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שָׁלוֹם
.This article contains Hebrew text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Hebrew letters.^ You may answer that question for yourself.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You see, we agreed to other rules.

^ In other words, if you put outside the Professor's 2 Exceptions, you are putting the questions from another Discipline, which is not necessarily law, or which is not law.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

State of Israel
מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew)
Medīnat Yisrā'el
دَوْلَةُ إِسْرَائِيلَ (Arabic)
Dawlat Isrā'īl
A white flag with horizontal blue bands close to the top and bottom, and a blue star of David in the middle
Flag Emblem
AnthemHatikvah
The Hope
Capital Jerusalem[a]
31°47′N 35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217
Official language(s) Hebrew, Arabic[1]
Ethnic groups  75.4% Jewish, 20.6% Arab, 4% minority groups[2]
Demonym Israeli
Government Parliamentary democracy[1]
 -  President Shimon Peres
 -  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
 -  Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin
 -  Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch
Independence from British Mandate of Palestine 
 -  Declaration May 14, 1948 
Area
 -  Total 1 20,770 / 22,072 km2 (151st)
8,019 / 8,522 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) ~2%
Population
 -  2009 estimate 7,465,0002[3] (96th)
 -  1995 census 5,548,523 
 -  Density 356.8/km2 (34th)
839/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 -  Total US$202.562 billion[4] (50th)
 -  Per capita $28,473[4] (31st)
GDP (nominal) 2009 estimate
 -  Total $215.727 billion[4] (39th)
 -  Per capita $29,671[4] (29th)
Gini (2008) 39.2[1] 
HDI (2007) 0.935[5] (very high) (27th)
Currency Shekel (‎) (ILS or NIS)
Time zone IST (UTC+2)
 -  Summer (DST) IDT (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Internet TLD .il
Calling code 972
1 .Excluding / Including the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem; see below.^ Israeli settlements and civilian land use sites in the West Bank, 42 in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, 25 in the Gaza Strip, and 29 in East Jerusalem (February 2002 est.
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.umsl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Israeli civilian sites - including 100 small outpost communities in the West Bank - as well as 42 sites in the Golan Heights, 0 in the Gaza Strip, and 29 in East Jerusalem (July 2008 est.
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.cia.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and East Jerusalem as a result of the 1967 War.
  • Israel, the West Bank and Gaza 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: Original source]

2 .Includes all permanent residents in Israel proper, the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem.^ All of Jerusalem (and not merely East Jerusalem) is the subject of permanent status negotiations...
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli settlements and civilian land use sites in the West Bank, 42 in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, 25 in the Gaza Strip, and 29 in East Jerusalem (February 2002 est.
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.umsl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.Also includes Israeli population in the West Bank.^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Professor Jahshan claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak had offered 86% of the West Bank in 2000 and that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon offers only 45% today.
  • Future of Iraq, Israel-Palestine Conflict, and Central Asia Weighed at International Conference, UCLA International Institute 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.international.ucla.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Syria , Jordan , and Egypt , and occupying the West Bank and Gaza Strip , which may or may not stay part of Israel in the future -- its future status is being negotiated by the Israelis and the Palestinian s.
  • Israel@Everything2.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

.Excludes non-Israeli population in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Gaza Strip and the West Bank are acquisitions of territory by aggression.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Egypt held the Gaza Strip and Jordan held the West Bank.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

.Israel (Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל‎, Yisra'el; Arabic: إِسْرَائِيلُ‎, Isrā'īl) officially the State of Israel (Hebrew: About this sound מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל , Medinat Yisra'el; Arabic: دَوْلَةُ إِسْرَائِيلَ‎, Dawlat Isrā'īl), is a country in Western Asia located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.^ HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el .
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ "State of Israel", Hebrew Medinat Yisra'el , Arabic Isra'il country in the Middle East , located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea .
  • Israel@Everything2.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "We will use our power to help you as you come up with the necessary decisions to lay out a Palestinian state that will live side-by-side in peace with Israel."
  • Olmert to Haaretz: Two-state solution, or Israel is done for - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

.It borders Lebanon in the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan in the east, and Egypt on the southwest, and contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area.^ Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon .
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.cia.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It started the war with a Pearl Harbour-style simultaneous attack on all air bases in Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Waldheim will visit Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria and possibly Lebanon, the source said, and also will talk with officials of the Palestine Liberation Organization at an unspecified location.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[6] .Also adjacent are the West Bank to the east and Gaza Strip to the southwest.^ Gaza and withdraw from the West Bank OR incorporate them .
  • Antony Lerman: Israel-Palestine is already a de facto single state | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Gaza Strip and the West Bank are acquisitions of territory by aggression.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Israel is the world's only predominantly Jewish state[7] with a population of about 7.5 million people, of whom approximately 5.7 million are Jewish.^ Israel is a Jewish state, nothing to negotiate, its as Israel is a Jewish state, nothing to negotiate, its as .
  • U.S.: Palestinians need not recognize Israel as Jewish state before talks - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ State of Israel as the State of the Jewish people, .
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In Israel, the people have made a comitment to be specifically, a ”Jewish” state.
  • History Of Terrorism In Isreal - God in Chief 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.godinchief.com [Source type: Original source]

[8][9] .The largest ethnic minority group is the segment denominated as Arab citizens of Israel, while minority religious groups include Muslims, Christians, Druze, Samaritans, most of whom are found within the Arab segment.^ The Christians are terrorized by Arab Muslims but Israel is blamed.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Religious courts contain four main religious denominations: Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Druze.
  • ISREAL 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC faculty.cua.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ If Israel allows to many Arabs as citizens, we will become a minority in the government.
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

.The modern state of Israel has its historical and religious roots in the Biblical Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael), also known as Zion, a concept central to Judaism since ancient times,[10][11] and the heartland of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah.^ The expansionism is being done by the modern state of Israel.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Emotionally the biblical land of Israel is us.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two states in the land of Israel?
  • Olmert to Haaretz: Two-state solution, or Israel is done for - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

[12] Following the birth of political Zionism in 1897 and the Balfour Declaration, the League of Nations granted Great Britain the Mandate for Palestine after World War I, with responsibility for establishing "...such political, administrative and economic conditions as will secure the establishment of the Jewish national home, as laid down in the preamble, and the development of self-governing institutions, and also for safeguarding the civil and religious rights of all the inhabitants of Palestine, irrespective of race and religion..."[13]
.In November 1947, the United Nations voted in favor of the partition of Palestine, proposing the creation of a Jewish state, an Arab state and a UN-administered Jerusalem.^ At the start only United States support for the partition proposal had been "expected".
  • Israel | Zionist State - by Doug Reed 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.sweetliberty.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The 1947 UN vote partitioned the territory which the British, in 1921, had baptized "Palestine" into a Jewish state and an Arab state.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The 1947 UN Partition divided the area into three entities: a Jewish state, an Arab state, and an international zone around Jerusalem.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[14] .Partition was accepted by Zionist leaders but rejected by Arab leaders leading to the 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine.^ This was in agreement with the zionist movement with the exception that the zionists wanted Palestine and the nazis thought Madagascar was more practicable since they thought that colonizing an Arab world with europan Jews would lead to tensions and conflict.
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He emigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1933, fought for Israel in the 1948 war (twice wounded in action), and served 3 terms in the Knesset.
  • Boycott Israel 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.mylinkspage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs.
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.cia.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948 and neighboring Arab states attacked the next day.^ During the 1948 invasion of Israel by the Arab states, the local Arabs fled.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why do Arabs reject the State of Israel?

^ On May 14, 1948, the Jews proclaimed the independent State of Israel , and the British withdrew from Palestine.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

.Since then, Israel has fought a series of wars with neighboring Arab states,[15] and in consequence occupies territories beyond those delineated in the 1949 Armistice Agreements.^ Why do Arabs reject the State of Israel?

^ Israel does not hold any "occupied" territories.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ If Israel does that, the Arab states will put an end to the state of war.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

Some international borders remain in dispute. .Israel has signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, though efforts to resolve conflict with the Palestinians have so far only met with limited success.^ Yamit was vacated as part of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Peace for the Palestinians will only be possible when the Palestinians unite.
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Arab countries refused to sign a permanent peace treaty with Israel.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

.Israel is a developed country and a representative democracy with a parliamentary system and universal suffrage.^ GOVERNMENT Israel is a parliamentary democracy.
  • Israel (12/09) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: The State of Israel is a parliamentary democracy with a modern economy.
  • Israel, the West Bank and Gaza 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ For Jews, Israel is a representative parliamentary democracy.
  • One vision for one state in Israel/Palestine 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC mondoweiss.net [Source type: Original source]

[16][17] .The Prime Minister serves as head of government and the Knesset serves as Israel's legislative body.^ Pursuant to Article 16 of Basic Law: The Government, Minister Moshe Yaalon will serve as Acting Prime Minister for the purposes of summoning and conducting meetings of the Government in Prime Minister Netanyahu's absence, should this prove necessary.

^ Of course the fairy tale about a government headed by Max Nordau , with Jabotinsky as a minister of war, was already debunked in the pioneer camps in Romania and Turkey.

^ He emigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1933, fought for Israel in the 1948 war (twice wounded in action), and served 3 terms in the Knesset.
  • Boycott Israel 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.mylinkspage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The economy, based on the nominal gross domestic product, was the 41st-largest in the world in 2008.[18] Israel ranks highest among Middle Eastern countries on the UN Human Development Index,[19] and has one of the highest life expectancies in the world.^ "State of Israel", Hebrew Medinat Yisra'el , Arabic Isra'il country in the Middle East , located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea .
  • Israel@Everything2.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For instance, the country has the highest incidence of traffic accidents and fatalities per capita in the world--but there is no drunken driving at all, one case in the last ten years.
  • Tel Aviv and Jerusalem 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.usna.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ For its military adventures in the Middle East the U.S. has used aircraft carriers and bases in countries such as Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc.

[20] .Jerusalem is the country's capital, although it is not recognized internationally as such,[a] while Israel's main financial center is Tel Aviv.^ But the state of Tel Aviv loses to the state of Israel."
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ It will never be recognized… Jerusalem was and will for ever be our capital.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "I love Jerusalem, I love Israel, I live for this country."
  • Israel beyond politics 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mfa.gov.il [Source type: News]

Contents

Etymology

.Over the past three thousand years, the name "Israel" has meant in common and religious usage both the Land of Israel and the entire Jewish nation.^ Despite limited natural resources, Israel has intensively developed its agricultural and industrial sectors over the past 20 years.
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.cia.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • CIA - The World Factbook -- Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.umsl.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We believe that this small Land of Israel is the proper place for this nation to find its place and develop itself both physically and spiritually.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ But as Michael Anbar points out, the Palestinian Arabs are only "a minute part of a large nation, which [has been] in a continual state of war with the Jewish nation from the day Israel was established."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[21] .According to the Bible, Jacob is renamed Israel after successfully wrestling with an angel of God.^ From Genesis 32 :28 (NIV) -- 'Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.'
  • Israel@Everything2.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to the Jewish bible, the Jews are God's chosen people and the book is not just a historical book, but also a book that describes in great detail the DNA of all creation for all generations.
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to the bible, Esau sold his birthright to Jacob and Jacob had 12 sons of which he spread out that birthright.
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

[22]
.The earliest archaeological artifact to mention "Israel" (other than as a personal name) is the Merneptah Stele of ancient Egypt (dated the late 13th century BCE), which refers to a people of that name.^ Israel boasts more than 120 museums, including the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls along with an extensive collection of regional archaeological artifacts, art, and Jewish religious and folk exhibits.
  • Israel (12/09) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AIPAC and the other so-called "pro-Israel" groups saying that someone is not "a friend of Israel" can kill a Democratic candidate's prospects more than a pledge to raise taxes.
  • Obama's Israel Shuffle | Mother Jones 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The name was derived from the Philistines, a Goliathian people conquered by the Jews centuries earlier.
  • Shut up about the “two-state solution.” In a classic case of false advertising: President Obama tries to push “separate but equal” on the Palestinians | Daily Sundial 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC sundial.csun.edu [Source type: Original source]

[23] .The modern country was named Medinat Yisrael, or the State of Israel, after other proposed names, including Eretz Israel ("the Land of Israel"), Zion, and Judea, were rejected.^ The expansionism is being done by the modern state of Israel.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: The State of Israel is a parliamentary democracy with a modern economy.
  • Israel, the West Bank and Gaza 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Why do Arabs reject the State of Israel?

[24] .In the early weeks of independence, the government chose the term "Israeli" to denote a citizen of Israel, with the formal announcement made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Sharett.^ We are opposed to the Likud Government that is in power in Israel today, however we are not anti-Israel, on the contrary, we believe that it is only through the delivery of peace and justice for all citizens of the region that Israel can prosper in the long term.
  • Boycott Israel 20 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.mylinkspage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Binyamin Netanyahu (born: 1949-10-21 age: 60 ) Prime Minister of Israel then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, speaking to students at Bar Ilan University, from the Israeli journal Hotam, 1989-11-24 .
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The assessment of Israeli "activists" like Moshe Dayan was that Israel should wage preventive war before Egypt had fully integrated the new weapons.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

[25]

History

Antiquity

.
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  • Joshua Project - Ethnic People Groups of Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.joshuaproject.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This museum contains exhibits from the two thousand years of history which are linked to both the ancient and more modern oil industry in Israel.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Jewish Kingdoms of Ancient Judah and Israel .
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

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Masada in the Judean Desert, a national symbol
.The Land of Israel, known in Hebrew as Eretz Yisrael, has been sacred to the Jewish people since Biblical times.^ What is the relationship of the Jewish people to their land?
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eretz Israel (the land of Israel) will be restored to the people of Israel, All of it.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ State of Israel as the State of the Jewish people, .
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

.According to the Torah, the Land of Israel was promised to the three Patriarchs of the Jewish people, by God, as their homeland;[26][27] scholars have placed this period in the early 2nd millennium BCE.[28] According to the traditional view, around the 11th century BCE, the first of a series of Israelite kingdoms and states established rule over the region; these Israelite kingdoms and states ruled intermittently for the following one thousand years.^ JNF had been purchasing land in the Mandate period in the name of "the Jewish people".
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As he says, "At the heart of G-d's covenant with Israel is the promise to the Jewish people — His People — to the land of Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is the relationship of the Jewish people to their land?
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[29]
.Between the time of the Israelite kingdoms and the 7th-century Muslim conquests, the Land of Israel fell under Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Sassanian, and Byzantine rule.^ Between 3000 and 1100 B.C., Canaanite civilization covered what is today Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon and much of Syria and Jordan...Those who remained in the Jerusalem hills after the Romans expelled the Jews [in the second century A.D.] were a potpourri: farmers and vineyard growers, pagans and converts to Christianity, descendants of the Arabs, Persians, Samaritans, Greeks and old Canaanite tribes.” Marcia Kunstel and Joseph Albright, “Their Promised Land.” .
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Persians, now Muslim and called Iran, saved Jews from the Nazis while the present president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, like Haman, calls for Israel's extermination.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[30][31] .Jewish presence in the region dwindled after the failure of the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire in 132 CE.[32] In 628/9, the Byzantine Emperor Heraclius conducted a massacre and expulsion of the Jews.^ The first time the name was used was in 70 A.D. when the Romans committed genocide against the Jews, smashed the Temple and declared the land of Israel would be no more.
  • Shut up about the “two-state solution.” In a classic case of false advertising: President Obama tries to push “separate but equal” on the Palestinians | Daily Sundial 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC sundial.csun.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The covenant was that the Jews would not go up on their part, and that God would not destroy the Jewish presence completely.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestine was governed by the Roman Empire until the fourth century A.D. (300's) and then by the Byzantine Empire.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nevertheless, a continuous Jewish presence in the Land of Israel remained, with the Jewish religious centre moving to Galilee, establishing itself in Tiberias.^ We believe that this small Land of Israel is the proper place for this nation to find its place and develop itself both physically and spiritually.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel continues to attempt to accomodate Arab 'sensitivities' and acts as if the Palestinian claim that Israel is occupying Arab land had historic substance.
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^ When events demonstrated that Israel gained no benefit from taking this risk, they then said Israel should continue withdrawing because she was too weak to take the risk of keeping the land.
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[33] The Mishnah and part of the Talmud were composed during this period.[34] .At the beginning of the 12th century there were still about fifty Jewish families in that city.^ Three years later, there is still governmental bungling, and no introspection about the "mistakes that led to the withdrawal."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jewish people in Israel can tell you who there family was by name and where they lived 1000 years ago.
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After the extermination of the Jewish presence in Gaza, Israel will still be responsible for all aspects of life there and will continue to provide all vital services.
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[35] .The Land of Israel was captured from the Byzantine Empire around 636 CE during the initial Muslim conquests.^ Their view of Israel as illegitimate goes along with their "celebration of the alleged record of religious tolerance in Muslim empires."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is Israel that is confiscating Palestinian land and importing Jewish settlers to set up illegal armed settlements in the heart of Palestinian territory (and not the other way around).
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you go south from the beach reservation, you will come to Caesarea, an ancient city and port, which served as the capital city of Israel during the Roman and Byzantine eras.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Control of the region transferred between the Umayyads,[36] Abbasids,[37] and Crusaders over the next six centuries, before falling in the hands of the Mamluk Sultanate, in 1260. In 1516, the Land of Israel was conquered by the Ottoman Empire, which ruled the region until the 20th century.^ 'Transfer' Jews out of parts of the Land of Israel and 'Transfer' parts of the Land to Arab control."
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^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Alexander Haig gave them, the Israelis, those anti-tank missiles, and got them in their hands before the Egyptians got into Israel and disabled them.

[38]

Zionism and the British Mandate

Aliyah to Israel and settlement
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Pre-Zionist Aliyah
The Return to Zion • The Old Yishuv
Prior to the founding of Israel
First Aliyah • Second Aliyah • During WWI • Third Aliyah • Fourth Aliyah • Fifth Aliyah • During and after WWII • Berihah
After the founding of Israel
Operation Magic Carpet • Operation Ezra and Nehemiah • Jewish exodus from Arab lands • Polish aliyah in 1968 • Aliyah from the Soviet Union in the 1970s • Aliyah from Ethiopia • Aliyah from the Commonwealth of Independent States in the 1990s • Aliyah from Latin America in the 2000s
Concepts
Judaism • Zionism • Law of Return • Jewish homeland • Yerida • Galut • Jewish Messianism
Persons and organizations
Theodor Herzl • World Zionist Organization • Knesset • Nefesh B'Nefesh • El Al
Related topics
Jewish history • Jewish diaspora  • History of the Jews in the Land of Israel  • Yishuv  • History of Zionism  • History of Israel  • Israeli Jews  • Anti-Zionism  • Revival of Hebrew language  • Religious Zionism  • Haredim and Zionism  •
.Jews living in the Diaspora have long aspired to return to Zion and the Land of Israel,[39][40] though the amount of human effort to be spent towards such aim is a matter of dispute in Judaism.^ Poll: 40% of Jews live in Israel .

