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The BMC will take a decision soon, Bhujbal said Kshatriya said Mumbai being an island citya desalination plant can help reduce dependence on rainwater For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AFP | Ottawa | Published: December 9 2016 11:25 pm US Vice-President Joe Biden (Source: Reuters) Top News The United States will stay on its current path toward a low-carbon economy after Donald Trump’s inauguration US Vice-President Joe Biden predicted on Friday during a visit to Ottawa “Whatever uncertainty exists around the near-term policy choices of the next president I am absolutely confident the United States will continue making progress to this path to a low-carbon future” Biden told Canadian leaders meeting to finalize a deal on a national carbon price Watch what else is making news: “This is unstoppable” he said Biden’s visit comes amid concerns that the incoming administration could set back US efforts to combat climate change after the president-elect takes office in January During the campaign Trump pledged to boost the oil and gas sector and bring back coal His pick of fossil fuel industry ally and global warming skeptic Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency cast doubts over Washington’s future direction on climate change Joe Biden argued that state and market-driven forces are overtaking the federal government in efforts to cut carbon pollution He cited more fuel efficient transportation and buildings and state-to-province cooperation such as California Quebec and Ontario trading carbon credits He also said US oil consumption is down while the installation of solar panels is rising “Many of the trends that I’ve mentioned have taken hold and are no longer dependent on government initiatives They’re market-driven they’re common sense” Biden said “So regardless of whether the next administration is as aggressive as we have been there is no way to turn back I’m not suggesting they intend to but there’s no way to turn back this tide that has begun to roll” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News And it will take some time, download Indian Express App More Top Newsdesign of algorithms and data structures, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ishfaq Naseem | Pune | Published: June 22,methyl amine acrylonitrile are used by the industries, "But, his friends got the hint and started to talk about the validity of Kangana’s nepotism debate and how she is dishonest too. a Christian voter.

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REUTERSWritten by Ben Dror Yemini | Updated: May 5 2014 1:50 pm US Secretary of State John Kerry stated recently that Yasser Arafat had already recognised a Jewish state (Reuters) Israel is a Jewish state or the nation-state of the Jewish people because it was established according to the UN’s two-state resolution — Jewish and Arab states — as self-determination is rooted in the law of nations and because it is the self-determination of the majority of Israel’s citizens Israel does not need Palestinian recognition of its Jewish character and has never made such a demand of Egypt and Jordan So why has Israel been insistent on recognition of its Jewish character from the Palestinians US Secretary of State John Kerry stated recently that Yasser Arafat had already recognised a Jewish state He is right It is important to understand that recognition In the mid-1970’s Henry Kissinger formulated the conditions for dialogue between the PLO and the US administration These included an explicit and unconditional rejection of terror and recognition of Israel The issue became relevant only in the late-1980s The PLO’s status was damaged after its expulsion to Tunisia and the outbreak of the First Intifada It attempted to return to centrestage through dialogue with the US Swedish foreign minister Stan Anderson was enlisted to mediate In November 1988 the Palestinian National Council convened in Algiers — remembered primarily for its declarations of independence The same council for the first time recognised UN Resolutions 181 242 and 338 The developments were positive but the decisions did not satisfy the US Anderson didn’t give up He invited five leading Jews led by attorney Rita Hauser from the US to Stockholm to meet Arafat Arafat denounced terrorism and declared his acceptance of the UN resolutions Apparently this was the first time the words “Jewish State” came out of Arafat’s mouth But the US demanded a more explicit declaration refusing to grant Arafat a visa to speak before the UN On December 13 a special session was held in Geneva so that Arafat could speak Once again the US was not satisfied by his declarations George Shultz then secretary of state was not prepared to deviate from the explicit wording the US demanded After two days of consultations Arafat convened a press conference denouncing terrorism and recognising UN Resolutions 242 and 338 He once again declared that the solution was “two states for two peoples” and a “Jewish state” in Israel Arafat gave his statements in English In reality he read exactly what Shultz had given him This time he met US demands On the same day December 15 Shultz announced that the US president had decided to open a dialogue with the PLO The dialogue was short and futile At the first outbreak of terror the PLO refused to denounce it Iraq invaded Kuwait Arafat supported Saddam Hussein The dialogue came to an abrupt end The Madrid Conference convened and only the Oslo Accords brought the PLO back to centrestage But the Fatah Conference in 2009 at which Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) stood at its head unanimously decided to completely refute the idea of a “Jewish State” It’s worthwhile to note the wording of the announcement: “Complete resistance with no way back to the recognition of Israel as a ‘Jewish State’ to protect the rights of refugees and the rights of minorities on the other side of the Green Line” Arafat himself reneged on his recognition of a Jewish state A number of questions remain Why was the US’s stubborn insistence on preconditions for talks legitimate but Israel’s demands today — not a precondition — are somehow less legitimate Second if Abu Mazen the PLO and Fatah retreated from Arafat’s consent there is a chance that every Palestinian agreement is in reality a deception And third if it’s not a deception and Palestinians already recognised a Jewish state as Kerry claims then what’s the problem in working this agreement into the outline The discussion has also had several foolish claims For example what Abe Foxman the president of the Anti-Defamation League in the US would say if the US declared itself a “Christian state” Or Efraim Halevi former director of the Mossad asked how Israel would react if the Palestinians demanded recognition as a “Muslim state” It’s unfortunate that serious individuals made such futile claims First the US belongs to a small group of countries that are not nation-states Most countries are nation-states Yugoslavia broke up into seven separate entities; Czechoslovakia