Israel & Palestine

Between Darkness & Dawn: A Saga of the Hehalutz

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Palestine, 1921: Britain appoints Mohammed Amin al-Husseini head of the Supreme Muslim Council of Palestine, and Husseini begins a violent anti-Semitic campaign and a murder campaign of Arab moderates Palestine, 1922: Britain receives a mandate from the League of Nations to create a homeland for the Jews in Palestine, which starts large-scale Jewish immigration from Europe Egypt, 1928: Hassan Al-Banna creates "Al-Ikhwan Al-Moslemoon" (Muslim Brotherhood), a quasi-monastic movement that advocates for the entire Arab world a fundamentalist Islamic society like the one created by the Wahabites in Saudi Arabia and therefore advocates rebellion against the westernized King Faruk government (motto: "Quran is our law, jihad is our way, dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope") Egypt, 1936: Farouk becomes king of Egypt, succeeding his father Fuad, and installs a government friendly to the West Palestine, november 1940: Haganah terrorists bomb the boat "Patria" full of Jewish immigrants at the port of Haifa, killing more than 200 people Black Sea, Feb 1942: A Soviet submarine accidentally sinks the ramshackle ship Struma, killing 768 Jews that are escaping from Romania towards British Palestine Palestine, july 1946: Jewish terrorists, led by Menachem Begin, bomb and destroy the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the British military and civilian headquarters, killing 91 people Palestine, april 1948: Israeli troops occupy Arab towns (Tiberias, Haifa, Jaffa, etc) Palestine, april 1948: Irgun terrorists led by Menachem Begin attack the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem killing more than 100 people, and a few days later Arab retaliate by killing 70 Jews of the Hebrew University Palestine, may 1948: on the same day that Israel declares its independence, the United States recognizes Israel while five Arab countries attack Israel from all sides (Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq) Israel, july 1948: several massacres of Arabs carried out by Haganah (underground Jewish militia) in Palestine (Lydda, Ramle, Doueimah) Palestine, july 1949: The war ends with Israel winning west Jerusalem and small pieces of land, occupying 78% of Palestine, and with 750,000 Palestinians displaced out of a pre-war population of 1.3 million Egypt, february 1949: Hassan Al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, is assassinated in Cairo Egypt, july 1956: president Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt nationalizes the Suez canal, thereby becoming the first Arab leader to confront the West and the father of Arab nationalism Palestine, october 1956: Israeli troops led by Ariel Sharon attack Qalqilya, killing almost 100 Palestinians (18 Israeli soldiers are also killed) Palestine, october 1956: in retaliation for guerrilla attacks sponsored by Egypt, Israel declares war to Egypt (second war) and invades the Sinai and the Gaza strip, while France and Britain seize the Suez canal Israel, 1956: Israel sets up a secret nuclear program headed by Shimon Peres, with help from France Palestine, 1959: Yassir Arafat founds Al Fahta, the Palestinian liberation movement Syria, 1963: in a military coup the Baath Party seizes power in Syria, outlaws all other parties and embarks in a Soviet-style program of nationalization.
Israel & Palestine

Patrollers of Palestine

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Irrespective of the pertinent phrase-maker's actual intent, the practical result of any such application will be more-or-less the same. The animation lists Early Man, Canaanites, Egyptians, Assyrians, Israelis, Babylonians, Macedonian-Greeks, Ptolemaics, Seleucidians, Hebrew priests, Maccabees, Romans, Byzantines, Arabian caliphs, Crusaders, Egyptian Mamluks, Ottoman Turks, 19th century Arabs, British, Palestinians, European Zionist Jews, PLO-Hamas-Hebollah fighters, Israeli military, and Guerrilla-Freedom fighter-terrorists hacking and shooting their way to claim Palestine with a finale featuring The Angel of Death, who Paley calls “the real hero of the Old Testament, and right now too.” […] I think this is very good, but there’s something that’s inaccurate that bothers me – the depiction of the European Zionist Jews as Haredi (ultra-orthodox).
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Children's History Of Israel: From The Creation To The

