I am convinced that it is in the vital interest of Israel to make peace with the Palestinian people, and with the Arab world at large, before the dangerous infection of extreme ideology engulfs the entire region.
"The notion that there will ever be quiet and stability in the context of Israel’s ongoing domination of the Palestinians with no diplomatic horizon is a delusion," writes Mairav Zonszein for The Guardian.
After a halt Tuesday morning, Israel resumed its attack on Gaza later in the day when the Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades refused an Egyptian truce proposal the Israeli government had accepted, calling it a "surrender."
A Dutch student sold all his online data to the highest bidder to make an important point; your CDs (if you have any left) are slowly dying because they weren't made to last; meanwhile, the Israeli government is trying to persuade Palestinian Christians to join its military forces. These discoveries and more after the jump.
In a closed-room meeting of the Trilateral Commission on Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Israel is on the verge of becoming an apartheid state.
Palestinian Christians in the West Bank say that they have been denied permits to visit Jerusalem in record numbers this year, despite their living just over the green line not far from the holy city.
Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday signed some 15 international treaties and U.N. legal instruments, including the Geneva Conventions, in preparation for going to the International Criminal Court over Israel’s illegal flooding of hundreds of thousands of Israeli squatters into the West Bank.
Crimea, like the Canadian province, should have the right to vote on its future status; the U.S. is prepared for a "military response" in Ukraine; meanwhile, the creator of the World Wide Web explains, "Nothing is perfect." These discoveries and more after the jump.
Politico's piece on New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson implied she was a "bitchy woman character"; fossil fuels may never be depleted and this could be the best and worst thing to happen; meanwhile, violence is less rampant on YouTube than on television programs. These discoveries and more after the jump.