FROM Amir Tibon
Israel, too, has a travel ban Another travel ban… this time from Israel. Photo by Takver The Knesset, Israel's Parliament, has enacted a new law that bars foreign citizens from entering that country if they've supported a boycott of Israel itself or of products made in the controversial settlements on what most of the world calls Palestinian lands. That includes many American Jews. Amir Tibon, Washington correspondent with Haaretz , says that one of the criticisms of the ban is that it doesn't distinguish Israel itself from its settlements in Gaza and the West Bank.
How Kerry’s Peace Plan Failed Secretary of State John Kerry has left the Middle East after failing to achieve a cease fire between Israel and Hamas. But if we look back just a few months, there was real hope for a comprehensive Palestinian-Israeli peace deal. What happened? The New Republic has published a lengthy investigation into how close the sides got to an agreement and what went wrong.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.