Israel demolishes mosque walls in Jerusalem’s Shufat camp | Maan News Agency

Israel rarely grants Palestinians permits to build in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It has demolished at least 27,000 Palestinian homes and structures since occupying the West Bank in 1967, according to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.

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General Motors Halts Sale of Cruze Sedan Over Takata Air Bags – NYTimes.com

{24/7 means you cannot lie about who you are working diligently with or not. GM says they are/Takata says huh?}

We are working diligently with the supplier of the defective part to identify specific vehicles affected and expect to resume deliveries by the end of this week, once those vehicles are identified,” a G.M. spokesman, Greg Martin, said.

Takata devices are already the subject of a recall involving millions of vehicles made by Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and BMW. The Takata-produced inflator in those vehicles may contain propellant that can explode in certain situations.

The problem that G.M. announced on Wednesday involves a different aspect of Takata’s inflators — how they are assembled. It was unclear how use of the wrong part would affect the air bag.

“Theirs is a chemistry issue, and ours is a mechanical issue,” another spokesman for G.M., Jim Cain, said.

A spokesman for Takata in Tokyo, Toyohiro Hishikawa, said the company was unaware of General Motors’ decision and could not comment. He said that Takata was a long-term supplier of the automaker.

via General Motors Halts Sale of Cruze Sedan Over Takata Air Bags – NYTimes.com.

Reform Immigration Now – GOP Nope!

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a longtime immigration reform advocate, declared Wednesday that immigration reform in the House is “over” because Republicans are blocking legislation from coming to a vote. “Nothing’s going to happen,” he said in an interview. “My point of view is, this is over. There’s no reason to continue to wait. Every day, 1,000 people get deported. The president should stop deportations. There’s no reason to wait.” (Washington Post) Democratic leaders will hold a press conference today to mark the one-year anniversary of the Senate passing a sweeping reform bill.