Daily Archive: September 7, 2017

Sep
07

Prof Galloway on Giphy, Wal-Mart

Winner: Walmart, which has taken a page from Amazon’s playbook and stepped up its storytelling. Winner: Giphy, the four-year-old GIF search engine with more daily users than Snapchat. What Happens in an Internet Minute?

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Sep
07

Shimon Peres, in Memoir, Takes On Israel Past and Future

A year after his death, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders describes a life “entwined with the birth and construction of Israel.”

Sep
07

USA is a Low-Tax Country (regardless of what President Trump keeps saying)

From Jimmy P of AEI: The United States continues to not be the highest taxed nation in the world, even though President Trump keeps saying otherwise. Again, this morning (via Twitter): “I Will be going to North Dakota today to discuss tax reform and tax cuts. We are the highest taxed nation in the world – that will change.” It…

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Sep
07

Banksy Walled Off Hotel in Palestine to sell new works by elusive artist

Gift shop, which will open in autumn in West Bank, will sell pieces including crucifixes fashioned into grappling hooks

It’s the sort of merchandise you might find in any hotel gift shop: mugs emblazoned with slogans, T-shirts, prints of local beauty spots and novelty key rings. But this is not any ordinary holiday tat.

Banksy’s Walled Off hotel in the Palestinian territories will open a gift shop and sell new works by the elusive street artist for the first time in four years.

Related: ‘Worst view in the world': Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall

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Sep
07

Airstrikes on Syrian Military Sites Renew Focus on Chemical Weapons

The Syrian site was said to produce precision missiles and chemical weapons, which Syria had agreed to give up in 2013.