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Jerusalem Building Committee Approves 1,200 Apartments

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A Jerusalem building committee has approved the construction of more than 1,200 apartments in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem.Read More


'Lieberman Aides Still Running Foreign Ministry with Netanyahu's Approval'

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A small group of associates of former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who were appointed by him to sensitive positions in his office, has remained to work in the Foreign Ministry even after their boss resigned from his post last week.Read More


48,000 Want Piers Morgan Deported Over Guns

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More than 48,000 people have signed a petition that they posted on the White House website demanding that British CNN talk show host Piers Morgan be deported over comments he made on air about gun control.Read More


Jack Klugman, 'Odd Couple' Star, Dies at 90

By Reuters

Emmy-winning actor Jack Klugman, a versatile, raspy-voiced mainstay of U.S. television during the 1970s and early ’80s through his starring roles in “The Odd Couple” and “Quincy, M.E.,” died on Monday at the age of 90, his son said.Read More


Pope: Dump Gadgets and Make Room for God

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Pope Benedict, leading the world’s Roman Catholics into Christmas, on Monday urged people to find room for God in their fast-paced lives filled with the latest technological gadgets.Read More


Turkey Lifts Objection to NATO Israel Cooperation

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Turkey has given approval for Israel to participate in non-military NATO activities in 2013, withdrawing an earlier objection driven by an ongoing dispute between the former regional allies, a Turkish official said on Monday.Read More


Child Abusers Faced Music in 2012

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Experts say 2012 was a year of unparalleled justice for child sex abuse victims, but whether the string of high-profile convictions will translate into a turning point for juvenile safety remains to be seen.Read More


Bibi Says Israel Won't Tolerate Church Attacks

By JTA

In his yearly Christmas greeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not tolerate attacks on places of Christian worship.Read More


Wily Serial Killer Raised in Anti-Semitic Church

By Reuters

A confessed serial killer from Alaska who hid in plain sight and whose crimes went undetected for more than a decade, was ultimately caught after he gave in to his compulsions and struck close to home.Read More


Adam Greenberg, Jewish Ballplayer, Signs New Deal

By JTA

Jewish player Adam Greenberg will resume his professional baseball career after signing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.Read More





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