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  • Arab Youth Struggle

    (Kastrinou, 2012). Kastrinou analyzes different aspects of the challenges that Syrian youth face in reconciling the life they desperately want to live and the life authority figures put forth for them (Kastrinou, 2012). They are faced with having to choose between fulfilling their wants and needs and the meeting the demands set by the strict social and political environment within which they are forced to operate. The author’s case studies were done prior to the civil unrest that struck Syria, and follow the lives of young Syrians in love, a young homosexual man, a Syrian Druze from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (Kastrinou, 2012). Most of the examples the author uses illustrate Arab culture and society pretty accurately; Kastrinou raises valid issues including homosexuality, love between people of different religions and the problems of displacement that residents of the Golan Heights face (Kastrinou, 2012). That said, there are a number of places where the author takes liberties with her translation and interpretations. For example, Kastrinou over analyses a poor translation of a famous song written by poet Mahmoud Darwish and performed by Marcel Khalife called “Rita and the Rifle” (Kastrinou, 2012, p. 63). While the song does illustrate the struggle in wartime that many Arab peoples have experienced, there are certain nuances that come along with translating artistic works and analyzing them without sufficient cultural reference. Kastrinou also analyzes an age-old…

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  • The Decrease Of Urban Air Pollution In Israel

    five years, the Environmental Protection Ministry reported on Wednesday morning. The pollution consists of tiny dust particles that in penetrating the respiratory system can irritate the lungs and blood vessels and cause particular problems for susceptible population groups such as the elderly, the chronically ill, pregnant women and infants. The ministry recommends that these groups avoid outdoor physical activity as much as possible. Air pollution levels are expected to remain high in most of…

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  • The Importance Of The Six-Day War

    Syria-Israel border in preparation for offensive operations (“Six-Day War,” 2015). The intelligence ultimately proved to be erroneous, but was assumed valid by Egypt and Syria. In response to Soviet intelligence, Egypt deployed troops to the Sanai Peninsula. Egyptian forces removed the United Nations presence and closed the Straits of Teran (Trueman, 2016). The Straits of Teran were an important shipping route for Israel. Only a decade prior, the Israeli government declared that closing the…

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  • Resettlement Plan For Syrian Refugees

    Syrian Refugees that are arriving in Canada face many challenges during the resettlement process. These refugees struggle with sanitary living conditions, shelter, food, education, em-ployment and health care. The number of refugees arriving at the same time takes a toll on the planning process which in return makes it difficult and overwhelming in finding suitable shelter for these individuals. Developing a proper resettlement plan is a major key in succeeding in this country. There are a…

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  • Syrian Refugees

    11.3 million people have been displaced by the civil war in Syria and, despite a lack of coverage recently in the media, the number is only growing (World Vision). When asked, people guessed the number of refugees to be in the thousands and one even responded “is that still going on?” (Mason). We, as people of the world, should help out the refugees by all able-countries working together to assist diplomatically, socially, and economically. In addition, informing the masses about this ongoing…

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  • Culture Revolutionized In Burning Country Chapter Analysis

    “All the Syrian people are living a nightmare, they can’t escape it. They had lives before and now they don’t.” – Maher, a Syrian refugee in Europe (Yassin-Kassab & Al-Shami, 2016, p. 147) This quote hit home with me while I was reading Chapter 7 “Dispossession and Exile” and Chapter 8 “Culture Revolutionized” in Burning Country by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami. Both chapters focused on the Syrian refugee crisis emerging from the constant protests and feuding stemming from the Syrian…

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  • Unit 1 Swimming Research Paper

    At first, as I was examining the image of the swimmer, I thought about determining the area between the swimmer’s legs. At first, I thought that I could relate it to the area of a triangle, but later acquired the fact that the side length and height of an isosceles triangle cannot be equivalent, which meant that the area of a triangle would not fit this image. Figure 2 Created in Microsoft Paint In Figure 2, I have attempted to display an isosceles triangle to put in place of the swimmer's…

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  • Tool Mark Investigation Essay

    tool leaves behind a series of small lines called striations. These striations, when looked at as a whole, can reveal class characteristics of the tool that created them, such as the height and width of the jaw or cutting edge. Possible actions that can create a striation marks are, but not limited to, dragging and gripping with lateral movements. While these two types of tool marks are caused by different actions, a tool can leave both a striation and an impression on the same piece of…

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  • Cheese Cracker Essay

    • For this part of the lesson, you will need to figure out the area of the given shapes in your packet through the use of crackers. Each of you will get a packet with shapes and one cup of cheese crackers. You job is to figure out the area of the different shapes by using the cheese crackers as your square units. • Now, there are a couple of rules we need to discuss before starting our activity. • 1- Do not eat the crackers until everyone had finished their packet and we’re finished with…

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  • Symbolism In Walt Whitman's Song Of Myself

    Song of Myself “Song of Myself”, which is famous for “representing the core of Whitmans poetic vision” (Greenspan) was written in 1881 by Walt Whitman. This poem is baffling to many people because of both the symbolism and wordplay. Walt Whitman begins by introducing the subject in the poem, which is himself and he goes on by celebrating this theme. Whitman utilizes words such “I”, “myself” and his inner soul to generate a feel of being and depiction in specific sects of the poem. Whilst it…

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