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Report on the United Arab Emirates - Report on the United Arab Emirates The UAE is the second-largest Arab economy and the world's fifth-biggest oil exporter. From its inception UAE has worked towards building their accumulation of external financial assets, with Abu Dhabi taking the lead on managing the country’s oil wealth and Dubai’s push for economic diversification....   [tags: UAE United Arab Emirates] 1245 words
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Exploring Arab Women - Exploring Arab Women In Liyana Badr’s novel, A Balcony over the Fakihani, the reader witnesses Yusra’s experience with water as she proclaims that, “I’ll [she’ll] stay till I’ve [she’s] filled my [her] jerry can [even] if I [she] die[s] doing it. (Badr, 10)” While Maha the main female character in Fadia Faqir’s Pillars of Salt, and her husband “immersed our [their] bodies in the warm water,” (Faqir, 54) of the Dead Sea as they share their first love making experience. Yasmina teaches granddaughter Fatima of the liberating power of water in Fatima Mernissi’s lyrical coming of age account of harem life in Dreams of Trespass....   [tags: Arab Culture Cultural Marriage Essays]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Arab Israeli conflict has gone on for many years. There have been many wars, terrorist attacks and peace treaties between Israel and the Arab countries. Through war and Treaties Israel has gained and lost alot of land. There have been 4 major wars between Israel and The Arab countries, as well as terrorist attacks. The reason for many of these attacks include land, claim of the country and anti-semitisem. Israel which is only 8,000 square miles is on the Mediterranean sea which is very good for its ports which are good for shipping and trade....   [tags: Arab Israel Middle East War Essays] 1300 words
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Economic Analysis of The United Arab Emirates - Economic Analysis of The United Arab Emirates 1. Introduction A. General Information The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) is a federation of seven Emirates that was formed on December 2 1971. It is located between the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and it is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Oman....   [tags: Economics UAE Arab Emirates] 1872 words
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The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature - The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature In her memoir, Dreams of Trespass, Fatima Mernissi remembers asking her grandmother Yasmina how one can discern a true story from a false one. The wise old woman, Yasmina, told her granddaughter to relax and not look at life in extreme polarities because "there are things which could be both [true and false] and things which could be neither" (Dreams, 61). "Words are like onions," Yasmina explained further and "the more skins you peel off, the more meanings you encounter" (Dreams, 61)....   [tags: Fatima Mernissi Arab Culture Cultural Essays]
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Stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the Past Forty Years - Stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the Past Forty Years This study examines stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the past forty years. Theorists suggest that stereotyping of a minority group effects the public's opinion of that group. Other communication media theorists say that only under extreme conditions will the negative stereotypes reflect the publics' opinions of the portrayed minority group. The parallel theory between propaganda and stereotyping by the mass media is examined....   [tags: Stereotypes Arab Muslims Media Essays]
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Arab League - The Arab League. The Arab League is a regional organization that was founded on March 22, 1945. The league’s function is to promote political cooperation among it’s member states, and to deal with disputes or any breaches of peace in the region. The league’s official name is the League of Arab States. The founding members of the league are: Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, and Yemen. Membership in the League was later extended to Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Southern Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates....   [tags: essays research papers] 772 words
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Arab Nationalism - Arab Nationalism Arab nationalism is defined as the idea that Arabs constitute a single distinctive nation united by a history and common language of Arabic. It is the quest for a national identity and struggle for political power in the Fertile Cresent. Arab nationalism is a fairly new concept; it’s only about one hundred years old. It did not really develop until after world war one. It is basically he result of three major influenced: 1.) The breakup of the Ottoman Empire after world war one and the emergence of modern states that no longer shared a common religiously rooted ideology that was Islamic based and religiously sociopolitical order....   [tags: Papers] 777 words
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Arab Music - Arab Music The word "music" comes from the Greek word Mousiki which means ‘the science of composing melodies’. Ilm al-musiqa was the name given by the Arabs to the Greek theory of music as to distinguish it from ilm al-ghinaa, the Arabian theory. The Arab music tradition developed in the courts of dynasties in the Islamic Empire from the seventh to the thirteenth century. It flourished during the Umayyad dynasty in the seventh and eighth centuries in Syria. Although the major writings of Arab music appeared after the spread of the Islamic religion in the beginning of the seventh century, the music tradition had already begun....   [tags: Papers] 813 words
