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The Western-or-Wailing Wall

The only remaining wall of the 2nd temple; holy to Judaism

Zion

for Jews=Israel, for Christians= the heavenly city

Sepulcher

a tome cut into rock or stone

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher

the church where Jesus was ascended to heaven; holy to Christianity

The Dome of the Rock

First great work of Islam; where Abraham was to sacrifice son; holy to Islam

Pious

dutiful or loyal

Zealot

a person who is uncompromising or fanatical in his/her beliefs

Diaspora

the scattering, dispersion, of any people from their original homeland

Gentile

not a member of the dominant religion; not Jewish

Pogrom

"devastation" in Russian. An organized, often sanctioned persecution or massacre of a minority group, esp. against Jews

Czar/Tsar

A Russian emperor (man or woman)

Libel

a published, false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation

Zionism

a political and cultural movement (org.) to establish a national home for the Jewish in Palestine

Gaza

Palestinian territory bordered by Egypt and Israel; governed by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas; 1.5 million; has refugee status by U.N.; highly dependent on aid from Israel

Palestinian Authority

the name of the government of Palestinians headquarters in West Bank

Hamas

mean "zeal" in Arabic. Islamic, Palestinian movement and political party elected in 2006. Refuses to recognizes Israel's right to exist. Has a social service network that provides; had terrorist wing

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