By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections – a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that has split their people between two sets of rulers for seven years. Following the announcement of the deal, hundreds of people took to the streets in Gaza to celebrate. Crowds hoisted Palestinian flags and posters

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Last week in Ukraine, leaflets were being disseminated saying Jews were required to register with the government or face being thrown out of the country and their possessions seized. More and more, they have been debunked as a hoax

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Note to the Jews: Be Prepared to Fight Back

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Members of a Jewish congregation will gather Tuesday April 15 for the second night of Passover, joining with members of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, at 6200 N. Charles St., where both congregations worship, to share the stories, rituals and food of seder


Kol HaLev to host Passover seder in its church home

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Palestinians win implicit U.N. recognition of sovereign state 2012 : Reconocimiento de pal April 06, 2014 Al Jazeera News ONE TIME ONLY DONATION $

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers all without firing a bullet. For the cash-strapped Hamas government, the system is a much-needed money saver that eliminates the need to train with live ammunition, which is in short supply in Gaza.

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Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

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Young Jewish and Palestinian Israelis perform in Dancing in Jaffa.” Photo courtesy of IFC The long history of Jewish-Arab animosity is a hard thing to change, but that didnt stop ballroom dance champion and choreographer Pierre Dulaine from trying, literally, one step at a time. Having taught 350,000 New York City fifth-graders to dance via the Dancing Classrooms program that he founded in 1994, the man famously portrayed by Antonio Banderas in the 2006 feature film Take the Lead returned to his native Jaffa to bring young Jewish and Palestinian Israelis together on the dance floor

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Ballroom peace

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The Forward reports that haredim are building a Holocaust museum in Brooklyn and, at least some of the time, it's going to be gender-segregated and gender-excluded. Haredim who want to learn about the Holocaust without …

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Displeased With Arrival of April 15? Take It Up With Abraham Getty Images A Land Divided: Abraham and Lot divide the land and, in some way, begin to invent the concept of taxation. Like it or not and who among us actually likes it come April 15, you will need to have filed your 2013 income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service.

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The Secret Jewish History of Tax Day

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April 6, 1917 was the day set by the Ottoman authorities then ruling Palestine for the evacuation of the civilian population of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Although the Muslims who were expelled were permitted to return to their homes within days, the Jews were not able to come back to the city until after the British conquest of Palestine, later that same year

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This Day in Jewish History / Ottoman authority orders Jews to evacuate Tel Aviv

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From New World Encyclopedia Judaism is the religious culture of the Jewish people. While far from monolithic in practice and having no centralized authority or binding dogma, Judaism has remained strongly united around several religious principles, the most important of which is the belief in a single, omniscient, transcendent God that created the universe. According to Jewish thought, God established a covenant with the Jewish people, then known as the Israelites, and revealed his laws and commandments to them in the form of the Torah

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