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Israel reopens holy site after police killings

Israel reopens holy site after police killings

World
Israel has reopened a holy mosque compound after it was closed on Friday when two policemen were shot dead.The site is known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and is an area of huge religious importance to both faiths.The compound was closed for the first time in decades after three Arab citizens of Israel fled to the site after killing two police officers.The gunmen fled to the holy site where they were shot dead by security forces.Image:Metal detectors were installed at an entrance to the compound The reopening was met with resistance from Muslims who refused to enter due to the installation of metal detectors outside.Sheikh Omar Kiswani, director of the Al-Aqsa mosque that sits within the compound, said: "We reject the changes imposed by the Israeli government - ...
Einstein letters on God, McCarthy, Israel go up for auction

Einstein letters on God, McCarthy, Israel go up for auction

Technology
A collection of letters written by Albert Einstein is set to go to auction next week, offering a new glimpse at the Nobel-winning physicist's views on God, McCarthyism and what was then the newly established state of Israel. The five original letters, dated 1951 to 1954 and signed by Einstein, reveal a witty and sensitive side of the esteemed scientist. They were sent to quantum physicist David Bohm, a colleague who fled the United States for Brazil in 1951 after refusing to testify about his links to the Communist Party to the House Un-American Activities Committee. Bohm's widow's estate put the documents on the block after she passed away last year. One of the yellowing pages, bearing Einstein's signature and embossed seal, and a handwritten general relativity equation, opens at $ 8,000...