^ The wandering Jews can not be owners of the Land of Israel.
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^ Palestinians to their "home land" and Jews for Israel.
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[39][41] .That hope and yearning was articulated in the Bible,[42] and is an important theme of the Jewish belief system.^ It is important that we be able to question the Islamic belief system, especially when their adherents are attempting to inflict their values on the rest of us.
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^ Discrediting Jewish settlements is so important to them that they don't mind substituting belief for fact.
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[39] .After the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, some communities settled in the Holy Land.^ His proposal, at that point, was the moral and political equivalent of [Medieval Spain's] Queen Isabella's, the expulsion of all Jews from the lands controlled by the Reich.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's only with the Enlightenment that some members of these faith communities began to think of themselves as human beings first and Jews, Christians or Muslims second.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ President, it is apparent that unless there is an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement Christians in the Holy Land may cease to exist as a viable community.

[43] .During the 16th century communities struck roots in the Four Holy Cities, in 1697 Rabbi Yehuda Hachasid led a group of 1500 to Jerusalem[44] and in the second half of the 18th century, East European opponents of Hasidism known as the Perushim settled in the Holy Land.^ Cyrus allowed a group of Jews from Babylonia to rebuild Jerusalem and settle in it.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, if “Chilean Jew” really believes that giving away half of Jerusalem is the answer to peace in the middle east, s/he is obviously missing a key point.
  • » “Today I Publicly End My Support for the State Of Israel” Sez Kos Blogger. Numbers Soar! Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: Original source]

^ President, it is apparent that unless there is an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement Christians in the Holy Land may cease to exist as a viable community.

[45][46]
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Theodor Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State, in 1901
.The first large wave of "modern" immigration, known as the First Aliyah (Hebrew: עלייה), began in 1881, as Jews fled pogroms in Eastern Europe.^ The first, taking place in the East, was the Russian pogroms of 1881 following the assassination of Czar Alexander II [when Jews were blamed] for the czar's murder, and anti-Jewish rioting erupted in what is now Ukraine.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ First National Grand Lodge established in Israel at the time the Jews began to immigrate from Nazi-occupied territories.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's only with the Enlightenment that some members of these faith communities began to think of themselves as human beings first and Jews, Christians or Muslims second.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

[47] .While the Zionist movement already existed in theory, Theodor Herzl is credited with founding political Zionism,[48] a movement which sought to establish a Jewish state in the Land of Israel, by elevating the Jewish Question to the international plane.^ Israel is a Jewish state, nothing to negotiate, its as Israel is a Jewish state, nothing to negotiate, its as .
  • U.S.: Palestinians need not recognize Israel as Jewish state before talks - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Theodore Herzl , Zionism’s founder.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ State of Israel as the State of the Jewish people, .
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[49] .In 1896, Herzl published Der Judenstaat (The State of the Jews), offering his vision of a future state; the following year he presided over the first World Zionist Congress.^ The world body created the Zionist state.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Peter Berkowitz In The Jewish State , Herzl insists Palestine is the Jews' "unforgettable historical homeland," even though as leader of the world's Zionist organization, he did famously entertain a proposal by the British that a temporary Jewish state be created on land in Uganda.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This second charter states the following in its first two articles: .
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[50]
.The Second Aliyah (1904–1914), began after the Kishinev pogrom.^ The century that began with the pogrom of Kishinev in 1903 and went on to the crematoriums of Auschwitz and Treblinka was transformed by this idea to the century of Jewish revival.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

.Some 40,000 Jews settled in Palestine but nearly half of them left.^ By 1880, about 24,000 Jews were living in Palestine, out of a population of about 400,000.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Aside from enriching some of the Arab thugs running Gaza, it caused a catastrophic disruption in the lives of some 10,000 Israeli Jews.
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^ The Turkish Sultan invited Jews fleeing the Spanish Catholic inquisition to settle in the Turkish empire, including several cities in Palestine.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

[47] .Both the first and second waves of migrants were mainly Orthodox Jews,[51] but those in the Second Aliyah included socialist pioneers who established the kibbutz movement.^ The Jew - those who are the sons of Israel .
  • Who is Israel (And what are the implications for Gentiles?) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.betemunah.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's only with the Enlightenment that some members of these faith communities began to think of themselves as human beings first and Jews, Christians or Muslims second.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Judy Lash Balint is among those who have come to suspect that the ugly exercise was mostly intended to disrupt the increasing political power of the religious Jews.
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[52] During World War I, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour issued what became known as the Balfour Declaration, which "view[ed] with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people". At the request of Edwin Samuel Montagu and Lord Curzon, a line was also inserted stating "it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country".[53]
.The Jewish Legion, a group of battalions composed primarily of Zionist volunteers, assisted in the British conquest of Palestine.^ These efforts were initiated by Theodore Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement, and were given added impetus by the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which asserted the British Government's support for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
  • Israel (12/09) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They had promised that they would reverse the British White Paper and would support a Jewish state in Palestine.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fulana, I agree with you, there was no moral justification for the Zionist settlement of Palestine, any more than for the European conquest of the Americas.
  • Will United States support of Israel wane if the two-state solution disappears? Plus, advice for Obama | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Arab opposition to the plan led to the 1920 Palestine riots and the formation of the Jewish organization known as the Haganah (meaning "The Defense" in Hebrew), from which the Irgun and Lehi split off.^ The violence led to the formation of the Haganah Jewish self-defense organization in 1920.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Its leader, Avraham Stern, had recently broken with the radical nationalist "National Military Organization" (Irgun Zvai Leumi - Etzel) over the group's attitude toward Britain, which had effectively banned further Jewish settlement of Palestine.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The riots of 1920 and 1921 reflected opposition to the Balfour declaration and fears that the Arabs of Palestine would be dispossessed, and were probably attempts to show the British that Palestine as a Jewish National home would be ungovernable.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

[54] .In 1922, the League of Nations granted the United Kingdom a mandate over Palestine under terms similar to the Balfour Declaration.^ The mandate , based on the Balfour declaration, was formalized in 1922.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ July 24 British Mandate over Palestine established by the League of Nations .
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But the ultimate foundation is the League of Nations mandate that was transferred intact to the United Nations.
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[55] .The population of the area at this time was predominantly Muslim Arab, while the largest urban area in the region, Jerusalem, was predominantly Jewish.^ When will they take charge of their own destiny and start dealing intelligently with the Muslim-Arab-Palestinian terrorists whose goal is to destroy the Jewish state.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The allocation of land by Resolution 181 was intended to produce two areas with Jewish and Arab majorities respectively.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His actual plans will give away strategically important land to the Arabs that will allow them to carry out the 1995 Beilin-Abbas plan to choke off Jerusalem's Jewish population and prevent it from expanding by connecting up currently-separated Arab-controlled areas.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[56]
.The Third (1919–1923) and Fourth Aliyah (1924–1929) brought 100,000 Jews to Palestine.^ Jew, Hungarian 100,000 .
  • Joshua Project - Ethnic People Groups of Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.joshuaproject.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Falasha, Black Jew 100,000 .
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^ Our case is quite simple: For nearly 2,000 years Palestine has been almost 100 per cent Arab.
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[47]
.The rise of Nazism in the 1930s led to the Fifth Aliyah, with an influx of a quarter of a million Jews.^ When a quarter-million young Jews have visited Israel at the Jewish people’s expense, it is a tragic waste that their Jewish communities make little effort to continue their engagement.

^ Jewish immigration swelled in the 1930s, driven by persecution in Eastern Europe, even before the rise of Nazism.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

.This caused the Arab revolt of 1936–1939 and led the British to cap immigration with the White Paper of 1939.^ As Rashid Khalid documents in The Iron Cage, the British did their best to decapitate the Palestinian Arab community during the 1936-1939 Arab revolt, and the expulsion of the Palestinians at the hands of the Zionists/Israelis in 1948 further decimated and divided the community.
  • A Two-State Solution Requires Fixing Both States | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They had promised that they would reverse the British White Paper and would support a Jewish state in Palestine.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1916, Arabs led by T.E. Lawrence and backed by Sharif Husayn revolted against the Ottomans in the belief that Britain would help establish Arab independence in the Middle East.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

.With countries around the world turning away Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust, a clandestine movement known as Aliyah Bet was organized to bring Jews to Palestine.^ Peter Berkowitz In The Jewish State , Herzl insists Palestine is the Jews' "unforgettable historical homeland," even though as leader of the world's Zionist organization, he did famously entertain a proposal by the British that a temporary Jewish state be created on land in Uganda.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This was in agreement with the zionist movement with the exception that the zionists wanted Palestine and the nazis thought Madagascar was more practicable since they thought that colonizing an Arab world with europan Jews would lead to tensions and conflict.
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The only complaints made come when “the Jews” are no longer second-class citizens in one single country in the world.
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[47] By the end of World War II, Jews accounted for 33% of the population of Palestine, up from 11% in 1922.[57]

Independence and first years

.After 1945, Britain found itself in fierce conflict with the local populace, as thousands of refugees from Europe sought shelter in Palestine and were turned away or rounded up and placed in detention camps.^ He could have issued an executive order placing the refugees in a temporary detention center until it was safe for them to return to Germany.

^ Sixty-eight thousand [68,000] local inhabitants, including 23,000 children, were taken away to be murdered at the local concentration camp of Jasenovac ."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And then, after the bitterest episode in Jewish history, these Zionist "statesmen" lured the broken refugees in the DP camps to remain in hunger and deprivation, and to refuse relocation to any place but Palestine; only for the purpose of building their State.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

[58] .In 1947, the British government withdrew from the Mandate of Palestine, stating it was unable to arrive at a solution acceptable to both Arabs and Jews.^ And the one-state solution is problematic not because Jews can't get along with Arabs.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The area carved out of the Palestine Mandate for the Arab state of Palestine is the boundary for Palestine.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel is both a state for the jews and the original arab people Israel is both a state for the jews and the original arab people .
  • U.S.: Palestinians need not recognize Israel as Jewish state before talks - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

[59] .The newly created United Nations approved the UN Partition Plan (United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181) on November 29, 1947, dividing the country into two states, one Arab and one Jewish.^ This is despite a United Nations resolution.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Two states were contemplated in Resolution 181--a Jewish state and an Arab state.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Dozens of arab countries, 1 jewish country.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

Jerusalem was to be designated an international city — a corpus separatum — administered by the UN.[60]
.The Jewish community accepted the plan,[61] but the Arab League and Arab Higher Committee rejected it.^ The Jews accepted this plan, the Arabs refused it.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Contrariwise, Israeli Jews want the Arabs as full participants but want them to accept that Israel is a Zionist state, as does the international community.
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^ These Jewish communities were destroyed by Arab armies, militias, and rioters, and, as in the case of Hebron, the community’s population was slaughtered.

[62] .On December 1, 1947 the Arab Higher Committee proclaimed a three-day strike, and Arab bands began attacking Jewish targets.^ Traditional Jewish religious leaders saw themselves challenged by a new breed of militant radical rabbis who proclaimed that messianic days were near.
  • Tel Aviv and Jerusalem 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.usna.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The 1947 UN vote partitioned the territory which the British, in 1921, had baptized "Palestine" into a Jewish state and an Arab state.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We currently have flying death robots attacking only three arab nations.
  • Will United States support of Israel wane if the two-state solution disappears? Plus, advice for Obama | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Civil war began with the Jews initially on the defensive but gradually moving into offence.^ The Arabs are gradually moving into the modern age and learning how to use Western technology.

^ It was only in the 19th century that some Jews began to take the matter of the return to Zion into their own hands.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This was before Iraq descended into what it is now, and he was ridiculing the view, or characterizing the view, that this war was planned by four Jews in Washington.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Palestinian-Arab economy collapsed and 250,000 Palestinian-Arabs fled or were expelled.^ About 726,000 Arabs fled or were driven out of Israel and became refugees in neighboring Arab countries .
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Darfur have fled Arab-dominated Khartoum, where some 200,000 to 400,000 black Muslims have already been killed.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the 1948 war, 750,000 Palestinians fled in terror or were actively expelled from their ancestral homeland and turned into refugees.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

[63]
A single man, adorned on both sides by a dozen sitting men, reads a document to a small audience assembled before him. <a name=.Behind him are two elongated flags bearing the Star of David and portrait of a bearded man in his forties."^ He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'
  • Who is Israel (And what are the implications for Gentiles?) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.betemunah.org [Source type: Original source]

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David Ben-Gurion proclaiming Israeli independence on May 14, 1948, below a portrait of Theodor Herzl
.On May 14, 1948, the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, the Jewish Agency proclaimed independence, naming the country Israel.^ On May 14, 1948, the Jews proclaimed the independent State of Israel , and the British withdrew from Palestine.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ May 14 - State of Israel created.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "On 14 May 1948 -- the day before the British mandate was scheduled to expire -- the Jewish People's Council met in the Tel Aviv Museum and declared their own independent state of Israel...
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[64] .The following day the armies of five Arab countries — Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq — attacked Israel, launching the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.^ Israeli Attack on Lebanon : gruesome photos.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Egypt and Syria refused to negotiate with Israel.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel will have to "follow the rules of war as conducted by the Muslim Arabs."
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[65] .Sudan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia also sent troops to assist the Arab contingent.^ With money from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, they build legally and illegally, attempting to enlarge and merge the Arab areas.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While Bush visited here twice, Obama has made a point of visiting Arab and Muslim countries (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey) and not visiting Israel.

^ "Saudi Arabia is pressuring the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, to set a firm timetable for withdrawal of his troops from Lebanon, Arab government sources said yesterday."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.After a year of fighting, a ceasefire was declared and temporary borders, known as the Green Line, were established.^ In my opinion, Israel should establish borders more or less along the 1967 lines, but make adjustments for its security needs, and not withdraw from east Jerusalem.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Every time an Arab army is defeated it can simply retreat back across the border and regroup to fight another year or another decade.

^ The resulting border is what Shapira calls the "1949 armistice line" and also "the Green Line."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.Jordan annexed what became known as the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and Egypt took control of the Gaza Strip.^ Gaza and withdraw from the West Bank OR incorporate them .
  • Antony Lerman: Israel-Palestine is already a de facto single state | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Half of the Palestinians live in Gaza while the other half live in what is known as the "West Bank".
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Israel was accepted as a member of the United Nations by majority vote on May 11, 1949.[66] During the conflict 711,000 Arabs, according to UN estimates, or about 80% of the previous Arab population, were expelled or fled the country.^ About 726,000 Arabs fled or were driven out of Israel and became refugees in neighboring Arab countries .
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ During the 1948 invasion of Israel by the Arab states, the local Arabs fled.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its Arab population is only about 1,200,000.
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

[67] .The fate of the Palestinian refugees today is a major point of contention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.^ Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

^ What are the solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org .
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[68][69]
.In the early years of the state, the Labor Zionist movement led by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion dominated Israeli politics.^ [According to Ben Gurion] this commission should relate to the Prime Minister.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Prime Minister David Ben Gurion set two priorities, security and immigration.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Jerusalem," stated Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, "is an inseparable part of Israel, and her eternal capital.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[70][71] .These years were marked by mass immigration of Holocaust survivors and an influx of Jews some of whom were persecuted in Arab lands.^ Arabs living in this land for hundreds of years just like the Jews.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ JEW HATE These are some sources.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's time to complete the second half of this population transfer, by moving the Arabs from Israel to some place(s) in the vast Arab land holdings.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The population of Israel rose from 800,000 to two million between 1948 and 1958.[72] Most arrived as refugees with no possessions and were housed in temporary camps known as ma'abarot.^ That opens up the possibility of another choice - Israel makes it so untenable for most of the Palestinian population to live in an area, resulting in emigration.
  • A Two-State Solution Requires Fixing Both States | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel makes it so untenable for most of the Palestinian population to live in an area, resulting in emigration."
  • A Two-State Solution Requires Fixing Both States | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ War erupted between Hezbollah and Israel after the Lebanese militia launched Operation Truthful Promise against Israel by crossing the border and capturing two Israeli soldiers.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

.By 1952, over 200,000 immigrants were living in these tent cities.^ The population of Israel is one quarter that of New York City , yet these 2,500,000 people speak seventy languages.
  • Tel Aviv and Jerusalem 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.usna.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In the first place these 580,000 refugees were in the main ordinary quota immigrants coming in from all countries.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.The need to solve the crisis led Ben-Gurion to sign a reparations agreement with West Germany that triggered mass protests by Jews angered at the idea of Israel accepting financial compensation from Germany for the Holocaust genocide.^ There are many Jews who protest against the very existence of the State of Israel, and who are quite vocal, albeit peaceful, about their opposition.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I have the same advice for Palestinians and Jews in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, get the hell out of town before it’s too late.” .
  • History Of Terrorism In Isreal - God in Chief 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.godinchief.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Contrariwise, Israeli Jews want the Arabs as full participants but want them to accept that Israel is a Zionist state, as does the international community.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[73]
.In the 1950s, Israel was frequently attacked by Palestinian fedayeen, mainly from the Egyptian-occupied Gaza Strip.^ Gaza became Egyptian occupied territory.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2006 Israel left the Gaza strip.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestinian doctor refutes several of Israels justifications for its attacks on Gaza .