into two; Pakistan broke away from India Other European states maintain national identities even religious identities In England the religion of the state is Anglican and if the next king marries a Jew their children won’t be able to inherit the crown Article 4 of Denmark’s constitution establishes the state religion as Evangelical-Lutheran which is granted state support and assistance and its king can only be of that religion The list can go on Halevi who also served as Israel’s ambassador to the EU is supposed to be aware of all the drafts of the Palestinian constitution that establish “Islam as the religion of the state” There is no need to wait for a state with a constitution That is what Article 4 of the Basic Law of the Palestinian Authority states The demand for the recognition of a Jewish state is aimed at achieving two things: ending the fantasy of the “right of return” and bringing an end to the conflict Israel doesn’t need Palestinian permission to be a nation-state for the Jewish people But because the Palestinians have said that opposition to the Jewish state is a demand for the return of refugees Netanyahu’s present demand has added significance It’s important to remember three other things One at the end of 2000 Bill Clinton presented the parameters for a peace plan that included the words: “Palestine as the homeland of the Palestinian people and the state of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people” Two the Geneva Accords includes in its introduction an agreement of the right of the Jewish people to a state And three before Netanyahu there were Tzipi Livni and Ehud Olmert who insisted on this demand This is not to say that Israel has kept all its promises within the diplomatic framework with the Palestinians Take for example the “Road Map” in which Israel promised to freeze all building in the settlements and to dismantle outposts built after 2001 That didn’t happen As long as we’re talking about preparing a principle draft we need to place the demand for the recognition of a Jewish state within its historical context It wasn’t Netanyahu and it was not the Israeli right It was the US administration that pressured Arafat to agree to this demand and these were dovish members who were adamant about it As long as Palestinians demand the “right of return” its significance being the end of the State of Israel the insistence on the recognition of a Jewish state is basically an insistence on two states for two peoples Anyone who justifies the Palestinian refusal is not bringing peace any closer but pushing the chances of a “two states for two peoples” solution further away There are other issues on which we need to oppose Netanyahu’s policies On this however he deserves total support Not to torpedo peace but the opposite — to pave the way to peace Related News The writer an Israeli journalist is with the ‘Maariv’ newspaper For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: March 22 2014 3:42 am Related News For the first time in the history of the Communist Party of India a journalist has donned a jacket and bow tie of many hues to meet bush shirt-clad former general secretary AB Bardhan Karan Thapar’s outfit in the election special of Devil’s Advocate was like a blast from the past part glam rock part acid jazz with strong overtones of Purple Haze An outfit like that should come with a free laser and disco ball But Bardhan didn’t let it rattle him Thapar was not his usual intrusive self halting his guest in mid-flow with a suddenly upraised hand and the result was a mighty fine interview Bardhan was polite but candid as always He declared the expectations of the Left (32 Lok Sabha seats up from 24 in 2009) and dismissed the fall predicted by the NDTV poll (18 seats) “Being a student of statistics I know what sort of poll surveys are being done these days” he laughed He diagnosed Manmohan Singh as “a non-functioning non-delivering person a failure as a prime minister” Asked about Rahul Gandhi’s viability he grinned: “Should I comment at all All right another failure” The interview ended there and as Thapar shook hands with him Bardhan said impishly: “Shaking hands on someone’s failure is not good” Before every election when the great and the good become vulnerable political satire becomes as exciting as political news Cyrus Broacha’s The Week that Wasn’t (the title of the programme sends up Prannoy Roy’s The World This Week) took off from the “character dheela” comment made by Amar Singh to Rajdeep Sardesai after he joined Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal Broacha interviewed a fake Amar Singh named Beemar Singh He was exercising a lot to get better walking all day first to Mayawati’s office then to Sonia Gandhi’s then to the BJP Kejriwal… In addition he was doing bending exercises in Ajit Singh’s office bending both backwards and forwards Beemar Singh queried inscrutably: “Tum karo to tum rangeela hum karen to hum Godzilla” Broacha has also done a face-to-face between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi in which Modi denied any resemblance between Hitler and himself because “Hitler did not get a clean chit” The skit on Arvind Kejriwal’s visitation of Mumbai is great satire with Broacha explaining why the real aam aadmi of his city does not vibe with the Aam Aadmi Party — because Kejriwal muffed the act He found an auto the moment he stepped out of the airport while the authentic aam aadmi must wait until his children forget what he looks like And he got a window seat in the train to Churchgate while the real thing hangs on in the doorway with his face in someone’s armpit “Please tell me that you whistled at some foreigners in Colaba at least” Broacha pleaded hopelessly Every year just once a year Holi lays bare India’s problematic relationship with cannabis Bhang is integral to Holi but all other forms of the weed are illegal The media holds up a mirror to this clash of civilisations as Oriental enthusiasms struggle with colonial anxieties Usually the anxieties carry the day but this year there is radicalism on the airwaves CNN-IBN travelled to a bar in Ghaziabad on Holi morning to learn how to make a bhangarita That’s for washing down a Nutella and bhang pizza Has the sudden legalisation of cannabis in various parts of the Americas emboldened TV producers Anyway after some exposure to Ghaziabadi cuisine and bartending CNN-IBN’s reporter became irrepressibly jovial and wished everyone a happy Diwali Doesn’t matter It was Holi when only the thought counts [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIslamabad:Pakistan is considering pulling out from India four of its officials posted in the High Commission in New Delhi days after Indian authorities declared one diplomat persona non grata "This is under consideration A final decision would be taken shortly" a source at the Foreign Office said on Monday Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi Reuters The names of the four officials – Commercial Counsellor Syed Furrukh Habib and First Secretaries Khadim Huss? 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