• Vartan of Nazareth: Missionary and Medical Pioneer in the

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    S.-Saudi relations produces a formal pledge to defend that nation from possible Soviet attack. x A look at competing explanations for Truman's support for Israel's creation and its consequences includes the dispossession of the Palestinian people and the resulting decline in America's reputation in the Arab world. x President Eisenhower's responses to the challenge of Middle Eastern nationalists include a successful effort to overthrow the regime of Muhammad Mossadeq in Iran and a less successful effort to arrest the drift of Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser toward the Soviet orbit. x Egypt's nationalization of the Suez Canal and the ensuing crisis—with Great Britain, France, and Israel invading Egypt—marks a crucial turning point, with the United States replacing Great Britain as the preeminent western power in the Middle East. x This is an examination of President Kennedy's attempt to deemphasize Cold War themes in U.
  • Odd Times In Turkey: Memories of a Trip to Turkey in June of

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    CrossRef Google Scholar Clutton-Brock, J. (1981). We further adjust this ratio downward because of the possibility that the C2SS, like the 2000 Census, more completely enumerated the foreign-born population than did the 1990 census. 7 If this is the case, then the Middle Eastern-born population may have been larger in 1990 than what was recorded by the 1990 census. While the United States claimed to have been caught off guard by Iraq’s invasion of Iran, many U. The site and maps are in French, but categorize countries by economy, poverty, crime, oil, and refugees World Atlas.com: Maps and information about Middle Eastern countries including population and flags.
  • Company C: An American's Life as a Citizen-Soldier in the

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    Peres was able to gain French support for the development of Israel’s nuclear-weapons program. With its geography situating Turkey at the interstices of Europe and the Middle East, the Turkish state has held a unique and highly fluctuating role in both regions. July 1958 Revolution in Iraq. the Palestinians. Raised in Syria and Dubai (mostly), where the sun shone every day. This is the Geodetic Center of the United States, the "Primary Station" for all North American surveys.
  • The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World's Most

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    In the more recent past, dams have diverted or impounded river water, making it available for irrigation during the dry season. The Arab revolt, led by Husayn’s son Faysal and T. The king's dog also saw the viper, and kept on barking and howling, but was ignored. Moreover, mutawallis and other waqf beneficiaries lacked a pressing need for strengthening personal economic rights, precisely because their resources were already sheltered against taxation or expropriation.
  • David Ben-Gurion and the American Alignment for a Jewish

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    The Oslo accords contained no mechanism to block these unilateral actions or Israel’s violations of Palestinian human and civil rights in areas under its control. Note: deadline for submissions to the Messenger is the 24th of the preceding month. More extensive than ergs are the regs or serirs (stony deserts) that occur in the region. In the 10th century, Sunnis and Shiites were pitted against each other in a struggle for the caliphate, and there were incidences of persecution against Shiites after Sunnism once again gained the upper hand.
  • Crowning Anguish

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    Planting operations for the primary staple food grain crops (wheat and barley) normally occurs in this region from October to December. The same forces which thwarted Bouazizi – a corrupt and repressive state apparatus, a system stacked against small businessmen and would-be entrepreneurs, an absence of political rights and rule of law, an elite which tried to keep not only all the political power but all the money for itself – also helped fuel protests in Egypt, Libya and Syria.
  • Begin: His Life, Words and Deeds

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    Immortalized in chick flick history as the location for 2010’s Sex and the City 2 movie, Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates – has earned itself a place on the luxury hot list. But then, I believe, we must also hold out the possibility of some form of coexistence in which a new and better life, free of ethnocentrism and religious intolerance, could be available... He must use each vocabulary word in a sentence. Founded at the start of the third millennium B.
  • Saudi Babylon: Torture, Corruption and Cover-Up Inside the

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    This lack of disclosure has fueled suspicions of a clandestine Iranian nuclear weapons program. Finally, Israel's decision to invade Lebanon in 1982 owed much more to the Greater Israel ideology of the Likud and to Ariel Sharon's incorrigibly aggressive instincts than to any external threat. MÜNCH GN (1894) Der Aussatz in Egypten zu Moses Zeiten. Moreover, almost 23 percent of households headed by a Middle Eastern immigrant used at least one major welfare program, compared to 15 percent of natives.
  • Muhammad: Islam’s First Great General (Campaigns and

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    Yet the curricula and teaching materials — and the media, which has a powerful role in shaping people's knowledge and opinions — in the MENA region often reinforce traditional roles that may deny women opportunities for full and equal participation in society. Israel has, of course, conceded that the Palestinians have legitimate claims to the disputed territories and is willing to engage in negotiations on the matter. The traditional Islamic gardens of the Middle East included certain shared design elements.
  • Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of

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    Fighting broke out in Jerusalem’s streets almost immediately... The period between 1990 and the end of the long war in Iraq marks only the latest stage of American militarism in the Gulf. The western and southern boundaries of the Arabian plate are bounded respectively by the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden rifts. Our Aristotelian, materialist outlook, sees reality in hard, cold facts which we directly perceive and duly record, where the only truths are what can be physically demonstrated and/or refuted.