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The Arab Woman - The Arab Woman The Arab woman, is there really a clear cut, precisely defined profile of what characterizes a woman of Arabia. Barren sand dunes, nomadic tribes of cloaked men, wearing turbans, mounted on camels, wielding swords, and their weak woman folk to whom they dictate. This is a classic Hollywood image of the Arab’s of the Middle East. The helpless female who is subjected to the will of her militant husband or aggressive father is nothing new to the average person of the present time, where being dutiful and being tyrannized can easily have the same definition in Hollywood and American media....   [tags: Females Culture Cultural Essays Arabic]
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The Degenerate Arab - The Degenerate Arab Edward Said argues in Orientalism that the American media and literature represents the Arab male as a "degenerate." This charicature most assuredly applies to the film Not Without My Daughter. Said says that the pop culture Arab in the United States is "associated either with lechery or bloodthirsty dishonesty. He appears as an oversexed degenerate, capable, it is true, of cleverly devious intrigues, but essentially sadistic, treacherous, low" (286). He is seen as a "colorful scoundrel," maliciously violent, and is represented as having "mass rage and misery, or irrational (hence hopelessly eccentric) gestures" (287)....   [tags: Papers] 1011 words
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The Arab Spring - ... Demonstrators demand better living conditions and a stop to police brutality and corruption. The floodgates of endurance have broken; people cannot hold their anger inside. Repressive governments probably will not change unless masses collectively rise. The series of protests resulted in freedoms gained by the people. President Ben Ali was ousted and Prime Minister Ghannouchi stepped down. Ben Ali fled into exile in Saudi Arabia. 23 years of repressive ruling had finally ended. The government was overthrown and the people were promised "total freedom.” Political police and the former ruling party were dissolved, and political prisoners were freed....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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The Arab Minority in America - The Arab Minority in America Arab American is a long and proud history. Arab Americans have made significant contributions to society. They are doctors, lawyers, and educators to name just a few. What I’ll be discussing will be not only their contributions to society, but their stereotypes as well. To start off, Arab Americans have been assimilated into the American culture and society over the past hundred plus years. During this time there has been general loss of their historical culture....   [tags: Papers] 411 words
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Alienation in the lives of Arab Women - Alienation in the lives of Arab Women Alienation: al·ien·a·tion ( l y -n sh n, l - -) n. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement; isolation or dissociation. Alienation is a concept that is universal to all people of all cultures in the world and throughout all time periods. These feelings of alienation, in some form or another, have affected every human begin that has ever taken a breath and will until the race is extinct. It is these feelings of alienation that influence so many of our activities, our thoughts, and the way we shape our lives and the manner in which we form our societies....   [tags: Research Culture Arabic Essays]
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Arab Israeli Conflict - Arab Israeli Conflict The Arabs said it was their right to live in and lead Palestine because simply they had been living there for about 1300 years. Because of the holocaust (the Germans blamed the Jews for losing the war so the Jews were getting killed) and the pogroms (where the Russians blamed the Jews for the assassination of Tsar Alemandre, so the treated the Jews as slaves) more and more Jews were coming into Palestine. The Palestinians got mad so they asked the British to step in; they stopped unloading Jews to get on the land....   [tags: Papers] 1006 words
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The Arab Gulf States - ... The researchers used to look at the Arab Gulf states as "states of homogeneous". However, the truth and history tells another story. Arab Gulf states are "heterogeneous" in reality. It is multicultural, creeds, races, climates, regions, dialects, geography and political history. Heterogeneity does not necessarily mean the inability of the components of harmony. Gulf countries in general were not known in the history of all homogeneous either before or after the modern state. Their domestic policies reflected image not true about the reality of the Arab Gulf states....   [tags: Geography] 1023 words
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Arab - Israeli Wars - Since the United Nations partition of PALESTINE in 1947 and the establishment of the modern state of ISRAEL in 1948, there have been four major Arab-Israeli wars (1947-49, 1956, 1967, and 1973) and numerous intermittent battles. Although Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty in 1979, hostility between Israel and the rest of its Arab neighbors, complicated by the demands of Palestinian Arabs, continued into the 1980s. THE FIRST PALESTINE WAR (1947-49) The first war began as a civil conflict between Palestinian Jews and Arabs following the United Nations recommendation of Nov....   [tags: essays research papers] 1663 words
