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2005-12-07 08:12:24

By Cynthia Johnston ARIEL, West Bank (Reuters) - Every day, Nida Hussein takes a trip that for most Palestinians would be unthinkable -- a two-hour bus ride from Jerusalem to a Jewish settler college in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Hussein, an 18-year-old from Arab East Jerusalem, is one of more than 300 Arab students, many of them Israeli citizens, enrolled at the College of Judea and Samaria in Ariel, a large settlement cutting deep into land Palestinians want for a state. "It...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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