Saudi Prince Says Israelis Have Right to ‘Their Own Land’

Saudi Prince Says Israelis Have Right to ‘Their Own Land’ Photo Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has adopted a distinctly warmer tone toward Israel, seeing it as an attractive regional economic and technological hub as well as a potential partner in the kingdom’s cold war with Iran. Credit Amir Levy/Reuters Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince has said that Israelis “have the right to have their own land” and that formal relations between Israel and the kingdom could be mutually beneficial.
The comments by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in an interview published on Monday reflected the distinctly warmer tone toward Israel adopted recently by the de facto ruler of a powerful Arab country that once opposed Israel’s right to exist.
Saudi Arabia and Israel still have no formal relations, and Saudi leaders have historically criticized the Jewish state for its treatment of the Palestinians and for limiting access to Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
But the kingdom’s stance to..

Nonfiction: A Reckoning With an Imperfect Science in ‘Blue Dreams’

Supported by Book Review | Nonfiction A Reckoning With an Imperfect Science in ‘Blue Dreams’ Photo Credit Sophy Hollington BLUE DREAMS
The Science and the Story of the Drugs That Changed Our Minds
By Lauren Slater
400 pp. Little, Brown & Company. $28.
In 1988, Lauren Slater put a single cream-and-green pill in her mouth and, with a sip of water, became one of the first patients in the United States to take Prozac. She also emerged as one of its most poetic chroniclers when she detailed her heady, complex love affair with the drug in “Prozac Diary” (1998).
Thirty years since that first dose, neither Slater nor the drug has aged particularly well. Slater, who has spent much of her life wrestling with bipolar and obsessive-compulsive disorders, jumped from an initial prescription of 10 milligrams to 20 to 30 to 60, landing at 80 mg, which is where she left off in “Prozac Diary.” A doctor eventually upped her dose to 100 mg a day — 20 beyond what’s F.D.A. approved. But the drug tha..

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader, Defends Sharing Seder With Jewdas

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Leader, Defends Sharing Seder With Jewdas Photo Jeremy Corbyn, center, has been at war with a sizable section of lawmakers from his Labour Party, many of whom say he would not make a credible prime minister. Credit Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — After days of damaging headlines, a crisis over anti-Semitism within Britain’s opposition Labour Party seemed to be fading, following reassuring statements and a contrite — if belated — apology from its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
But for his critics, actions speak louder than words, and on Monday there was a new chorus of criticism when it emerged that Mr. Corbyn had attended a Passover event organized by Jewdas, a left-wing Jewish group that is highly critical of mainstream Jewish organizations and of Israel.
Jewdas describes itself as a forum for “radical voices for the alternative diaspora.” It has called Israel a “steaming pile of sewage,” while criticizing those who organized recent protests aga..