The secret of Netanyahus success? A simple tale of good versus evil | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

The Israeli prime ministers narrative is raising a generation for whom peace would mean betrayal, says author and psychologist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen Israel is a land of storytellers. Authors such as Amos Oz and David Grossman are acclaimed worldwide, and the Yuval Noah Hararis theory of the cognitive revolution. According to Harari, Homo sapiens came to dominate the world because we are the only animal that can cooperate in large numbers. Thanks to our ability to imagine things collectively, we can subscribe to a common story about a state, or a god and lead others to pursue a holy grail that might exist only in the mind. All large-scale human cooperation systems derive from human beings unique capacity for fiction. We …

5 things to know for March 1: Jared Kushner, India and Pakistan, Netanyahu, gun reform, pedestrian deaths

(CNN)Say hello to Toni Harris, the female athlete who accepted a scholarship this weekto play men’s college football. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) President Donald Trump overruled objections from White House senior staff and the intelligence community to get Jared Kushner his top-secret security clearance. That’s what is alleged in a report in The New York Times, which said back in May the President ordered then-chief of staff John Kelly to grant Kushner — Trump’s son-in-law and adviser — the clearance the day after the White House Counsel’s Office urged …