Biblical Craft Returns to Holy Land getty images Published September 30, 2014. Ariel, West Bank (JTA) The small cardboard box in Elyashiv Droris palm looks like its full of black pebbles

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Using Native Grapes To Bring Israeli Winemaking Back to Roots

Longtime resident Juliana Maio will discuss her debut novel City of the Sun at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W

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Resident Juliana Maio To Discuss Debut Love Story/Political Thriller City Of The Sun Thursday

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Netanyahu likens Muslim extremist movements around the world to Nazis Says the groups are bent on world domination through the use of terror Claims Hamas carried out ‘war crimes’ in Gaza by using human shields Warns of ‘grave threat’ to world if Iran manages to obtain nuclear weapons By Ian Broad for MailOnline Published: 06:01 EST, 30 September 2014 | Updated: 06:11 EST, 30 September 2014 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Hamas and ISIS are ‘branches of the same poisonous tree’, both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were. In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Mr Netanyahu also hit back at Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel last week of carrying out war crimes and waging a ‘war of genocide’ during the fighting in Gaza. The Israeli leader said Hamas committed ‘the real war crimes’ in Gaza by using Palestinian civilians as human shields.

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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks Hamas and ISIS in UN speech

There are a lot of strange things about this op-ed, which tries to paper over the gap between a reasonable call for Israel to treat its minority citizens more fairly and a highly unreasonable call for Israel to integrate the populations of the West Bank, Gaza, and the Palestinian diaspora into one state that by some magic she doesnt identify will still somehow not only remain culturally Jewish, but with the assent of what would likely be a strong majority Arab population.

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Volokh Conspiracy: Bizarre op-ed on Israel by Patricia Marks Greenfield in Fridays Post

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Palestine in the ancient world was part of the region known as Canaan and, later, the region where the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah were located. Palestine is a designation of an area of land, which the Philistines occupied a very small part of (the Canaanites/Phonecians and the Israelites, among others, having established themselves in the area much earlier). The name `Palestine is thought to derive from either the word plesheth (meaning `root palash, an edible concocotion carried by migratory tribes which came to symbolize nomadic peoples) or as a Greek designation for the nomadic Philistines.

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Palestine — Ancient History Encyclopedia

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long ago become a shouting match over moral superiority. With seventy Israelis and more than two thousand Palestinians, most of them civilians, dead, the latest round of violence in Gaza, too, is being analyzed and discussed mostly on ethical grounds. But as fighting goes on, moral condemnation will likely do little to prevent the next round.

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Failure in Gaza

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Anti-Semitism (also spelled antisemitism or anti-semitism[citation needed]) is prejudice against, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews as a national, ethnic, religious or racial group.[1][2] A person who holds such positions is called an “anti-Semite”. As Jews are an ethnoreligious group, anti-Semitism is generally considered a form of racism.[citation needed] While the conjunction of the units anti, Semite and ism indicates anti-Semitism as being directed against all Semitic people, the term was in fact coined in Germany in 1873 as a scientific-sounding term for Judenhass (“Jew-hatred”),[3] and that has been its normal use since then.[4] For the purposes of a 2005 U.S

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Area located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean south of Lebanon and northeast of Egypt. The area known as Palestine has taken on different geographic and political connotations over time.

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Palestine: Definition from Answers.com

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Pope Francis has invited the presidents of Israel and Palestine to the Vatican for prayers and talks early next month The Pontiff prayed at the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock – two of the holiest sites in Judaism and Islam He also visited a Holocaust memorial where he met several survivors of the Nazi regime and kissed their hands By Darren Boyle Published: 03:37 EST, 26 May 2014 | Updated: 12:55 EST, 26 May 2014 1,707 shares 214 View comments Pope Francis today continued his diplomatic initiative to revitalise the stalled Middle East peace process with a hugely symbolic gesture beside Judaism’s holiest site. Standing in front of the Western Wall, the Pontiff hugged his two friends, Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka and leader of the South American country’s Muslim Community, Omar Abboud.

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Pope Francis prays at Western Wall, leaving note for peace for Christians, Muslims and Jews

May 26, 2014 Pope Francis touches the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City today. Reuters pic, May 26, 2014.Pope Francis today called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to “work together” for justice and peace on a visit to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam

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