[74] .In 1956, Israel joined a secret alliance with the Great Britain and France aimed at regaining control of the Suez Canal, which the Egyptians had nationalized (see the Suez Crisis).^ Great Britain as the trustee and not in the United Nations.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In the summer of 1956, Israel, France and Britain colluded in a plan to reverse the nationalization of the Suez canal.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Mauritania's army seized power yesterday in a swift, apparently bloodless coup which could see the country move away from its alliances with the US and Israel."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.Israel captured the Sinai Peninsula but was pressured to withdraw by the United States and the Soviet Union in return for guarantees of Israeli shipping rights in the Red Sea and the Canal.^ In Sinai, Israel troops crossed the canal.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The United States pressured Israel to make a statement calling for withdrawal from the conquered territories in return for peace.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel's policy with that of the United States."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[75]
.In the early 1960s, Israel captured the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, an architect of the Final Solution, who had been hiding in Argentina, and brought him to trial.^ Two brothers killed Saul's son Ishbosheth, who had been made king of Israel by Abner, and they brought his head to David.
  • Ethics of Ancient Israel by Sanderson Beck 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The US supported the election of a pro-PLO Nazi war criminal to the post of UN Secretary General.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because, as we saw earlier, it is apparently only a handful of officers at the Treasury Department who were opposed to the Final Solution and considered it immoral that the US was cooperating with it.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[76] .The trial had a major impact on public awareness of the Holocaust.^ In this article, David Parson generalizes the concepts and describes both the impact of the Holocaust on theological thinking and the major differences between the binary split between points of view.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[77] .Eichmann is the only person ever sentenced to the death penalty in Israel.^ In the year 1950, Isaac and his wife came to settle in Israel, arriving in Tel-Aviv with only one suitcase of personal effects.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[78]

Conflicts and peace treaties

.
Three middle-aged, suited men standing in the spotlight, seen from the side.</span><span class=^ This is despite a United Nations resolution.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ May Israel admitted to United Nations.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict is a strategic priority for Europe.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

The men are looking away from the camera, with serious expressions. In the background are several other people, out of focus." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/01/4/1/4/8277253802045691.jpg" width="220" height="148" class="thumbimage" />
Begin, Carter and Sadat at Camp David, at the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt
.Arab nationalists led by Nasser refused to recognize Israel or its right to exist, calling for its destruction.^ Calling on the destruction of Israel many times.
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel`s right to exist?
  • Olmert to Haaretz: Two-state solution, or Israel is done for - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel has no legal right to exist.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

[79] .In 1967, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan massed troops close to Israeli borders, expelled UN peacekeepers and blocked Israel's access to the Red Sea.^ Egypt and Syria refused to negotiate with Israel.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ (Recall also that 242 is relevant because it served as the basis of Israel's peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan and also the Oslo Declarations of Principles between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ It will also bring the troops of Israel’s imperial benefactor that much closer to the scene of struggle, while aiding Israeli acquisition of oil and water rights.
  • Joel Kovel -New Readings 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC joelkovel.org [Source type: Original source]

.Israel saw these actions as a casus belli for a pre-emptive strike that launched the Six-Day War, in which Israel achieved a decisive victory and captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights.^ Gaza and withdraw from the West Bank OR incorporate them .
  • Antony Lerman: Israel-Palestine is already a de facto single state | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After the Six Day War the borders between Israel and the West Bank were open.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

[80] .The 1949 Green Line became the administrative boundary between Israel and the occupied territories.^ Gaza became Egyptian occupied territory.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Israel does not hold any "occupied" territories.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ He was busy dealing with the administration of the occupied territories.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Jerusalem's boundaries were enlarged, incorporating East Jerusalem.^ To defend the Jerusalem area would require that the boundary of Israel be positioned to the east of the city to provide for the organization of an adequate defensive position.” [31c] .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Jerusalem Law, passed in 1980, reaffirmed this measure and reignited international controversy over the status of Jerusalem.^ The de-facto single state of Israel-Palestine should be recognized for what it is, and its government in Jerusalem required under international law to take responsibility for all its citizens.
  • Antony Lerman: Israel-Palestine is already a de facto single state | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The 1967 Israeli Law for the Protection of Holy Places was passed simultaneously with the act of annexation of East Jerusalem .
  • Tel Aviv and Jerusalem 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.usna.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Citizens of all countries where JNF is registered (as a charity or not) are called upon to examine JNF status and check its compliance with applicable laws, domestic and international.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

.The position of the majority of UN member states is reflected in numerous resolutions declaring that actions taken by Israel to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on Jerusalem are illegal and have no validity.^ A step toward peace could start by Israel respecting the numerous security-council resolutions which it has ignored since decades, giving back the land illegally taken by the settlers and give the Palestinians a chance of a normal life, trade, health, education.
  • » “Today I Publicly End My Support for the State Of Israel” Sez Kos Blogger. Numbers Soar! Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jerusalem : A Background (1) No practical progress had been made towards implementing the partition plan when, on 14 May 1948, Britain relinquished the Mandate, in accordance with the provisions of UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 181 (ii), and the State of Israel was declared.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ MAJOR ISSUES FOR ISRAEL. For Israel, the major issues are that a Palestinian State will a) remove Biblical Israel from Israel; b) remove that part of Jerusalem that houses some of Israel's holiest religious sites from Israel; c) remove the source of much of Israel's water from Israel; and, oh yes, position a Terror State smack up against Israel: the West Bank together with Gaza will flank Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[81]
.The failure of the Arab states in the 1967 war led to the rise of Arab non-state actors in the conflict, most importantly the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) which was committed to what it called "armed struggle as the only way to liberate the homeland".[82][83] In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Palestinian groups launched a wave of attacks[84][85] against Israeli targets around the world,[86] including a massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics.^ A poisonous attack is being organized against me....
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ After the war, the fate of the Palestinians came to play a large role in the Arab-Israeli struggle.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The conflict is not only about the Jewish state.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

.Israel responded with Operation Wrath of God, in which those responsible for the Munich massacre were tracked down and assassinated.^ Jonathan Mark agrees with the those who claim that Israel's response to the Arabs shelling Israeli cities over the years has been disproportionate.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oh my God, I responded, I just got a call to talk on that same issue, and I immediately shifted my talk to the theme: The theological significance of Israel.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel has been thrown off track by Arab terrorism and its own inhibited response to this ongoing terrorism.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[87] .From 1969 to 1970, Israel fought the War of Attrition against Egypt.^ Palestinian war against Israel."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Egypt works against Israel in the periphery.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AIPAC is so powerful that almost no Americans, even today, are aware that the gas shortage back in the 1970’s was triggered by OPEC’s angry reaction to America helping Israel in its war with Egypt.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

[88]
A dignified woman in her seventies sitting on a chair with her hands placed on her lap, staring intently to one side as if speaking to someone out of frame.
Prime Minister Golda Meir, who led Israel in the Yom Kippur War
.On October 6, 1973, as Jews were observing Yom Kippur, the Egyptian and Syrian armies launched a surprise attack against Israel.^ The propaganda attacks against the Jews continue.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Arabs launched a sneak attack against Israel in the October war.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ The October War (Yom Kippur War) - In October 1973, Egypt and Syria launched another war against Israel, after the Israeli government headed by Golda Meir rebuffed Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's offers to negotiate a settlement.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

.The war ended on October 26 with Israel successfully repelling Egyptian and Syrian forces but suffering great losses.^ Its backers, perhaps suffering from the affliction so many politicians have — a loss of long-term memory — again see negotiation for a 2-state solution as the magic nutrient for force feeding peace to a reluctant Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Shortly after the war's end Israel began that quest, but it would take more than a decade and involve yet another war before yielding any results.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[89] .An internal inquiry exonerated the government of responsibility for the war, but public anger forced Prime Minister Golda Meir to resign.^ In Israel, Prime Minister Levi Eshkol had died and was replaced by the hawkish Golda Meir.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion forced Etzel and Lehi to disarm and arrested many of their ranks after Israeli independence.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In Israel, both Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon and Prime Minister David Ben Gurion disclaimed responsibility for the action, and blamed each other.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

.The 1977 Knesset elections marked a major turning point in Israeli political history as Menachem Begin's Likud party took control from the Labor Party.^ The psychedelic party of Israeli politics .
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ His proposal, at that point, was the moral and political equivalent of [Medieval Spain's] Queen Isabella's, the expulsion of all Jews from the lands controlled by the Reich.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Moreover, under the socialist Histadrut, the worker "can no more influence the decisions of the economic elite than of the political elite (which interlock when the Labor Party is in power).
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[90] .Later that year, Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat made a trip to Israel and spoke before the Knesset in what was the first recognition of Israel by an Arab head of state.^ Why do Arabs reject the State of Israel?

^ In some sense the State of Israel represents a tremendous achievement for the Arab countries.

^ If you were to say at this point, which is closer to the Arab-Jewish state - Israel (proper) or the West-Bank/Gaza - what would you answer?
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[91] .In the two years that followed, Sadat and Menachem Begin signed the Camp David Accords and the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.^ Yamit was vacated as part of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, in 1978, Egypt led by Anwar Sadat, and Israel, now led by Menahem Begin, signed the Camp David framework agreements , leading to a Peace treaty in 1979.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Arab countries refused to sign a permanent peace treaty with Israel.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

[92] .Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula and agreed to enter negotiations over an autonomy for Palestinians across the Green Line.^ Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference in October 1991, bilateral negotiations were conducted between Israel and Palestinian representatives and Syria to achieve a permanent settlement.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ The lands share a common location: They are all near the Green Line, in areas which will be up for negotiation in the event of an Israel withdrawal to the 1949-1967 armistice lines.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

.Begin's government encouraged Israelis to settle in the West Bank, leading to friction with the Palestinians in those areas.^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Arafat was offered 95% of the West Bank and Gaza strip in 2000 by both Clinton and the Israelis and he chose WAR, and he was backed by everyone on the planet except the US. .
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Israeli government has been willing to offer the Palestinians a viable state of their own.
  • Will United States support of Israel wane if the two-state solution disappears? Plus, advice for Obama | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

.On June 7, 1981, Israel bombed Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor in Operation Opera, disabling it.^ Iraq to sue Israel over removal of Tammuz nuclear reactor .
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Mideastern surrealism News item: Iraq will demand that Israel pay compensation for bombing the unfinished nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1981, an Iraqi member of parliament told the Iraqi al-Sabah newspaper in an article published on Tuesday… The Iraqi demand is based on UN Security Council Resolution 487, which was drafted following the bombing of the reactor in June 1981.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ The resolution, passed in the wake of the attack, 'strongly condemns' Israel's airstrike against Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor in June 1981, and 'considers that Iraq is entitled to appropriate redress for the destruction it has suffered, responsibility for which has been acknowledged by Israel.'

.Israeli intelligence had suspected Iraq was intending to use it for weapons development.^ Leaving Gaza gave the Arabs an expanded, unsupervised area they have used to create weapons of war and aim them at Israelis.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To make the deaths of the children more agonising, the Israelis used banned weapons, white phosphorus and cluster bombs .
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We know that Israeli intelligence desperately wants to convince the world that Iran has or is about to get nuclear weapons.

.In 1982, Israel intervened in the Lebanese Civil War to destroy the bases from which the Palestine Liberation Organization launched attacks and missiles at northern Israel.^ The Arabs launched a sneak attack against Israel in the October war.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ It started the war with a Pearl Harbour-style simultaneous attack on all air bases in Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He allowed the regular Lebanese army to provide radar-targeting data for the Hezbollah missile that struck the Israeli destroyer.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.That move developed into the First Lebanon War.^ The incursion was the military's first major move into Gaza since the Israeli government withdrew all troops and settlers from the enclave nine months ago."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Israel choose to turn a border incident into an all out war on Lebanon, which has killed hundreds of people in Lebanon, and dozens in Israel as well!
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "According to the story, the tribe of Dan moved into Lebanon, where they lived for at least the next 600 years.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[93] .Israel withdrew from most of Lebanon in 1986, but maintained a borderland buffer zone until 2000. The First Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against Israeli rule,[94] broke out in 1987 with waves of violence occurring in the occupied territories.^ Israel does not hold any "occupied" territories.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ If Israel ends injustices against Palestinians and Palestinians end their violence.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestinian war against Israel."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Over the following six years, more than a thousand people were killed in the ensuing violence, much of which was internal Palestinian violence.^ One that required coordination and collaboration between more than 100 people at least.

^ AIPAC and the other so-called "pro-Israel" groups saying that someone is not "a friend of Israel" can kill a Democratic candidate's prospects more than a pledge to raise taxes.
  • Obama's Israel Shuffle | Mother Jones 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The last couple of years have been the most violent and even so the number of people killed on both sides has been about 1000 per year.

[95] .During the 1991 Gulf War, the PLO and many Palestinians supported Saddam Hussein and Iraqi missile attacks against Israel.^ The Arabs launched a sneak attack against Israel in the October war.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Palestinian war against Israel."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the Gulf War he spoke critically about Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

[96][97]
A stolid balding man in a dark suit on the left shakes the hand of a smiling man in traditional Arab headdress on the right. A taller, younger man stands with open arms in the center behind them.
Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat shake hands at the signing of the Oslo Accords, with Bill Clinton behind them, 1993
.In 1992, Yitzhak Rabin became Prime Minister following an election in which his party promoted compromise with Israel's neighbors.^ He knew it and we knew it.” Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s Chief of Staff in 1967, in Le Monde, 2/28/68 .
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Yitzhak Shamir (born: 1915-10-15 age: 94 ) Prime Minister of Israel 1983 — 1982 , (Maariv, 1997-02-21 ) Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ President George W. Bush apologized to British Prime Minister Tony Blair for improperly shipping bombs to Israel via Scotland .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[98][99] .The following year, Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, on behalf of Israel and the PLO, signed the Oslo Accords, which gave the Palestinian National Authority the right to self-govern parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.^ Gaza and withdraw from the West Bank OR incorporate them .
  • Antony Lerman: Israel-Palestine is already a de facto single state | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ When the Palestinian Authority took control of the Gaza aquifer as part of the Oslo Accord, they quickly ruined it.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Half of the Palestinians live in Gaza while the other half live in what is known as the "West Bank".
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

[100] .A declared intent was recognition of Israel's right to exist and an end to terrorism.^ Israel has no legal right to exist.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What 'Israel's right to exist' means to Palestinians .
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Does Israel have a right to exist?
  • A Two-State Solution Requires Fixing Both States | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

[101] .In 1994, the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace was signed, making Jordan the second Arab country to normalize relations with Israel.^ Why should the Arabs make peace?
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ First, Israel was trying to make peace with her Arab neighbors.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most Arab countries have no diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[102]
.Arab public support for the Accords was damaged by the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre[citation needed], continuation of settlements,[103] and checkpoints, and the deterioration of economic conditions.^ But a recent poll "found that the vast majority of Palestinian Arabs continue to support the terrorist murder of Jewish men, women and children."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Neither paper mentioned that the Muslim Arabs believe that they alone have rights to the Temple Mount and to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U.S. financial aid to Israel has been, and continues to be, enormous; and our diplomatic support is the crucial factor allowing Israel’s continued occupation of Arab territories.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

.Israeli public support for the Accords waned as Israel was struck by Palestinian suicide attacks.^ Palestinian comforting his grandson after Israeli attack.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon cancelled a meeting with George W. Bush in response to a new round of suicide attacks and restated his long-standing position that Israel will make peace with the Palestinians only after there is peace with the Palestinians.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ "Would you support or oppose a plan in which Israel would withdraw from the territories it occupied in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, and in exchange the Arab nations would recognize Israel ' s right to exist?"

.While leaving a peace rally in November 1995, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a far-right-wing Jew who opposed the Accords.^ He gave this speech at the annual memorial ceremony for Yitzhak Rabin, November 4, 2006, in the presence of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

^ Neck in neck with the chem winners are the three recipients of the Peace Prize: Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "The school is named in honor Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli leader who signed the 1993 Oslo peace accords with the Palestinians and who was assassinated by an Israeli who opposed the agreements.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.At the end of the 1990s, Israel, under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, withdrew from Hebron,[104] and signed the Wye River Memorandum, giving greater control to the Palestinian National Authority.^ Palestinian terrorism is the leadership of the Palestinian Authority."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Gaza strip occupies an additional 141 square miles south of Israel, and is under the control of the Palestinian authority.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Palestinian leadership agreed again and again to extend its trial period...From their perspective, Israel was also put to a test: Was Israel really giving up its attitude of superiority and domination, built up in order to keep the Palestinian people under its control?
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

[105]
.Ehud Barak, elected Prime Minister in 1999, began the new millennium by withdrawing forces from Southern Lebanon and conducting negotiations with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and U.S. President Bill Clinton at the July 2000 Camp David Summit.^ Recently , Palestinians elected Mahmoud Abbas as the new Palestinian Authority president to replace Yasser Arafat who died in November.

^ According to President Clinton and most of the media, Prime Minister Ehud Barak conceded at Camp David virtually everything the Palestinians wanted, and Yasser Arafat threw away the opportunity for peace by rejecting Barak’s offer.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Except that they did, in 2000 at the Camp David Summit.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

.During the summit, Barak offered a plan for the establishment of a Palestinian state, but Yasser Arafat rejected it.^ According to President Clinton and most of the media, Prime Minister Ehud Barak conceded at Camp David virtually everything the Palestinians wanted, and Yasser Arafat threw away the opportunity for peace by rejecting Barak’s offer.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Because the money is sent to the Palestinian Authority (PA), and the supreme authority at the PA, who therefore controls the disbursement of funds, is Yasser Arafat, the man who runs the Palestinian terrorist movement.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ [The] Israeli press [saw these] US moves and comments as leaning towards establishment of [a] separate Palestinian state, anathema to most Israelis."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[106] .After the collapse of the talks, the Second Intifada began.^ She details the growing violence of the Muslim Arabs and the worsening condition of the Christian Arabs when the Palestinian Authority began the second intifada.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ariel Sharon became the new prime minister in a 2001 special election.^ This is not the first and not the last,” Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had a stroke.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Ariel Sharon (born: 1928-02-26 age: 81 ) Prime Minister of Israel 2001—2006 , 1984-11-20 One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

.During his tenure, Sharon carried out his plan to unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip and also spearheaded the construction of the Israeli West Bank barrier.^ Gaza and withdraw from the West Bank OR incorporate them .
  • Antony Lerman: Israel-Palestine is already a de facto single state | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Israeli settlements that dot Gaza and the West Bank.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[107] .In July 2006, a Hezbollah artillery assault on Israel's northern border communities and a cross border abduction of two Israeli soldiers sparked the month long Second Lebanon War.^ In 2006-07 , Israel border patrols penetrated Lebanon and two of them were captured.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel Plotted July War in March 2006 .
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ War erupted between Hezbollah and Israel after the Lebanese militia launched Operation Truthful Promise against Israel by crossing the border and capturing two Israeli soldiers.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[108][109]
.In May 2008, Israel confirmed it had been discussing a peace treaty with Syria for a year, with Turkey as a go-between.^ Yamit was vacated as part of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And, indeed, she has abided: after Peres signed a peace treaty with Jordan, Israel returned to Jordan some extremely important Jewish artifacts, including manuscripts.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ (Recall also that 242 is relevant because it served as the basis of Israel's peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan and also the Oslo Declarations of Principles between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[110] .At the end of 2008 a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel collapsed, hostilities broke out marking the start of the three-week Gaza War.^ It started a few weeks after I moved to Israel.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hamas declared victory in its war with Israel, .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ I have been lucky in my three weeks in Israel.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

[111] .In January, Israel announced a unilateral ceasefire, conditional on elimination of further rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza, and began withdrawing over the next several days.^ Palestinian doctor refutes several of Israels justifications for its attacks on Gaza .

^ In 2009-01 Hamas fired rockets into Israel and Israel bombed Gaza.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel to deploy Gaza rocket interceptor by June .
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

[112] .Hamas announced its own ceasefire, with its own conditions of complete withdrawal and opening of border crossings.^ Hamas-allied Popular Resistance Committee (PRC), had opened fire on Israeli forces on the Israeli side of the border, and were met with an Israeli aircraft missile.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ But this enemy population was nevertheless allowed freedom of the press, the freedom to elect its own leaders, however radical, border crossings with Jordan, and the ability to take jobs in Israel.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A complete Israeli withdrawal to the border of 1967 in referent to the United Nations Security Counsel resolution 242 and the principle of land for peace.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.Despite neither the Qassam launchings nor Israeli retaliatory strikes having completely stopped, the fragile ceasefire remained in order.^ "As a commander, I tried to explain that the war is not a war of Kiddush Hashem [the sanctification of God's name, including through martyrdom] but over the stopping of the launching of the Qassam rockets.""
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Despite having to work, Israelis do have some fun with Hanukkah.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

[113]

Geography and climate

.Israel is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest.^ The present state of Israel occupies all the land from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean ocean, bounded by Egypt in the south, Lebanon in the north, and Jordan in the East.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A west-east ecoclimatic gradient is superimposed on an elevation gradient of 1200 m above sea level (at the highest points along the north-south oriented highland range extending through the whole length of Israel) to 400 m below sea level (the lowest point along the Jordan-Arava Rift Valley, bounding the highland range from east).
  • State of Israel 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.bgu.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.The sovereign territory of Israel, excluding all territories captured by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War, is approximately 20,770 square kilometers (8,019 sq mi) in area, of which two percent is water.^ The six-day war of 1967 further increased the size of Israel at the expense of the Palestinians.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Of the 20,255,000 donums in this area, the ILA classifies 4,200,000 as agricultural land, of which 2,790,000 donums (66 percent) are considered Israel-lands; virtually all (97.8 percent) of the latter are under lease to collective and smallholder settlements, whose members are exclusively Jewish.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] .The total area under Israeli law, including East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, is 22,072 square kilometers (8,522 sq mi).^ Jerusalem's Christian churches endorsed Palestinian demands for sovereignty in East Jerusalem; they condemned Israeli violence against demonstrators and noted that an oppressed people living under a military occupation has the moral right to resist its overlords.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Instead, I push back my chair, and I go to the bathroom and all of it, Gaza, Jericho, East Jerusalem, the death and the killing, all of this hate, swells out of me, and I cry.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

[114] .The total area under Israeli control, including the military-controlled and partially Palestinian-governed territory of the West Bank, is 27,799 square kilometers (10,733 sq mi).^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ It controls the Israeli government through the Mossad.

