Required renovations to the U.S. Embassy in Israel have been neglected due to long-running vacillation over its relocation to Jerusalem, a U.S. State Department audit found.
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Newt Gingrich, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012, called on the next U.S. leader to move the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives and congressman from Georgia, proposed a series of Executive Orders that he believes the next president should sign on his first day in office.
A seemingly benign U.S. congressional resolution supporting Christmas has become the latest fodder in the debate over whether America is a "Christian nation."
Nearly all the members of the House of Representatives, including a majority of Jewish members, voted for the Dec. 11 resolution acknowledging the celebration of Christmas and the role Christians have played in U.S. history.