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Catholics discuss religious freedom in Israel
BY Eric Hal Schwartz
September 12, 2013

Discussing conditions in Israel and the Middle East, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., said that “twilight has fallen on the possibility of a two-state solution” but added that despite the real and enormous challenges, it is not too late for peace in the region. The crowd of Catholic leaders, clergy and invited CONTINUE »

Calls to build refugee camps on Syrian side of border
BY Linda Gradstein
September 12, 2013

With reports from the United Nations that the number of refugees who have fled from Syria has passed the two-million mark — more than half of them children — neighbouring Lebanon is struggling to absorb the hundreds of thousands of who have sought safety across the nearest border. Officially, the number of Syrian refugees in CONTINUE »

BY Adriane Stein Kozlovsky
September 12, 2013

Rosh Hashanah has its shofar, apples and honey. Yom Kippur has its tefillot (prayers) and fasting. Chanukah has its menorah and draidel. Pesach has its Seders. Shavuot has its Torah. Sukkot, except for several symbols, is really about the joy of eating in the sukkah and enjoying the friends and family you have invited. This CONTINUE »

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Initial reluctance gone, AIPAC makes big push on Syria response
BY Ron Kampeas
September 12, 2013

Pro-Israel officials rolled their eyes this week in response to the opposing spins about their support for President Barack Obama’s drive to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for his purported use of chemical weapons against his own people. Some suggested that once again the tail was wagging the dog and Israel was leading the United CONTINUE »

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September 12, 2013

Protestors rally in Downtown Baltimore in support of building jobs in America rather than paying for a war against Syria See also, ‘Friends Are Watching’CONTINUE »