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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the leader of Taiwan put China on the defensive late Friday with a historic, upbeat phone call to discuss Washington’s role in possibly helping the diplomatically isolated island gain international status.   China’s foreign minister dubbed the 12-minute phone call by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen a “petty action” that will lead to no changes in Sino-U.S. relations. But the communist leadership will watch for fallout, such as whether Trump talks... (Full Story)
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in Seoul on Saturday to call for the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, marking the sixth straight weekend of demonstrations in the city. The protests started shortly after South Korea's National Assembly announced Friday a vote to impeach Park had been postponed until December 9.   The president has been embroiled in a multi-million-dollar influence peddling scandal that has decimated her image as a strong and incorruptible... (Full Story)
A U.S. presidential commission on Friday called on the incoming administration to immediately take steps to enhance cybersecurity in both the private and public sector. The Commission on Enhancing National Cyber Security, which includes 12 non-partisan experts in technology and computer security, presented a report to U.S. President Barack Obama with several recommendations it hopes to have implemented within the next two to five years. Those recommendations include the creation of two... (Full Story)
By Yannick B. Vallee , B.A. Political Science
We often think that the presidency is the most influential executive position in the United States; however, the vice presidency an essential component of the U.S. system, because it acts as a kind of insurance policy in troubling moments. The main role of the vice presidency is to replace the President if he or she becomes unable to serve. The Vice President must to have all the qualities and qualifications required to be appointed as President at any time during the term.  (Full Story)
by Oded Eran , Vera Michlin-Shapir

The results of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union show a country fragmented and in a state of political and economic uncertainty that will persist for years. Moreover, the very idea of the European Union sustained a major blow that is liable to intensify during the process of separation. Two groups have formed: countries that are not interested in being EU members, led by Norway and Britain, and countries that cannot belong to the EU because the EU does not want them, including Morocco and Turkey. (Full Story)
By Yves Mamou

''How quickly the unthinkable became the irreversible''  writes  The Economist.  They are talking about Brexit, of course. The question of today is: Who could have imagined that British people were so tired of being members of The Club? The question of tomorrow is: What country will be next? (Full Story)
by Alan M. Dershowitz

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, at which selected Nazi leaders were placed in the dock, we must ask some disturbing questions about those who were never tried for their complicity in the world's worst genocide. It would have been impossible to carry out the mass murder of so many people without the complicity of so many governments, groups, and individuals. Perhaps there were too many guilty parties to put them all on trial, but it is not too late to hold the guilty morally accountable for what they did and failed to do.

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By Neil Caplan , Ph.D., Member of Tolerance.ca®
In his recent book, No End of Conflict, independent security expert and peace process researcher Yossi Alpher sees no imminent solution to a dangerous, deteriorating conflict. (Full Story)
By Neil Caplan , Ph.D., Member of Tolerance.ca®
Courtesy of the Moshe Sharett Heritage Society, Tel Aviv
One of the short-hand ways to sketch out the hawkish-dovish divide in Israeli politics and history is to contrast the approaches, worldviews and personalities of two of the country’s founding politicians: David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett. (Full Story)
Well-known lawyer, Julius Grey, will speak about the «Uberization»  of society and its deleterious effect on the well-being of citizens. (Full Story)
By Miriam Rabkin , Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
Valentine’s Day rituals often begin in the classroom, where the holiday serves both as an enjoyable arts and crafts activity and as a pedagogical tool, teaching children about structuring love and friendship into a concrete, prescribed form. The ritualization of love continues throughout our lives, not only on Valentine’s Day, but through weddings, anniversaries, and Mother’s and Father’s Day. (Full Story)
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What Would Be The Role of Vice President Elect Mike Pence?

We often think that the presidency is the most influential executive position in the United States; however, the vice presidency an... (Full Story)
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What is Tolerance ?
Everybody talks about tolerance. Why ? What is so important about tolerance ? Do you have an opinion you would like to share on tolerance ? Why should we be tolerant ? Let us know your opinion. Write your answer directly... (Full Story)
Declaration of Principles on Tolerance
Proclaimed and signed by the Member States of UNESCO on 16 November 1995. (Full Story)