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Middle East Conflict

- There is no set definition for the area known as the Middle East since shifts in global power over the years have affected the topography. Now, however, the region can expansively be said to contain “the area from Libya E to Afghanistan, usually including Egypt, Sudan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the other countries of the Arabian peninsula” (dictionary.com). This geographical definition can be said to contain both the ‘Near East’, ‘Middle East’, and even farther to the East and into Africa be described as the ‘Greater Middle East’, so the Middle East can only be loosely defined, and it is important to know that these countries are separate and do no...   [tags: Middle East History]

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The Middle East Peace Process

- 'For too long, the citizens of the Middle East have lived in the midst of death and fear. The hatred of a few holds the hopes of many hostage. The forces of extremism and terror are attempting to kill progress and peace by killing the innocent. And this casts a dark shadow over an entire region,' President George W. Bush in his June 24, 2002 address to the nation. The conflict between Israel and Palestine is just one of the many facets that have shaped modern day politics in the Middle East. It is a conflict rooted in generations of violence, discrimination and prejudice that is complicated by a history older than any of the modern day superpowers....   [tags: Politics Middle East History Essays]

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The Influence of Religious History in the Middle East

- The Influence of Religious History in the Middle East For the past 5 months I have been studying the religious history of each country we have become apart of. My project consists of tracing the religious developments in each of the four countries and the role religion plays in the social, political, and moral elements in each destination. I explored the history of the nation and what major figures or events shaped the religious scope of each respective country. I learned about each religion while I was in each country and made connections of how their culture is shaped by this religious aspect....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Oil and Foreign Involvement in Arab Nations

- The Middle East has been involved in many conflicts for most of its history. These conflicts have been in large part due to, natural resources and foreign involvement. The rich supply of oil in the Middle East has made it a region of interest for many non-Arab countries to support in order to ensure a steady flow of oil. As the importance for oil increased through the industrialization of the world, the need for it became magnified. This need for oil prompted non-Arab countries to become involved in the Middle East by means of financial aid, treaties, weapons, and troops....   [tags: Middle East, Conflicts, History, Current Events]

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The Medieval Migrations of the Muslims and Vikings

- The movement and migrations of people groups had a major impact on medieval history. Two major medieval migrations that altered the history of the medieval world were the Muslim migration into the Iberian Peninsula in the early 8th century and the Mongol migration into Eurasia the 12th century. Arthur Keith, a Scottish anthropologist, once wrote, “Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization. ” In other words, creating a tolerant culture is vital for the survival of society....   [tags: middle east, north africa, history]

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Shi'ite Sunni Conflict

- Iraq and Iran have been subjected to a civil war since the seventh century (Murphy 1). This existing problem began because of political and theological divergence, but with the help of outside forces such as Britain, Russia, and North America, it developed into a more complex crisis. Many non-Muslims believe the cause of the Shi’ite and Sunni violence originated from their religious differences. However the differences in tradition, education, law, and religious practices are a small factor in this escalating problem....   [tags: Middle East History]

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Analysis of the Arab Spring

- In late 2010, a Tunisian named Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest against the poor economic situation in which he was living (CNN, 2011). Other Tunisians soon took the opportunity to resist their government and possible overthrow the leadership of Ben Ali. They took it as their responsibility to fight for the common good. Simple demonstration against the Tunisian government soon went ahead to an extent that Ben Ali had to leave the country. The events that followed the departures of the Tunisian president were the least expected....   [tags: Egyptian Revolution, Middle East History]

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The Israel-Palestine Conflict

- 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....   [tags: Middle East Politics History]

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Arthur James Balfour and the Balfour Declaration

- Arthur James Balfour and the Balfour Declaration Highly recognised for his continuous support of the establishment of a Jewish national homeland in Palestine and the Balfour Declaration, Arthur James Balfour is one of the most prominent individual figures that contributed to the seemingly inevitable declaration of the State of Israel in 1948. The Balfour declaration added a new dimension and even greater complications to the conflict between the Arabs and Jews in Palestine. The declaration was issued on November 2nd, 1917 on behalf of the British government announcing its support in the formation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine....   [tags: Middle East History]

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Chemical Weapons: The Iraq and Iran War

- Chemical Weapons: The Iraq and Iran War During the 1980’s, the world was in a state of turmoil. The Middle East was as volatile as ever and the Cold War was still in full swing. The Middle East has always been a hot-bed for controversy and conflict; Iraq and Iran are no exception to this norm. By 1980, Iraq had become the second-largest eastern Arab State in population and size (Goldschmidt & Davidson, 2006). However, Iraq aspired to be more, Saddam Hussein sought to unite the Arabs and become the leader for all Arab states....   [tags: Middle East, Cold War, World History]

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There Will Never Be Peace in the Middle East

- The topic of peace has been on the mind of historians, political leaders, and the general public for as long as our history has been recorded. Will there ever be peace in the Middle East. Will the age old battles, both foreign and domestic ever end. This question, pondered on throughout decades of Western civilization, has both a simple answer and a complex reasoning. To even begin to uncover the answer, one must understand the conflict and its deeply rooted origins to even draw a hypothesis of the outcome....   [tags: History and Perspective]