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Arab Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli conflict is a struggle between the Jewish state of Israel and the Arabs of the Middle East concerning the area known as Palestine. The term Palestine has been associated variously and sometimes controversially with this small region. Both the geographic area designated by and the political status of the name have changed over the course of some three millennia. The region, or a part of it, is also known as the Holy Land and is held sacred among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In the twentieth century it has been the object of conflicting claims of Jewish and Arab national movements, and the conflict has led to prolonged violence and in several instances open warfare opposing Israel's existence....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Arab Isreali Conflict - The Arab Isreali Conflict The Arab-Israeli conflict came about from the notion of Political Zionism. Zionism is the belief that Jews constitute a nation (or a people) and that they deserve the right to return to what they consider to be their ancestral home, land of Israel (or Palestine). Political Zionism, the belief that Jews should establish a state for themselves in Palestine, was a revolutionary idea for the 19th Century. During World War I, Jews supported countries that constituted the Central Powers because they detested the tyranny of czarist Russia....   [tags: Papers] 1557 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of the most prolonged and bloody conflicts in not only modern history, but in the ancient world as well. The roots of the conflict, as well as the arguments on both sides, are as diversified and complicated as the conflict itself.      The Israelites started to conquer and settle the “land of Canaan,” which is present day Israel, in 1250 B.C.. King Solomon ruled the Israelites and the land of Israel from 961-922 B.C.. Following his reign, Israel was split up into two kingdoms....   [tags: History Arabic Israel Essays] 3551 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict There were many factors which contributed to the wars between the Arabs and Israelis in 1956, 1967 and 1973. One of which was President Nasser's personality. In the 1950's a new president, Gamal Abdul Nasser, came to power in Egypt. President Nasser had a very strong and determined character and was very eager to get revenge on the Israelis for the 1948 war, which Egypt lost. President Nasser wanted to get Palestine back into the Arab control and to do this he had to unite the Arab world under his control....   [tags: Papers] 2280 words
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Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict - Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict A. The author of the book in source A thought that it was of equal fault, and neither side started the war alone. The author does however feel that Egypt was wrong in closing the Gulf of Aqaba blockading the Israeli port of Eilat because she knew Israel would reguard this as an act of war. Also though, the author thinks it was half started by the Israelis because it's arguable that they did it to save it's economy and to ward off political instability....   [tags: Papers] 2493 words
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Nasser The Last Arab - A Report on a Previously Read Book Entitled: Nasser; The Last Arab Written by Said K. Aburish I chose a book titled "Nasser; The Last Arab" written by Said K. Aburish. This book is a bibliography written about a former Egyptian president named Gamal Abdel Nasser. Many refer to Nasser as the most powerful and brilliant political leader who achieved unprecedented popularity in both Egypt and the Arab world. He was said to be the most influential leader of the Arab world. Nasser was born in Alexandria on January 15th, 1918 as the son of a postman....   [tags: Said K. Aburish] 1279 words
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The Arab Conquest of the Central Asia - ... For instance, when Sogdians asked Fergana kings for the support (p.17) al-Tabari demonstrates the full reflection of things happened at this moment. Thirdly, he shows religious preferences of Sogdians and measures taken by Qutayba after the conquest of Sogda, otherwise his attitude towards ‘polytheists’ (p. 18-19). The author also describes Arabic tax system (kharaj, jizya) in Samarkand managed by Ashras (p.19-20) that played a significant role in economy and later led to tensions between Turks and even among the Arabs....   [tags: History, Muslim Population] 628 words
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The Writing of Arab Female Novelists - The Writing of Arab Female Novelists The Story of Arab women novelists reflects, in many ways, the story of most women in different disciplines: it is the story of abundant creativity with very few rights or sometimes no rights at all. It is the story of a group of women who were absented from the literary scene simply because their creativity and attitudes proved to be different from men's, who were and still are, the "mainstream" and the only arbiters who decide what is literally valuable and what is not....   [tags: Culture Cultural]
