U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web. Read More: U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet – The Washington Post.
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State John Kerry told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas he has just weeks to make “tough political decisions” in talks with Israel over a two-state solution, during a bilateral meeting between the two men in Washington on Sunday. Read More: Kerry tells Abbas: ‘Weeks’ left to make ‘tough decisions’ | […]
President Obama urged Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday to accept guidelines for new talks with Israel ahead of a key deadline. “I believe that now is the time,” Obama said before an Oval Office meeting with Abbas, though he cited long-standing details that have often blocked peace deals in the past. Read More: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]