Two-year-old Krzys zooms down a slide in Warsaw and shrieks with delight, paying no mind to the workmen who are busy demolishing the playground walls. The tombstones, known as Matzevot, from hundreds of Jewish cemeteries across Poland — that were abandoned or destroyed following the Holocaust — were used to pave roads and put up walls during the communist era

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Used to rebuild Warsaw, Jewish tombstones return to cemeteries

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As they get ready to perform “The Diary of Anne Frank,” actors at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach are thinking not only about the lines they have memorized, but about some educational encounters they had during their months of preparation. The acting troupe and their production team, along with their parents and teachers, met with Holocaust survivors and representatives of several community groups that sought to expand the students’ knowledge of World War II, prejudice, discrimination and injustice

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High school actors learn from Holocaust survivors

Fianna Fáil are pushing for a Dáil vote on the issue.

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After senators agreed to recognise the state Palestine, will TDs follow suit?

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Tensions remained high in Jerusalem on Friday with added police security after a Jewish infant died this week when a car driven by a Palestinian man plowed into a group of people at a light-rail stop.

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Tensions high in Jerusalem in aftermath of infant's death

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A Jewish women's rights group smuggled a holy scroll to Jerusalem's Wailing Wall to pray, in contravention to the rules governing the holy site.

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Chutzpah: Women Defy Rules to Pray at Jewish Holy Site

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The new owners of the Manhattan Place shopping center in Harvey want to lure children’s-focused retail to fill five vacant shops. They say the West Bank market lacks such options, and they are “looking to fill in gaps.” Sheena Paul, vice president with World Class Capital Group, which recently acquired the center — minus the Target anchor store — for $18.5 million, says the vacant stores should begin filling up by the end of the year. What do you think?

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Does the West Bank need more children's stores?

It would be intellectually dishonest to reflect on the British House of Commons vote of Monday, 13 October, on a Palestinian state without digging deeper into history. Regardless of the meaning of the non-binding motion, the parliamentary action cannot be brushed off as just another country to recognise Palestine.

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Britains Palestine vote is a non-starter

It would be intellectually dishonest to reflect on the British House of Commons vote of Monday, 13 October, on a Palestinian state without digging deeper into history.

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Britain’s Palestine vote is a non-starter

Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest who urges Christians to serve in the Israeli army, has been branded a 'traitor' and a serious threat to the cohesion of Israel's Arab minority.

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In Israel, priest draws fire for preaching Christians are not Arabs

A Hasidic Jewish man accused of taking photos of a sex-abuse victim as she testified in a blockbuster 2012 trial will have the case against him dismissed Friday, the Post…

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Hasidic Jewish man who took photos of abuse victim in court to have case dismissed

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