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Peace in the Middle East

- The text begins its history with the Middle East around the time of Muhammad and the creation of Islam. From that time forth uprisings, demonstrations and acts of violence were commonplace and have continued to be since that time. To dig a little deeper and go back a little further in Middle East history one will find that this pattern of unrest stems from as far back as proof provides. To see a timeline of significant wars or battles of the Middle East, the picture is better illustrated on just how long this territory of earth has been in domestic or national conflict....   [tags: History and Changes]

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Peace in the Middle East

- Peace in the Middle East There will never be peace in the Middle East. The idea of peace in a certain region is a silly notion. What region has truly ever known peace. Allow me to rephrase my thesis: There will never be peace in the Middle East as long as western powers intervene into Arab affairs. It is common knowledge that throughout history western powers have colonized, occupied, and exploited indigenous people in the name of national interest, national security, and manifest destiny. The Middle East is not exempt....   [tags: Middle East]

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Suez Crisis

- Suez Crisis The Suez Crisis marks major shift in the power relations of western Europe, signalling the rising importance of cold war politics in international crises, The Crisis has a big impact on Canada and our peace keeping ability's.Lester Pearson's idea to stop the crisis hepls show that we are a peacefull nation. Firstly, The Suez Crisis began on 26 July 1956, when United States' decision to withdraw its offer of a grant to aid the construction of Egypt's Aswan High Dam, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.(1) The governments of Britain and France secretly began planning for an invasion of Egypt....   [tags: Middle East History]

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The Persian Gulf War

- The Persian Gulf War War was inevitable in the Gulf and it was a war in which Iraq was inevitability to lose. There were several reasons why this was and became a reality. How, when, where did this process of self destruction begin. It was quite evident that Saddam Hussein. the president of Iraq, was becoming a military giant in the Middle East and therefore a threat to the stability of the entire region. His war with Iran was proof of this. The U.S. and other industrialized Western nations could not risk the loss of oil from the area....   [tags: History Iraq Middle East Papers]

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The United States And The Middle East

- “Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.” Jimmy Carter, state of the union address, January 23rd, 1980. (Jones) Any major world news today is likely to cover the tumultuous affairs of the Middle East. The United States has a large presence in this area....   [tags: Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia]

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The Middle East And North Africa

- Beginning with the Middle East and North Africa, military quest of a new empire was the key ingredient. More importantly was the explosion of trade and the new religion of Islam under the prophet, Muhammad. Islam was born among the Arab people and served to carry their influences over much of the Middle East. Political ideals were an important and durable vision in the new Middle Eastern civilization. Political movement even during the 20th century returned to the idea that state and religion are one....   [tags: Islam, Sharia, Middle East, Arabic language]

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Ancient And Modern Significance Of The Middle East

- The Middle East has come along way since the rise of civilization thousands of years ago. Civilization emerged in the Middle East and northeast Africa along the river systems as agricultural societies grew in population and developed new forms of social organization. For the last two thousands years the west has been drawn to the middle east fascinated by the culture, religion, resources and politics. The Middle East has an immense impact on the world globally. My goal in this paper is to explain the ancient and modern significance of the Middle East and how it impacts the world in such a globalizing way....   [tags: Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Kuwait]

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Islam's Appeal

- Islam's Appeal Islam revolutionized the way people thought in the Middle-East. The Prophet spewed forth “The Word of God” (Cleveland 8) amid reflection, whether his own or that of God, concerning “the problems which afflicted Meccan society” (8). The subsequent production of the Quran fostered discipline and promoted spiritual growth. Mohammad, under the banner of Islam, united nomadic, feuding tribes in the barren plains of Arabia. The Seal of Prophets brought new rights to women and renewed a commitment to aid the destitute....   [tags: Islam Middle East Islamic Essays History]

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The Impact Of Great Britain On The Middle East

- Great Britain has played an outsized role in the affairs of the Middle East. Initially, British interests were primarily concerned with keeping the trade routes from India open and viable. Due to its strategic location, Egypt, nominally an Ottoman province, was the initial focus of Britain as the land route over the Sinai Peninsula, and later the Suez Canal, were vitally important to trade with the sub-continent. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War, the British accepted the League of Nations mandate over Palestine....   [tags: World War II, British Empire, Israel, Middle East]

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Transition From Empire to Modern State System in the Middle East

- Introduction: Middle East considers one of the most studied areas in the world due to its rich history of politics, social, economic, and its culture and civilization. Its borders are still arguable geographically, generally in the west it starts from morocco until Iran in the east, however, many scholars don’t agree on including Turkey either as a Middle Eastern or as a European country (Milton-Edwards, 2006. P: 4). The origin of the name was invented by the colonies as a necessity to describe the place geographically, which was the era of bringing “Middle East” the language of academic writings and political scientists....   [tags: world politics, middle east]

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Major Demographic Changes in the Middle East and North Africa

