Israel’s attempts to threaten Iran are insane; the Sky Watch tower in Zuccotti Park causes more than a little unease; and a new app hints at a future in which phones will replace cash and credit cards. These discoveries and more below.
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Insanity, not logic, guides Israel’s leadership
The men’s men who are threatening Iran now are the real cowards’ cowards. The brave ones are in fact those who are trying to thwart the insanity, from former Mossad chief Meir Dagan to Interior Minister Eli Yishai.
Sympathy grows for alleged forgers
The four protagonists in Germany’s biggest art forgery scandal were sentenced to a total 15 years in prison on Oct. 27 following charges of forgery and corruption in a Cologne court.
Eva & Adele: A living artwork
They are a living artwork who claim to have come from the future in a time machine. Is Britain ready for Eva and Adele? Helen Pidd spends a day with Berlin’s oddest couple.