The right step

A wrap of events in and around Jerusalem

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March 20, 2019 15:21
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The right step

INSIDE THE Jerusalem central post office: In a controversial decision, the Israel Post has announced it will relocate to Modi’in.. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
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