formally open @newstalk

The public inquiry into the causes of the Grenfell Tower fire will be formally opened in the UK today. Retired judge Martin Moore-Bick will set out details of how the inquiry will operate. It hasn’t yet been announced when it will begin to hear evidence, or even where future hearings will be held. It is…

the submarine affair @thenewyorktimes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not a suspect in the so-called submarine affair, one of the corruption scandals rocking Israel. But with his personal lawyer, the man he appointed as national security adviser, and now his former chief of staff among the expanding parade of suspects, analysts and critics assert that if Mr. Netanyahu did…

Netanyahu’s No-State Solution @thenewyorktimes

The no-state solution advances. This is unsurprising. No democracy can be immune to running an undemocratic system of oppression for a half-century in territory under its control. Israel was conceived as a state of laws. If it is not, it betrays its 1948 founding charter. This commits the nascent state to “freedom, justice and peace…