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The Arab Israeli Conflict - The Arab Israeli Conflict For the past 70 years, there have been many events which are important to study when we consider their impact on today's stalemate between the Palestinians and the Israelis, but two of the most important to examine in great depth is the Creation of Israel in 1948, and the "Six Day War" in 1967. Both events have contributed to the four main barriers to peace, which I will explain towards the end of my coursework, and have changed the leadership, land ownership and status of the Israelis in particular to today's crisis....   [tags: Papers] 2101 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict 1) Which of these factors have contributed to the current Arab-Israeli conflict and assess which have been most significant. In 1948 the Jewish state of Israel was created out of the land of Palestine; the homeland of many Arabs who have lived there since the middle ages. Since then there has been continual conflict between the Arabs and the Israelis. From about 1500 BC, the Jewish people have lived in the land of Palestine. In the first century AD, Palestine was controlled by the powerful Romans....   [tags: Papers] 3007 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - ... Accordingly to the agreement, Palestine would be placed under the British mandate. In 1917, the Zionist movement was viewed by the British Empire as a useful ally during World War I. The close relationship between the British government and the Zionist movement culminated in the Belfour Declaration, promising Jewish people the establishment of a homeland in Palestine. After the Ottoman Empire was defeated, the British Empire took possession of Palestine in accordance with the mandate system that was approved by the League of Nations in 1919....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Population in the Arab World - Population in the Arab World During the last hundred years the population of the Arab world was doubled more than ten times. This was mainly due to the improvement of health care, education, employment and immigration to the big cities, and sometimes other countries. This change in the population caused a lot of as the number of people is much more than the resources available for them. In the past, there was poor medical care, which led to the death of many people, especially children. The family was used to getting the kids 3 or 4 survive....   [tags: Papers] 340 words
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Arab Women and Education - Arab Women and Education Whether it was the impoverished desert village, the war torn hills of Beirut, affluent Barqais, the jet set in London and Paris, or the enclosed lives of women in a harem in Morocco, the female characters in these novels all shared five common threads that dealt with the family and the search for identity. In my reading of five novels about Arab women from backgrounds and in situations as diverse as I thought possible, I was surprised to find this common thread running through every piece of literature....   [tags: Family Identity Essays] 7537 words
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Arab-Israeli Conflict - Arab-Israeli Conflict During the First World War (1914-1918), Britain met with problems concerning promises made, yet not being kept. Britain, knowing that it needed all the help it could get against the German allies, promised land to people who desperately wanted it. However, as it was revealed Britain had no intention of honouring their word. The first promise to be made was to the Arabs, in a desperate attempt to overpower one of the countries the British were fighting; the Turks....   [tags: Papers] 1776 words
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Frontiers of an Arab Woman - Frontiers of an Arab Woman “When you spend a whole day among the trees, waking up with walls as horizons becomes unbearable (Mernissi, 59).” One would assume that in the face of woman’s liberation-access to an equal and higher education, choice of a husband and access to a prosperous/independent future-that a woman would be positioned to escape gender oppression. However, this is not the case for the Arab women of Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass and Ahdaf Soueif’s In the Eye of the Sun. The two main characters of these novels-Asya and Mernissi herself-enable the reader to understand how gender inequality is rooted in the frontiers and accepted social norms that are defined by the community and adhered to by the individual....   [tags: Culture Cultural Marriage Essays] 4688 words
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Arab-israeli Conflict - On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to divide the Middle Eastern land called Palestine into two independent nations, one Arab and one Jewish. On May 14, 1948, a new nation was born: Israel. The Jews of Israel and the world celebrated with joy and gladness, because for over two thousand years, they had hoped to return to the land of their heritage. (Silverman, 1) However with Jews from all around the world returning to Israel, the Arabs residing in this land were forced into exile. The rebirth of Israel marked the beginning of conflict, violence, and peace treaties between the Arabs and the Jews of the Middle East....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Self-Determination in Arab Society - Self-Determination in Arab Society Since World War Two, much of the developing world has been in transition. One such idea that saw a re-birth was that of self-determination-- be it on the national level or on the personal level. Self-determination on a national level means the independence of a country; on a personal level, it is the determination of one own fate. This can be seen in various ways with our five women characters, Maha, Um Saad, Nadia, Yusra and Suad. In the forward of Daughters of Abraham, Karen Armstrong notes that Islam is "adamantly opposed to the subjection of one human being by another," "insist that men and women were created by God image" and "both sexes have equal rights and responsibilities before God." Strong and resourceful women have played a key role in history and yet Islam has pushed women into an inferior and marginal position, excluding them from full participation in the social, cultural and religious life of the community....   [tags: Arabic Culture Cultural Essays] 5933 words