^ World opinion on the legality of Israeli control of the West Bank and Gaza.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

[115]
Light colored fragmented rockface, sloping towards a small pool. A weak stream of water flows along the rocks, feeding the pool. Four hikers are standing on the rockface. A tree or shrub stands to the right of the pool, and a part of the pool is green with algae.
Nahal Arugot, Israel
.Despite its small size, Israel is home to a variety of geographic features, from the Negev desert in the south to the mountain ranges of the Galilee, Carmel, and the Golan in the north.^ Even as things are, around 19,000 Arabs in Galilee are in possession of permanent permits to move freely around but only to the West and the South and not toward the North and the East....
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus, within the small area of Israel (22,145 km 2 ) the ecological peripheries of the Mediterranean scrubs, the Asian steppes and the African deserts - meet.
  • State of Israel 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.bgu.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

^ After they set out from Rephidim , they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.
  • Who is Israel (And what are the implications for Gentiles?) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.betemunah.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Israeli Coastal Plain on the shores of the Mediterranean is home to seventy percent of the nation's population.^ In 2002 there were 1.26 million Arabs who held Israeli citizenship and who lived within the 1948 boundaries of Israel, nearly 20 percent of the population.

^ West of the water divide, from the highland peaks to the Mediterranean coastal plain a less pronounced but significant ecoclimatic gradient is evident too.
  • State of Israel 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.bgu.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

^ Rather than get into a national debate on whether more Jews can be tolerated on our shores, we send money and weapons to the Israelis.

.East of the central highlands lies the Jordan Rift Valley, which forms a small part of the 6,500-kilometer (4,040-mi) Great Rift Valley.^ Romans 9:1-33 I speak the truth in Mashiach --I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit-- I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.
  • Who is Israel (And what are the implications for Gentiles?) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.betemunah.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jerusalem and Bethlehem, with a corridor to the sea, would form part of a small enclave to be reserved under a new British mandate.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The main part of the cross disappeared, but small portions of it still remained in the form of relics.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Jordan River runs along the Jordan Rift Valley, from Mount Hermon through the Hulah Valley and the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth.^ A west-east ecoclimatic gradient is superimposed on an elevation gradient of 1200 m above sea level (at the highest points along the north-south oriented highland range extending through the whole length of Israel) to 400 m below sea level (the lowest point along the Jordan-Arava Rift Valley, bounding the highland range from east).
  • State of Israel 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.bgu.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

^ He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel has first to secure its borders boldly by itself — and that means holding the land from the Mediterranian Sea to the Jordan River.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[116] Further south is the Arabah, ending with the Gulf of Eilat, part of the Red Sea.
.Unique to Israel and the Sinai Peninsula are makhteshim, or erosion cirques.^ Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After the cease fire expired, Israel took the war with the Egyptians to their territory and entered the Sinai peninsula.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ARIEL SHRON “In Egypt president Nasser was determined to make Israel pay for its occupation of the Sinai Peninsula.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[117] The largest makhtesh in the world is Ramon Crater in the Negev,[118] which measures 40 kilometers by 8 kilometers (25 mi by 5 mi).[119] .A report on the environmental status of the Mediterranean basin states that Israel has the largest number of plant species per square meter of all the countries in the basin.^ Israel is a special state for a special people in a special history.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ In some sense the State of Israel represents a tremendous achievement for the Arab countries.

[120]
.Temperatures in Israel vary widely, especially during the winter.^ "Hezbollah is widely believed to have been trained, funded and guided by the Revolutionary Guard since the militant group was founded during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.The more mountainous regions can be windy, cold, and sometimes snowy; Jerusalem usually receives at least one snowfall each year.^ One that required coordination and collaboration between more than 100 people at least.

^ This one has the potential for serious consequences throughout the region, as well as the potential to make any kind of peace unrealistic for years to come.

^ READ MORE SOLVING THE REFUGEE ISSUE by Rabbi Benny Elon Of the millions of refugees around the globe, the Palestinian refugees are the only ones that continue to be refugees for more than a few years.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[121] .Meanwhile, coastal cities, such as Tel Aviv and Haifa, have a typical Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy winters and long, hot summers.^ Gazing west over the Mediterranean, Tel Aviv is Israel's fast-paced business metropolis by day and its most vibrant nightlife hub when the sun goes down.
  • Cheap flights to Tel Aviv – Book Tel Aviv flights (TLV) – Fly bmi 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.flybmi.com [Source type: General]

^ Mount Lebanon has meanwhile integrated into one organic unit with the coastal plane of Tyre and Sidon, the Valley of Baalbeck and the city of Tripoli.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Last summer I moved from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv after four years in the Holy city.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

The highest temperature in the continent of Asia (53.7°C or 129°F) was recorded in 1942 at Tirat Zvi kibbutz in the northern Jordan river valley.[122] From May to September, rain in Israel is rare.[123][124] .With scarce water resources, Israel has developed various water-saving technologies, including drip irrigation.^ Semiarid and arid water resource development .
  • State of Israel 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.bgu.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

^ Semiarid and arid water resource development * .
  • State of Israel 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.bgu.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

^ They created the green landscape, planted trees, grew flowers, developed ways to irrigate the land while conserving water.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[125] .Israelis also take advantage of the considerable sunlight available for solar energy, making Israel the leading nation in solar energy use per capita.^ So it's not surprising that so many anti-Israeli elements are taking advantage of Israel's perceived weakness — they are having a lively time accusing the IDF of all sorts of war crimes.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "On the basis of these considerations, and upon the condition that the German Reich government recognize the national aspirations of the Israel Freedom Movement mentioned above, the NMO in Palestine offers to actively take part in the war on the side of Germany.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ READ MORE ISRAELI VICTORY WITHIN GRASP by Richard H. Shulman Richard Shulman argues that when Hamas won, Israel should have taken the lead in dealing with the terrorist organization.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[126]

Government and politics

A short box-like building topped with Israeli flags and supported by modern concrete columns
The Knesset building, home of the Israeli parliament
Israel operates under a parliamentary system as a democratic republic with universal suffrage.[1] .The President of Israel is the head of state, but his duties are limited and largely ceremonial.^ Iran, the brutal theocracy run by a cabal of mullahs and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, represents an existential threat to Israel and a menace to United States interests.

^ "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday expressed doubt the Holocaust took place and suggested the Jewish state of Israel be moved to Europe."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Even the members of the cabinet, the president of the state, not to speak of the press, were not officially informed until some time in February, when rumors exploded on each street corner in Israel.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

[127] .A Parliament Member supported by a majority in parliament becomes the Prime Minister, usually the chairman of the largest party.^ Write or email your Member of the federal Canadian Parliament or any other Member of Parliament or Stephen Harper (I can’t bear to call that homophobic bigot and Bush asskisser the Prime Minister).
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestinians celebrated Sharon's stroke and leaders of Kahane, the ultra-nationalist Jewish group, called on members to pray for the Prime Minister's death.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Only something like 12% support the current Israeli prime minister.
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Prime Minister is the head of government and head of the Cabinet.^ Of course the fairy tale about a government headed by Max Nordau , with Jabotinsky as a minister of war, was already debunked in the pioneer camps in Romania and Turkey.

^ The prime minister said that Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni would continue to head up the Israeli negotiating team.
  • Olmert to Haaretz: Two-state solution, or Israel is done for - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called his far-right coalition government a “partnership of peace.” .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[127][128] .Israel is governed by a 120-member parliament, known as the Knesset.^ In the afternoon we were addressed by Prof. Naomi Chazan, member of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) and Deputy Speaker for the liberal and left-leaning Meretz Party.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Assaf Wohl reminds Arab Knesset members who the real immigrants in Israel are .
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ The reason I may not be up to the task is that I am probably the most traditional of the members of Knesset (Israeli parliament) who are supposed to represent the secular viewpoint.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Membership in the Knesset is based on proportional representation of political parties,[129] with a 2% electoral threshold, which commonly results in coalition governments.^ It is based rigidly on proportional representation of the parties, with no local representation.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mike Levine explains Israel's political system, where you vote for a party, which picks the people who will sit in the Knesset, should the party win.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I understand that hez has some seats in the government, but when is it ok for a political party to have its own military.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.Parliamentary elections are scheduled every four years, but unstable coalitions or a no-confidence vote by the Knesset often dissolves governments earlier.^ The notion of apartheid is nonsense; Arabs in Israel are citizens, have a substantial voting bloc in the parliament, and Israeli courts have often ruled in their favor and against the government..
  • A Two-State Solution Requires Fixing Both States | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the Knesset, the government has a huge majority, and the club does not want to dissolve itself.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Almost Every Aspect of Iraqi Life has Gotten Worse in the Last Four Years: Operation Deepening Nightmare, by PATRICK COCKBURN .
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."The average life span of an Israeli government is 22 months.^ The incursion was the military's first major move into Gaza since the Israeli government withdrew all troops and settlers from the enclave nine months ago."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.The peace process, the role of religion in the state, and political scandals have caused coalitions to break apart or produced early elections."^ The United States has been a terrible ‘sponsor’ of the peace process.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Chazan, a Professor of Political Science at Hebrew University, spoke with great warmth and humor and detailed the wrenching dilemmas of the mix of religion and politics in the State of Israel.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Obama administration and Israeli officials denied a report saying that Rahm Emanuel warned that the United States could pull out of the peace process.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

[130] .The Basic Laws of Israel function as an unwritten constitution.^ While the everyday words and actions of your typical Israeli may sometimes fall short of its ideals, Israel's basic laws at their fundamental core are sound and upright.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ First and foremost, there is discrimination which can be found within the basic laws of the State (which exist in place of a constitution as there is no constitution in Israel).
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ This shows that it is not enough to have a constitution or basic laws in order to be a state of law.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

.In 2003, the Knesset began to draft an official constitution based on these laws.^ Constitution of the State of Palestine, 3rd draft, Mar 7, 2003, revised in Mar 25, 2003: E .

^ Draft Constitution of the State of Palestine, Mar 14, 2003: E .

[1][131]
A low-rise T-shaped building with small, slit-like windows, with a small park in front, and a hilly, inhabited terrain in the background
Israeli Supreme Court, Givat Ram, Jerusalem
.Israel has a three-tier court system.^ Three human rights groups charged that Israel has resumed the systematic torture of Palestinian detainees in violation of an order by the Israeli supreme court.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

.At the lowest level are magistrate courts, situated in most cities across the country.^ "But in situations like elections you see that most of the country isn't like Tel Aviv.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

.Above them are district courts, serving both as appellate courts and courts of first instance; they are situated in five of Israel's six districts.^ But they did, and that is the reality of the situation (both political and legal) today.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ 'And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan, their father, who was born unto Israel; howbeit, the name of the city was Laish at the first.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Overall, tourism has been down in Israel, and the Lebanon war six months ago has had an effect on people who six months ago decided not to take that trip to Israel they had been planning.

.The third and highest tier in Israel is the Supreme Court, seated in Jerusalem.^ The Supreme Court of Israel ordered the Israeli Army to stop using Palestinians as human shields.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Three human rights groups charged that Israel has resumed the systematic torture of Palestinian detainees in violation of an order by the Israeli supreme court.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Harper's Index Source: Supreme Court of Israel (Jerusalem) .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

.It serves a dual role as the highest court of appeals and the High Court of Justice.^ The highway's opponents hope that last week's High Court ruling allowing for Palestinian motorists' use of Highway 443 will serve as a precedent.

^ This policy was recently challenged in the Israeli High Court of Justice, on the grounds that the ILA, as a state organization, is not allowed to discriminate between Jews and non-Jews.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Students from a right-wing yeshiva in the West Bank on Friday appealed to the High Court of Justice to overrule Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s decision to oust their school from a joint program with the Israel Defense Forces.

.In the latter role, the Supreme Court rules as a court of first instance, allowing individuals, both citizens and non-citizens, to petition against decisions of state authorities.^ The USA has the rule that US citizens can live in any US state they want to.
  • A Two-State Solution Requires Fixing Both States | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In its petition, Adalah demanded that the Court cancel an ILA policy and a regulation, both of which prevent Arab citizens of Israel from bidding in tenders for the allocation of JNF-owned lands.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A decision of the Israeli Supreme Court interpreted this article as forbidding any party which aims at total equality between Jews and Arabs from putting forward candidates for elections.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

[132][133] .Israel is not a member of the International Criminal Court blaming what it sees as the potential for political bias.^ Israel must stop boycotting International Criminal Court .
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ The Roadmap is the only political plan accepted by Israel, the Palestinians, the Americans and a majority of the international community.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a potential point of connection with the traditional approach in Israel, which is not formalized but very similar in its approach, especially by the Oriental Jews, who see themselves as traditionalists.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

[134]
.Israel's legal system combines English common law, civil law, and Jewish law.^ Sorry, the Israelis do not follow the same Jewish law that they claim supposedly gives them a right to what they so arrgantly call 'Israel.'
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ READ MORE A REFUGEE IN MY OWN COUNTRY by Nadav Shragai The Jewish citizens of Israel who live in the territories are a remarkably law-abiding group.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arab Palestinian to return, be compensated for his property, or live in Israel as a citizen equal before the law with a Jewish Israeli.” Edward Said, “The Question of Palestine.” .
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

[1] .It is based on the principle of stare decisis (precedent) and is an adversarial system, where the parties in the suit bring evidence before the court.^ It seems before this summer's war you had an ideological crisis and a crisis in the party system.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

.Court cases are decided by professional judges rather than juries.^ If others pay the tax which is demanded of me, from a sympathy with the State, they do but what they have already done in their own case, or rather they abet injustice to a greater extent than the State requires.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

[132] .Marriage and divorce are under the jurisdiction of the religious courts: Jewish, Muslim, Druze, and Christian.^ Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars come together in a book about the Temple Mount's significance to the three monotheistic faiths.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ In America, Muslim-veneration is just beginning – although it grows in ground made fertile by leftist rejection of the Jewish and Christian ethos.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Religion can be barrier to peace in Middle East: A Jewish rabbi, a Palestinian Christian pastor, and a Muslim professor of Islamic studies .
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A committee of Knesset members, Supreme Court justices, and Israeli Bar members carries out the election of judges.^ The 1989 Israel High Court decision that any political party advocating full equality between Arab and Jew can be barred from fielding candidates in an election...
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A decision of the Israeli Supreme Court interpreted this article as forbidding any party which aims at total equality between Jews and Arabs from putting forward candidates for elections.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestinian Authority funds go to militants: The Palestinian Authority, headed by Yasser Arafat, is paying members of a Palestinian militant organisation which has been responsible for carrying out suicide attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians, a BBC investigation has found."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[135] .Israel's Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty seeks to defend human rights and liberties in Israel.^ Article 8 of the basic law on the dignity and liberty of the human person says: The rights which derive from the present basic law cannot be prejudiced except by a law which conforms to the values of the State of Israel as adopted for valid purposes and limited by strict necessity.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Sorry, the Israelis do not follow the same Jewish law that they claim supposedly gives them a right to what they so arrgantly call 'Israel.'
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While the everyday words and actions of your typical Israeli may sometimes fall short of its ideals, Israel's basic laws at their fundamental core are sound and upright.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

Israel is the only country in the region ranked "Free" by Freedom House based on the level of civil liberties and political rights; the "Israeli Occupied Territories/Palestinian Authority" was ranked "Not Free."[136][137] However, in 2009 Reporters Without Borders rated Israel 93 out of 175 countries in terms of freedom of the press, lagging behind countries such as Kuwait (60th), Lebanon (61st) and United Arab Emirates (86th).[138][139] .Groups such as Amnesty International[140] and Human Rights Watch[141] have often disapproved of Israel's human rights record in regards to the Arab-Israeli conflict.^ Promoting critical debate and accountability of human rights NGOs in the Arab-Israeli conflict: E .

^ The solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict?
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We can afford to change out attitude from “is it good the the Jews?” to “Is it good?” At the very least, American Jews need to categorically state that we cannot condone Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land, and the intentional murder and crippling of Palestinian protestors armed only with rocks, as documented in reports by the UN Security Council, the UN Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Israeli groups like B’Tselem, etc.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

.Israel's civil liberties also allow for self-criticism, from groups such as B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization.^ Internet-based human rights organization: E .

^ Israeli - Religious - Terrorism - Military - War Crimes - Politics - Land - Palestinian - Human - Rights - Investigation " Israelis told to fight 'holy war' in Gaza.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Sorry, the Israelis do not follow the same Jewish law that they claim supposedly gives them a right to what they so arrgantly call 'Israel.'
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

[142]

Administrative districts

Districts of Israel: (1) Northern, (2) Haifa, (3) Center, (4) Tel Aviv, (5) Jerusalem, (6) Southern
.The State of Israel is divided into six main administrative districts, known as mehozot (מחוזות; singular: mahoz) – Center, Haifa, Jerusalem, North, Southern, and Tel Aviv Districts.^ Jerusalem, Israel’s capital was a divided city.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But the state of Tel Aviv loses to the state of Israel."
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Haifa , the tourist center of the North.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Districts are further divided into fifteen sub-districts known as nafot (נפות; singular: nafa), which are themselves partitioned into fifty natural regions.^ The 1947 UN Partition divided the area into three entities: a Jewish state, an Arab state, and an international zone around Jerusalem.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The dry sub-humid region is of a typical eastern-Mediterranean climate and is inhabited by eastern Mediterranean natural communities of plants and animals.
  • State of Israel 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.bgu.ac.il [Source type: Academic]

^ As I understand it, the Jesuit Order has divided the world into 83 regions.

[143]
.For statistical purposes, the country is divided into three metropolitan areas: Tel Aviv metropolitan area (population 3,206,400), Haifa metropolitan area (population 1,021,000), and Beer Sheva metropolitan area (population 559,700).^ Country areas and population from the CIA .

