Category Archives: Israel & Palestine

When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to

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Jerusalem had already become a holy place of worship and pilgrimage for Jews, Christians and Muslims. This means that half of the Palestinian movement would not be party to any deal and will try hard to sabotage one. S. security assistance to Israel that was devoid of essential facts and context. The first of these actions was announced on December 31, 1964, an attack on the Israel water carrier at Beit Netopha, but in fact no attack had taken place.

A History Of The Literature Of Ancient Israel

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In reality, the Israeli offensive against the Palestinians intensified.” “Our Roots Are Still Alive,” by the Peoples Press Palestine Book Project. “Joseph Weitz was the director of the Jewish National Land Fund... Let me make it clear: I know that Israel has made mistakes over its 62 years, some clumsy and inept (was there no intelligence regarding the terrorists aboard the Mavi Marmara?!?), and some borderline immoral. Now I realize that given the geopolitics of the region this is not going to be easy.

The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the

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This predilection has certainly been recorded in official documents, memoranda, policy papers and speeches under every administration since Harry Truman was in the White House. As we did in the Gulf War, we will not tolerate aggression across borders, and we will keep our commitments to friends and partners. In the end, though, it won�t alleviate their frustrations that Israel marches on toward her destiny. Anti-Jewish riots instigated by Arab militants. Among its awards, Iraq in Fragments won three awards at the 2006 Sundance Festival: Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Director.

The Age of the Maccabees (Hardback) - Common

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The areas most vehemently fought over today include the approximately nine-mile Gaza Strip on the Mediterranean; the 2,270 square mile West Bank which includes the cities of Jericho and Bethlehem; a 27 square mile area called East Jerusalem; and the Golan Heights at 444 square miles bordering Syria. Follow these tips to protect yourself: Do not touch or feed any animals you do not know. Map 3 (1949-67): Jordanian West Bank, Egyptian Gaza The third map shows further decline in "Palestinian land" which resulted from Arab losses in the 1948 war.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History

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In fact, the Arab rulers had territorial designs on Palestine and were no more anxious than the Zionists to see a Palestinian state emerge. Palestine, therefore, must now be considered a political propaganda term with massive anti-Israel implications. But if the British Methodists ever show interest in salvaging their reputation, they should engage a respectable historian (say Benny Morris) to review the report and list its falsities.

The New Exodus: A Study of Israel in Russia

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There is a good reason why we say that history is written by the victors. In the 1967 war, Israel captured and occupied these areas. This uprising, which became known as the intifadah (Arabic: “shaking off”), inspired a new era in Palestinian mass mobilization. Here the Methodists show that, without any examination of the facts, they are merely capable of making baseless pronouncements of politico-theological dogma. And as for Afganistan, which is more akin to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as Palestin (or at least Hamas) was the agressor (at least in recent history…) I don’t know what his stance was.

Mirage III vs MiG-21: Six Day War 1967 (Duel)

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She ventured no criticism at all of the extensive damage to civilian lives and livelihoods in Gaza. Furthermore, any contacts with the PLO could only occur �after consultations and coordination� with the Israeli government. * President Jimmy Carter�s administration�s backtracking on the American-Soviet declarations regarding the Middle East (1977), which called for the convening of the Geneva Conference with the participation of Palestinian representatives.

Palestine Notes and Other Papers

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Abbas feared that Olmert, who had announced that he planned to resign in order to fight corruption allegations, wouldn’t be able to deliver on his promises. This clash of interests shows that although water politics are presented as being central to the overall conflict, they continue to be used as a means for achieving national interests: in the case of Israel, securing water supplies remains linked to basic security concerns over the settlements that allow Israel to maintain its hold over territory; in the case of Palestine, water politics and claims of water rights represent the possibility of increasing their bargaining power in the light of achieving land concessions from Israel (Dolatyar and Gray, 2000: 66).

Opium Traders and Their Worlds-Volume One: A Revisionist

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But, apparently surmounting this internal Islamic Civil War, Iran has just called on the Muslim world to send arms to Gaza. In Israel, left-of-center politicians like former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Shimon Peres praised Abbas’s remarks. The Phalangists committed a massacre in Sabra and Shatilla, killing about 700 people and exciting the wrath of the international community as well as the Israeli public. He orders vast quantities of cedar from King Hiram of Tyre ( I Kings 5:20�25 ), has huge blocks of the choicest stone quarried, and commands that the building's foundation be laid with hewn stone.

Travels Through Cyprus, Syria, and Palestine; with a General

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The fact that several cities had Ptolemaic dynastic names (Philadelphia, Philoteria, Ptolemais) must not lead to the conclusion that the early Ptolemies wanted to urbanize and raise the standard of living of the people of Palestine. In the wake of the Arab defeat, eight Arab heads of state attended an Arab summit conference in Khartoum, Sudan held August 29 - September 1, 1967. The West Bank lies between Israel and Jordan, west of the Jordan River. Hatem Moussa/AP Palestinian medics wheel a wounded man into the Nasser hospital following an Israeli airstrike near his home Thursday, July 24, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.