Netanyahu pushes for referendum on “peace agreement”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to fast-track a bill that would put any future peace deal to a national referendum. A spokeswoman for the State Department confirmed that Palestinian and Israeli envoys will meet for formal negotiations, after two Palestinian spokesmen claimed that the planned talks were only a preliminary meeting. Spokeswoman Jen… Read More Netanyahu pushes for referendum on “peace agreement”

Pope in Brazil protected by generals and dollars

Activists in Brazil say they will also gather “to protest the 90 million dollars in public spending for the papal visit”. Some 10,000 police officers and more than 14,000 soldiers will be on duty during the pope’s visit, and six Brazilian military aircraft will provide transportation for the pontiff. The helicopters will let Francis avoid… Read More Pope in Brazil protected by generals and dollars