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  • Foreign Terrorist Organizations: Palestine Liberation Front: A Case Study

    After holding passengers and the crew for nearly two days, PLF terrorists killed a “disabled American passenger Leon Klinghoffer and threw him overboard” (ADL, 2013). A short standoff followed the incident, but Egypt soon resolved to grant the hijackers free passage on condition that the terrorists released the remaining hostages and the ship. Later, US Navy jets intercepted the plane that was moving the terrorists to safety in Tunisia and diverted it to Italy (“Palestine Liberation…,” 2004). Although the coconspirators involved in the hijacking were quickly convicted and imprisoned, Italian authorities freed Abbas arguing that they lacked adequate evidence to confine him. Nonetheless, Abbas was eventually “convicted in absentia of masterminding the hijacking” (“Palestine Liberation…,” 2004). During Operation Iraqi Freedom, US marines captured Abbas in Baghdad and detained him. The marines also found a weapons cache that included gas masks, explosives, and bomb-making materials at a PLF training camp in the east of Baghdad. Subsequently, President George W. Bush cited Abbas as one of the major terrorists sheltered by the regime of Saddam Hussein (“Palestine Liberation…,”…

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  • Problematizing A Palestinian Diaspora By Juliet Peteet

    The article “Problematizing a Palestinian Diaspora” by Juliet Peteet, outlines the origins and development of the Palestinian Diaspora during the post-colonial period in the Middle East as one of the most unresolved and controversial conflicts in human history. The year 1948 marks the beginning of the Palestinian al-ghurba (exile) as well as the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel. The founding of the new state is often described as Al-Nakba, meaning “the catastrophe or disaster”,…

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  • Causes Of The Six-Day War

    The Six-Day War, which began on June 5, 1967, was the third Arab-Israeli war in the long line of conflicts between these two entities. The Arab-Israeli conflict is between Palestinian Arabs and Zionist (now Israeli) that began in 1948 and continues to this day. The conflict began over the occupation of land and since 1948 the Middle Eastern territories have been massively reorganized. Moshe Dayan, Israel’s Minister of Defense, initiated the war by attacking Egypt’s air force in the morning of…

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  • The Influence Of The First Arab-Israeli War

    29, 1947, to partition Palestine, then still under British mandate, into an Arab state and a Jewish state.” Though initially Arab guerilla forces, commanded by British officers were succeeding in capturing a number of settlements, including that of Jerusalem, by April the tide had turned and the Haganah seized the offensive and were recapturing areas. The day after the declaration of Israeli independence heavily supplied military forces from Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Palestinian And Israeli Conflict Essay

    Argumentative Essay In discussions of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict one issue has been the rights to the land? On one hand the Israelis argue that it had been their land since before biblical times. On the other hand, Palestinians will contend it is and always has been their land and refuse to give up without a fight. My feelings on this issue are mixed. I do support the Israelis on retrieving their land if in fact it was theirs to begin with, but since there is no proof whose land…

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  • Israel And Palestine Conflict Essay

    The conflict can be known as a modern phenomenon (Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 2014). After the end of World War I, the land that Jews and Arabs claimed was known as Palestine. Then, following the war in 1949, this land was separated into three areas: the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the State of Israel (World Report, 2013). There are many reasons that caused the Israel - Palestine conflict such as water and land rights, border security and legalities concerning refugees. However, the most…

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  • How To Write A Narrative Essay About Different Culture

    Christmas with my family. As I arrived at an airport in Jordan, I began to feel the ramifications of separating myself from my Middle Eastern culture. Since I could not read or write Arabic, only brokenly speak it, I had difficulty navigating the terminals to find the exit. Finally, I met up with my aunt and uncle who had come to pick me up. As we exchanged welcomes and discussed my flight in the taxi, I could literally see how different the area was outside of my window. For one, the towns were…

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  • Mental Health Consequences Of War

    result to the trauma. According to their data, there has been an increase in the development of mental disorders and other behaviors such as PTSD, aggressive behavior, and low grades in school. In order to gain more insight of the traumas inflected upon the Palestinian people by Israel, I will study the article, “Community Psychology Under Colonial Occupation: The Case of Palestine” by Mark Burton, which discusses his first-hand accounts of traveling to Palestine in 2013. He provides in great…

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  • Palestinian Rejectionism

    Problem is Palestinian Rejectionism,” by Yosef Kuperwasser and Shalom Lipner and “Israel’s Bunker Mentality,” by Ronald Krebs attempt to dissect and solve one of the most complex geopolitical conflicts in recent human history, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yosef Kuperwasser and Shalom Lipner discuss that the one thing that’s stopping this conflict from being resolved is Palestinian reluctance to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. On the other hand, Ronald Krebs argues that it’s in Israel’s…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Values

    certain degree of beliefs are the majority in which opinions are created. Some attitudes can be found in areas of normal life such as sports, politics, and predisposed similarities with everyday things. Popular attitudes can be seen as norms and are acceptable by certain communities. C.A unique illustration of the idea of Irish attitudes as quoted in the popular Irish belief, “ The Northern Irish are traitors to their own people”. The irish attitude of religion is a great way to see a…

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