, says Edward Lucas | Mail Online.
Israeli-Palestinian talks are scheduled to resume Thursday, following a one-day postponement. Read More: Israeli-Palestinian peace talks set to resume Thursday | JPost | Israel News.
New York City ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg, a media tycoon, plans to spends 50 million dollars this year to support a grass-roots political network to mobilize gun-control supporters nationwide. Read More: Michael Bloomberg gives 50 million dollars to push gun control – World Israel News | Haaretz.
Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns. Read More: Is your home’s energy meter spying on you? | Fox News.
FIRST Vladimir Putin mauled Georgia, but the world forgave him—because Russia was too important to be cut adrift. Then he gobbled up Crimea, but the world accepted it—because Crimea should have been Russian all along. Now he has infiltrated eastern Ukraine, but the world is hesitating—because infiltration is not quite invasion. But if the West […]