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Arab Israeli Conflict and Holocaust. - The Holocaust was the almost complete destruction of Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II, which lasted between1939 and 1945. We can learn much from this event and ways to prevent similar events from happening again. However, it can be compared to today’s Arab Israeli Conflict, which is the cause of a dispute over the land of Palestine. The Holocaust was the worst genocide in history. The Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler wanted to eliminate all Jews as part of his plan for world power. Jews were not the only victims of the Nazis during W.W.II....   [tags: essays research papers] 780 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict The current conflict in the Middle East between the Israeli Jews and the Palestinian Arabs has many historical roots. Several events in the history of this conflict have been very important and also have a strong connection with the current situation between the two sides. One of these important events was the Nazi Holocaust. During the Second World War the Jews were persecuted by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. By the end of the war in 1945 6 million Jews were killed and 250,000 were freed from the concentration camps....   [tags: Papers] 662 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Arab-Israeli conflict has been ongoing for many years and so far a peaceful solution to the violence has not been reached. The 'peace process' aims to find a just, fair and lasting peace solution to the conflict in the Middle East. The USA in particular has been very active in looking for a peace solution. This is because Israel is their ally. There are several million Jews in the USA and many send money to support Israel. Also the Arabs used oil as a very successful weapon in the Yom Kippur War, and the West depends on this oil....   [tags: Papers] 1095 words
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Syria and the Arab Spring - ... These officials not only dissolved all political parties in Syria but also implemented radical land reforms that were not favorable with Syrian landowners and merchants. In September 1961, there was a coup that placed traditional officials back in power. These officials immediately had Syria secede from the union. In 1963, the Baathist regrouped and took back the government. Once again, the country was thrown into political chaos as the various factions within the power fought for dominance....   [tags: Geopolitics, History]
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The Arab- Israeli Dispute Study - The Arab- Israeli Dispute Study The Arab- Israeli dispute has been ongoing for thousands of years. In the Old Testament of the Bible the story of Moses is found, this is about a young man who leads the Jewish people out of Egypt and into Israel. This happened Before Christ when the Jews were slaves to the Egyptians. When Moses was born into his Jewish family, the Pharaoh ordered all of the baby Jewish boys to be killed. However, Moses survived and was eventually raised by the Pharaoh's daughter....   [tags: Papers] 2014 words
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Arab Women and Their Spouses - Arab Women and Their Spouses In many societies, the relationships between people differ and in some ways are all alike. None so obscure as the relationship between man and woman. It is especially intriguing to witness the compatibility of both especially in marriage. Using the three novels Pillars of Salt, by Fadia Faqir, A Woman of Five Seasons, by Leila Al-Atrash, and A Balcony over the Fakihani, by Liyana Badr one might begin to analyze the different relationships between men and women in Arab culture....   [tags: Marriage Middle Eastern Culture Cultural Essays] 4775 words
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Arab-Israeli Conflict - Arab-Israeli Conflict Palestinian citizen el-Hobeishi was a suicide bomber and gave his life when he planted a bomb in a railway station in the northern town of Nahariya. Hamas which said it was responsible for the bombing has found its first suicide bomber from Israel's Arab minority. All previous candidates have been Palestinians from the West bank and the Gaza strip, who do not have Israeli citizenship. He had no causes to give his life, as it is usually people in refugee camps who have no citizenship that would be chosen....   [tags: Papers] 540 words
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Arab and Israeli Conflict - Arab and Israeli Conflict In this coursework I will be studying sources and show their effect and purpose also I will give my own views on the Arab and Israeli conflict. From looking at sources A and B I have learned the motivation of the members of the PLO was that the people of Palestine wanted to regain their land and would do anything to get it back from the Israeli. Another thing I have learned from these sources was the people who wrote them were anti-Semitism and had feelings of hatred towards the Jews....   [tags: Papers] 2331 words
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Arab Israeli Conflict - Arab Israeli Conflict On October 3rd 2000, the observer reported that "violence raged across Gaza, the west Bank and Israel itself yesterday, unchecked by international appeals for calm, and fuelled by a steadily rising death toll, which last night had reached at least 47 in 5 days. Seven years after the Oslo accords, the already dying peace negotiations appeared to be over". The situation has not improved since October 2000 and violence continues to the present day. Source A is a reliable source....   [tags: Papers] 1551 words
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The Syrian Arab Republic - ... Their population growth is low in comparison to the world. This is shown in their birth rate. The birth rate per one thousand people is only close to twenty four children. Economy Syria's as stated per the stated department, is mainly built off the exportation of oil, minerals, and other natural resources at their disposal. The CIA World Fact Book states that Syria's GDP was estimated around one hundred and seven billion dollars. Their growth rate is decreasing by two percent, and their GDP per capita is five thousand one hundred dollars....   [tags: Country Analysis ] 1071 words