^ For your convenience, we have divided the tour guide manual into three basic areas, according to their topographical distribution.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The PEF was founded for three purposes: 1) 'With the avowed intention of gradually introducing the Jews, pure and simple, who is eventually to occupy and govern this country...'
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[144] .Israel's largest municipality, both in population and area,[145] is Jerusalem with 773,800 residents in an area of 126 square kilometers (49 sq mi) (in 2009).^ To defend the Jerusalem area would require that the boundary of Israel be positioned to the east of the city to provide for the organization of an adequate defensive position.” [31c] .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This southern area became an "open border" area separated by the "good fence," allowing Lebanese residents to find work in Israel.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Obama, Charles Krauthammer writes, has ordered Israel to cease all ordinary population growth in the Territories — and this includes eastern Jerusalem.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Israeli government statistics on Jerusalem include the population and area of East Jerusalem, which is widely recognized as part of the Palestinian territories under Israeli occupation.^ The Palestinians have been living under the yoke of Israeli occupation for 35 years.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Both are Palestinians and live in East Jerusalem.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Jerusalem's Christian churches endorsed Palestinian demands for sovereignty in East Jerusalem; they condemned Israeli violence against demonstrators and noted that an oppressed people living under a military occupation has the moral right to resist its overlords.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[146] .Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Rishon LeZion rank as Israel's next most populous cities, with populations of 393,900, 265,600, and 227,600 respectively.^ But the state of Tel Aviv loses to the state of Israel."
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Israel's cosmopolitan nerve center, the heart of its commerce, the focus of sea, entertainment and fun, Tel Aviv also is known for its broad and varied selection of shopping opportunities.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ L ocated next to Bezalel, the Carmel Market, stretching westwards from Allenby Street towards the seafront, is the largest and busiest market in Tel Aviv - or in Israel, for that matter.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[145]

Occupied territories

.In 1967, as a result of the Six-Day War, Israel gained control of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza strip and the Golan Heights.^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After the Six Day War the borders between Israel and the West Bank were open.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Specifically, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza would comprise the Palestinian state.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.Israel also took control of the Sinai Peninsula, but returned it to Egypt as part of the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.^ On 25 April 1982, Israel withdrew from the Sinai pursuant to the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Israel withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And, indeed, she has abided: after Peres signed a peace treaty with Jordan, Israel returned to Jordan some extremely important Jewish artifacts, including manuscripts.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

Map of Israel showing the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights
.Following Israel's capture of these territories, settlements consisting of Israeli citizens were established within each of them.^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sorry, the Israelis do not follow the same Jewish law that they claim supposedly gives them a right to what they so arrgantly call 'Israel.'
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There really has been no answer to what Israel should do in these periodic kidnappings – during which a few Israeli soldiers always die.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.Israel has applied civilian law to the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, incorporating them into its territory and offering their inhabitants permanent residency status and the possibility to become full citizen if they asked it.^ They are asking for it and are to blame for any civilian deaths.
  • Roseanne Barr: Destruction of Jews in Israel Assured by Gaza Attacks | NewsBusters.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ The Court accordingly finds that that Convention is applicable in the Palestinian territories which before the conflict lay to the east of the Green Line and which, during that conflict, were occupied by Israel, there being no need for any enquiry into the precise prior status of those territories.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.In contrast, the West Bank has remained under military occupation, and it and the Gaza Strip are seen by the Palestinians and most of the international community as the site of a future Palestinian state.^ Half of the Palestinians live in Gaza while the other half live in what is known as the "West Bank".
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Specifically, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza would comprise the Palestinian state.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[147] .The UN Security Council has declared the incorporations of the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem to be "null and void" and continues to view the territories as occupied.^ The UN – which is about as anti-Israel as anyone – verified that Israel vacated the Lebanese lands and the security council has confirmed this.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In response, UN Security Council resolution 425 called for the immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces and the creation of an UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), charged with maintaining peace.
  • Brief History of of Palestine, Israel and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle East Conflict) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Nothing Jordan has done, or Israel has done, or the UN Security Council has resolved (whether in Resolution 242 or any other), has affected the international legal boundary.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[148]
.The status of East Jerusalem in any future peace settlement has at times been a difficult hurdle in negotiations between Israeli governments and representatives of the Palestinians.^ All of Jerusalem (and not merely East Jerusalem) is the subject of permanent status negotiations...
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Both are Palestinians and live in East Jerusalem.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Jerusalem is a permanent status issue that must be negotiated between the parties.''
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

Most negotiations relating to the territories have been on the basis of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242, which calls on Israel to withdraw from occupied territories in return for normalization of relations with Arab states, a principle known as "Land for peace".[149][150][151]
.The West Bank was annexed by Jordan in 1948, following the Arab rejection of the UN decision to create two states in Palestine.^ Why do Arabs reject the State of Israel?

^ Mandate exists until the Arab state of Palestine is created.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Jordan annexed the West Bank.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Only Britain recognized this annexation and Jordan has since ceded its claim to the territory to the PLO.^ Britain did not recognise Israel until 27 April 1950, simultaneously with its recognition of Jordan, which had just annexed the West Bank.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The only change since the Jordan and Egypt claimed the West Bank by right of conquest is that the Palestinian Arabs replaced Jordon and Egypt as Arab claimants.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ None of the other Arab-Israeli peace treaties (with Egypt, Jordan and the still-unratified treaty with Lebanon) involve any annexations or the ceding of territory.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The West Bank was occupied by Israel in 1967. The population are mainly Arab Palestinians, including refugees of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.^ In 1948 when Israel was created Palestinians were the majority then.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Between 1948 and 1967 the state of Jordan occupied the West Bank and prevented the Palestinians from forming their own state.

[152] .From their occupation in 1967 until 1993, the Palestinians living in these territories were under Israeli military administration.^ The Palestinians have been living under the yoke of Israeli occupation for 35 years.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Jerusalem's Christian churches endorsed Palestinian demands for sovereignty in East Jerusalem; they condemned Israeli violence against demonstrators and noted that an oppressed people living under a military occupation has the moral right to resist its overlords.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Since the Jews returned to live in the West Bank and Gaza after 1967, these territories - which the PLO had explicitly maintained it had nothing to do with - suddenly became of great interest to the PLO and were called for the first time "Palestinian" by the PLO. This is easily explained, because the PLO's purpose is to exterminate the Israeli Jews, as specified most explicitly in the PLO Charter.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.Since the Israel-PLO letters of recognition, most of the Palestinian population and cities have been under the internal jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, and only partial Israeli military control, although Israel has on several occasions redeployed its troops and reinstated full military administration during periods of unrest.^ Every major city is under their control.

^ Israeli troops killed several Palestinian children .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Barak’s plan...ensure(s) that useable land and resources (primarily water) remain largely in Israeli hands while the population is administered by a corrupt and brutal Palestinian Authority (PA), playing the role traditionally assigned to indigenous collaborators under the several varieties of imperial rule: the Black leadership of South Africa’s Bantustans, to mention only the most obvious analagoue...
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

.In response to increasing attacks as part of the Second Intifada, the Israeli government started to construct the Israeli West Bank barrier,[153] which is partially built within the West Bank.^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Arafat was offered 95% of the West Bank and Gaza strip in 2000 by both Clinton and the Israelis and he chose WAR, and he was backed by everyone on the planet except the US. .
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ The occupation by Israel of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 has been described, and is still widely understood today, as an Israeli defensive action in the face of Arab threats.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

[154]
.The Gaza strip was occupied by Egypt from 1948 to 1967 and then by Israel from 1967 to 2005. In 2005, as part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan, Israel removed all of its residents and forces from the territory.^ Gaza became Egyptian occupied territory.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Residents at the former Gaza Strip settlement of Elei Sinai before the disengagement in 2005.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Part one holds that Israel must withdraw from the territories occupied in 1967.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, Israel still controls Gaza's airspace and sea access and has on occasion sent troops into the area.^ Israel sent tanks into Bethlehem.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ In 2009-01 Hamas fired rockets into Israel and Israel bombed Gaza.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[155] .Gaza has a border with Egypt and an agreement between Israel, the EU, the PA and Egypt governed how border crossing would take place (it was monitored by European observers),[156] However the election of a Hamas government has led to problems in implementing it resulting in the border crossing being closed much of the time.^ That is it dealt with the borders between Israel and Palestine.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel shut the border at Gaza , .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Israel begged Egypt to take back Gaza when we made peace with them.
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

[157] .Inner control of Gaza is in the hands of the Hamas government.^ An offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas controls Gaza and treats its residents as brutally as does Fatah in Samaria and Judea.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Palestinians had a great opportunity to show how they could govern and be responsible neighbors after being handed Gaza.
  • Will United States support of Israel wane if the two-state solution disappears? Plus, advice for Obama | Stephen M. Walt 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Currently, Hamas has triumphantly asserted its control over Gaza and it is in the alliance-making stage with Iran and with Al-Qaeda while the MB has made headway in gaining acceptance by the American government.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Foreign relations

.Israel maintains diplomatic relations with 161 countries and has 94 diplomatic missions around the world.^ Most Arab countries have no diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Several government offices remain there and Tel Aviv is still home to foreign diplomats from countries (including the U.S.) that don't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
  • Corporate Housing Tel Aviv | Extended Stay Tel Aviv | Furnished Apartments Tel Aviv 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.suitenet.org [Source type: News]

^ The organization's website describes its mission to "diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world."
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

[158] .Only three members of the Arab League have normalized relations with Israel; Egypt and Jordan signed peace treaties in 1979 and 1994, respectively, and Mauritania opted for full diplomatic relations with Israel in 1999. Two other members of the Arab League, Morocco and Tunisia, which had some diplomatic relations with Israel, severed them at the start of the Second Intifada in 2000.[159] Since 2003, ties with Morocco have been improved, and Israel's foreign minister has visited the country.^ Yamit was vacated as part of the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most Arab countries have no diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Arab states have signed a peace inititive, offering to recognize Israel and normalize relations with Israel.
  • One vision for one state in Israel/Palestine 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC mondoweiss.net [Source type: Original source]

[160]
.As a result of the 2009 Gaza War, Mauritania, Qatar, Bolivia, and Venezuela suspended political and economical ties with Israel.^ In 2009-01 Hamas fired rockets into Israel and Israel bombed Gaza.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[161][162] .Under Israeli law, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Yemen are enemy countries[163] and Israeli citizens may not visit them without permission from the Ministry of the Interior.^ Lebanon - - " Saudis lean on Syria to quit Lebanon.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ The Israelis might be capable of wiping out neighboring capitals such as Cairo and Amman but not of surviving a first strike, deterring an Osama bin-Laden-style foe, or of reaching a far away enemy such as Saudi Arabia.

^ While the everyday words and actions of your typical Israeli may sometimes fall short of its ideals, Israel's basic laws at their fundamental core are sound and upright.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

[164] .Since 1995, Israel has been a member of the Mediterranean Dialogue, which fosters cooperation between seven countries in the Mediterranean Basin and the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.^ "The moderate and officially secular country, which is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is viewed as a strategic bridge to a Muslim world increasingly mistrustful of the West, particularly the United States.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Since its founding in 1999, Taglit-Birthright Israel's mandate has been to renew and strengthen the relationship between Israel and the Diaspora.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

[165]
Two smiling men in suits, the one on the left wearing glasses and smiling, holding a Torah scroll and looking to the right; the one on the right is bearded and bald, looking straight ahead
Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel, presenting U.S. President Harry S. Truman with a Torah scroll in 1948
.Foreign relations with United States, Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom and India are among Israel's strongest.^ United Nations/State of Israel created .
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The objectives: to revive Israel's sagging tourism industry and strengthen grass-roots support in the United States.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It all comes down to the United States blindly supporting the nation of Israel, right or wrong.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.The United States was the first country to recognize the State of Israel, followed by the Soviet Union.^ Israel's policy with that of the United States."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ United Nations/State of Israel created .
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was quickly recognised by both the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The United States may regard Israel as its primary ally in the Middle East, based on "common democratic values, religious affinities, and security interests".[166] Their bilateral relations are multidimensional and the United States is the principal proponent of the Arab-Israeli peace process.^ The United States has been a terrible ‘sponsor’ of the peace process.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For peace in the Middle East, the Arabs need to reinvent themselves.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Israel's policy with that of the United States."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.U.S. and Israeli views differ on some issues, such as the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, and settlements.^ This agreement would resolve the conflict's most critical issues, including border delineations, Israeli settlements, the excessive occupation of Palestinian lands, the future of Jerusalem and its holy places, and the extremely troubling question of Palestinian refugees.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Trying to bridge differences and finding a settlement through diplomatic efforts — there’s still space for such efforts,” he said.

^ Both Israelis and Palestinians hold strong views with regard to control of Jerusalem for largely the same reasons.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[167]
.India established full diplomatic ties with Israel in 1992 and has fostered a strong military and cultural partnership with the country since then.^ Most Arab countries have no diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ It was a very historic moment, just after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and the State of Israel.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The territories occupied by Israel since the 1967 war are not included in the Israel country profile, unless otherwise noted.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[168] .One study revealed that India was the most pro-Israel nation in the world followed by the United States.^ He is the most powerful Cardinal in the United States.

^ May Israel admitted to United Nations.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ State of Israel was created by the United Nations in 1948.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[169] .Germany's strong ties with Israel include cooperation on scientific and educational endeavors and the two states remain strong economic and military partners.^ Two-state solution, or Israel is finished Two-state solution, or Israel is finished .
  • Olmert to Haaretz: Two-state solution, or Israel is done for - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Two states in the land of Israel?
  • Olmert to Haaretz: Two-state solution, or Israel is done for - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Two states, AND Israel is finished Two states, AND Israel is finished .
  • Olmert to Haaretz: Two-state solution, or Israel is done for - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

[170][171] .The UK has kept full diplomatic relations with Israel since its formation having had two visits from heads of state in 2007. Relations between the two countries were also made stronger by former prime minister Tony Blair's efforts for a two state resolution.^ Most Arab countries have no diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ The Jewish Agency delegation headed by Golda Meir (Meirson) ignored a German offer to allow Jews to emigrate to other countries for $250 a head, and the Zionists made no effort to influence the United States and the 32 other countries attending the conference to allow immigration of German and Austrian Jews.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.The UK is seen as having a "natural" relationship with Israel on account of the British Mandate of Palestine.^ Article 2: Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestine): The British mandate for Palestine expires, and the state of Israel comes into being.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ He won his reputation through his excavations at Gezer (1902-1909) – the first large-scale excavation carried out in Israel that was supported by the British Palestine Exploration Fund.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[172] .Iran had diplomatic relations with Israel under the Pahlavi dynasty[173] but withdrew its recognition of Israel during the Iranian Revolution.^ Following its immediate recognition of Israel, Washington devised a military-diplomatic strategy in the region which rested on the triad of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the new state of Israel, with the overall aim of keeping Soviet influence out of the Middle East.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Following its immediate recognition of Israel, Washington devised a military-diplomatic strategy in the region which rested on the triad of Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the new state of Israel, with the overall aim of keeping Soviet influence out of the Middle East.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most Arab countries have no diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[174]
.Although Turkey and Israel did not establish full diplomatic relations until 1991,[175] Turkey has cooperated with the State since its recognition of Israel in 1949. Turkey's ties to the other Muslim-majority nations in the region have at times resulted in pressure from Arab states to temper its relationship with Israel.^ Why do Arabs reject the State of Israel?

^ Most Arab countries have no diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ The other minorities in the Arab States are all Muslim, except for the Copts.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

[176] .Relations between Turkey and Israel took a downturn, however, after the former's condemnation of Israel after the 2009 Gaza War.^ In 2009-01 Hamas fired rockets into Israel and Israel bombed Gaza.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[161]
.In Africa, Ethiopia is Israel's main and closest ally in the continent due to common political , religious and security interests.^ Meanwhile, Great Britain, the United States' closest ally, was assisting the combined Arab attempt to destroy Israel.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What's uncertain is whether there's an Israeli politician with both the courage and a large enough political base to act in Israel's interest.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Israel has gotten neither the security it sought nor the political acumen and diplomatic savvy it needed."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[177] .Many towns in Ethiopia are named after biblical Israel settlements, including Ethiopia's third largest city of Nazret Adama.^ As the April 20, 2009 start date got closer the tension was high, with many countries, including the US and Israel, threatening to boycott.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The opposite is true — the area was called Samaria and Judea from biblical times until Jordan named it the West Bank when it invaded Israel in 1948.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan, their father, who was born unto Israel; howbeit, the name of the city was Laish at the first.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

Israel also provides expertise to Ethiopia on irrigation projects. .Thousands of Ethiopian Jews (Beta Israel) live in Israel.^ American Jews want Israel to live in peace.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Emanuel Winston tells us how Sharon spends his energy — demonizing the Jews who live and have developed Biblical Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the second, the Passover seder serves as an allegory for how Jews should be living their lives in Israel today.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Defense

.The Israel Defense Forces consists of the Israeli Army, Israeli Air Force and Israeli Navy.^ These are members of the Israeli Defense Force, pilots, and probably a high proportion of them were not observant Jews.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The occupation by Israel of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 has been described, and is still widely understood today, as an Israeli defensive action in the face of Arab threats.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In September 1962 Kennedy decided to supply Israel with defensive ground-to-air missiles capable of stopping aircraft, but not the Egyptian offensive missiles.

.It was founded during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War by consolidating paramilitary organizations – chiefly the Haganah – that preceded the establishment of the state.^ During the 1948 invasion of Israel by the Arab states, the local Arabs fled.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Israeli Arabs demand binational state .
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are the Arabs ready for an Arab-Israeli state?
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[178] .The IDF also draws upon the resources of the Military Intelligence Directorate (Aman), which works with the Mossad and Shabak.^ Israeli Intelligence Agencies - http://www.FAS.org/irp/world/israel/mossad Military / Israel / Acronyms / Google Search: IDF Google [News] Search: IDF IDF.il - "Israel Defense Forces."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[179] .The Israel Defense Forces has been involved in several major wars and border conflicts in its short history, making it one of the most battle-trained armed forces in the world.^ We do not fight alongside the Israel Defense Forces in any battles.

^ The End of Tibet : Is one of the world's most ancient cultures facing extinction?
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Would he believe that Israel politicos regularly stopped the war for several hours so that Gaza could be supplied with food and other necessities?
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[180][181]
.The majority of Israelis are drafted into the military at the age of eighteen.^ The incursion was the military's first major move into Gaza since the Israeli government withdrew all troops and settlers from the enclave nine months ago."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ The Israeli political/military establishment aimed at pushing the Arab states into military confrontations which the Israeli leaders were invariably certain of winning.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Negative - The US military rushed into Lebanon to protect the PLO from the Israelis.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.Men serve three years and women serve two years.^ Jehoiakim was made king of Judah and served Babylonian king Nebuchadrezzar for three years before rebelling.
  • Ethics of Ancient Israel by Sanderson Beck 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli forces killed three men, two of whom were said to be Hamas leaders, and a twelve-year-old boy, who was hit by shrapnel.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ It was bought with the blood and sacrifice of the men and women who are serving and who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Roseanne Barr: Destruction of Jews in Israel Assured by Gaza Attacks | NewsBusters.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

[182] .Following compulsory service, Israeli men join the reserve forces and do several weeks of reserve duty every year until their forties.^ The war between Israel and Hamas entered its third week as Israeli forces pushed into heavily populated areas of Gaza City.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Alois, however, was not legitimized, and bore his mother's name until he was forty years of age when he changed it to Hitler...
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli defense forces responded to terrorist attacks with bombs of their own, killing several adults and dismembering at least one child .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

Most women are exempt from reserve duty. .Arab citizens of Israel (except the Druze) and those engaged in full-time religious studies are exempt from military service, although the exemption of yeshiva students has been a source of contention in Israeli society for many years.^ If Israel allows to many Arabs as citizens, we will become a minority in the government.
  • Iran Or Isreal? Who Will Be The Victory? - Page 14 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC forums.digitalpoint.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel is working on a biological weapon that would harm Arabs but not Jews, according to Israeli military and western intelligence sources… In developing their “ethno-bomb”, Israeli scientists are trying to exploit medical advances by identifying genes carried by some Arabs, then create a genetically modified bacterium or virus.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Alexander Haig gave them, the Israelis, those anti-tank missiles, and got them in their hands before the Egyptians got into Israel and disabled them.

