US scholars’ group starts academic boycott of Israel

American Studies Association endorses its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities. The membership of the American Studies Association endorsed its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities. Two-thirds of the 1,252 members who voted approved the boycott, according to the ASA announcement Monday, a day after the deadline for voting.… Read More US scholars’ group starts academic boycott of Israel

Kerry: “Peace deal” by spring remains the goal

A full and final peace agreement is still possible within the nine-month calendar. Th is calendar was set for U.S.-brokered talks, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday. “We’re not talking at this point about any shifts,” Kerry said, following two days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The goal remains a complete… Read More Kerry: “Peace deal” by spring remains the goal

Holy Catholic skulls watch over Madonna and child

There are 800 “Holy Skulls” inside the Otranto Cathedral in Southern Italy. Hundreds of them overlook the alter with an idol of Mother and child. The official Roman Catholic story is: “According to the Roman Martyrology, August 14, the Church remembers and venerates “… the approximately eight hundred martyrs of Otranto, in Puglia, pressured to… Read More Holy Catholic skulls watch over Madonna and child