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  • Hizballah In Lebanon
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    The truck sped down Beirut's airport road, quickly arriving outside the heavily guarded walls of its target. The driver ignored the shouted orders to stop and crashed the truck through a flimsy wooden barricade. In front of him stood a long, concrete building. The driver rammed the front of the building, came to a stop, and pressed a switch in the cab. Twenty thousand pounds of explosives detonated a few feet behind him. In an instant, tons of broken concrete and twisted steel had buried more th...
  • Democracy In Israel And The Orthodox Jews
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    Religion and Politics in Israel Israel is confronted with the dilemma of how to exist as a pluralistic, and democratic state and at the same time retain its Jewish character. There seem to be a lot of back and forth bickering between the secular Jews and the ultra-orthodox or more conservative Jews as to how the law and religion shall meet or in fact be separate. One of the first things to look into should be the law of Israel that is outlined in the ministry of foreign affairs web site for Isra...
  • Arabs In The Jewish Territory Of Palestine
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    A Re-Evaluation of Israel's Actions in the Mid-East Conflict Examination of the situations that created and motivated Israel Part I-From Partition to War Now it can be told- Western historians are re-examining the troubled 20th century history of Israel and Palestine. Previously published revelations of Israel's military strength and aggressive operations during the 1948 Israeli-Arab war remained confined to a select group of historians: (Sima Flap an, The Birth of Israel: Myths and Realities an...
  • Golda Meir The State Of Israel
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    Golda Meir The state of Israel, established on May 14, 1948, had many great leaders that helped it to become a state. One of them was Golda Meir. Golda Meir was one of the most energetic and hardworking women in the world. Without her help, it is possible that Israel would have never survived as a state in an area surrounded by Arabs. With all of the hard work that Golda did for her country, she still had time for a family. When Golda Meir (born Golda Mabovich) was in my opinion one of the most ...
  • Basis For Peace Between Egypt And Israel
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    Israel is located in the Middle East, along the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. It lies at the junction of three continents: Europe, Asia, and Africa. Long and narrow in shape the country is only 290 miles in length and 85 miles in width at its widest point. Israel is a country of immigrants. Since its creation in 1948, the population has increased seven-fold. Today, its over six million inhabitants represent many different cultures and t...
  • U.S. And Israel Concerning Extradition
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    Laws of War The term 'laws of war' refers to the rules governing the actual conduct of armed conflict. This idea that there actually exists rules that govern war is a difficult concept to understand. The simple act of war in and of itself seems to be in violation of an almost universal law prohibiting one human being from killing another. But during times of war murder of the enemy is allowed, which leads one to the question, 'if murder is permissible then what possible 'laws of war' could there...
  • Israel And The Frontline Arab States
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    Israel and the Palestinians Israel is situated at the connection of Africa and Asia. It is 20,000 square kilometres and unlike its neighbour Arab states it lacks natural resources. Lebanon and Syria border it in the north, Jordan in the east and Egypt to the south. Israel has also been holding Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank of the River Jordan since 1967. It has an extremely varied geography and climate. Most of the coastline lies on the Mediterranean Sea. In the south are the v...
  • Cultural And Religious Backgrounds Live In Israel
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    ISRAEL A Political, Cultural, and Religious Description of the Current Atmosphere As Exists in Israel Israel, in the 1990's, is in a continual state of political, cultural and religious flux. Religion continues to play a central factor in the difficulties which the state has been and continues to experience. This unique country is characterized by an amalgam of cultural and ethnic diversity. This historical and cultural fact ensures that the difficulties the state has been experiencing in realiz...
  • Israel As A Nation
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    Looking Back and Analyzing The United States is looking to help out Israel in as many ways as possible since it is one of the few Mid East nations that are democratic instead of monarch or a dictatorship. The United States best interest in helping Israel can be seen as a way of promoting democracy since Israel is a democratic state. Israel is a stable and democratic ally to the United States. The U.S. is able to depend on Israel rather than its Arab neighbors, who do not share the common values ...
  • Johnson America And Israel
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    The following is a discussion of American foreign policy towards Israel, and the Middle East. In it I will show that Lyndon Johnson changed the regional position and opinion of the United Stated by adapting a pro Israeli stance, categorized by excusing many unadvised forceful actions taken by Israel. It will be shown how Johnsons response to the outbreak of the 1967 War was the major factor in the change. These changes took the first steps in developing the close friendship between America and I...
  • Support For The State Of Israel
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    Hunter 1 Since the State of Israel was founded in 1948, the United States government has supported them through war and turmoil. The roots of America's participation on the side of Israel can be traced back directly to Harry Truman's presidential administration. Eleven minutes after the founding of Israel the United States recognized it as a sovereign nation. Since that day, U.S. politics have balanced in policy between supporting Israel and access to Middle Eastern oil (Grier 1-2). In October o...

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