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The Washington Post trips over itself to attack Israel's Prime Minister, actively ignoring the long history of Palestinian anti-Jewish violence. In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan to defend the pro-Moscow communist government from growing rebellions. The Bible later gives a more precise definition of Canaan's borders. Throughout 1986–87 attacks by Arabs on Israeli settlers and by Israeli settlers on Arabs mounted.
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Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding between

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As Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in his memorandum, the president “emphasized that our primary concern was that the Israelis make no visible introduction of nuclear weapons or undertake a nuclear test program.” [6] Thus was born the Israeli policy of nuclear ambiguity that, despite revelations about the nuclear program in the 1980s, remains in place to this day. The Iran-Iraq War, already eight years old, took the floor. In legal terms, 'The Mandate for Palestine' was 'The Trust' and Britain was the 'Mandatory' or 'Trustee'.
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Israel: History Land People.

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Covili’s well-organized website is Alexandrian coinage under the Romans. The idea that millions of human beings were driven by force from the territory of Israel and therefore have a full � right of return� may easily be deduced from that fictitious version of events. Incredibly, Sharon was possibly the only politician strong enough to enforce an Israeli agreement to a new truce, and he had just launched a new centre-right party to achieve this when in early 2006 he lapsed into a coma.
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Sticking To Israel: Israeli Society Through Bumper Stickers

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Note: The list of churches present in countries is still in development. For 50 years, an idealistic Jewish group from Argentina, believing in coexistence, lived in a kibbutz in Israeli territory bordering the West Bank. In describing God's covenant with Abraham, Genesis 15:18 reads: "To your descendants I give this land from the River of Egypt to the Great River, the river Euphrates." Israel's literacy rate is at 97.1% of the population. And so, you could say I had now a triple investment: there was the political investment, there was the academic investment, and then there was the familial—it was the personal investment.
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When Pennies Had a Hole in the Center

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Let us resolve to �let the prophecies come to us,� without too much speculation on our part. Like the Balkanization of Europe, it would be a slow, steady process. This may be the seven-year peace treaty signed between the world dictator and Israel at the start of Daniel's 70th week. Let’s look at some other historical events, which anyone can read about in old newspapers. Like Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah has headquarters in Lebanon and Damascus and is, thus, less susceptible to Israeli pressure.
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Israel: Challenges to Identity, Democracy and the State (The

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Morocco also condemned Israel’s attempt to change the character of Jerusalem and would urge the international community to exert pressure on Israel to cease its policies and actions to that end, especially given the many faiths that held holy the religious sites in that ancient city. Israel declared independence on its 12.5% of the British Mandate on May 14, 1948. The Palestinian Journalists Front (PFJ) slammed Google for the move, stating that the removal of Palestine’s name from the maps was an attempt by the “Israeli scheme to establish its name as a legitimate state for generations to come” while obliterating Palestine forever.
Israel & Palestine

Prefiguring Peace: Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding

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Here the report is guilty of the most elementary of mistakes, or rather deceptions: equating the total number of refugees with the number that left the area of the British Mandate. On June 6, 1982, Israel, claiming that it intended to end attacks on its territory (although a cease-fire had been in effect since July 1981) and aiming to dislodge the PLO and encourage the installation of a Lebanese government friendly to Israel, launched an invasion of Lebanon. The US has also countenanced a long-term occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco.
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Camp David Accords

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Foreign relations: Israel faces hostility from much of the Arab world. But, if there is one, it needs to begin with truth. Many were beaten themselves, had bones broken, were shot, tear gassed, or had these things happen to siblings and neighbors... They are constantly throwing rockets at israelis despite the fact that israel didnt kick them out. so yeah if canada sent rockets into the US id like to see them last a day. Genesis says that Abraham, the grandfather of Jacob/Israel, left his homeland in Ur, a city in Mesopotamia, and traveled to Haran in the northernmost extension of the fertile crescent.