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German industrialist Berthold Beitz dies at 99

Berthold Beitz, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of post-war West Germany's leading industrialists, has died at 99.Full story

New EU rules endanger Middle East peace process

  New labeling rules from the European Union could endanger the latest attempts at Middle East peace. Israel has reacted angrily to an EU instruction not to put "Made in Israel" on things produced in Jewish settlements in the West Bank - because the settlements are illegal.

Vote deals lethal blow to Poland's kosher meat industry

GOLINY, Poland (Reuters) - The abattoir in this small town in western Poland has a special dormitory to house the more than 30 Jewish men designated by Israel's chief rabbi to oversee the production of kosher beef there. Full story

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Ahead of draft, ultra-Orthodox soldiers under fire

German rapper causes storm with provocative lyrics

Polish PM says no plans to lift ban on kosher slaughter

Israel says Polish ban on kosher slaughter unacceptable

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Jewish groups assail Polish ban on kosher slaughter

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  Schindler’s list up for auction?

The starting bid was $3 million for what is believed to be one of the four copies ever drawn up of the 801 Jews that German businessman Oscar Schindler is credited for saving from the Nazis. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  The life of Jesus through a historical lens

Author Reza Aslan shares details from his book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.”

  Crossword clue creates controversy

A devotee of crossword puzzles is upset after the answer to a question in the Sunday paper's puzzle includes an incendiary Jewish slur. WXIA's Mark MacAfee reports.

  Can Paula Deen redeem herself?

Steve Stoute and Donny Deutsch share their thoughts on the Paula Deen controversy. Deutsch reminds the Morning Joe panel that “words are dangerous.”

  How does history put Obama’s drone decisions in context?

Author Allan Lichtman joins The Cycle for a look back at World War II and the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during that life-altering conflict.

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