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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