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Ten Basic Facts about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In all the discussion about this decades-long conflict and the quest for a solution, some basic facts are too often missing, neglected, downplayed, or skewed.<p>Not only does this do a disservice to history, but it also contributes to prolonging the conflict by perpetuating false assumptions and …

Israel

20 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Let your fingertips fly.<p>Compared to reaching for the mouse or navigating a menu, a single keyboard shortcut shaves a moment off your task. This might not seem like much, but add up all those saved moments over a week or a month, and you're gaining a substantial chunk of time. That's why it's …

Tom Price Seated Between Two Screaming Babies on First-Ever Commercial Flight

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an experience that he called “traumatic” and “horrifying,” the departing Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, was seated between two screaming babies Friday night on his first-ever commercial flight.<p>Price, who was flying from Washington, D.C., to his …

Tom Price

Rooney still has the quality to play in Europe, says Bilic

Speculation linking the United skipper with a move to Asia has intensified, prompting the Hammers boss to offer his verdict<p>Slaven Bilic believes Wayne Rooney still has the quality to play at the highest level in Europe, but understands why the Manchester United captain may accept a potential offer …

Soccer

Israel's controversial settlements, explained

<i>The Trump administration supports Israel's West Bank expansion, but most of the world does not. What happens now? Here's everything you need to</b> …

Embarrassing bodies: what did the Victorians have to hide?

Why did Charles Darwin grow a beard? What was wrong with George Eliot’s hand? Kathryn Hughes examines the physical secrets kept by our 19th-century forebears<p>It turns out that the story about Victorians wrapping little trousers around their indecent piano legs is apocryphal or, at the very least, a …

Literature

Trump Falsely Claimed Muslims Were Prioritized Over Christian Refugees

There was never any rule or law giving Muslims priority over Syria's tiny Christian population.<p>Donald Trump said Friday that it was "almost impossible" for Christian refugees fleeing violence in Syria to be admitted to the US, but that Muslims were free to come in.<p>That, however, is false.<p>Trump made …

Government

The bizarre history of Trump Tower — and why Donald loathes to leave it

It arrived under a cascade of 10,000 balloons in a delirious blaze of 1980s optimism. Donald Trump’s pink-marble fantasy, home to the world’s most …

Donald Trump

Why Trump’s team invited leaders of Israel’s settler movement to attend the inauguration

For nearly half a century, American presidents of both parties have joined the rest of the international community in condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands and labelling them one of the main obstacles to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.<p>Then Donald Trump won the presidency. …

The Final Dignity of Hillary Clinton

An example for the nation: Time to move forward<p>I can’t remember how many times in the last three months I have typed “the final indignity of Hillary …

Government

34 Insanely Adorable Barack and Michelle Obama Moments That Redefine Love

Maybe don't go?<p><b>1. When Barack and Michelle shared a quieter moment on his 2008 campaign trail.</b><p><b>2. When Michelle beamed as she watched Barack get inaugurated and make history.</b><p><b>3. When Michelle congratulated him with some smoochy action at the Eastern Regional Inaugural Ball in January 2009, after</b> …

Canada has nothing to learn from Donald Trump's America

Canadians on the right and the left are now aping American political tactics. It’s a toxic mess that offers this country nothing.<p>If there is one …

Obamaism sought strength in unity. Trumpism finds power through division.

Trump thrives on heightening the divisions in American politics.<p>Barack Obama burst onto the national scene with a speech denying the power — denying even the reality — of the deep divisions that seemed to define American politics.<p>“The pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and …

Donald Trump’s Dark Forecast for America

Donald Trump predicted dark times for the “shining city on a hill.”<p>As he approached the lectern, the sky creaked open. Raindrops began to fall, …

Why the best smartwatch for your iPhone isn’t made by Apple

Samsung pushes the smartwatch Frontier<p>The best watch for the iPhone isn’t made by Apple. It’s a Samsung creation.<p>I was already a big fan of the Gear S3 Frontier when it came out late last year, but Samsung’s decision to add robust iOS support to its latest smartwatch has pushed my enthusiasm for …

Inside the Final Hours of the Obama White House

Pete Souza—White House Photo<p>Pete Souza—The White House<p>Pete Souza—The White House<p>Pete Souza—The White House<p>Pete Souza—The White House<p>Pete Souza—The …

Pete Souza

A tour of Air Force One

Military

The new first family: what you need to know about the Trumps

Here are the essential things to know about the Trumps, with notes on the roles each family member may play in the administration<p>•Donald Trump inauguration: the world holds its breath – live coverage<p>•Inauguration day schedule: our guide to the day<p>As soon as Donald Trump takes the oath of office, …

Donald Trump

5 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about the French Foreign Legion

1. Legionnaires are instilled with a "fight to the death" attitude. Giving up is not really an option.<p>With a total of just 65 men, the legionnaires fought back against a force of approximately 3,000 at the Battle of Camarón. Despite the overwhelming odds, the small patrol of legionnaires inflicted …

Pneumonia

Donald Trump’s Journey From Degenerate 'Con Man' To President

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump has been called a con man and a huckster. An unstable pathological liar. A degenerate. And that’s just by other Republicans.<p>At noon Friday, they and every other American will call him Mr. President.<p>“God has a sense of humor,” said John Weaver, who ran Ohio Gov. John …

Donald Trump

17 rumors we've heard about Samsung's Galaxy S8, one of the biggest smartphones of 2017

Most recently, one of the most well known gadgets leakers posted an image of the supposed Galaxy S8, leaving very little to the imagination of what it could look like.<p>Check out what we've seen and heard about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8:

Mobile Technology

Barack Obama Won The White House, But Democrats Lost The Country

What happened?<p>In 2000, Barack Obama had just lost a congressional race and was feeling blue. So when a friend suggested that he head to the …

Democratic Party

The lame ducks in Paris did nothing except reward the Palestinians for their stubbornness 

The international community showered the Palestinians with gifts during the recent holiday season. First, the UN Security Council gift-wrapped Resolution 2334, declaring the Western Wall, as well as the entire Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem to be “occupied Palestinian territory”. The …

Believe it or not, Barack Obama had Israel's best interest at heart

Though he detested Netanyahu, Obama was the most pro-Israel president since Truman. Trump, on the other hand, will drive a stake through hopes of peace<p>America has not one but two special relationships: one with Britain and one with Israel. When the two clash, the alliance with Israel usually trumps …

Israel

Fact-checking John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

<i>“It’s important to note that every United States administration, Republican and Democratic, has opposed settlements as contrary to the prospects for peace.”</i><p><b>— Secretary of State John F. Kerry, remarks on Middle East peace, Dec. 28. 2016</b><p>Fact-checking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a bit of a …

Israel

The Man Whose Dream Became Israel

Theodor Herzl was a man with an idea that once seen to fruition would change the world dramatically. But his reasons for creating the modern Zionist …

Avi Benlolo: What John Kerry should have said about the U.S. failure to veto UN resolution against Israel

<i>In a speech on Dec. 28, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended President Barack Obama’s move to allow the U.N. Security Council to target</i> …

Why Did Obama Pander to the UN’s Stunning Anti-Israel Bias?

There are horrific injustices all over the world, including and especially in the Muslim world, but those are ignored by an institution obsessed with …

Relations between Obama, Netanyahu camps hit rock bottom

HONOLULU (AP) — It took eight years of backbiting and pretending they got along for relations between President Barack Obama's administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to finally hit rock bottom.<p>Though they've clashed bitterly before, mostly notably over Iran, the two …

Israel