The United States and Israel officially pulled out of UNESCO. Their criticism is that the body has morphed into a tool to deny Jews’ historical ties to some of their holiest sites. In its decision last year, the State Department cited its ‘continuing anti-Israel bias.’ Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has also described the body as… Read more »
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REPORTER: You just addressed Palestine and said it is a “so-called state.” Is that language productive… BOLTON: It’s accurate. It is not a state. It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood. It doesn’t control defined boundaries. It doesn’t fulfill the normal functions of government. Calling it the so-called “State of Palestine”… Read more »
Being religiously observant as a child and teenager can make you a healthier adult, according to a new study from Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health. Ying Chen, the lead author, said that people who attended weekly religious services or practiced daily prayer or meditation in their youth reported greater life satisfaction and a more positive attitude in their 20s.
The Turkish lira plunged as much as 11% against the dollar, hitting a record low, before recovering some of its losses in volatile trading. The lira had already plummeted more than 20% last week as a political clash with the United States intensified and investors fretted about the Turkish government’s lack of action to tackle the problems… Read more »