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Zionist Union lawmaker wins subsidized housing lottery

“I won, but what about all the other people who tried?” MK Biran asks, criticizing Kahlon’s flagship project.<p>><br>• ><p>Apartment blocks in Nof Zion.. (photo …

Why Bernie Sanders defending Israel on Al-Jazeera is a big deal

WASHINGTON (JTA) – In an appearance on Al-Jazeera, Bernie Sanders defended Israel’s right to exist, rejected BDS as a tactic and assailed the United …

Israel

Child poverty in the US is a disgrace. Experts are embracing this simple plan to cut it.

Most rich countries besides the US have hit on a surprisingly simple approach to reducing child poverty: just giving parents money.<p>This idea, known as a child benefit or child allowance, exists in almost every EU country as well as in Canada and Australia. In many countries, the payments are truly …

Life on the Forgotten Farms of Guangzhou

A new short film captures the striking scenes of skyscrapers encroaching on farmers amid China's rapid urbanization.<p>Few cities in history have urbanized as dramatically as Guangzhou, China. In just a few decades, the city’s urban area exploded beyond its borders, paving over agricultural land and …

China

Global reign of terror: map plots every terrorist attack and death in real-time

The ongoing laptop ban, March's Westminster attack, the shocking scenes at Manchester Arena and the London Bridge attack have brought terrorism back …

Trump’s coal policy will likely do just what Obama’s did

<i>Vaclav Smil is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Manitoba and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.</i><p>President Trump’s latest executive order on energy policy seeks to fulfill what he repeatedly promised during his campaign rallies: “A lot of people are going to be put back …

Fossil Fuels

Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuel | Reuters.com

A new waste collection plant near Tel Aviv has begun processing trash from an endless stream of garbage trucks, turning much of it into fuel for a nearby factory. Edward Baran reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>These mountains of trash could have ended up in landfill. Instead they'll be …

Tel Aviv

How Utah Keeps the American Dream Alive

Economic mobility to rival Denmark’s, but without big government. Can the rest of the U.S. emulate Utah's success?<p>There’s no getting around it: For a girl raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Salt Lake City is a very weird place.<p>I went to Utah precisely because it’s weird. More specifically, …

Income Inequality

Donald Trump may back dangerous 'wall in the sky' plan to fight climate change, warns watchdog

A controversial plan to create a “wall in the sky” to reflect sunlight could win support from the Trump administration because it appears to offer a …

Paul Ryan Failed Because His Bill Was a Dumpster Fire

It was bad policy, not poor tactics or negotiating skills, that doomed the GOP’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.<p>The American Health Care Act died on Friday. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has conceded defeat, declaring in words that must have been painful for him to utter—<br>“Obamacare is the …

Health Care

Denmark already had a Muslim ban. It was just called something else.

The Trump administration isn’t the first government to try to keep Muslims out of a Western country. Many European voters (even anti-Trump Europeans) agree with this goal – and their governments have been simultaneously creeping in that direction.<p>But few Americans would suspect which country has …

Immigration

Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

Germany is embarking on an innovative project to turn a hard coal mine into a giant battery that can store surplus solar and wind energy and release …

My friend told me not to freeze my eggs and now I'm childless

Blaming your friend for a decision you took in the past will not solve your problem. Channel your anger into tackling your possibilities for conception<p><b>The dilemma</b> At the age of 35, I was single and childless, so I considered egg freezing. I found a clinic, sorted out transport and worked out costs. …

Pregnancy

US 'forces G20 to drop any mention of climate change' in joint statement

Financial officials from the world's biggest economies have dropped from a joint statement any mention of financing action on climate change, …

Mayim Bialik takes on Palestinian activist

Actress Mayim Bialik responded to Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour’s claim that a person cannot be a Zionist and a feminist.<p>“Zionism is the belief …

Israel's Netanyahu repeats promise to build new West Bank settlement | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would honour his commitment to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first in two decades.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem March 16, 2017. …

Israel

Backed by US troops, SDF confident can capture IS 'capital'

BEIRUT (AP) — The main Syrian Kurdish force fighting Islamic State militants in northern Syria said Friday that it has enough fighters to take the …

Middle East

The Iraqi army is on the brink of defeating Islamic State

IN A series of lightning advances over the past few days, Iraq’s army has seized control of most of western Mosul, the last redoubt of Islamic State …

Muting mosque bill gets initial thumbs up in Israel

A law to muffle mosques' amplified calls to prayer in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem won preliminary approval on Wednesday in a charged parliamentary session where Palestinian legislators denounced the measure as racist.<p>The bill passed a preliminary reading with 55 votes in favour and 48 …

Israel

PLO names youth camp after terrorist who murdered 37

The Palestinian Authority has named a children's summer camp after a venerated local heroine -- a terrorist who helped slaughter 37 innocent Israelis in 1978.<p>The “Brothers of Dalal” youth camp is named in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, who led a 1978 attack in which terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel’s …

Democrats urge EPA not to reopen vehicle fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and 11 other Democrats said on Tuesday it was "critical" that the Trump administration leave in place new vehicle fuel efficiency rules, saying the higher standards were achievable.<p>Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental …

Obama Administration

Austria prepares to get tougher with rejected asylum seekers

File: Austria has tightened immigration restrictions and helped shut down the route through the Balkans by which almost all those people - many of …

North Africa

Marine Le Pen stirs headscarf controversy in Lebanon

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has sparked controversy on the last day of her Lebanon visit, walking away from a meeting with the country's top Sunni Muslim religious leader after refusing to wear a headscarf.<p>The leader of National Front (FN) party on Tuesday arrived at …

Middle East

Le Pen: French Jews will have to give up Israeli citizenship

In a France ruled by the far-right Marine Le Pen, Jewish citizens will be forced to give up their Israeli citizenship, the Front National party …

Republicans in Idaho tried to design a better plan than Obamacare — and failed

NAMPA, Idaho — Jamie Gluch lumbered into the kitchen and pulled from the freezer a bag of corn, the only affordable analgesic he had for his swollen face.<p>“You going to be okay?” asked his wife, 44-year-old Chelle Gluch. Jamie grunted “I’m all right” and joined the children at their in-home day-care …

Health Care

Vancouver has the highest proportion of empty, underused homes in 35 years

Homes left vacant or not used as primary residences in Metro Vancouver now account for 6.5 per cent of the region's housing stock, adding fuel to concerns that real estate speculators are hollowing out neighbourhoods and driving up prices, according to a new study based on the latest census …

This poll shows why Marine Le Pen stands a very good chance of winning the French election

"Au nom du people," which literally translates into "in the name of the people," is Le Pen's slogan for her presidential campaign.<p>She is presenting herself as the only candidate who understands and cares about the public's concerns.<p>"The divide is not between the left and right anymore but between …

Hawaii weighs bill that would legalize prostitution

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution in the Aloha State after House Speaker Joseph Souki introduced a bill.<p>The …

Fossilised Protein Has Been Discovered Inside a 195-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bone

This is an incredible discovery.<p>When scientists uncover bones and other hard objects from the ground, they can sometimes find scraps of organic …

France's Fillon sees support drop as calls rise for election pullout

Francois Fillon - the previous front-runner in France's presidential election - would not get into round two, a poll shows. He is losing support as a …

Emmanuel Macron