- The major demographic changes in the Middle East and North Africa have been the massive increase in population, and urbanization which has seen the emergence of many large cities throughout the region. The reasons for this have been because of better health care, greater mobility of the population, economic opportunities in the cities and political changes. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a number of European families started moving to the Middle East and North Africa, with many French and other Europeans settling in Algeria from the 1830s....   [tags: world history]

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Women And The Middle East

- Women and Education in the Middle East Religion and Sociocultural Changes in gender roles and expectations is helping give women in the Middle East and America the opportunity for equal education. When researching women’s education in the Middle East one can compare it to the early stages of education in the Colony American (although not as serve as the women in Middle Eastern Counties) Women in the Middle East still do not have the same opportunities as the men in their countries however since the 1970’s it is becoming a little more accepted for a women to receive and education....   [tags: Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Near East]

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Impact Of Religion On The Middle East

- With the recent developments in world politics, it has become clear that religion is soon gaining importance in the political sphere. One can observe through the spread of ISIS in the Middle East, the refugee crisis in Europe, religious nationalism in South Asia, political debates in the Americas and the countless terror attacks in the African continent are all tinged with an undercurrent of religious extremism. It is this political climate that has encouraged a recent spurt of debates on the relationship between religion, political identity and the context of the nation state in academic circles and media writ large....   [tags: Africa, Islam, Middle East, Religion]

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The Conflict Of The Middle East

- The Middle East has faced many problems in the wake of the 21st century, all of which center around a complex and intricate history that stems back to the early 7th century. However, events circulating around the mid-20th century, when Israel fought to be recognized as an independent state, can be traced as one of the causes for such high political tension between states in the Middle East. The years of political difficulties that followed help to shape how the Middle East works now. The late 1940s became the origin of this conflict of land ownership in Arabian territory and resulted in high tensions within its own area....   [tags: Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Middle East]

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Gender Inequality And The Middle East

- The Middle East is full of customs, traditions and a strong religious presence. These traditions and customs have been seen from the beginning of civilization. They impact all aspects of life, in particular women. Women have been subjected to gender inequality, persecution and isolation. Their role was bear and rear children. They placed last within the family structure, and were known to be dominated by the males of the house hold. They had minimal legal rights, minimal sexual gratification and lacked positions of authority....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Sharia, Israel]

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Societial Changes in the Middle East in 600 B.C.E.

- From the time of the Agricultural revolution till 600 B.C.E, many changes were being made in society. New tools and weapons were developed, new types of writing, and new art forms were all being discovered and altered. But one societal element that is crucial to everyone is politics. The politics of a society effect the citizens day to day lives, and set boundries for all people. Between the time of the Agricultural Revolution and 600 B.C.E, the Middle East experienced political changes such as; the dimensions of government, and the land that was conquered and controlled....   [tags: Politics, world history, Mesopotamia]

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The Middle East : A Place Of Conflict

- The Middle East has always been known as a place of conflict. Especially today, when there are so many terrorists that they make the news at least once a month, but this has been going on throughout its history. The reason for many of its problems comes from its diverse cultures and religions, this creates a kind of friction among them that doesn 't go away and does turn to violence. However, the Middle East has been able to keep its power because of its abundance of oil. For this, many countries must look away from its violence and make trade agreements with them....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Iran, Ottoman Empire]

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Ethnocentrism : The Middle East, And Southern Asia

- Since before the 19th century all the way to today 's modern age, the world has been torn apart by countless wars and invasions, each more brutal and bloody than the last. These conflicts appear at first glance to break out at random, with seemingly nothing to connect them all together. History, however, requires individuals to seek to learn from past mistakes and find a way to avoid them in the future. This principle has inspired historians all across the world to search for a common factor amidst the chaos, a theme per se....   [tags: Islam, Asia, Middle East, Iran]

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The Identity of the Middle East: Context, Origin, and Social Influence

- ‘‘Utterances can be found, satisfying these conditions, yet such that, they do not ‘describe’ or ‘report’ or constate anything at all, are not ‘true or false’; and the uttering of a sentence is, or is part of the doing of an action, which again would not normally be described as sayingsomething.’’ The performative aspect of language conceptualised by Austin half a century ago, enables a more nuanced approach to the statement ‘The Middle East is an Invention’ than a simple examination whether it is true or false....   [tags: National Identity, Middle East]

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The Longest Conventional War That The Middle East

- The longest conventional war that the Middle East has witnessed in the 20th century was not a war between the East and the West, or Arab and Israeli nations as it may expected, but on the contrary between two anticolonial and nationalist Muslim nations, Iran and Iraq. The 1975 Algiers Accord which delineates the two states’ borders through the middle of the Shatt-al-Arab was always a dishonour to Saddam Hussein (Saddam). This political humiliation wafted him to see the Iranian Revolution as a new opportunity to prove his mettle by regaining what historically belongs to Iraq....   [tags: Iran, Iraq, Ruhollah Khomeini, Middle East]

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The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in the Middle East