[183][184] .An alternative for those who receive exemptions on various grounds is Sherut Leumi, or national service, which involves a program of service in hospitals, schools and other social welfare frameworks.^ The "inside" group devotes itself to the maintenance of social institutions-clinics, kindergartens, blood banks and welfare services.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The blogger encourages others to get involved, to target Iraqi nationals and government representatives in particular.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WATCHDOG NATION by Cletus Nelson Hating Those Who Hate - all the tricks of anti-hate bodies.
  • Working toward Peace through Education & Information 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.israelshamir.net [Source type: General]

[185] .As a result of its conscription program, the IDF maintains approximately 168,000 active troops and an additional 408,000 reservists.^ Israel insisted it had no immediate plans for a large-scale ground invasion of Lebanon, although it seized two Lebanese towns, called up 10,000 troops to the border, and called thousands of reservists to active duty.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[186]
.The nation's military relies heavily on high-tech weapons systems designed and manufactured in Israel as well as some foreign imports.^ Some of them hate the fact that Israel has become a Capitalist State (well documented in another book by The Israel Test by George Gilder).
  • One vision for one state in Israel/Palestine 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC mondoweiss.net [Source type: Original source]

^ She faces an integrated military buildup by the neighboring Arab countries acting through trans-national terrorist groups as well as an announced nuclear threat from Iran.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, part of the answer is most certainly the high-tech wave of the past twenty years, which I have been privileged to ride in and benefit from, and still am… Blonde 2.0 .
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.The United States is a particularly notable foreign contributor; they are expected to provide the country with US$30 billion in military aid between 2008 and 2017.[187] The Israeli- and U.S.-designed Arrow missile is one of the world's only operational anti-ballistic missile systems.^ We have only one country!'
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ They bombed our intel ship in 1967, have accepted stolen secrets from us, cost us 2.5 billion/year in aid, and do whatever they want to do in the region with no consequence.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While Malaysia is ranked among the top 20-30 countries in the world for her competitiveness, the entry of China into WTO has added much competition with relocation of some businesses there as well as diversion of some foreign investment to China instead of to Malaysia and the ASEAN region.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[188] .Since the Yom Kippur War, Israel has developed a network of reconnaissance satellites.^ "Israel has controlled Gaza, a 140-square-mile piece of coastal land between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, since the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on both sides of the Israeli-Gazan border to mark a year since Israel’s three-week war in Gaza.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Durban provided a battle plan, to be executed by the NGO network, for the political war against Israel that has been waged since then."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[189] .The success of the Ofeq program has made Israel one of seven countries capable of launching such satellites.^ I wrote a computer program for the state of Israel to track such bond sales in Canada.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe you forgot how the day Israel became a country every single one of its neighbors attacked it with hopes of deleting it from the map.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You can read more about Israel's right to all of Jerusalem and Biblical Israel (AKA West Bank) by reading Howard Grief's articles such as this one .
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[190] The country has also developed its own main battle tank, the Merkava. .Since its establishment, Israel has spent a significant portion of its gross domestic product on defense.^ If the Muslim Brotherhood manages to seize power in Egypt the Israel Defense Forces could face their toughest challenges since the 1973 Ramadan War.

^ Should the roadmap to a Palestinian state be implemented, then an appropriate quid pro quo for the establishment of a Palestinian state (with certain security restrictions) would be defensible borders for Israel.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Country data (population, area, gross domestic product (GDP), military expenditures, military expenditures per person, conflicts etc.

In 1984, for example, the country spent 24%[191] of its GDP on defense. Today, that figure has dropped to 7.3%.[1]
.Israel is widely believed to possess nuclear weapons.^ Israel was preparing the largest emergency exercise in its history in response to escalating tensions with Syria and to Iran's bid to obtain nuclear weapons.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ And Israel has shown that, when she chooses to act, she is capable of dealing with their indirect aggression: terror tactics and nuclear weapons.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This man is in the midsts of building nuclear weapons and every single day he speaks of wiping Israel off the map, and how the country will be "swept away" etc.
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

[192] .However, Israel has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity toward its nuclear capabilities.^ Why Israel maintains nuclear ambiguity, by Joshua Mitnick .
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Iran's umpteen violations of the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and human rights."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And Israel has shown that, when she chooses to act, she is capable of dealing with their indirect aggression: terror tactics and nuclear weapons.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After the Gulf War in 1991, when Israel was attacked by Iraqi Scud missiles, a law was passed requiring all apartments and homes in Israel to have a mamad, a reinforced security room impermeable to chemical and biological substances.^ It started the war with a Pearl Harbour-style simultaneous attack on all air bases in Egypt, Syria and Jordan.
  • Israel 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC mindprod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Israel has also come under strong criticism from the UN, which said it was halting all aid shipments into Gaza, citing attacks on UN staff and buildings."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ There is no room for a Palestinian state, and Israel has a right to all this land.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[193]

Economy

.Israel is considered one of the most advanced countries in Southwest Asia in economic and industrial development.^ It is one of the largest and most advanced industrial parks in Israel.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maybe you forgot how the day Israel became a country every single one of its neighbors attacked it with hopes of deleting it from the map.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As she says, "The next time one of these 'experts' purports to educate the masses on this most crucial of conflicts, consider the source."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The country is ranked 3rd in the region on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index[194] as well as in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report.^ Ranking of 155 countries on the ease of doing business, 2005: E .

^ Global Competitiveness Index 2008-9 - Israel ranked 23 : E .

^ While Malaysia is ranked among the top 20-30 countries in the world for her competitiveness, the entry of China into WTO has added much competition with relocation of some businesses there as well as diversion of some foreign investment to China instead of to Malaysia and the ASEAN region.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[195] .It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world (after the United States) and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America.^ "The moderate and officially secular country, which is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is viewed as a strategic bridge to a Muslim world increasingly mistrustful of the West, particularly the United States.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Eeyore the EditorI have a book called Writer's Market, which lists thousands of magazines published in the United States; it's an essential desk reference for freelance writers.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Newt Gingrich urges the President to reorganize the State Department because "America cannot lead the world with a broken instrument of diplomacy."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[196]
A small white jet aircraft, with two jet engines on its tail, on the tarmac
.
An IAI Galaxy G200 transcontinental business jet, designed and produced by Israel Aircraft Industries.
^ In Israel, the technical and business types go into industry, the logical types go into science; the dedicated go into kollel; and the total misfits become political hacks.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[197]
In 2008, Israel had the 50th-highest gross domestic product and 31nd-highest gross domestic product per capita (at purchasing power parity) at $202.6 billion and $28,474, respectively.[4] .In 2007, Israel was invited to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,[198] which promotes cooperation between countries that adhere to democratic principles and operate free market economies.^ Where the line exists differs from country to country but there is no country which is democratic and where this line between private and public spheres does not exist.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ We have clear cut terrorism, which Israel in co-operation with Lebanon, should work to undermine and sideline.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The invisible hand of the free market will always keep the economy healthy.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[199] .Subsequently the New Israeli Shekel was announced as one of 17 freely convertible currencies according to the CLS list.^ A new restaurant chain is seeing its way to Israel and one that businessman Ofer Ahiraz feels will "suit the Israeli entertainment culture."
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ The new owners of Gaza are too busy to worry about their own infrastructure — they are occupied making bombs and distributing them for free to as many Israeli cities as they can reach.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Sunday was one of the heaviest days of Israeli bombardment, with 270 targets, compared with 120 the day before, according to the military."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[200][201]
.Despite limited natural resources, intensive development of the agricultural and industrial sectors over the past decades has made Israel largely self-sufficient in food production, apart from grains and beef.^ Was it Israel's biggest mistake in the past decade?

^ The tiniest state in the Middle East but the only one that is a world leader in medicine, scientific innovation, engineering development, agriculture, managing water resources, etc., etc., etc.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If that wasn't enough of a handicap, Israel was a poor country with no natural resources — no oil, few minerals, young forests, a poor water supply.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other major imports to Israel, totaling $47.8 billion in 2006, include fossil fuels, raw materials, and military equipment.^ In return, Africa can provide men, weapons and raw material, and it has geographic advantages — it is close enough to help the fight against Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ President of the country that gives Israel billions of dollars in economic and military aid per year.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ The other state (or statelets) — that was next to, inside of, cutting through and wedged against Israel — would be totally Arab, with no Jews allowed.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1] .Leading exports include fruits, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, software, chemicals, military technology, and diamonds; in 2006, Israeli exports reached $42.86 billion.^ Israelis are also leaders in arguably the most important technology arena today, particularly for military uses.
  • Silicon Israel by George Gilder, City Journal Summer 2009 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1]
.Israel is a global leader in water conservation and geothermal energy,[202] and its development of cutting-edge technologies in software, communications and the life sciences have evoked comparisons with Silicon Valley.^ She complained that "Israel undermines the international community's reaction to global warming."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Emanuel Winston tells us how Sharon spends his energy — demonizing the Jews who live and have developed Biblical Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They created the green landscape, planted trees, grew flowers, developed ways to irrigate the land while conserving water.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[203][204] .Intel[205] and Microsoft[206] built their first overseas research and development centers in Israel, and other high-tech multi-national corporations, such as IBM, Cisco Systems, and Motorola, have opened facilities in the country.^ We believe that this small Land of Israel is the proper place for this nation to find its place and develop itself both physically and spiritually.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ As the April 20, 2009 start date got closer the tension was high, with many countries, including the US and Israel, threatening to boycott.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ YOU and the rest of the Anti-Israeli’s posting here======I don’t support Israel or Palestine or the USA or any other country, BUT I do accept reality.
  • » “Today I Publicly End My Support for the State Of Israel” Sez Kos Blogger. Numbers Soar! Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: Original source]

.In July 2007, U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought an Israeli company Iscar, its first non-U.S. acquisition, for $4 billion.^ The solar thermal systems developed HelioFocus will be the first direct investment made by a Chinese company in an Israeli one, reports Tova Cohen from Reuters.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ As Israeli conquest of Palestine proceeded and inhabitants expelled, more Palestinian land became available to JNF. Some of the first JNF acquisitions of refugee land were leases it obtained.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

[207] .Since the 1970s, Israel has received economic and military aid from the United States, whose loans account for the bulk of Israel's external debt.^ Israel's policy with that of the United States."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ United Nations/State of Israel created .
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The objectives: to revive Israel's sagging tourism industry and strengthen grass-roots support in the United States.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[1]

Tourism

.Tourism, especially religious tourism, is an important industry in Israel, with the country's temperate climate, beaches, archaeological and historical sites, and unique geography also drawing tourists.^ Rabbi Kovacs makes the case for keeping Gaza Jewish: (1) biblically and historically, Gaza belongs to the Jews and (2) controlling Gaza is important to Israel's security.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To prevent an alliance between the West and the Arab world, especially with the most important Arab country- Egypt-was (and was to remain) Israel's main goal.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are looking at these sites, and you can add your unique and valuable perspective to the conversation about Israel.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

.Israel's security problems have taken their toll on the industry, but the number of incoming tourists is on the rebound.^ As Glick says, "this problem will only grow if Israel vacates Gaza, providing them with a secure base of operations where Syria, Iran and Hizbullah will be able to arm and train them to attack at will."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rank of Israel and Turkey among nations in violation of the largest number of U.N. Security Council resolutions: 1, 2 .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute has requested from Israel information on aviation security and security measures taken in Israeli airports.

[208] .In 2008, over 3 million tourists visited Israel.^ December 29th, 2008 at 9:06 pm Hamas is firing rockets because Israel has placed the entire 1.5 million residents under a blockage, essentially starving them.
  • » “Today I Publicly End My Support for the State Of Israel” Sez Kos Blogger. Numbers Soar! Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: Original source]

[209]

Transportation

A large hall, with tall round columns; dozens of people standing or walking, around an entrance in the left wall. <a name=.The area around the entrance is partitioned for the most part from the rest of the hall."^ The 1947 UN Partition divided the area into three entities: a Jewish state, an Arab state, and an international zone around Jerusalem.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/04/8/6/3/5172802960112685.jpg" width="220" height="165" class="thumbimage" />
Arrivals terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport
.Israel has 18,096 kilometers (11,244 mi) of paved roads,[210] and 2.4 million motor vehicles.^ S Mourad Canada Wednesday July 24, 2002 at 11:38 am The latest atrocity elicits my last contribution to the subject of The Legal Boundaries of Israel.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Mordecai Vanunu, the scientist who exposed Israel's nuclear-weapons program, was released from prison after 18 years, 11 of which were in solitary confinement.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[211] .The number of motor vehicles per 1,000 persons was 324, relatively low with respect to developed countries.^ Is my disinterest in politics the result of being a relatively privileged American, a person who lives in a country that isn't constantly on the brink of attack or war?
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is one of the questions at hand, and if it can’t be addressed now, when the numbers are relatively low, how can it be addressed in a few years, when the numbers involved are significantly larger?
  • » “Today I Publicly End My Support for the State Of Israel” Sez Kos Blogger. Numbers Soar! Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Country data (population, area, gross domestic product (GDP), military expenditures, military expenditures per person, conflicts etc.

[211] .Israel has 5,715 buses on scheduled routes,[212] operated by several carriers, the largest of which is Egged, serving most of the country.^ You are 100% right - most of these countries don’t technically have Israel on their maps, because they do not acknowledge its existance and want to remove it entirely!!
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Most Arab countries have no diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ To prevent an alliance between the West and the Arab world, especially with the most important Arab country- Egypt-was (and was to remain) Israel's main goal.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Railways stretch across 949 kilometers (590 mi) and are operated solely by government-owner Israel Railways[213] (All figures are for 2008).^ I have been waiting all my life to see what God (not man) will do on the day when Iran come's against the land of Israel.
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is, therefore, acquiring part of the land abandoned by the Arab owners, through the government of Israel, the sovereign authority in Israel .
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What these next essays have in common is they all detail the way the Olmert government and the Israeli left cater to the Arabs, at the cost of risking the destruction of Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Following major investments beginning in the early-to-mid 1990s, the number of train passengers per year has grown from 2.5 million in 1990, to 35 million in 2008; railways are also used to transport 6.8 million tons of cargo, per year.^ In subscriptions alone, it collected one million four hundred thousand francs a year which were used for general Jewish propaganda.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Average number of Palestinians killed per day by Israeli security forces in the six years preceding the 1993 Oslo accord: 0.4 .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ This year's march drew around 70,000 people, up from the 35,000 who participated in 2008.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

[213]
.Israel is served by two international airports, Ben Gurion International Airport, the country's main hub for international air travel near Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ovda Airport in the south, as well as several small domestic airports.^ But the state of Tel Aviv loses to the state of Israel."
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Israel's cosmopolitan nerve center, the heart of its commerce, the focus of sea, entertainment and fun, Tel Aviv also is known for its broad and varied selection of shopping opportunities.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ben Gurion was obsessed with taking the station since it controlled the Tel Aviv – Jerusalem road.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[214] .Airports served 11.1 million passengers (entries and departures) in 2008, 11 million passing through Ben Gurion airport.^ Address: 11, Ben Gurion Ave .
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then he [Ben Gurion] passed on to another issue.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Albert Einstein By: Ben Gurion , Tue, 13 May 2008 21:25:10 GMT .
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

[215][216]
.On the Mediterranean coast, Haifa Port is the country's oldest and largest port, while Ashdod Port is one of the few deep water ports in the world built on the open sea.^ Given that the US has made this country "the largest beneficiary of U.S. weapons sales in the entire world," whose side is the US on?
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The tiniest state in the Middle East but the only one that is a world leader in medicine, scientific innovation, engineering development, agriculture, managing water resources, etc., etc., etc.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The problem is that Israeli is one of the few democratic countries in the world where there is no separation of religion and state.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

[214] .In addition to these, the smaller Port of Eilat is situated on the Red Sea, and is used mainly for trading with Far East countries.^ Activist Muslims use different techniques and exhibit different behaviors in different countries, depending on context and how far the Muslims have infiltrated.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His Beatitude expressed concern that in countries of the West, Jewish-Christian dialogue is too often used to legitimate the political situation in Israel and Palestine.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ As far as the “civil” discussion in this thread over “who owns what”… …these cultures have been at war LONG before THIS country (or Europe, as it is today, for that matter) was even a thought.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

Science, technology and education

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A night-time image of a gray windowless tower, with an egg-shaped windowed observation deck on top.</span><span class=^ Chazan, a Professor of Political Science at Hebrew University, spoke with great warmth and humor and detailed the wrenching dilemmas of the mix of religion and politics in the State of Israel.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Yehuda HaCohen makes the point that, on the contrary, the Revolution is still in its infancy and is just beginning — as Israel's achievements in science and technology indicate — to blossom for the benefit of mankind.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PRO Two-State - Dov Waxman, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Baruch College of the City University of New York, in an Apr.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

Next to it is a low building, grass, and many trees and bushes." src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/09/2/5/0/39055613233169111.jpg" width="170" height="253" class="thumbimage" />
.Israel has the highest school life expectancy in Southwest Asia, and is tied with Japan for second-highest school life expectancy on the Asian continent (after South Korea).^ Popular Destinations Germany Calling Card Ghana Phone Card India Calling Cards Iran Phone Cards Israel Calling Card Italy Phone Card Japan Calling Cards Korea South Phone Cards .
  • Phone cards from Israel to USA | calling cards from Israel | Lowest Rates on International calling cards 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.comfi.com [Source type: Academic]

[217] .Israel similarly has the highest literacy rate in Southwest Asia, according to the United Nations.^ May Israel admitted to United Nations.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ United Nations/State of Israel created .
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ United Nations controls Mount Hermon area in Israel.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[218] .The State Education Law, passed in 1953, established five types of schools: state secular, state religious, ultra orthodox, communal settlement schools, and Arab schools.^ The choices are ultra-Orthodox or secular.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Huckabee, seen as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, said the international community should consider establishing a Palestinian state some place else.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ There is a whole framework to ensure kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) which also limits the freedom of members of other religious communities not subject to the same restrictions as Jews.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The public secular is the largest school group, and is attended by the majority of Jewish and non-Arab pupils in Israel.^ If you were to say at this point, which is closer to the Arab-Jewish state - Israel (proper) or the West-Bank/Gaza - what would you answer?
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Few know about the Jewish refugees, a much greater number, who fled the Arab states in realistic fear of their lives as Israel became a state.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But a recent poll "found that the vast majority of Palestinian Arabs continue to support the terrorist murder of Jewish men, women and children."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most Arabs send their children to schools where Arabic is the language of instruction.^ Most people understand Iran would send bombs to wipe out Israel even if it means wiping out a few million Arabs.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My son went to one of the most progressive schools in Jerusalem, one of the few schools where you have Orthodox and non-Orthodox children together.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ But one need note that of the 58 Arab children killed under the age of 14, 52 were males and most of them were at the top end of that age bracket.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[219]
.Education is compulsory in Israel for children between the ages of three and eighteen.^ After a long development, the rabbi insists on the link between the children of Israel and the Land of Israel.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

[220][221] .Schooling is divided into three tiers – primary school (grades 1–6), middle school (grades 7–9), and high school (grades 10–12) – culminating with Bagrut matriculation exams.^ For your convenience, we have divided the tour guide manual into three basic areas, according to their topographical distribution.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 1947 UN Partition divided the area into three entities: a Jewish state, an Arab state, and an international zone around Jerusalem.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ When the True Cross was identified, it was divided into three pieces.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Proficiency in core subjects such as mathematics, Bible, Hebrew language, Hebrew and general literature, English, history, and civics is necessary to receive a Bagrut certificate.^ The authors of the Hebrew Bible did have a strong sense of history and ethics, but these books were written by various individuals over several centuries.
  • Ethics of Ancient Israel by Sanderson Beck 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We are the only world-wide Grand Lodge working in eight different languages, namely: Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[222] In Arab, Christian and Druze schools, the exam on Biblical studies is replaced by an exam in Islam, Christianity or Druze heritage.[223] In 2003, over half of all Israeli twelfth graders earned a matriculation certificate.[224]
.Israel's eight public universities are subsidized by the state.^ Chazan, a Professor of Political Science at Hebrew University, spoke with great warmth and humor and detailed the wrenching dilemmas of the mix of religion and politics in the State of Israel.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The persistence of the myth of Israel's security shows that there is considerable public belief in the so-called Arab commitment to eliminate the Jewish state.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Their own charters and public statements admit to all this – they want the Jewish state of Israel destroyed and replaced.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

[222][225] .The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel's oldest university, houses the Jewish National and University Library, the world's largest repository of books on Jewish subjects.^ Palestinians from the West Bank can be found in universities around the world, but - to my knowledge - there is only one such student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Chazan, a Professor of Political Science at Hebrew University, spoke with great warmth and humor and detailed the wrenching dilemmas of the mix of religion and politics in the State of Israel.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ As the Holy Quran spread across the world from Arabia, other nations were touched by the beauty and guidance of this book of scripture.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[226] .The Hebrew University is consistently ranked among world's 100 top universities[227][228] by the prestigious ARWU academic ranking.^ World University Rankings 2008 .

