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Arab-Israeli colleagues react to the departure of the last Palestinian SodaStream employees from the company's plant in the Israeli city of Rahat on Feb. 29. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When 500 Palestinians Lose Their Jobs At SodaStream, Who's To Blame?

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Bassam Aramin, 46, grew up hating Israel and spent seven years in an Israeli prison. But he gradually came to believe that negotiation, not violence, was the only way to resolve the conflict. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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A Palestinian Takes A Different Road In His Fight

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What Happens When You Empathize With The Enemy

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A woman puts a placard at the site of a blast on Istiklal Street, a major shopping and tourist district, in central Istanbul, on Saturday. The sign reads in Turkish, "We are not afraid, we are here, we won't adjust," according to an AFP translation. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli soldiers stand guard on the main road during the funeral of Dalia Lemkus on Nov. 11, 2014. Lemkus, who lived in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Tekoa, was killed in a stabbing attack. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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In The West Bank, Barriers Don't Necessarily Make Good Neighbors

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Within the current prayer area, to the left of the wooden bridge, a division between the men's and women's sections is marked by a barrier. The new prayer space will be to the right of the bridge. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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New Western Wall Rules Break Down Barriers For Jewish Women

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Palestinian activist Issa Amro advocates nonviolence in the West Bank city of Hebron. He recently talked a teenage girl out of an attack, but acknowledges it can be difficult to persuade young Palestinians to his position. In the background, Israeli soldiers patrol an olive tree grove next to his home, which the army has declared off-limits to non-residents. Daniel Estrin for NPR hide caption

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In Hebron, A City Hit Hard By Violence, A Palestinian Preaches Nonviolence

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Known as the "numbers cemetery," this burial ground on an old military base in the off-limits zone close to Israel's border with Jordan holds the remains of some Palestinians. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Israel's Return Of Palestinian Bodies Is Fraught With Emotion And Politics

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An Israeli soldier eats a piece of watermelon near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip in 2014. As more Israelis go vegan, the country's military has made dietary and clothing accommodations for soldiers. Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images hide caption

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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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From Retirement In Israel, Bataclan Ex-Owner Recalls Better Times

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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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In The West Bank, A Synagogue Comes Down

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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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From Aleppo To Israel: The Struggle To Save A Jewish Family

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