- The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in the Middle East The Arab world is not in a compromising mood… Nations never concede; they fight. You won’t get anything by peaceful means or compromise. You can, perhaps get something, but only by the force of your arms…But it’s too late to talk of peaceful solutions” (Bard 1). The Arab League Secretary Azzam Pasha said this statement on September 16, 1947, eight months before the state of Israel was established. The Arabs held this mentality in a time when Israel was not yet a fact....   [tags: Palestine Israel War History Essays]

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Afghanistan

- Afghanistan Afghanistan has been in a constant state of chaos for twenty years. The Soviets invaded in 1979 and installed a puppet regime. After they withdrew their troops in 1989, rival mujahideen (tribal) groups began to fight for the capital. By the time the Taliban came into the picture around 1994, the country had been devastated by war. Many Afghanis had fled to neighboring countries like Pakistan. An estimated 1 million lives had been lost. Now, bad conditions still persist. Afghanistan has one of the world's worst literacy rates; only three percent of women and less then twenty percent of men can read and write (Rashid, 107)....   [tags: History Essays Middle East]

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Nationalist Movements of the Middle East and South Asia after WW1

- The years after World War One brought about vast changes to many parts of the world. Places like South Asia and the Middle East were able to see the need for self government away from foreign control. This sparked a number of nationalist movements during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The Middle East had to Westernize to rid foreign control while India had to be united under non-violence and Hindu values. Before WW1, the Middle East was dominated by outside powers. Egypt was under British control and Persia was divided in to Russian and British spheres of influence....   [tags: world war I, world history]

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The History of the Terrorist Group Hamas

- Terrorism in the Middle East has brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the attention of the world. These terrorist groups use murder, bombs, threats, and other violent acts to get their way politically. Hamas, the organization that has replaced Fatah as the representative of the Palestinians, is a leading sponsor of terrorism. The Hamas are the leading reason there is not peace in the middle east as they strongly embrace terrorism. This group was created in 1978 and continues to expand its power today....   [tags: hamas, terrorism, middle east,]

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The Impact Of Media On The Middle East And North Africa

- LITERATURE REVIEW In this literature review will use three reference, that is 1 book and 2 journals. Where first reference is one of chapter in a book about how the media in the Middle East and North Africa. and the second and third reference is a journal, the first journal is about how the global media, represented by CNN Effect and Al Jazeera Effect, increasingly influenced and illuminates global politics and society. Then the second journal addresses the question of the perception of Al Jazeera in Central Europe and the print media covering terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the "Arab Spring"....   [tags: Middle East, North Africa, Jordan]

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Citizen Protest In Nazi Germany and the Middle East

- The situation that is occurring in the Middle East is not the first political unrest that has occurred. The actions that have been taken to stifle the protestors are not similar to the actions that Nazi Germany took to suppress the Jews. The actions that differentiate these two groups are the circumstances that caused these violent acts to come about. The leader of Egypt and Hitler are two entirely different beings. The underlying causes of the turmoil in the Middle East and in Nazi Germany are the result of two different calls for change....   [tags: Political Unrest, Reform, Germany, Middle East]

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Usama, The Middle East, and The Crusades

- The selection from Usama Ibn Munqidh’s Kitab al-l’tibar otherwise know in English as the Book of Contemplation is a book in which Usama provides a series of short vignettes as a testimony to his experiences in the medieval Middle East and the Crusades. Through his writings the reader is able to get a Muslim account of the Crusades. It is largely a personal account so many details are left out and much background knowledge is assumed. It also is not the most unbiased source as supported by Usama’s frequent utterence that “Allah render them [The crusading Christians] helpless” (Ibn Munqidh 197) Usama also makes no attempt at analysis or understanding and just writes exactly what he observed wi...   [tags: The Middle Ages]

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Will There Be Peace in the Middle East

- Is peace possible in the Middle East. This question weighs heavy on the minds of many individuals and international players. Turmoil and conflict in the Middle East not only affects the people inhabiting this region, but also has global consequences. To answer this question, one must analyze the sources of conflict in the Middle East, historically, currently, and in the future. The limited amount of natural resources in this region has arguably served as the most major source of conflict in the Middle East....   [tags: World Politics ]

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The Conflict Of The Middle East

- When talking about the Middle East, most of the people that come to mind are images of war and bloodshed. Indeed, the Middle East has long been complicated, changeable and volatile situation on the ground. It has been used to look at the changing international situation even politicians, are reluctantly teasing Middle East is the elusive "political quicksand", who are difficult to predict what will happen in the Middle East. Historically, the Middle East is a focus worldwide attention hot spots, is a lot of ambition to conquer the empire reconciliation, the strategies they have used to land....   [tags: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, United States]

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Struggles Within the Middle East: United States Supplying Israel During the Yom Kippur War

- In October of 1973, a war between the Arabic states of Egypt and Syria and the state of Israel broke out known as the Yom Kippur War. Being vastly overwhelmed by the Arabic states in terms of sheer volume of troops and equipment, Israel turned toward its ally in the West, the United States. With profound diplomatic pressure from multiple Arabic states, the United States found itself in an increasingly difficult position. In an effort to create the best outcome for America in both the Middle East and the global theatre, the United States made the decision, knowing full well the possible consequences, to help supply Israel during the Yom Kippur War....   [tags: U.S. History]

