World View: Netanyahu Cancels Israeli Settlement Plan to Save 'Peace Process'
- Manufacturer makes a metal gun with a 3D printer
- Netanyahu cancels Israeli settlement plan to save 'peace process'
- Malta sells EU citizenship for 650,000 euros
Manufacturer makes a metal gun with a 3D printer
3D printed metal gun
The gun-control concept took another hit on Friday when a Texas gun
manufacturer, Solid Concepts, tested the first all metal gun made from
3D printing. The pistol is a version of an M1911, a handgun designed
by John Browning and first used widely in the latter stages of combat
stemming from the Philippine-American War.
When I last wrote about gun control and 3D printing, I described a 3D printed plastic gun tested by Cody
Wilson, an activist, which worked adequately but fell apart after
several dozen shots. Now, a few months later, 3D printing of guns has
already advanced substantially. Within a couple of years, I would
expect it to be possible for anyone to be able to purchase a 3D
printer for a few thousand dollars and make good quality guns in his
cellar or garage. CNN
Netanyahu cancels Israeli settlement plan to save 'peace process'
Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to
"reconsider" preliminary work toward building 24,000 settlement
housing units in the West Bank, which much of the international
community considers to be occupied Palestinian territory. The
decision was a slapdown of his hardline nationalist housing
minister Uri Ariel, who had authorized the preparatory work.
Netanyahu tied his decision in with the ongoing negotiations
between the West and Iran:
In recent months, we built thousands of homes in
Judea and Samaria [the West Bank], and in the coming months we
plan to build thousands more. It was never easy, but we did it
responsibly despite international pressure. [But] there’s no
point in creating friction with the international community over
theoretical potential and plans that aren’t applicable...
We need to fight for real, true, practical things and not things
that create unnecessary tension with the international community
that can hurt our fight against Iran.
Netanyahu's decision comes as Palestinian peace negotiators have
reportedly submitted their resignations, refusing to take any further
part in the so-called "peace process" with Israel. However,
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has not yet accepted their
resignations, and so the farcical peace negotiations may yet continue.
Jerusalem Post and Deutsche-Welle and BBC
Malta sells EU citizenship for 650,000 euros
You can now buy citizenship in Malta for 650,000 euros, thanks to a
new plan approved by the country's parliament on Tuesday. Once you're
a citizen of Malta, you'll be an EU citizen and you can travel freely
without visa controls. Malta is receiving a great deal of criticism
for this plan, but it turns out that Greece, Spain, and Hungary all
offer residence permits in exchange for steep fees, allowing the same
freedom of movement. Malta has merely gone one step further by
offering citizenship. Spiegel
KEYS: Generational Dynamics, Solid Concepts, 3D Printer, Cody Wilson,
Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Uri Ariel, Mahmoud Abbas,
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