Heaviest Snow in Decades Batters U.K., Ireland and the Continent
Unusually heavy snow and winter weather throughout the United Kingdom has caused school cancellations, stranded motorists, and gas shortages in Britain. Scientists are saying warming temperatures at the North Pole are causing the polar jet stream to be pushed south, which is what is causing the U.K. to be slammed with dangerously cold weather. Many governments are issuing dangerous weather warnings, including Ireland, Britain and France.
Poland and Israel in Tense Talks Over Law Likened to Holocaust Denial
Israel and Poland’s governments have engaged in talks recently over the Polish law that makes it a crime to blame the Polish nation for the Holocaust and other horrors of World War II. Many Poles joined together to draft a letter to both the Israeli and Polish governments asking them to portray history accurately. Israeli and Polish officials met together for hours to discuss the freedom of speech issue that comes with making a crime out of accusation against the Polish nation.
Prince William Will Go to Israel, in First Official Visit by a British Royal
Seventy years after British Mandate in Palestine ended, Israel will be hosting an official visit from the British Royal family: Prince William. The lack of a visit from a British official has been a sore spot for some Israelis; many see it as a denial of the legitimacy of the nation of Israel on the part of the Brits. During his visit, Prince William will visit Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories in the West Bank.