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The Islamic Reformation And The Middle East

- The Islamic Reformation began in the deserts of Arabia in 610 AD. Before the birth of the Islamic religion, Christianity held prevalence in the Middle East. However, a single prophet: Muhammad, sought to bring the word of Abraham’s God to the people of the Middle East. Many people today do not know how Islam became to be such a prevalent religion that began in the desserts of the Middle East and is now present in Asia and Africa. Looking through the historic history of the Islam religion, there were many factors that helped spread the religion across a vast empire....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Peace in the Middle East

- “Peace in the Middle East” has been a political issue and goal for a long time but because of differences religiously, politically, and because of the resources it offers it will never be achieved . Ever since it became known as the Middle East and even before that it has been defended and fought over by different countries for many reasons be it faith, oil, foreign and domestic leaders. All of these factors shape the future of the region and none will ever bring about peace. Probably the most significant reason and cause of the Middle East’s issues is Faith....   [tags: faith, religion, oil, holy land]

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Islam And The Middle East

- The current state of governance in Middle Eastern countries is one that demonstrates numerous examples of human rights being violated and preposterous actions being taken in the name of Islam, the most widely practiced religion in the region. In light of these instances the question posed is whether or not religious beliefs should be excluded from the consideration of public policy in the area. Despite the current state of affairs in the Middle East, this paper asserts that religious beliefs should not be excluded from the consideration of public policy as this would involve ignoring the undeniable fact that Islam plays a major role in Middle Eastern public life, it would lead to the better...   [tags: Politics Religion]

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How The Western Powers Made Up The Borders Of The Middle East And Caused The Problems

- Jay Gallipo Ms. Pate Honors American Literature 21 October, 2014 How the Western Powers Made up the Borders of the Middle East and Caused the Problems we See Today Up until 1918 most of the Middle East was controlled by the Ottoman Empire and had been since the 15th Century. The Ottomans had dominated the area and due to their strong central government and unifying power had created a peaceful existence for many of the regions inhabitants. This system was suddenly and forcefully removed in 1918 with the surrender of the Ottoman Empire and by 1922 the empire that had stood for over 500 years was dead....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Israel, Ottoman Empire]

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The New Arabs : How The Millennial Generation Is Changing The Middle East

- Globalization is one of the most essential phenomena through the history and specifically in the sixteenth century to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A globalization can be defined as a process of transformations over the time among people and let to the societies to unify together. In addition, the generations can assist to build a variant globalization in the Middle East. Juan Cole 2014 in his book The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East argues that the period between 1977 to 2000 was distinctive because of the Arab youth....   [tags: Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Egypt]

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The Middle East : 100 Years Of Unraveling

- The Middle East: 100 Years Of Unraveling The presentation on the Sykes-Picot Centennial was very informative and detailed as well as told in a smooth way which helped me to follow along with the events that occurred and their effects. The guest speakers were very knowledgeable and explained events in a thorough and interesting way. I thought that the presentation as a whole was a great way for students to learn about new things that might not be taught in their classrooms. I learned that the influential countries at the time who had an interest in the Middle East were France, Great Britain, and Russia also, known as the Triple Alliance....   [tags: Israel, Jordan, World War II, British Empire]

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America And Its Influence On Middle East

- Bibek Timalsina GOVT-2305-43404 Ralph G. Hendrickson America and Its Influence in Middle East Osama Bin laden, master-mind behind the 9/11 attack became a world renowned figure in the field of terror, after the attack. He was gunned down in the raid took place in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011. After ten years of rigorous effort, the American government’s hard work finally paid off as they captured and killed the man who was responsible for bombing twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, public transportation in Central London, and train station in Madrid....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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The History of Turkey

- Throughout history, the middle east has often been the focus of news reporters. A middle eastern country that has not been exempt from this, is Turkey. Turkey has not only been a focus, but it also has had a very long, complicated history. The history of turkey is a very long and detailed one. Turkey was originally settled by groups of farmers probably thousands of years ago. Today, historians call these people the Hittites. During their time, the Hittites were ruled by kings, and had their high officials buried in shaft tombs....   [tags: turkish history, middle eastern history]

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The Middle East: A Brief Overview

- "Erased/deleted old title which did not make sense within body of essay" The Middle East is a region in Southwest Asia that includes the countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, U.A.E., Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan. The aspects that make up all that is geography in the Middle East include physical geography, economic geography, religion, and human history. The Middle East is known for its physical geography, being the largest area of dry climate in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East

- Ethnic Conflict in the Middle East Ethnic conflicts are well rooted in the world's history and perhaps inherent in human nature. This type of conflict is difficult to resolve as is evident in the situation in the Middle East. The ethnic conflict theory explains that it is not territory, politics, or economics that prevents the achievement of peace between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, instead, it is a deep-seated hatred of one another that neither group can overcome. The Camp David Summit in July 2000, the most recent attempt at fostering a lasting peace is a clear example of how ethnocentrism can prevents success....   [tags: Papers]

