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Abdullah al-Tall Arab Legion Officer: Arab Nationalism and

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A perfect pit stop for exhausted backpackers. Pulakeshin II ruled from the Deccan Plateau, which now emerges as a force that often intrudes into the North of India. Discussing father-son business partnerships, with "practical transfer with retention of all rights", he notes that "The senior could be old, but he probably could not be decrepit or senile. Libya reappeared in 1934, when the Italians combined Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan. Because it is now almost axiomatic for American school textbooks to whitewash all things Islamic (see here for example), it may be instructive to examine one of those aspects that are regularly distorted: the Muslim conquests.
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Notes from Ramallah, 1939

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We need systematic awareness-raising efforts that emphasize historical imperatives and the contributions that different minorities, indigenous peoples and other ethnic groups have made to the development of our contemporary societies. The IEA found itself in a position to assume the role of pooling resources of member countries so as to avert disruptions, despite the incongruent energy policies of the members. The Persian Gulf War The war in the Persian Gulf was a war of religious favor, cruel leadership, and greed.
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Salem and Cohen Family Tree: A Genealogy from the Sephardic

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Rice only grows further South, where there is much greater rain. The most famous of the pillars is at Sarnath, where the Buddha began preaching. And after a difficult advance across the Judean hills, he walked through the Jaffa Gate on 11 December 1917 as the 34th conqueror of Jerusalem, the first Christian conqueror since the Crusades. To her, there are two types: a mediterranean sea, which is any sea surrounded by land, and the marginal sea, that is localized only by the indentation it make in the coast of a nearby body of land.
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Power and Transcendence: Hans J. Morgenthau and the Jewish

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Did the White House decide to depose Muammar Gaddafi to send a message to others in the region? While these days, the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict takes place at a domestic level, its roots, as well as the frequent failed attempts at peace that spanned the 20th century, stemmed from international interference and mismanagement.... [tags: Middle East ] Middle East Multidimensional Crisis - Intifada Three began on Yom Kippur with bombing, and Palestine brought genocide charges against Israel in the ICC after being voted by UNGA to seat it as an Observer state of the UN, which makes the Israeli-Palestinian Authority talks moribund.
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Lawrence: The Uncrowned King of Arabia

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The bidding war matched cash (Chevron) against unproven securities (Gulf's internal attempt to retain control managed by Kohlberg, Kravis, and Roberts). Planning a visit to the Middle East can be complicated in various ways: Some countries and territories in the area, such as Iraq, Syria, and the Gaza Strip, are in a state of war or civil war and should not be visited. King Harold's men struck back with heavy blows against them and their horses.
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Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (Literature

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A trading post was soon established and in 1824 the first Indian mission and school in this area was built. Check back and see what else has been added. Some discussion of hobbling or blinding captives ( pp. 86-87) to restrict their mobility and reduce the likelihood of their rising against the masters; and also branding ( p. 95); in Mesopotamia during the second half of the third millennium BC. No Arab Government preached this as a defined policy; most Arab Governments tacitly put it into practice." - Terrence Prittie and Bernard Dineen, in "The Double Exodus: A Study of Arab and Jewish Refugees in the Middle East" The decision to sacrifice them [the Palestinian Arab refugees] to the cause of Israel's destruction was clearly enunciated in the aftermath of 1948-49 (keep them in camps so they can learn hate and seek revenge), and no action by Arab elites has shown evidence of a change of heart.
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Umm Kulthum: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab

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The Pillar, although not itself steel, does exhibit the technique that leaves it appearing to be a single piece of iron -- forge welding, where hot iron is hammered and fused together. Although Iran’s government declared official neutrality during World War I, British and Russian fears over German propagandizing in the country prompted a de facto joint occupation in which Britain occupied central and southern Iran (including the oil zones), while Russia consolidated its hold over the north.
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Fifty-Three Years in Syria, Volume I

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A religious act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb. In fact, many of its defining traits, such as the Islamic religion, emerged in the relatively recent past. The Penacook people have been credited with teaching the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony much needed survival skills when the colonists were starving to death during the winter of 1621-22. These play a very important role in regional economies, because they form important seasonal pastures.
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Red Earth: A Vietnamese Memoir of Life on a Colonial Rubber

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The Middle Ages spanned roughly from the 5th century to the 16th century – a total of 1,100 years. S. justifies the nearly $3 billion in annual military aid to Israel on the grounds of protecting that country from its Arab neighbors, even though the United States supplies 80 percent of the arms to these Arab states. Both of my parents were in the Warsaw ghetto uprising. On September 6, 2008, Chinese President Hu Jintao urged world powers to show flexibility to resolve a prolonged standoff over Teheran's nuclear program, when he met President Ahmadinejad after the Iranian president arrived in Beijing for a one-day visit to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Paralympics.
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Growing Up bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside

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Preliminary observations on the mammalian fauna from predynastic localities at Hierakonpolis. It offers students an unmatched opportunity to study particular regions or categories of art, including Fatimid art; the architecture and urbanism of Morocco; Arab, Persian and Turkish painting; the calligraphy and illumination of the Qur'an; Mamluk art and architecture; the arts and architecture of the Ottomans in Turkey and the Balkans; and the material culture of western Iran.