First book in America up for auction for $30m

A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million. Only 11 copies of the Bay Psalm Book survive in varying degrees of completeness. Members of Boston’s Old South Church … [Read the full story]

A Mosque has been attacked

Jewish settlers opposed to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians were accused of setting fire to a mosque in the West Bank, burning the Koran and scrawling threats in Hebrew on its walls. ‘Mosques we burn’,said a warning scribbled at the door of the smoke-damaged mosque of Beit Fajjar which is south of … [Read the full story]