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The Middle East: The Birthplace of Three Major World Religions

- ... Under this agreement, the Hebrews accepted God as the ruler of heaven and Earth. In return, God made the Hebrews the chosen people on Earth (Ahmad 563).” This covenant reinforced the monotheism of the Hebrews; they fully accepted the idea that there was only one God (564). “The Hebrews recorded their early history as well as the moral and religious laws of God in their sacred book, the Torah (564).” In addition to the Ten Commandments, the Torah contained the moral guidelines of the Hebrews....   [tags: judaism, christianity, muslim]

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Nationalism In The Middle East

- The study of international relations is very broad and complex. It is the study of nations and states and how they are formed. It is also the study of measures, such as revolutions and wars, that create different nations and states and the reasons behind such measures. One important concept in international relations is the view of nationalism. Nationalism is a part of every nation and state and thus is relevant to each country. An important geographical area where nationalism relates directly to the events occurring today would be in the Middle East where nationalistic views of two different nations, that of Jews and Arabs, coincide to create a very volatile conflict that has run its cours...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Nature of Sacrifice in the History and Ideology of Gush Emunim

- The Nature of Sacrifice In The History And Ideology Of The Gush Emunim There can be no argument that by living in small settlements in the hostile and explosive West Bank and Gaza Strip, Gush Emunim settlers are making some sort of sacrifice. Surrounded no doubt by hostile Palestinians who feel that the Israelis are occupying their home, religious settlers face the potential for violence and death on a daily basis. In what is becoming a more perilous state of affairs in Israel with each suicide bombing, shooting spree, or IDF incursion into the Palestinian territories and refugee camps, perhaps no one on the Israeli side faces as constant a risk of danger than the Gush Emunim....   [tags: Israel Middle East Political Essays]

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Middle School : A Dramatic And Colorful History

- Dougherty Middle School has a dramatic and colorful history. The school was established in September 1960 as East Dougherty Junior High School. The grades in the school included seventh, eighth and ninth. The main reason for the founding of this school was to have a school on the east of the Flint River. This school would also serve the needs of the Turner Air Force Base and the Marine Core Logistics Base communities. Due to segregation at this particular time, the ethnic makeup of the school was all Caucasians....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Secondary school]

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The War Of The Middle East And The World

- In 1990, the Middle East and the whole World changed. On August 2nd, Iraq invaded Kuwait and began the brutal occupation. Iraq was not the only country affected. The invasion created a global conflict, which lasts to this day. Many people thought that wars are a thing of the past and there is no place for them in the modern society of the 20th society. Was the war necessary. Would the Middle East resolved their problems on their own, without the interference from the United States and United Nation....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Revolutionary Movement Of The Middle East

- Revolutions and Violence As previously mentioned, ISIS is fighting in Syria and other areas of the Middle East in an effort to establish Sharia Law. With that being the case, it seems ISIS can also be consider to be participating in a revolutionary effort. However, revolution is another action that comes with philosophical complexities attached. Whether revolutions are justifiable or not seems to be a debate that directly affects thinking about ISIS’s actions in Syria. Another well-respected philosopher, Kant and a philosopher and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior put forth different beliefs when it comes to the justification of revolutions....   [tags: Law, Political philosophy, Philosophy, Terrorism]

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A New Power Of The Middle East

- A new power is rising in the Middle East. Like a slow tide unwilling to recede, this wave of violence crashes on Muslim shores. From Raqqa and Dabiq in Syria, to Mosul and Tikrit in Iraq, cities are being engulfed by this black tide and its black standard. Radical Jihadist from around the world are endeavoring to join this wave of violence, people are leaving the West and Europe to join this conflagration washing over Syria and Northern Iraq. Ancient Islam is making a comeback in the modern world, indeed it may have never left....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Medina, Caliphate]

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The Conflict Of The Middle East

- For many years, there has been an ongoing conflict in the Middle East. This conflict has been the result of two religions both claiming that they are the true and rightful owners of a single strip of land, located on the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. This strip of land known as the Palestine or “Holy Land” is the place where Moses spoke to God and was told to free the Jews from Egypt. Moses is also credited as being the prophet in Judaism. Furthermore, this is also where Muhammad made his journey to Jerusalem and ascended into heaven for a night and spoke with the god Ala, thus the funding of the Muslim faith....   [tags: Israel, Zionism, Jews, Judaism]

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Comparing Islam And The Middle East

- What comes to mind when you hear the word “Islam.” If you belong to the 21st century then you probably think of 911, terrorists, war in the Middle East, and ISIS. We think this, not because all muslims stand for killing, but because the name has been associated unfairly with theses monstrous tragedies and the Middle East as a whole. Today, even Christians and Jews, can be heard saying “those muslims won 't stop until they have ended all of western society.” These two sister religions to islam both disassociate themselves with it claiming that they have little to nothing in common, but, in addition to all being monotheistic religions, all worship the same god even if they have different opini...   [tags: Islam, God, Christianity, Judaism]