^ We hear them from Church groups, an ex-president and academics — some of whom are from first-rank universities.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Its most ardent proponents in academe depict the European-rooted common culture as evil and oppressive and Third World cultures as universally heroic."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other major universities in the country include the Technion, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv University (TAU), Bar-Ilan University, the University of Haifa, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.^ Ben Gurion was obsessed with taking the station since it controlled the Tel Aviv – Jerusalem road.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Throughout Tel Aviv , many pubs and bars open early in the afternoon and don't close until an hour or two before dawn.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These days, I'm normally an MA student in Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

.Israel's seven research universities (excluding the Open University) are consistently ranked among top 500 in the world.^ World University Rankings 2008 .

^ Israel News Haven Works .com / world / israel Top .
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ A BBC World Service poll of twenty-seven countries suggested that a majority of people believe Israel and Iran have a “mainly negative” influence in the world.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[229] .Israel ranks third in the world in the number of academic degrees per capita (20 percent of the population).^ Moreover, Arabs make up only about 5 percent of the world's population, yet we witness the phenomenon of Arabs in leadership roles in many, if not most, of the Moslem conflicts...
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Though they're only 10 percent of the population, including them in any survey of Israel's Jews is going to skew the results heavily to the right.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The war between Israel and Hamas entered its third week as Israeli forces pushed into heavily populated areas of Gaza City.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[230][231] .Israel has produced five Nobel Prize-winning scientists since 2002[232] and publishes among the most scientific papers per capita of any country in the world.^ Since this book was first published five years ago, a number of occurrences have taken place that point up its enduring significance.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The trend has produced rising rents in most areas, even though the housing supply is increasing, according to a report published last month by the Housing Ministry.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Israel seems to have been chosen — without its consent — to be among the first countries to do sustained battle with Muslims intent on taking over the world.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[233][234]
A horizontal parabolic dish, with a triangular structure on its top. Around it is a flat sandy area, with desert in the background. <a name=.It's a sunny day, with a few white clouds in the blue skies."^ Even if no mushroom cloud appears in the blue skies over Tel Aviv, the notion that mushroom cloud might appear is dramatic.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ That day the sun shone warmly as if it were summer, but in the evening the sky darkened with heavy clouds, gray as the rocks of the Mountains of Judea.

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The world's largest solar parabolic dish at the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center.
^ Lawson [U.S. Ambassador] thinks that the reason for the warning and the threats [from Arab countries] is fear which has seized the Arab World due to Ben Gurion's comeback.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ YUVAL NEEMAN “From the beginning of the State Ben Gurion thought we should have atomic energy.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ READ MORE ISRAEL IN THE CROSSHAIRS by Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer points out that the Israeli Jewish population is reaching the point that will make it the largest center of Jewish life in the world.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[235]
.Israel leads world in stem cell research papers per capita since 2000[236] In addition, Israeli universities are among 100 top world universities in mathematics (TAU, Hebrew University and Technion), physics (TAU, Hebrew University and Weizmann Institute of Science), chemistry (TAU, Hebrew University and Technion), computer science (TAU, Hebrew University, Weizmann Institute of Science, BIU and Technion) and economics (TAU and Hebrew University).^ Number of Israeli military personnel jailed since September 2000 for refusing to serve in the Occupied Territories: 34 .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Palestinians from the West Bank can be found in universities around the world, but - to my knowledge - there is only one such student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ READ MORE WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? by Israel Zwick Israel Zwick writes a logical article about a glaring illogic – contrary to the facts and to any sense of justice, since the second intifada started in 2000, the world has poured forth sympathy to the terrorists while continuing to vilify the Israeli victims.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[237]
.In 2009 Israel was ranked 2nd among 20 top countries in space sciences by Thomson Reuters agency.^ While Malaysia is ranked among the top 20-30 countries in the world for her competitiveness, the entry of China into WTO has added much competition with relocation of some businesses there as well as diversion of some foreign investment to China instead of to Malaysia and the ASEAN region.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ As the April 20, 2009 start date got closer the tension was high, with many countries, including the US and Israel, threatening to boycott.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel's highest-ranking military officer, Lt. Gen Moshe Yaalon, declared that his country's policy toward the Palestinians is making things worse.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[238] .Since 1988 Israel Aerospace Industries have indigenously designed and built at least 13 commercial, research and spy satellites.^ "In the six years since Israel ended its military occupation of southern Lebanon, it watched warily as Hezbollah built up its military presence in the region.
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Israel is the greatest research and development laboratory for the high tech industry outside the United States.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ratio of public housing units built in Jewish communities in Israel since 1975 to those built in Arab communities: 337:1 .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[239] .Most were launched to orbit from Israeli air force base "Palmachim" by the Shavit space launch vehicle.^ In depth strategic Israeli air attacks forced hundreds of thousands of Egyptians living in the Suez Canal zone to leave the area.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There used to be an Air Force base in Alabama where Israelis would regularly come to train with helicopters, and there would always be seven or eight Israeli families.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's not conceivable the international community would allow the Israeli air force to make those days and days of attacks to accomplish a serious setback.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

.Some of Israel's satellites are ranked among the world's most advanced space systems.^ Let's talk first about Israel's most recent and greatest folly, the expulsion of some of its best citizens — its most patriotic, its most productive, its most vibrant — from their homes.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yet, sixty years later, Israel is in the first-rank in advancing the quality of life for humankind.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To prevent an alliance between the West and the Arab world, especially with the most important Arab country- Egypt-was (and was to remain) Israel's main goal.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

[240] .In 2003, Ilan Ramon became Israel's first astronaut, serving as payload specialist of STS-107, the fatal mission of the Space Shuttle Columbia.^ When the state was declared on the 5th of Iyar 5708 (May 15, 1948), Chaim Weizmann was elected to serve as the first Nasi - President of the State of Israel."
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A spokesman said that special international envoy Tony Blair would spend his first official trip to Israel, dubbed “Mission Impossible,” in “listening mode.” .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

.Israel has embraced solar energy, its engineers are on the cutting edge of solar energy technology[241] and its solar companies work on projects around the world.^ Haven Works .com / world / israel .
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Projected cost per mile of the security fence Israel is building around the West Bank : $2,563,600 .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Hezbollah declared it a massacre; the pitiful pictures of dead children were shown around the world; and Israel was once again castigated.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[242][243] .Over 90% of Israeli homes use solar energy for hot water, the highest per capita in the world.^ Remember, the Arabs who live in Israel and who have real representation in its parliment, and who enjoy the highest standard of living in the world and certainly the highest in the region Arab, Turk or Persian, are called Israelies.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ This was the Nazis celebrating the Nazis, using their control of the highest world forum to attack the Jews.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Currently, Israeli policy seems to discriminate against Palestinian use of water favoring settlers and Israeli use.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[244][245] .According to government figures, the country saves 8% of its electricity consumption per year because of its solar energy use in heating.^ Average number of Palestinians killed per day by Israeli security forces in the six years preceding the 1993 Oslo accord: 0.4 .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ There are hundreds of millions of dollars available in UN aid and the arab countries don't let a nickel of aid in because the palestinians are used as political pawns.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ They have been traumatized by the vicious betrayal by their own government, but they have survived and are striving to heal themselves and their country, because they understand that their task is to participate in the redemption of the Land of Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[246] The high annual incident solar irradiance at its geographic latitude creates ideal conditions for what is an internationally renowned solar research and development industry in the Negev Desert.[241][242][243]

Demographics

.As of 2009, Israel's population is 7.5 million.^ Israel proper, that is, Israel along the 1949 armistice lines, has a population of about 7 million.
  • One vision for one state in Israel/Palestine 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC mondoweiss.net [Source type: Original source]

[3] .Israel has two official languages, Hebrew and Arabic.^ We are the only world-wide Grand Lodge working in eight different languages, namely: Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PRO Two-State - Amos Oz, Full Professor of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, in a Sep.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[1] .Hebrew is the primary language of the state and is spoken by the majority of the population.^ So now Arabs are proposing a Chomskyian one-state solution with a majority Arab population, to be achieved by opening Israel to anyone and everyone who claims to be a dispossessed Palestinian.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sharpe suggests that Jordan, which is already a Palestinian state — it is in Mandated Palestine and the majority of its population considers themselves Palestinian — become the homeland of those who call themselves Palestinian.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Arabic is spoken by the Arab minority and Jews who immigrated to Israel from Arab lands (by 2002 these Jews and their descendants constituted about 40% of Israel's population).^ The wandering Jews can not be owners of the Land of Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'Transfer' Jews out of parts of the Land of Israel and 'Transfer' parts of the Land to Arab control."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From 1990 to 2005, 230,000 Israelis left the country; a large proportion of these departures included people who initially immigrated to Israel and then reversed their course .
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

[247] .As of 2008, Arab citizens of Israel comprise just over 20% of the country's total population.^ Arab citizens comprise almost 20% of the population of Israel.
  • » “Today I Publicly End My Support for the State Of Israel” Sez Kos Blogger. Numbers Soar! Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestinians and the Arab countries have been unable to defeat Israel militarily; Israel has been unable to eliminate Palestinian nationalism.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As the April 20, 2009 start date got closer the tension was high, with many countries, including the US and Israel, threatening to boycott.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

[248]
.Many Israelis communicate reasonably well in English, as many television programs are in English and English is taught from the early grades in elementary school.^ The Christians in the Middle East and the liberal American and English churches might as well be on separate planets that don't communicate.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This may be because of Israeli "affirmative action," or because so many of the Courts are manned by Leftists or because of government pressure or because the Government fears Arab riots, but whatever the reason, it is wrong.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many Israelis would gladly emigrate elsewhere and melt into the non-Jewish communities in the diaspora if they were able to do so.

.As a country of immigrants, many languages can be heard on the streets.^ Moreover, if allowed to continue, it will introduce a huge number of immigrants — many of whom are iliterate and without skills — into an already overcrowded country.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Due to mass immigration from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia (some 120,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel)[249] Russian and Amharic are widely spoken.^ Victoria should know that there are many Jews and Jewish organisations, some based in Israel, which are critical of both Zionism in general and the state of Israel in particular.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ American Jews want Israel to live in peace.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ First National Grand Lodge established in Israel at the time the Jews began to immigrate from Nazi-occupied territories.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[250] .Between 1990 and 1994, the Russian immigration increased Israel's population by twelve percent.^ Though they're only 10 percent of the population, including them in any survey of Israel's Jews is going to skew the results heavily to the right.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The war between Israel and Hamas entered its third week as Israeli forces pushed into heavily populated areas of Gaza City.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Thus, the JNF 'owned' 17 percent of the surface area of the state, an increase of 13% after the creation of Israel.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

[251] .Out of more than one million Russian-speaking immigrants in Israel,[252] about 300,000 are considered gentile by the Orthodox rabbinate, because, under the Orthodox interpretation, Jewishness is transmitted only through mothers.^ He is the only one that needs to be taken out.
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ An ally in the ME? Israel is a liability more than an ally.
  • Ariel Siegelman offers the best explanation for what Israel was trying to do in the Gaza attack - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC ricks.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel gets from the US (only a bit more than what Egypt gets), and .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[253][254] .Over the last decade, large numbers of migrant workers from Romania, Thailand, China, Africa and South America have settled in Israel.^ Factor by which the number of West Bank houses demolished by Israel this year exceeds the number demolished last year: 8 .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Israel would agree to accept a certain number of Palestinians and the rest would be settled in a Palestinian state outside Israel.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As practiced by a large group of Marxist-oriented institutes and centers, the Peace Racket trains the young that China, Russia and suicide bombers are commendable while America is bad.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Exact figures are unknown as many of them are living in the country illegally,[255] but estimates run in the region of 200,000.[256] Over 16,000 African asylum seekers have entered Israel in recent years.^ Israel is a Western-normal country living "in a region of fanaticism and despotism."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Everything I have read over the years points to the amazing effectiveness of Israel in breaking up potential terror attacks inside the country.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As the April 20, 2009 start date got closer the tension was high, with many countries, including the US and Israel, threatening to boycott.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

[257]
.Retention of Israel's population since 1948 is about even or greater, when compared to other countries with mass immigration.^ Few know about the Jewish refugees, a much greater number, who fled the Arab states in realistic fear of their lives as Israel became a state.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sharett objected to Israel's opening a new front along a border which had been totally peaceful since 1948.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ About one-half of Israel’s Jewish population supports Gush Emunim.” Israel Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky’s “Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel” .
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

[258] .Emigration from Israel (yerida) to other countries, primarily the United States and Canada, is described by demographers as modest,[259] but is often cited by Israeli government ministries as a major threat to Israel's future.^ Israel's policy with that of the United States."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ United Nations/State of Israel created .
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Jewish Agency delegation headed by Golda Meir (Meirson) ignored a German offer to allow Jews to emigrate to other countries for $250 a head, and the Zionists made no effort to influence the United States and the 32 other countries attending the conference to allow immigration of German and Austrian Jews.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

[260][261]
.As of 2009 over 300,000 Israeli citizens live in West Bank settlements[262] such as Ma'ale Adumim and Ariel, and communities that predated the establishment of the State but were re-established after the Six-Day War, in cities such as Hebron and Gush Etzion.^ Israeli settlements that dot Gaza and the West Bank.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After the Six Day War the borders between Israel and the West Bank were open.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza).
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

.18,000 Israelis live in the Golan Heights.^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the same time Syrian artillery shelled Israeli villages and fields from the strategic Golan Heights.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Israeli troops were withdrawn from the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank they would be replaced by a UN peacekeeping force.
  • The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.ifamericansknew.org [Source type: Original source]

[263] .In 2006, there were 250,000 Jews living in East Jerusalem.^ Both are Palestinians and live in East Jerusalem.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ We lived in a neighborhood of non-Jews and many were not terribly pleased that we were there.
  • Israel | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The settlers are the Jews who returned to live in Samaria and Judea and eastern Jerusalem ever since the Jews fought off the Arab invasion in 1968.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[264] .The total number of Israeli settlers is over 500,000 (6.5% of the Israeli population).^ The Israeli 'farmers' numbered in 1998 about 154,000 Jews (2.7% of Israel's population) and they were thus able to control the land of 4,500,000 refugees.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israeli settlements in Gaza housed about 8,500 settlers amid a Palestinian population of 1.3 million."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Did the Israeli Government not understand that some 500,000 OR MORE (estimates go to 700,000) Jews would be become homeless — refugees in their own country?
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Approximately 7,800 Israelis lived in settlements in the Gaza Strip until they were evacuated by the government as part of its 2005 disengagement plan.^ There are approximately 1.5 Palestinians living in Gaza.
  • One vision for one state in Israel/Palestine 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC mondoweiss.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Residents at the former Gaza Strip settlement of Elei Sinai before the disengagement in 2005.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Israeli attack on Gaza unleashed huge demonstrations in the Strip and clashes between the local population and the Egyptian army.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

[265]
.Israel was established as a homeland for the Jewish people and is often referred to as the Jewish state.^ State of Israel as the State of the Jewish people, .
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ I am very supportive of Israel and the Jewish people.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The State of "Israel" does not represent the Jewish people.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

.The country's Law of Return grants all Jews and those of Jewish lineage the right to Israeli citizenship.^ Oh those evil Jews Israelis!
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Committee is particularly concerned about the status of "Jewish nationality", which is a ground for exclusive preferential treatment for persons of Jewish nationality under the Israeli Law of Return, granting them automatic citizenship and financial government benefits , thus resulting in practice in discriminatory treatment against non-Jews, particular Palestinian refugees.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To be sure, it is a Jewish state, and the law of return grants automatic citizenship to Jews, but Israel's declaration of independence proclaims, "Israel will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

[266] .Just over three quarters, or 75.5%, of the population are Jews from a diversity of Jewish backgrounds.^ Just as Etzel and Lehis ideology represented the minority view within the Jewish community of their time, the ideology of suicide bombers represents the minority view of the Palestinian population now.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Statistically, the experts say that about 20% of the Jewish population of this country are Orthodox Jews.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Should they come to fruition, they would turn some half a million Jews — some 10% of the Jewish population of Israel!
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Approximately 68% of Israeli Jews are Israeli-born, 22% are immigrants from Europe and the Americas, and 10% are immigrants from Asia and Africa (including the Arab World).^ Given the Israeli government's inclination to fight Jews not Arabs, it's good training for the future.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jew-hate is characteristic of the general Arab-Muslim world.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Contrariwise, Israeli Jews want the Arabs as full participants but want them to accept that Israel is a Zionist state, as does the international community.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[267]

Religion

The Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
The religious affiliation of Israeli Jews varies widely: 55% say they are "traditional," while 20% consider themselves "secular Jews," 17% define themselves as "Religious Zionists"; the final 8% define themselves as "Haredi Jews."[268]
.Making up 16% of the population, Muslims constitute Israel's largest religious minority.^ And the forthcoming kiss-and-make-up between Hamas and Fatah — already in the works — will be blamed on Israel's intransigence.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Their view of Israel as illegitimate goes along with their "celebration of the alleged record of religious tolerance in Muslim empires."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Moreover, Arabs make up only about 5 percent of the world's population, yet we witness the phenomenon of Arabs in leadership roles in many, if not most, of the Moslem conflicts...
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

