Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a three-hour meeting Sunday night without the presence of US mediator Martin Indyk, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported. Read More: Report: Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet without Indyk | JPost | Israel News.
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, after several days of evaluating the chances of re-igniting Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, have decided to distance themselves for the time being from the process until the two leaders, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, find their own way back to the table. […]
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2014 — When the Social Security Act was first passed in 1935, a major objection was that the Social Security card would become a national ID card. For decades, the Social Security card issued to every American had emblazoned on it the words, “not for identification purposes.” Read More: Social Security cards […]
On Wednesday at the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Texas, former President Bill Clinton mentioned the possibility of turning Social Security cards into photo IDs as a way of counteracting voter suppression. It sparked immediate reaction from the left and the right — it’s the thread of an idea that has provoked controversy many times […]
Communist officials in China have denied waging a “demolition campaign” against churches in the country’s most Christian regions, after reportedly ordering a dozen to be destroyed. Read More: China denies church ‘demolition campaign’ but says Christianity’s growth ‘excessive’ – Telegraph.
The US State Department said Thursday that progress was being made in US-mediated negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians meant to keep peace talks going, but denied reports from the region that there had been an agreement. Read More: US: Gaps between Israelis and Palestinians narrowing but reports of deal are premature | JPost | […]
The Palestinian Authority PA has signed up formally to the Geneva Conventions, which set down the rules of warfare and humanitarian operations in conflict zones, the treaties’ guardian Switzerland confirmed Friday. Read More: PA to Join Geneva Conventions – Global Agenda – News – Israel National News.
Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but a naturally occurring chemical compound that benefits plants and thus, the planet and its inhabitants, according to a lengthy report released Wednesday by the free-market Heartland Institute. Read More: Report: CO2 Is Not a Pollutant, Provides ‘Beneficial Impacts’ to Planet | CNS News.