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Just as the city of Bethlehem should be getting ready for Christmas, it instead honored a young female terrorist who blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing two and injuring 28, near a Jerusalem supermarket in March 2002.

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A Swiss-Lebanese born businessman who bought up Adolf Hitler paraphernalia at an auction in order to keep the items out of neo-Nazi hands visited Israel this week. 

Abdalla Chatila was welcomed to Israel this week where he visited Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and met with President Reuven Rivlin as well.

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Third time’s a charm — or not. 

After failing to form a government for the second time in a row, the Israeli Knesset, or parliament, was dissolved on Wednesday and another round of elections, the third in less than a 12-month period, has been scheduled for March.

Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader of the Blue and White party Benny Gantz failed to recruit enough Knesset members in order to form a majority of more than 60 seats. 

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Bolivia’s new interim government announced a renewal of ties with Israel as part of an overall shift in its foreign policy.

Karen Longaric, foreign minister of Bolivia’s transitional government, announced the country’s new policy last week. The change was made possible after former Bolivian president Evo Morales stepped down last month. The socialist leader, who was generally antagonistic toward Israel, unilaterally broke off ties with the Jewish state in 2009 after Israel’s conflict with Gaza, Operation Cast Lead.

Morales canceled a 30-year agreement enabling Israelis to visit Bolivia without visas and, in 2014, called Israel a “terrorist state.” Longaric said that Morales’ decisions didn’t take into account the economic and commercial benefits Bolivia had derived from Israeli tourism to the South American nation.

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Nine Israeli inventions made it to TIME magazine’s list of 100 Best Inventions which means that Israeli inventions accounted for nearly 10 percent of the list — an amazing showing for such a small country!

The American-based magazine said it assembled its 2019 list by soliciting “nominations across a variety of categories from our editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process.” 

“Then TIME evaluated each contender based on key factors, including originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness.”

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