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A country governed by religious law
theocracy
the belief in a single god
monotheism
an israeli collective farm
kibbutz
an indifference to or regection of religion
secularism
the tower of a mosque
minaret
the production of oil is the primary source of wealth for _____
Saudi Arabia
The first goal of Zionism was to
establish a Jewish state in Palestine
The center of the Ottoman Empire was located in
Turkey
Lebanon is unique in Southwest Asia because
about one-fourth of its peopel are Christian
In 1990, Kuwait was invaded by
Iraq
a person who follows islam
Muslim
the religion founded by the prophet muhammad
islam
the first major religion to center around the belief in a single god
judaism
indifference to or rejection of religion
secularism
the most widely-practiced religion in the western hemisphere
christianity
most of southwest asia has a
desert climate
streams that flow from hum environments across deserts into seas are called
exotic rivers
overgrazing in wetter regions of southwest asia has led to increased
soil erosion
southwest Asia's riches mineral resource is
oil
the ottoman empire collapsed at the end of
World War I
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all originated
in southwest Asia
The Qur'an is
Islams sacred book of writings
Nearly all arabs are
muslims
bedouins are
nomadic herders
in 1948, the jewish state of israel was formed in
Palestine
marketplace
suq
israeli collective farm
kibbutz
the tower of a mosque
minaret
movement in favor of establishing a jewish state of palestine
Zionism
the persecution and killing of jews by nazi germany during world war II
Holocaust
Turkey is often described as a country of two
peninsulas
turkey became the first muslim country t begin recognizing
women's rights
since a revolution in the 1920's, Turkey has become
a society that increasingly identifies with western ideas and modernization.
the island of cyprus is currently divided into two regions inhabited by
Turks and Greeks
The dead sea is notable for its high concentration of
salt
israel's economy relies heavily on
high-tech industries and tourism
more than 80 percent of the people of israel are
jewish
a huge dam on the Euphrates River provides water to irrigate thousands of acres in
Syria
Christians make up one-fourth of the population of
Lebanon
Nearly a million Palestinians took refuge in Jordan when
Israel was formed
a country that is ruled by a muslim monarch
sultanate
outer boundary
perimeter
a religious journey
pilgrimage
a country governed by religious law
theocracy
unused, as croplands
fallow
due to centuries of irrigation, much of iraq's agricultural land has
become too salty for most crop growth
the pathans make up the largest ethnic group in
Afghanistan
nearly all of saudi arabia's income is provided by
the sale of petroleum
the shah was the political leader of
iran
The southwest Asian country that is located on the important strait of Bab al- Mandab is
Yemen