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Supreme Court Weighs Status of Jerusalem for Passports

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Supreme Court Weighs Status of Jerusalem for Passports By ADAM LIPTAKNOV. 3, 2014


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday considered the status of Jerusalem, which Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. told the justices was “the most vexing and volatile and difficult diplomatic issue that this nation has faced for decades.” The legal question for the justices was whether Congress was entitled in a 2002 law to order the State Department to “record the place of birth as Israel” in the passports of American children born in Jerusalemif their parents asked. The answer to that question involves the separation of powers and the competing roles of Congress and the president in the conduct of foreign affairs. But the justices seemed unusually alert to the real-world consequences of their eventual decision. When Alyza D. Lewin, a lawyer for the couple challenging the law, said that a notation in a passport is a minor matter and not a statement on American foreign policy, Justice Elena Kagan sai…

Bloodied and crumbling sculptures installed in destroyed Gaza neighbourhood

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Bloodied and crumbling sculptures installed in destroyed Gaza neighbourhood


Broken, crumbling and splattered with “blood”, these haunting sculptures have been made by an artist in Gaza to show the pain of conflict. The 50-day war between Israel and Hamas earlier this year left more than 2,200 people dead and razed
 thousands of homes in the narrow strip to the ground. Most of the casualties were civilians, including hundreds of children, according to the UN, reflected in artistIyad Sabbah’s depiction of a family. The sculptor, who is Palestinian and lives and works in Gaza, created them using mud and waste materials found in bombsites. In an installation entitled Worn Out, the family of sculptures including a small child and a baby appear to move through debris and rubble and past shelled homes. Iyad Sabbah working on his 'Worn Out' installation in Gaza
“Shuja’iyya neighborhood is one of the places that was completely destroyed, and the idea came to my head to do something about…