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Israel Right-Winger Avigdor Lieberman Avoids Missteps in First U.S. Visit as Defense Minister

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Can New Israel-Jordan Railway Help Bring Peace?

The last stop on the planned path of Israel’s new railroad is only 5 miles away from the border with Jordan, and the two countries have reportedly discussed connecting their train lines.


Auschwitz Game Highlights Serious Holes in Google’s Review Process

Controversy raged on Monday as news broke that, for at least a week, the Google Play store had allowed a free mobile game that promised players could “live like a real Jew” at Auschwitz.

Donald Trump Has a Puny Campaign Warchest. Where’s Sheldon Adelson’s Cash?

Donald Trump has been having a difficult time raising money from donors. Just how difficult? He ended the month of May with a mere $1.3 million in his war chest, while his rival Hillary Clinton boasted $42 million in fundraising during the same filing period.

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