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The War Of The Middle East

- “The most persistent sound which reverberates through men 's history is the beating of war drums.” ~Arthur Koestler, Janus: A Summing Up. As the quote above says throughout the entire history of humanity there has been wars, from the first brawls of cavemen over food to the latest war of the Middle East. Some would say that the only thing more persistent than war itself is death, however war is usually the main cause of death on our planet. Currently in the United States we do not have a required draft, we do require every man of at least the age of 18 to sign up for the selective service, should the draft ever be reinstated....   [tags: United States, Military, Army, Armed forces]

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The War Of The Middle East

- After many years into the war with the Middle East, we had bombed many of its once prosperous cities and many have become ruins. Iraq has since dealt with an estimated amount of $1-3 trillion dollars from 2003-2010 in damages from the U.S ("Estimating War Damages Sustained in Iraq (2003-2010)" 1). During the war 's destruction, many of its citizens moved from many neighborhoods that had extreme violence. Although moving away from war violence was helpful to those families who wanted to avoid the faces of war, they were soon met with another problem....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, World War II, Paul von Hindenburg]

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Peace in the Middle East

- Growing up, I remember the questions asked during the Miss America pageants. Standing tall and lean, a well groomed beauty flashed a bright smile, while delicately articulating a plan to end world hunger. I was mesmerized by the thought that someone could figure out the answers to the world’s problems in less than four minutes. If only solving the Middle Eastern conflict was truly that easy. The seemingly elusive idea of peace in the Middle East is comprised of many dimensions, each entailing more than just a simplistic answer....   [tags: Religion, Tradition, Culture]

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Nationalism in the Middle East

- The concept of “identity” in a person’s life often emanates from systemized sense of social representations and relations. Actors in the identity criterion have a sense of belonging characterized by a capacity of self-reflection, entailing a process that constantly reaffirms one’s status and differentiation from others. Identity produces consciousness of action and becomes formalized, with symbolic character and recognition found within specific limitations that are confined in a particular environment (Montserrat 10)....   [tags: National Identity, Societal Identity]

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Democracy in The Middle East

- The imposing of liberal democracy into foreign states and in particular into the Middle East would not necessarily create peace due to their cultural and geographical context. From a westernised perspective we may heavily associate the nature of democracy with peace but the history of international relations and theory has continue to show that this is definitely not the case. The Democratic Peace Theory itself contains weakness and vulnerabilities due to its reliance on ‘casual logic’ (Layne 1994, Pg....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Transformation in the Middle East

- A profound transformation is occurring in the Middle East over the past few months. Since January of this year the region has seen the overthrow of two long standing regimes, that of Ben Ali in Tunisia and Hussein Mubarak in Egypt. Nearly every other country in the region has seen protests of varying severity and outright bloodshed in Libya. The upheaval appears to have been unforeseen by much of the international community. How America and its allies react to this situation may well determine the future of relations between the West and the Arab world....   [tags: democratic reform, religion, traditionalism]

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Culture Of The Middle East

- Culture at its core is the collection of experiences that manifest into a joint human intellectual conscience. A collective conscience, what is right or wrong, is a concept that serves as the foundation that shows us that culture has a direct impact in creating social norms, roles, and values within our society. However, with the use of Macrosociology it is clear that many cultures have developed throughout human history that has distinctive similarities but also drastic differences from our own....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Islam, Asia]

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Women in the Middle East

- Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned is a Muslim women married to the Emir of Qatar (a sovereign Arab state in the Middle East. Her involvement in numerous organizations aimed at social and educational reform makes her a strong figure for women across the board; both Muslim and non. She fights for reform while still remaining faithful to Islam and makes important notes about the supposed oppression caused by it. In her speech The 'Women's Issue' in Context: Reframing the Discourse on Middle Eastern Women she states, "I strongly believe that separating women's status from the larger issues of the region is so loaded with political history and so burdened with misconceptions th...   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The History or Middle Eastern Minority Groups

- "Children are dying, but no one makes a move. Houses are demolished, but no one makes a move. Holy places are desecrated, but no one makes a move.... I am fed up with life in the world of mortals. Find me a hole near you. For a life of dignity is in those holes." The history of Middle Eastern minority groups is consistent of many accounts given by elites, however a minute number of member accounts have surfaced. Burke and Yaghoubian compiled a number of accounts from various minority group members that depicts the harsh persecutions and oppression that minority members faced in the Middle East....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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The Middle East Conflict

- The Middle east Conflict is a conflict between Israel and arab neighboring countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the state of Palestine. It’s history goes back all the way before WW1 to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire with wars continuing on and off steadily since 1930’s. It is a complicated conflict as there is Political, territorial and religious factored into the conflict. Some of the documentaries I watched were quite biased towards the Arabs and Palestinians one in particular was the documentary “Occupation 101”....   [tags: Israel versus Arab neighboring countries]

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Middle East Countries’ Stock Markets under Contrarian and Momentum Strategies

