Joel Touitou Laloux's family owned Paris' Bataclan theater from 1976 until last year, when the performance hall was sold and he retired to Israel. He's shown here on Nov. 18 at his home in the Mediterranean coastal city of Ashdod in southern Israel. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A new synagogue went up almost overnight as the older one was being taken down. They are only a block apart, but the new one is on land that is not part of this lawsuit. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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The northern Syrian city of Aleppo — shown here pm March 3 — was once home to a thriving Jewish community. Now its Jews have fled. And for one family, reportedly the last Jews of Aleppo, getting out of Syria wasn't the end of the story. Zein Al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (right) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with his foreign minister Shimon Peres (center) and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 1994. Rabin signed an agreement with the Palestinians that launched negotiations between the two sides, though they've never reached a peace deal. Government Press Office via Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (left), and Palestinian leader leader Yasser Arafat reach an interim agreement as President Clinton looks on at the White house on Sept. 28, 1995. Rabin was killed by an extremist Jew five weeks later. DOUG MILLS/AP hide caption

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Palestinian shoppers walk near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, under the watchful eye of Israeli police and wall-mounted security cameras. Amid the recent violence, there's talk of placing cameras inside the city's most contested religious site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to Muslims. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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Mishael Zion is the father of two students at Eitan School in Jerusalem. After a recent attack on a public bus near the school, some parents wanted to bar the Arab cleaning lady from the school when students were there. But Zion objected and said she should be allowed to continue. Daniel Estrin for NPR hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Thursday. The Israeli leader has accused Palestinian officials, including Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, of incitement and says it has contributed to violence against Israelis. Miriam May/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Israel, Palestinians Both Link Violence To Inflammatory Speech

The war of words is at a fevered pitch between Israeli and Palestinians. Each side accuses the other of spreading false stories to turn up the heat.

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Odel Bennett, a 22-year-old Israeli woman, lies on a hospital bed as her mother Miriam Gal holds Odel's son Natan, 2, at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Bennett was stabbed in an Oct. 3 attack by a Palestinian that killed her husband and lightly wounded her son. Tsafrir Abayov/AP hide caption

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As Attacks Mount, Israelis Describe Lives Lost And Families Shattered

Several recent Israeli victims of Palestinian attacks recount the violence and how it is fueling tensions in the long-running conflict.

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A Palestinian raises a knife during clashes with Israeli police in the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem on Oct. 9. After a series of Palestinian stabbing attacks, some Israeli stores have removed knives from their shelves. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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Israeli police check Palestinian IDs at a checkpoint in an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sunday. Palestinian assailants have carried out a series of stabbings and the Israelis have ramped up security measures in the city. Eight Israelis and more than 30 Palestinians have been killed in recent violence. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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