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Activists Intent On Building Third Jewish Temple Spark Tensions At Holy Site

11/13/2014
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JERUSALEM (RNS) It’s a site holy to both Jews and Muslims — considered the most religiously sensitive square kilometer on earth.

These days, the Temple Mount — known as the Haram al-Sharif to Muslims — is at the center of an intense debate over messianic religious Zionism. How Israeli society deals with it may hold the key to the peace process.

Portland Jewish Community Shaken By Murder-Suicide

11/13/2014
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A murder-suicide in Portland, Ore., has left two Jewish day school students orphaned.

Report: German Ambassador To Netherlands To Visit Graves Of SS Soldiers

11/13/2014
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The Hague, Netherlands — Germany’s ambassador to the Netherlands is slated to attend a commemoration at a cemetery where many SS soldiers are buried.

Freundel Prosecutors Need More Time To Mull Plea Possibility

11/13/2014
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Prosecutors investigating the case of Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi accused of voyeurism, told a judge that they need more time before they can decide whether to offer a plea deal.

Court Frees Scores Of Eritrean, Sudanese Asylum Seekers In Israel

11/12/2014
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Israel will release 138 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers who the nation’s Supreme Court ruled were being held illegally.

3 Slain Civil Rights Workers Get Presidential Medal Of Freedom

11/12/2014
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Three civil rights workers killed in Mississippi in 1964 while registering black voters will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom 50 years after their deaths.
 

Temple Mount Activist Breathing On Own After Shooting

11/12/2014
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Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist shot in a failed assassination attempt, is communicating and breathing on his own.

Nicki Minaj Tweets She’s ‘Very Sorry’ For Nazi-esque Video

11/12/2014
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Rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj apologized on Twitter for a new music video that contains Nazi imagery.
 

White House Calls Netanyahu ‘Chickenshit’ Comment ‘Inappropriate’

10/29/2014
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A White House spokesman said a U.S. official’s anonymous attack describing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as cowardly was inappropriate.

Bipartisan Bill Would End Benefits To Nazi War Criminals

10/28/2014
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A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would cut off Nazi war criminals from U.S. benefits.

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