A general view shows the Dome of the Rock and Jerusalem's Old City Thomson Reuters David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, was photographed holding an image that seemed to erase the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic holy site. In trying to clean up the political fallout, the US embassy in Jerusalem tweeted that it "supports the status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount." The status quo is that non-Muslims are consistently denied the ability to pray or express religious devotion. The political fallout came quickly. The explanations and apologies came soon after. Haaretz reported that Achiya, the non profit organization with which Friedman had been touring the city of Bnei Brak, "issued an apology to Friedman and the embassy, saying a staff member on its behalf presented the picture to the ambassador, who was unaware of its content." Just as quickly, the embassy dispelled the notion that the picture of Friedman might be a meaningful arbiter of future US policy. It … [Read more...] about It’s time for the Trump administration to reconsider its approach to the ‘status quo’ at The Temple Mount
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By The Washington Post | April 10, 2019 at 4:59 pm By Gillian Brockell | Washington Post President Donald Trump was not impressed with a tour of the first commander in chief’s home last year, Politico reported Wednesday, describing his visit to Mount Vernon with French President Emmanuel Macron and their wives as “truly bizarre.” “If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it,” Trump reportedly said. “You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.” On the subject of whether anyone remembers George Washington, The Washington Post, which is based in the capital city of Washington (not Washington state) near George Washington University, would refer readers to the fact that Washington has come in first or second in nearly every “best presidents” poll conducted, including the most recent one, in 2018, by Siena College Research Institute. Trump, in case you’re wondering, came in 42nd out of 45 … [Read more...] about Mr. President: Here’s why Mount Vernon isn’t named Mount Washington
Sep 13, 9:39 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By AFP News 09/13/19 AT 9:23 PM PayPal is cautious about the future of Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra, which is slated to debut with the pioneering digital payments firm as part of its oversight association.International outcry is mounting over Libra -- with central banks, governments and regulators railing against Facebook's upstart cryptocurrency and questions over how it would be regulated.The social media giant unveiled plans in June for Libra -- which will roll out in 2020 -- to be backed by a basket of currency assets to avoid the wild swings of Bitcoin and other virtual units."It's a non-binding commitment," PayPal investor relations vice president Gabrielle Rabinovitch said Thursday of the California-based company signing on to the Libra Association."And obviously, I think there's a lot of work to happen before we get to that point where it becomes … [Read more...] about PayPal Cautious About Future Of Libra Cryptocurrency
Even as the Supreme Court’s Collegium, after its reconstitution under the new Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S.Thakur, is yet to hold its first meeting to recommend new Judges to the High Courts and the Supreme Court, LiveLaw has learnt that pressure is likely to be mounted on it to recommend sufficient SC/ST/BC Judges to High Courts and Supreme Court.With six vacancies of Judges in the Supreme Court (four current and two immediate future vacancies), and more than 400 vacancies of Judges in the High Courts requiring the Collegium’s immediate attention, those who are concerned with absence of diversity in the Apex Court and the High Courts are making a determined effort to bring the issue of social justice in the appointment process to the fore. They suggest that “if this opportunity is lost, the door will be closed for them for another 15 to 20 years in the High Courts”.A prominent proponent of reservations for these deprived sections in the Judiciary, and a … [Read more...] about Pressure likely to mount on Collegium to recommend appointment of SC/ST/BC Judges to High Courts and Supreme Court