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Asian gas prices are likely to fall relative to North American gas prices, reducing the price differentials. Allenby capture Palestine from Ottoman Turks. 1922: League of Nations approves British mandate of Palestine. 1946: Jordan gains independence from Britain. 1947: United Nations Partition Plan calls for a Jewish state and an Arab state in Palestine, with Greater Jerusalem (including Bethlehem) under international control; most Jewish groups accept plan but Arabs reject it. 1947: Dead Sea Scrolls are discovered at Qumran. 1948: Amid civil unrest and violence, Britain withdraws from mandate. 1948: After Jewish provisional government declares Israel an independent state, Arab forces invade. 1949: Israel prevails in Arab-Israeli War, though Egypt holds Gaza, and Jordan the West Bank and East Jerusalem; more than 700,000 Palestinians become refugees. 1967: In Six-Day War against Egypt, Jordan and Syria, Israel occupies Sinai, Gaza, Golan Heights, West Bank and East Jerusalem. 1969: Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, largest Christian church in Middle East, is completed. 1973: In Yom Kippur War against Egypt and Syria, Israel makes further territorial gains. 1979: Israel and Egypt sign peace treaty; Israel agrees to return Sinai to Egypt. 1986: Remains of fishing boat from time of Jesus found in Sea of Galilee. 1987-93: Palestinians carry out First Intifada (uprising) against Israeli occupation. 1993: Israel gives Palestinian National Authority limited autonomy in West Bank and Gaza. 1994: Jordan and Israel sign peace treaty. 1996: Excavations begin at likely site of Christ’s baptism, in former minefield at Bethany Beyond the Jordan. 1997: Interchurch co-operation completes 36-year restoration of Church of the Holy Sepulchre; reconstruction of Tomb of Christ edicule remains to be done. 2000-05: Second Intifada follows controversial visit by Israeli politician Ariel Sharon to Temple Mount. 2002: Israel Defence Forces besiege Palestinian militants in Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, for 39 days. 2002: Israel begins building 700-km West Bank separation wall. 2005: Remains of early 3rd-century church found at Megiddo. 2005: Israel withdraws settlers and military from Gaza. 2007: Archaeologist Ehud Netzer discovers Herod the Great’s long-lost tomb at Herodium. 2008: Responding to rocket attacks, Israel launches 22-day war against Gaza. 2009: Archaeologists in Nazareth uncover residential building from time of Jesus. 2013: City of David excavators find clay seal inscribed with name of Bethlehem, first reference to the city outside the Bible. 2014: Discovery of nine previously unknown Dead Sea scrolls announced; the tiny texts were inside unopened tefillin (prayer cases) found at Qumran in 1952. 2014: Responding to rocket fire, Israel launches seven-week bombardment of Gaza.

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We consulted a panel of experts for the Inside Story. Professor David Powers' Islamic History Course at Cornell has a number of useful links. For more than century a bronze statue of Christopher Columbus has adorned the Barcelona skyline, but now a group of anti-capitalist councilors are working to get the memorial torn down. Gritzner. p. cm. — (Modern world cultures) Includes bibliographical references and index. It has gone on, of course, to be the principal language of India, although it is used as a first language mainly in the North.

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The Caspian Sea coast of northern Iran receives up to 2000 mm of rain a year, while the desert regions of Iran often receives no rain at all for many years. Meanwhile, John Adams spoke for those who preferred payoffs to building a navy. Please note: Ship time is determined based on the method of payment chosen. Oil and natural gas are nonrenewable resources. UN, "Millennium Development Goals: About the Goals," accessed online at www.developmentgoals.org/About_the_goals.htm, on May 15, 2003.

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In further documents for the sale of slaves ( No. 264-265, pp. 160-163; No. 278-279, pp. 187-188; and No. 281, pp. 190-191), a common clause is included, that the slave, of whom a description is given, shall not be rejected except on particular grounds. Sanctions on Iraq The sanctions that have been placed on Iraq by the United States 10 years ago are now being the cause of the death of thousands of children because of inadequate medicine, food and water.

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Thus Thus Islamic societies have the potential for better performance, provided those historical obstacles can be diminished. If a satisfactory political settlement could be reached with Soviet help, that would be fine, but if a political solution could not be found, the Soviet Union would be under some obligation to help Egypt develop a military option against Israel.[15] The Soviet Union stepped up considerably its material and military support to Syria and Egypt after the 1967 defeat and it also became deeply involved in the diplomacy of the Middle East dispute.

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Various crises across the globe have clearly shown us how quickly the rejection of diversity can escalate into the most dreadful manifestations of violence. The movie features some of the troupes best comic material including the Black Knight, the Knights who say Ni and more French jokes than you will ever want to hear. “A Knights Tale” – Heath Ledger stars in this modern tale of knights and ancient games in this, one of the best Middle Ages movies of all time.

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Governments should use all available measures to prevent and combat such trafficking. Paragraph 175 continued to be applied until the late 1960s. From this came the name for the city established here in 1888. Syria did not have a definite territorial border. "Syria" in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a geographic entity, known at various times as "Greater Syria," "Geographical Syria" or "Natural Syria."

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The movement of troops to the Kuwaiti border was explained as "enforcement" of OPEC quotas but the worst offender of the quotas was Iraq itself. As luck would have it Ludwig Nobel, son of a Swedish inventor, was in the area looking for walnut for the stocks of Russian rifles when he decided to invest his money in the embryonic industry by buying a refinery. Fifty years later the town was founded by Proslavery men and named for Sen. Adjusted for inflation, from 1947 to 2010 oil prices only exceeded $20.53 per barrel 50 percent of the time. (See note in the box on right.) Until March 28, 2000 when OPEC adopted the $22-$28 price band for the OPEC basket of crude, real oil prices only exceeded $30.00 per barrel in response to war or conflict in the Middle East.

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This uncharacteristic Israeli forbearance ultimately defeated Saddam's efforts to turn an Arab-Arab conflict into an Arab-Israeli one. Chaim Herzog, The Arab-Israeli Wars (London, 1982). We have over 200 undergraduate majors, more than 100 graduate students, many students from other disciplines pursuing the minor in history or one of the interdisciplinary minors housed in the department, and, every semester, hundreds of non-majors enrolled in history surveys to meet the general education requirement.

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Archivum Anatolicum 4: 207-224. d'ARVIEUX, Laurent (1735) Mémoire du Chevalier d'Arvieux, Envoye Extraordinnaire du Roi à la Porte, consul d'Alep, d'Alger, de Tripoli, & d'autres echelles du Levant: contenant ses voyages à Constantinople, dans l'Asie, la Palestine, l'Egypte etc. Please join our active community of engaged Cumberland County history advocates. IRAQ HISTORICAL DICTIONARIES OF ASIA OCEANIA AND THE ...

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