- This research aims to investigate the Middle East countries’ stock markets within the framework of momentum and contrarian strategies. Potential foreign investors, who have been able to make direct investments in the Middle East countries’ stock markets, should study the recent history of these stock markets in order to understand the risks that accompany the high returns. Accordingly this research considers the Middle East countries’ stock markets from January 1997 to December 2010 and provides an analysis of their performance under various momentum and contrarian strategies....   [tags: Economics ]

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World War One and The Middle East

- Introduction Over the course of human history, wars have always created, destroyed or enveloped nations, states or empires. Examples of these include the Final War of the Roman Republic, which culminated with the Battle of Actium in 31 BCE, to the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 which created a unified German state. However, World War One is known to have had the greatest impact on human civilization. It dragged in almost every continent into the conflict, halted global trade, led to the demolition of four empires, and gave nationalism everywhere a boost....   [tags: International Conflict ]

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Israel: The Vanguard of Middle East Stability

- The Middle East is a power keg about to burst. There are countries in the Middle East where their national stability is in question due to various terrorist and malicious attacks while others promote the inhalation of nations. If these fuses are allowed to spark, it would lead to a cataclysmic array of international consequences including skyrocketing oil prices, increased acts of terrorism, and even WWIII. But, there is a hope to quell this situation. The country of Israel has safeguarded the complete collapse of the Middle East to violence and chaos....   [tags: International Government ]

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The Discovery Of Oil During Middle East

- The discovery of oil in Middle East in the late nineteenth century added a critical dimension to the region as major outside state powers employed military force to protect their newly acquired interests in the Middle East. The United States efforts to secure the flow of oil have led to their ever-increasing involvement in the Middle East’s political affairs and ongoing power struggles. By the end of the twentieth century, safeguarding the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf had become one of the most important functions of the U.S....   [tags: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait]

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The Domino Revolutions in Europe and the Middle East

- 1848 marks the year that Europeans across the continent revolted against their autocratic rulers in favor of democracy and its advantages. Sometimes called the “Springtime of the Peoples”, this rebellion started in February in Paris, France against the monarchy of King Louis-Philippe, and soon the famous phrase by Metternich “when France sneezes, all of Europe catches a cold” (“Europe In Retrospect” 1) rang true as the revolutionary spirit swept across Europe. Liberal revolutionaries marched united in the streets with a list of demands for their leaders....   [tags: polotical oppression,arab springs,autocratic rule]

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The Spread Of Islam Around The Middle East

- The spread of Islam started between 640 AD and 700 AD. The religion is one who thrived through a man named Muhammad. Followers who believed in this religion followed Muhammad from Mecca all the way to the Arabian Peninsula.The teachings of Islam through muhammad spread across the middle east, impacting North Africa and even tainting India like wildfire. Muhammad died but even after his death, Arabian and African noads started to spread the word of Islam amongst Sudan and the Eastern coasts of AFrica again....   [tags: Islam, Africa, Atlantic slave trade, North Africa]

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Ancient Middle East And Mediterranean Areas

- Herodotus: Cultural Tolerance In Herodotus’ The Histories, he tours the ancient middle-east and Mediterranean areas and documents descriptions of battles, accounts of anecdotes, and expositions of culture. Herodotus is often noted as the ‘Father of History’ because his work is often referred to as the first written record of events. He is often cited for imploring cultural relativity, a way of thinking often implored by modern historians. The traditional definition holds that ethical and moral standards are relative to what a particular society or culture believes to be good or bad, right or wrong....   [tags: Culture, Cultural relativism, Morality]

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The History of the Ottoman Empire

- We human beings need to sleep to let our body to relax and gain back the energy we are spending during daytime. By the same token, sometimes we sleep to get away from reality and fall into a totally different world that we dream of. Dream is a divine gift to all human beings. We dream, there’s no sleeping without a dream, whether it’s a nightmare or a joyful daydream. Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung define dreams as “an interaction between the unconscious and conscious asserting that the unconscious is the dominant force of the dream and it conveys its own mental activity to the perspective faculty.”[ ] Moreover, most of the time our dreams are just reflections of our subconscious, which are ine...   [tags: World History ]

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The Annapolis Summit

- This year a summit is occurring in Annapolis, Maryland. This summit, aptly named the Annapolis Summit consists of the current Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert and the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas and Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State of the United States to act as mediator between the two other parties. Analysts say this meeting between the two opposing parties could lead to great progress in stabilizing one of the catalysts of violence and instability in the Middle East today. The article relates to several themes discussed in History 20: the Israel-Palestinian conflict, which was a direct result of the Second World War; after Israel was founded it was an area where proxy wa...   [tags: Middle East ]

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Women in the Middle East and Greece

- Women in the Middle East and Greece Historically, women were long considered naturally weaker than men, squeamish, and unable to perform work requiring muscular or intellectual development. In most pre industrial societies, for example, domestic chores were relegated to women, leaving heavier labor such as hunting and plowing to men. Women generally have had fewer legal rights and career opportunities than men as well. Wifehood and motherhood were regarded as women's most significant professions....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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