Good Will and Peace Towards Men Elusive This Year in Nazareth

It’s Christmas in Jesus’ hometown. But in one of the most tumultuous holiday seasons in recent memory, Israel’s once thriving Christian minority is facing a tangle of new fears from their Jewish and Muslim neighbors.

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Lawyer for American 'Torture' Teen Held in Firebombing Turns to Israel Justice Minister

Israel’s minister of justice met last week with the mother of an Israeli-American teen held in isolation by Israeli security authorities amid a terrorism investigation, the teen’s attorney told the Forward.

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Why Russian Jews Love Their (Don't Call Them Christmas) Trees

Every December Elana Snitman’s family gathers at her home, where they decorate a fake pine tree with ornaments, placing gifts underneath to exchange. After gathering for a dinner of chicken, eggplant and beet-and-potato salad, they sing a traditional song about the festive tree and the coming of winter.

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Family Claims American Teen Held as Jewish Extremist Is Being Tortured by Israel

A 17-year-old Jewish American citizen is being interrogated harshly by Israel in a probe of vicious attacks against Palestinians. The teen’s family calls the treatment torture — and demands an end to his detention without charge.

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Israeli President Meets Child Terror Victims on Their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted dozens of child victims of terrorist attacks in a celebration for their bar and bat mitzvahs.

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