Daily Archive: October 22, 2017

Oct
22

‘This land is just dirt': a rooftop view of Jerusalem

For its Season of Culture, the ancient capital has thrown open its rooftops to encourage residents to see beyond their blinkered boundaries. But the reality is a city where the divides are growing deeper

The rooftops of Jerusalem can be deceptive. From up here, the domes and towers of the hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues glimmer on the skyline in what seems like peaceful coexistence; the neighbourhoods below come together in a unified sprawl.

But down below, it is a city defined by barriers. They may not be as tangible as the towering security wall that divides Israel and the Palestinian territories a few miles east, but they are just as divisive and inviolable. Living side by side in Jerusalem are communities who exist with no interaction with one another – kept apart by fear, nationalism and religion.

Today it is a city filled with hate

I don’t meet many women like me

Related: Painting for peace: global mural project highlights the walls that divide our cities

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Oct
22

Hikers’ Families Say Deaths Motivated By ‘Compassion’

Hikers’ Families Say Deaths Motivated By ‘Compassion’The families of a young couple found dead in an embrace believe they died in a murder-suicide motivated by compassion.


Oct
22

Brexit fears are holding back manufacturing investment, study finds

Survey of companies finds half are holding back planned investment because of uncertainty over exit from EU

Britain’s manufacturers are putting the brakes on investment plans as uncertainty over Brexit makes them more reluctant to spend money on new factories and machinery, a report reveals.

The amount invested by UK manufacturers in new plant and machinery has slowed to 6.5% of turnover, from 7.5% last year, according to a survey by EEF, the industry trade body, as companies press the pause button until there is further clarity on a Brexit deal.

Related: UK business chiefs unite to demand urgent Brexit transition deal

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Oct
22

ECB’s Draghi faces challenge in putting the brakes on the euro

Even a modest narrowing of its bond-buying programme may do long-term euro damage

Oct
22

China property prices grow at slowest pace in 17 months

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