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Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Pesach (Passover) holiday, on April 14, 2014 in Jerusalem. Religious Jews worldwide eat matzoth during the eight-day Pesach holiday that commemorates the Israelis' exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago and their ancestors' plight by refraining from eating leavened food products.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in a final preparation before the start at sundown of the Jewish Pesach (Passover) holiday, on Monday in Jerusalem

Members of an honor guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingRead more

Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes outside Israel's Ofer military prison near Ramallah

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A Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, outside Israel’s Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday

A bodybuilder prepares backstage before an amateur competition in the Israeli city of Dimona

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A bodybuilder has toner applied before an amateur competition in Dimona, Israel.

A Palestinian Bedouin child sits amid the rubble of tents and sheds destroyed by the Israeli army near the West Bank town of Tubas in the Jordan valley, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Palestinian security sources said the Israeli army destroyed more than 20 tents and sheds which the army says were illegally built in the military training zone.

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A Palestinian Bedouin child sits amid the rubble of tents and sheds destroyed by the Israeli army near the West Bank town of Tubas in the Jordan valley on Tuesday. Palestinian security sources said the Israeli army destroyed more than 20 tents and sheds which the army says were illegally built in the military training zone.

Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria observe Syrian territory from Israeli side of the border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams on Wednesday in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.

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Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria keep watch from the Israeli side of the border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams on Wednesday in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.

Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, March 14, 2014. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity; dressing up in masks and costumes; eating a festive meal; and public celebrations.

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Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Jewish holiday commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues

A Palestinian boy rides a donkey cart in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip, on March 13, 2014. Israeli warplanes hit a number of targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to heavy Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state earlier.

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A Palestinian boy rides a donkey cart in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes hit a number of targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to heavy Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state earlier

Israeli military policewomen wait for the display of rockets after being seized from the Panama-flagged KLOS C civilian cargo ship that Israel intercepted last Wednesday off the coast of Sudan, at a military port in the Red Sea city of Eilat, southern Israel, Monday, March 10, 2014. Israel has alleged the shipment was orchestrated by Iran and was intended for Islamic militants in Gaza, a claim denied by Iran and the rockets' purported recipients. Questions remain, including how the rockets would have been smuggled into Gaza, largely cut off from the world by a border blockade enforced by Israel and Egypt.

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Israeli military policewomen wait for the display of rockets after being seized from the Panama-flagged KLOS C civilian cargo ship that Israel intercepted last Wednesday off the coast of Sudan, at a military port in the Red Sea city of Eilat, southern Israel on Monday. Israel has alleged the shipment was orchestrated by Iran and was intended for Islamic militants in Gaza, a claim denied by Iran and the rockets’ purported recipients.

Palestinian relatives of Mousab Al-Zaanin mourn during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in Gaza Strip...Palestinian relatives of Mousab Al-Zaanin mourn during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip March 4, 2014. An Israeli air strike on Monday killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, one of them Al-Zaanin, who Israel's military said had been preparing to launch a rocket across the border. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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Palestinian relatives of Mousab Al-Zaanin mourn during his funeral in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. An Israeli air strike on Monday killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, one of them Al-Zaanin, who Israel’s military said had been preparing to launch a rocket across the border. Read more