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3,000-Year-Old Temple and Sacred Vessels Unearthed Near Jerusalem

By JTA

A temple and sacred vessels from the First Temple period were discovered near Jerusalem.Read More


Bibi to Jewish Agency: Look Into Women’s Prayer at Western Wall

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has asked the Jewish Agency to come up with a solution for non-Orthodox women’s groups who want to pray at the Western Wall.Read More


Russian Parliament Approves Ban on American Adoptions

By Reuters

Russia’s upper parliament house unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children, in retaliation for a U.S. law that punishes Russians accused of human rights violations.Read More


Netanyahu Calls Urgent Meeting with West Bank Settlement Mayors

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called an urgent meeting for Wednesday afternoon with members of his Likud party serving as council chairmen in the West Bank, to express his support for the these settlements.Read More


Hamas Leader Calls for Third Intifada

By JTA

A senior Hamas leader has called for a third intifada, including suicide bus bombings in Israel.Read More


Former Chief Rabbi of Israel Is Charged With Fraud

By JTA

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron was charged with fraud for his alleged involvement in a scam that issued false rabbinic credentials to civil servants.Read More


Ostreicher: Bolivian Jewish Community ‘Disappointing’

By JTA

New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher said in an interview with Bolivian media that the reaction to his jailing by the country’s Jewish community was “quite disappointing.”Read More


Egypt Approves New Constitution Drafted by Morsi Allies

By Reuters

Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved a constitution drafted by President Mohamed Mursi’s allies, results announced on Tuesday showed, proving that liberals, leftists and Christians have been powerless to halt the march of Islamists in power.Read More


Christmas Offers Newtown a Break From Mourning

By Reuters

Christmas has helped the grieving Connecticut town of Newtown cope a little better with the shooting tragedy earlier this month, and allowed some people to finally smile.Read More


Jerusalem Building Committee Approves 1,200 Apartments

By JTA

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


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