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Palestinian and Arab Cultures - Palestinian and Arab Cultures Living in a moderately Eastern society has brought my attention to the difference in culture. I live in Palestinian and have an American mother, which would show my involvement with a Western society. The flow of knowledge and the entanglement of many cultures have been presented more in our modern age. We have come to acknowledge the existence of multi–culturism. This effect of combining our knowledge about many different cultures is what has brought my attention to cultural relativity....   [tags: Papers] 467 words
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The Arab- Israeli Conflict - The Arab- Israeli Conflict AO1: "What are the main differences between the beliefs and attitudes of the Jews/Israelis and the Arabs/ Palestinians towards the land now called Israel with the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The Arab- Israeli conflict is one of the most interesting conflicts that have strained relations between the Muslims and the Jews which involves a small but significant piece of land known as Palestine (Israel today). This conflict is not rooted in modern times though, as this section of my coursework will explain....   [tags: Papers] 1527 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict It all started at around the 1900’s as both Britain and France had established footholds in the Middle East. But earlier in 1869 a canal called the Suez Canal was opened which was a good thing for the European trade. It was named the “richest ditch in the world” because it linked the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean and because of this link it caused days to be sheared off as no longer did trade ships have to go all the way round Africa. As this canal was so important for the British Empire for it to be able to get supplies and messages across the place the British Prime Minister bought 44% of the company’s shares so he had some influential power in running the palace....   [tags: Papers] 823 words
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Arab Representation in the Media vs. the Internet - Arab Representation in the Media vs. the Internet The Arab culture is one that traces far into religious and cultural roots. Family is considered the most influential, supportive, and important aspect in Arabic life. The value held on religion has had such a grave effect that even laws have been established following various religious guidelines. Basically, the Arab culture is not what most have come to understand. Stereotypes perpetuated by the media and press have had more subtle effects then outright violence....   [tags: Arabic Arabs Culture Essays]
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September 11 and Arab-Israeli Peace - September 11 and Arab-Israeli Peace The current war on terrorism creates a great opportunity to advance the Arab-Israeli peace process. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, some argued that the most effective way to prevent future attacks would be to address the root causes of terrorism, notably the Palestinian issue. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon indeed became alarmed that in its attempts to build a wide coalition, one that includes as many Arab and Muslim states as possible, the United States might "appease" the Arabs....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 909 words
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The Effectiveness of the Arab and Israeli Peace Initiatives - The Effectiveness of the Arab and Israeli Peace Initiatives The Arab and Israeli peace initiatives that have taken place between the 1970s and 1990s have been both successful and unsuccessful; however the successful initiatives have been limited in reaching the ultimate goal of peace between the Arabs and Israelis. There have been three major peace initiatives that include the Camp David Accords, Madrid Peace Conference and the Oslo Accords. To assess the effectiveness of these peace initiatives, a look at how successful the outcomes are will be necessary to make a judgement....   [tags: Papers] 1337 words
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The Effectiveness of the Arab and Israeli Peace Initiatives - The Effectiveness of the Arab and Israeli Peace Initiatives Piggott, L & Rutland, S. (1998) "OneLand: Two Peoples" Australia: Science Press Bickerton, I & Pearson, M.N. (1990) THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT Australia: Longman Cheshire Pty Ltd. CONTESTED SPACES Chapter 7 - The Peace Process 1973-1979 Key Historiographical Issues - the meaning of the Camp David Accords - impact of Likud and the settler movement on the peace process - impact of Palestinian terrorist activity on the peace process In 1973 the Arabs' approach to Israel followed the principles set out in Sept....   [tags: Papers] 5233 words
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Gcse Arab Israeli Conflict Que - 1. Looking at where this source came from, (a history book), my primary opinion would be that the author should place no blame at all on either parties detailed in his writings. The purpose of a history book is not to put forward the opinions of the writer, but to display the facts and events of the time period in question. However, as is most common nowadays, books such as these can be used by governments as propaganda, and for all I know the author could be extremely biased. Then, the date should give a further clue before any of the material in question has even been read....   [tags: essays research papers] 817 words
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