Egypt is a large country in the Middle East that spans over two continents. Politically Egypt has vastly changed over the years from the pharaohs to the democratic government currently in place. Their rich culture, has given the world some of the greatest archaeological finds known to man, from the Thebes to the Valley of Kings. They maintain the largest military in the entire Middle East that is currently trying to maintain order in a country that is still in the middle of a revolution. A revolution that has begun to create trying economic times for the Egyptian people.
Since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, conflicts like the Arab Israeli war in 1949, Six Day war in 1967, Yom Kippur War in 1973, the First Lebanon War in 1982, and the first and second Intifadas have usually lead to Israel gaining additional territory and increasing the tensions and controversy in the region. One aspect of the unresolved conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians that nurtures the animosity is propaganda. Like other opposing sides in the history of wars and conflicts in the twentieth century, propaganda serves as a useful tool for both Israelis and Palestinians as their respective governments and leaders seek to motivate people for their cause. The purpose of propaganda is to provoke feelings in a viewer or reader that will prompt one to disregard facts and act on emotions. In many instances if a viewer sees an innocent victim in dire circumstances or distress, facts and background information are disregarded and one will feel compassion.
Now, that we are all on the same page, let us begin. In order to tell a truthful history, however brief, I must divulge both the good and the bad. And as a people, we have not always been believers or even peaceful with Yahweh’s people. For example, if you look in the book of 2 Chronicles 14:9-15 you will find there a man by the name of Zerah. During the reign of Asa of Judah, he organized a war against Israel with almost double the amount of men that Israel had, yet the Lord was on the side of Israel and Judah and Zerah and his army was completely defeated.
New technologies and innovations allowed for the manipulating of resources until they produced as much profit as possible. The concentration of power and monopolies required, and received, massive numbers of cheap labor. It was that very wealth the monopolies created that attracted millions of immigrants to this country to find work. A cycle of factors where every one played a part, some more crucial than others, yet equally dependent upon one another. This cycle fueled America’s industrial boom, and propelled it into the world’s industrial market.
Judaism and Islam are two of the world's oldest, and largest monotheistic religions. These religions share a variety of customs, beliefs, and practices. At the same time, there are enough differences that make these two clash. Even those similarities between the two have been the source of conflict for thousands of years. Although there are many conflicts going on in this particular moment in the middle east, I have chosen the ongoing conflict involving Israel and Palestine, primarily due to the death of Yasser Arafat.
In the second millennium B.C., the Israelis had autonomous authority in Israel and were able to run the country and its people perfectly fine. Then in the first century B.C., the Romans invaded, causing chaos and messing the country up. Later, they forced the Jewish people in the country to leave. During the next 2,000 years, some Israelis moved to Europe and Russia, while many stayed and continued to live in the Middle East under the rule of the empire at the time decided to pursue a war on a impulse. The Palestinian people are also a group of Semitic people that have inhabited the Levant area of the Middle East for thousands of years.
These laws established consequences with the philosophy that the punishment should fit the crime. King Hammurabi was the first ruler of the Babylonian empire from the 1792 B.C. to 1750 B.C. era. After thirty years as ruler, he became involved in many military campaigns to gain control over most of Mesopotamia and the surrounding areas.
Even though the wars were fuelled by the superpower interests, the large amount of Arab Nationalism also led to the wars against Israel, from 1948 till 1978. The 1948 War of Liberation was the first war that sparked off the Middle East conflicts, and created a foundation for numerous other wars to follow. This Middle-East conflict did eventually get involved within the global cold War, however it was far different, a... ... middle of paper ... ... also due to the recurring sense of Arab Nationalism that in fact fuelled the Middle-East Conflicts. Thus, it could be shown that the Middle-East conflict in fact was fuelled by both Superpower interests as well as concerns, in the region. The USA and USSR were both interested in increasing their individual spheres of influence in the region, in order to gain a bigger foothold in the Middle-East, as well as in turn possibly gaining the main resource of Oil.
The main conflict in the area today... ... middle of paper ... ...ontinuing problems between the two manifestations of nationalism of Arabs and Jews. The Palestine War of 1948 was not the only major conflict between the two nations in the Middle East. Since then, there has been the Six Day War of 1967, the October War of 1973, the Palestinian Uprising of 1967, and perhaps more recently going on at this very moment the newest surge of Palestinian uprising in Israel that began in September of 2000. There are still tough issues to resolve between the two sides, issues such as Jerusalem, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims. Since both nations want full sovereignty over the Holy City and nothing less, this has become an important issue in their nationalistic views.
The Civil War was a very violent episode in America’s history. There were more casualties in this war than all of the American wars, (McPherson, 5). The war turned brother on brother, thus coining the name ‘the Brother War,” (McPherson, 15). Many people in today’s era often question why so many men willingly fought knowing death was always a high possibility. We will never know the exact answer but from many writings: letters, newsletters, journals, memoirs, we can get a glimpse at what the motivations were for them to enlist and then keep fighting.