About 2% of the population are Christian and 1.5% are Druze.[269]
Church of Transfiguration, Mount Tabor
.The Christian population includes both Arab Christians and Messianic Jews.^ HISTORY SECTION. This set includes an article on the Arab treatment of Jews in Arab lands.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Arabs were encouraged to ask for everything, the Jews asked for very little, and the British screwed them both.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Moreover, before 1881, the year of the first wave of European Jews migrating into Palestine, Arabs constituted 95% of the population and owned 98% of the land.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy - New Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[270] .Members of many other religious groups, including Buddhists and Hindus, maintain a presence in Israel, albeit in small numbers.^ But Israel has other problems, many of them internal.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is a whole framework to ensure kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) which also limits the freedom of members of other religious communities not subject to the same restrictions as Jews.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ She traces its affiliation with other groups whose mission is to destroy Israel; many of these have direct links with terrorist groups.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[271]
.The city of Jerusalem is of special importance to Jews, Muslims and Christians as it is the home of sites that are pivotal to their religious beliefs, such as the Israeli-controlled Old City that incorporates the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.^ They visited Jericho, Bethlehem, and flocked to the Old City of Jerusalem and Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall of the Temple Mount.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Once again, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was leveled.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There lay the historic Old City, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other landmarks of religious importance are located in the West Bank, among them Joseph's tomb in Shechem, the birthplace of Jesus and Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.^ "Holiday spirit returned to Bethlehem [West Bank] on Saturday for the first time in six years as hundreds of pilgrims from around the world packed the town of Jesus' birth for Christmas Eve celebrations."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ A normal country doesn't let foreigners take over its holy sites — Hebron, the Temple Mount, Joseph's Tomb.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (He could perhaps have added that the Arabs tend to target all places religiously important to the Jews — Jerusalem, Hebron, Joseph's Tomb.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The administrative center of the Bahá'í Faith and the Shrine of the Báb are located at the Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa and the leader of the faith is buried in Acre.^ The Bahai world center is in Haifa, happily.
  • One vision for one state in Israel/Palestine 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC mondoweiss.net [Source type: Original source]

.Apart from maintenance staff, there is no Bahá'í community in Israel, although it is a destination for pilgrimages.^ There really has been no answer to what Israel should do in these periodic kidnappings – during which a few Israeli soldiers always die.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no room for a Palestinian state, and Israel has a right to all this land.
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ However, there is no reason whatsoever for us not to insist that Israel stop provoking the Palestinians and holding them in economic isolation (read poverty).
  • Think Progress » Huckabee Rejects Two-State Solution 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.Bahá'í staff in Israel do not teach their faith to Israelis following strict policy.^ Following another surprising Israeli victory in the 1967 war, Israel ended up controlling the Sinai, the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sorry, the Israelis do not follow the same Jewish law that they claim supposedly gives them a right to what they so arrgantly call 'Israel.'
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As a case in point, he writes of the Israeli newspapers that protect Israel's recycled politicians, thus helping to perpetuate government by the incompetent and to encourage Israel's policy of appeasement.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[272][273]
A road sign with three lines of black text on white background, each with the name "Be'er Sheva" in a different language (from the top) - Hebrew, Arabic, and English.
Trilingual road signs

Languages

Official languages are Hebrew and Arabic. However, much official signage is also in English. .Since November 2009 it has been debated whether to allow company filings to be submitted in English in order to allow the easier promotion of international business.^ The problem here was political: in order to get international pressure on Israel to allow a Palestinian state in the West Bank, the Palestinians had to be presented as victims.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

[274]
The main language amongst deaf Israelis is Israeli Sign Language (ISL). .The Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language (ABSL) is used by about 150 members of the al-Sayyid Bedouin tribe in the Negev desert of southern Israel.^ These next essays are about anti-semitic Jews and other useful idiots that aid those who would destroy Israel.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the desert of southern Israel a man wrestled and pinned down a leopard after it broke into his bedroom.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ The people who passionately care about Israel and are willing to actively fight for it do not speak the internationally acceptable language.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

[275]

Culture

An outdoor book fair at dusk. <a name=.Vendors are in booths along both sides of a walkway crowded with people."^ The ultra-Orthodox are growing though whereas modern Orthodox are shrinking, losing people on both sides, some becoming secular and others becoming ultra-Orthodox.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ This is not fiction , these are real people on both sides.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jay, innocent people are being killed, on both sides, but by orders of magnitude by the Israelies.
  • Think Progress » Israel agrees to 48-hour suspension 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

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Hebrew Book Week in Jerusalem
.Israel's diverse culture stems from the diversity of the population: Jews from around the world have brought their cultural and religious traditions with them, creating a melting pot of Jewish customs and beliefs.^ World Arab population: 300 million; World Jewish population: 13.6 million; Israel's Jewish population: 5.4 million.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aboriginal people have a right not to have their land colonized, even if the whole world is used to kicking them around, & even if they're Jewish.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ The JNF attempted to justify this position by claiming to have purchased the lands within its ownership using money donated by Jews from around the world for the purpose of buying land in Israel and its distribution among Jews.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

[276] .Israel is the only country in the world where life revolves around the Hebrew calendar.^ Israel is the only country in the world that is apparently not allowed to attack when it is attacked.
  • » “Today I Publicly End My Support for the State Of Israel” Sez Kos Blogger. Numbers Soar! Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel is the only country in the world that is apparently not allowed to attack when it is attacked.” .
  • » “Today I Publicly End My Support for the State Of Israel” Sez Kos Blogger. Numbers Soar! Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestinians from the West Bank can be found in universities around the world, but - to my knowledge - there is only one such student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Work and school holidays are determined by the Jewish holidays, and the official day of rest is Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.^ We worked half the day and studied Hebrew the rest.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Here, too, Hamas wanted to make sure that Christians didn't feel neglected as its fighters launched missiles at Jewish day care centers and schools.
  • Roseanne Barr: Destruction of Jews in Israel Assured by Gaza Attacks | NewsBusters.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ An Analysis of the Clashes Between Judaic and Secular Studies in the Jewish Day School I am not unique.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

[277] .Israel's substantial Arab minority has also left its imprint on Israeli culture in such spheres as architecture,[278] music,[279] and cuisine.^ Given the facts, he suggests that "[t]he best way to bring about genuine peace in the Arab-Israeli war is by Israel putting an end to any future negotiations on the land.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The occupation by Israel of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 has been described, and is still widely understood today, as an Israeli defensive action in the face of Arab threats.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ On May 15, 1948, the Arab states issued their response statement and Arab armies invaded Israel and the first Arab-Israeli war began.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

[280]
.Israeli literature is primarily poetry and prose written in Hebrew, as part of the renaissance of Hebrew as a spoken language since the mid-19th century, although a small body of literature is published in other languages, such as English.^ In other words, the US president had to know that his statement would be interpreted as support for a PLO state, and he knew also that such a state would be dedicated to the extermination of the Israeli Jews.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict, the newspaper is virtually silent on the voluminous and systematic anti-Semitic hate literature published by the Arabs."
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The English-language Israeli newspaper Haaretz is a notorious case in point.
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.By law, two copies of all printed matter published in Israel must be deposited in the Jewish National and University Library at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.^ Sorry, the Israelis do not follow the same Jewish law that they claim supposedly gives them a right to what they so arrgantly call 'Israel.'
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A shared Jerusalem open to all faiths, serving as the capital of two states, providing for the fulfillment of the political aspirations of both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Palestinians from the West Bank can be found in universities around the world, but - to my knowledge - there is only one such student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

In 2001, the law was amended to include audio and video recordings, and other non-print media.[281] In 2006, 85 percent of the 8,000 books transferred to the library were in Hebrew.[282] .The Hebrew Book Week (He: שבוע הספר) is held each June and features book fairs, public readings, and appearances by Israeli authors around the country.^ He held the book but could not read, because an idea started pecking at his brain.

^ I am always amazed when Israeli leftists such as the authors of the book under review are willing to distort the facts to support the Arabs' attempt to destroy Israel.
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^ This week, here in Israel, we read from the Book of Numbers, the passage dealing with the spies and the fact that the majority of the spies rejected the Land.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

.During the week, Israel's top literary award, the Sapir Prize, is presented.^ A number of U.S. expressions of alarm presented during those weeks to the Israeli government were registered in the premier's diary.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Carter: Israel backers demand ‘subservience’ : Rabbi Presents Carter with Courage Award .
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The boundaries of the territory called "Palestine" during the British Mandate included the West Bank and Gaza, plus the rest of present day Israel.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 1966, Shmuel Yosef Agnon shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with German Jewish author Nelly Sachs.^ Obama ignored Jewish prizewinners — relative to their percentage of the global population, their share of Nobel awards has been hugely disproportionate — and attributed such accomplishments to the Arabs.
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[283]
A gray semi-hemispherical structure with a protruding top, standing in the middle of a fountain, with several jets of water falling on the structure
Shrine of the Book, repository of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem
.Israeli music contains musical influences from all over the world; Sephardic music, Hasidic melodies, Belly dancing music, Greek music, jazz, and pop rock are all part of the music scene.^ READ MORE The notion that the Arab-Israeli conflict is responsible for all the ills of the Arab world has been echoed by willing fellow-travelers.
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^ And automatically, peace will descend upon the entire world, because after all, aren't all our problems rooted in the Arab-Israeli hostilities?
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^ Many feature live music at least once a week - everything from "dance" and "house" to Middle Eastern, reggae to rock, and jazz to blues.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[284][285] .The nation's canonical folk songs, known as "Songs of the Land of Israel," deal with the experiences of the pioneers in building the Jewish homeland.^ We believe that this small Land of Israel is the proper place for this nation to find its place and develop itself both physically and spiritually.
  • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC groups.creighton.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In doing so, they ignore that the land that is Israel, Samaria, Judea, the Golan, and yes, Gaza, is held in irrevocable trust for the Jewish people.
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^ It isn't NEW news that a large portion of the Jewish community supports Israel and supports the idea of giving up land to palestine in order to achieve peace.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[286] .Among Israel's world-renowned[287] orchestras is the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been in operation for over seventy years and today performs more than two hundred concerts each year.^ More than 70 people were wounded in the bombing, the second to hit Jerusalem in two days."
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ War erupted between Hezbollah and Israel after the Lebanese militia launched Operation Truthful Promise against Israel by crossing the border and capturing two Israeli soldiers.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ READ MORE AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER? by Maurice Cohen Eliahu Cohen spied for Israel, posing as a Syrian during the 50's and 60's, critical years for Israel's future.
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[288] .Israel has also produced many musicians of note, some achieving international stardom.^ These essays discuss some recent screwups such as the ruling of the International Court of Justice that the terrorist-hampering fence Israel is building is illegal.
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^ Many of them have specific targets — Israel is a popular bugaboo, even attracting the wrath of some Jewish Marxist groups.
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^ These are just some of the many sites on the internet that care about Israel's future.
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Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Ofra Haza are among the internationally acclaimed musicians born in Israel. .Israel has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nearly every year since 1973, winning the competition three times and hosting it twice.^ Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on both sides of the Israeli-Gazan border to mark a year since Israel’s three-week war in Gaza.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ The plan is to distribute protective kits to each of the nearly eight million citizens (in line with a population estimate for 2013), over a period of three years.

^ They tried five times to kill the man, and finally he died, I believe, of cancer, in a hospital, about three years ago.

[289] Eilat has hosted its own international music festival, the Red Sea Jazz Festival, every summer since 1987.[290]
.Cinema of Israel: eight Israeli films were final nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film Award since the establishment of Israel.^ The Israeli political /military establishment never seriously believed in an Arab threat to the existence of Israel.
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ We pledge to let the American public know: An American President who dedicates himself to the establishment of a durable Israeli-Palestinian peace acts in the best interests of Israel and the United States.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is unusual for a bank to extend a loan for a British entity (JNF) to establish settlements in a foreign country (Israel) on a land that neither JNF nor Israel legally own.
  • JNF: Financing Racism and Apartheid 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC palestineremembered.com [Source type: Original source]

Since 2007, Israel had regularly representatives in the final five movies nominated for the Academy Award.
.Continuing the strong theatrical traditions of the Yiddish theater in Eastern Europe, Israel maintains a vibrant theatre scene.^ Israel can continue to occupy some land outside her borders in order to maintain her safety and security.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ These students maintain an attachment to Israel and continue to travel there.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They are as concerned as are Jews that Israel stay strong and vibrant.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Founded in 1918, Habima Theatre in Tel Aviv is Israel's oldest repertory theater company and national theater.^ But the state of Tel Aviv loses to the state of Israel."
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

^ Israel's cosmopolitan nerve center, the heart of its commerce, the focus of sea, entertainment and fun, Tel Aviv also is known for its broad and varied selection of shopping opportunities.
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^ L ocated next to Bezalel, the Carmel Market, stretching westwards from Allenby Street towards the seafront, is the largest and busiest market in Tel Aviv - or in Israel, for that matter.
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[291]
.The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is one of Israel's most important cultural institutions[292] and houses the Dead Sea scrolls,[293] along with an extensive collection of Judaica and European art.^ Arabs claim Dead Sea Scrolls .
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ The End of Tibet : Is one of the world's most ancient cultures facing extinction?
  • One State: Archive 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC one-state.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We Jews have existed for thousands of years,most often with out a homeland.Jerusalem is a Holy city to more than one religion.Jews lived side by side with other cultures and respect the fact that their are other religions.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[292] .Israel's national Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, houses the world's largest archive of Holocaust-related information.^ It is the largest National Park in the whole of Israel.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The two are former lobbyists with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee who are charged with receiving and disclosing national defense information."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution demanding that Israel obey the World Court's ruling and remove the West Bank wall.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[294] .Beth Hatefutsoth (the Diaspora Museum), on the campus of Tel Aviv University, is an interactive museum devoted to the history of Jewish communities around the world.^ Visiting the Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora (Beth Hatefutsoth), located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, is a unique experience.
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^ READ MORE ISRAEL AND THE HOLOCAUST by Rabbi Dov Greenberg It has become fashionable to believe that Israel no longer has a major role to play to support Jewish communities around the world.
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^ Aboriginal people have a right not to have their land colonized, even if the whole world is used to kicking them around, & even if they're Jewish.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[295] .Apart from the major museums in large cities, there are high-quality artspaces in many towns and kibbutzim.^ There, he behaves like the medievel rulers in Europe who set absolute limits on how many Jews could live in a town, or even in the state.
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^ In the museum there are temporary changing exhibitions whose subject matter is linked to the city of Haifa.
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^ And look at the Northern cities – many of them ghost towns with hundreds of rockets coming in every day – and tell me its useless.
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Mishkan Le'Omanut on Kibbutz Ein Harod Meuhad is the largest art museum in the north of the country.[296]

Sports

An all-seated roofless stadium with a football pitch.
Ramat Gan Stadium, Israel's largest stadium
Sports and physical fitness have not always been paramount in Jewish culture. Athletic prowess, which was prized by the ancient Greeks, was looked down upon as an unwelcome intrusion of Hellenistic values. .Maimonides, who was both a rabbi and a physician, emphasized the importance of regular exercise in preventing illness on the authority of Hippocrates and Galen.^ Read the gripping story of Rabbi Weissmandl, valiant holocaust leader who battled both Allied indifference and Nazi hatred.
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[297] .This approach received a boost in the 19th century from the physical culture campaign of Max Nordau, and in the early 20th century when the Chief Rabbi of Palestine, Abraham Isaac Kook, declared that "the body serves the soul, and only a healthy body can ensure a healthy soul".[298] The Maccabiah Games, an Olympic-style event for Jewish athletes and Israeli athletes, was inaugurated in the 1930s, and has been held every four years since then.^ Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on both sides of the Israeli-Gazan border to mark a year since Israel’s three-week war in Gaza.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Jewish National Home was the term introduced by Max Nordau for Jewish State ; it was not so in-your-face.
  • Think-Israel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC think-israel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only viable road to peace in our lifetime requires mutual acceptance of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the Palestinian people, as Palestinian and Israeli moderates have recognized.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.In 1964 Israel hosted and won the Asian Nations Cup; in 1970 the Israel national football team managed to qualify to the FIFA World Cup, which is still considered the biggest achievement of Israeli football.^ READ MORE ISRAELI VICTORY WITHIN GRASP by Richard H. Shulman Richard Shulman argues that when Hamas won, Israel should have taken the lead in dealing with the terrorist organization.
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^ The jihad is still mostly focussed on Israel and America, but the homegrown variety of Islam has already begun to sting its friend and host, France.
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^ At the same time the Palestinians should stop terrorist activities and convince the Israelis that they accept Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
  • Is a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) an acceptable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - ProCon.org 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC israelipalestinian.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

Windsurfer Gal Fridman, winner of Israel's first Olympic gold medal
.Israel was excluded from the 1978 Asian Games due to Arab pressure on the organizers.^ A state led by Arafat's terrorist organization could be armed to the teeth by other Arab states, thus resuming the charge to destroy Israel and exterminate the Jews.
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The diplomats find it more rewarding to pressure Israel, which has been willing to make concessions, that to deal with the Arabs, who won't budge from their position.
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^ The Arab-American organization that published the booklet does not have the means required to disseminate it widely, especially when faced with the conspiracy of silence imposed by the pro-Israel American media ....
  • ISRAEL'S SACRED TERRORISM: Contents and Foreword 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC chss.montclair.edu [Source type: Original source]

The exclusion left Israel in limbo and it ceased competing in Asian competitions.[299] .In 1994, UEFA agreed to admit Israel and all Israeli sporting organizations now compete in Europe.^ READ MORE ISRAELI VICTORY WITHIN GRASP by Richard H. Shulman Richard Shulman argues that when Hamas won, Israel should have taken the lead in dealing with the terrorist organization.
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^ This is now the malaise of Europe, not related to Jews or Israel, but in a funny irony, we get into the European story and become relevant even when things are not directly related to us.
  • Israel and the Future of Zionism 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC pewforum.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jewish Mosaic has agreed to raise funds from our supporters which we will pass on IN FULL to Israel's LGBT youth organizations.
  • Tel Aviv | Jewcy.com 13 January 2010 23:023 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: General]

.The most popular spectator sports in Israel are association football and basketball.^ Israel Most Negatively Perceived Country: BBC Poll (U.S. 3rd from last, Canada most popular) .
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[300] Ligat ha'Al is the country's premier soccer league, and Ligat HaAl is the premier basketball league.[301] .Maccabi Haifa, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem are the largest sports clubs.^ Last summer I moved from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv after four years in the Holy city.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ The women of Israel await with oh-so-baited-breath the opening of H&M’s first stores in Israel (in Tel Aviv’s Azrieli Mall, the Malcha Mall in Jerusalem and Haifa’s Grand Canyon), scheduled for March.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus stop near Tel Aviv ; another bomber exploded in front of a café in Jerusalem.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

.Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa have competed in the UEFA Champions League and Hapoel Tel Aviv reached the final quarter in the UEFA Cup.^ Hapoel Haifa won, made it to the Israeli premier league, and did that with a lot of passion, commitment and style.
  • Alltop - Top Israel News 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC israel.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. has won the European championship in basketball five times.^ The five were swept by the streaming throng to the gates of Tel-Aviv.

^ As the mayor of Tel Aviv, Israel Rokach explained at the time, .
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A suicide bomber killed five in Tel Aviv.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[302] Israeli tennis champion Shahar Pe'er ranked 20th in the world after competing in Dubai. [303]
.Beersheba has become a national chess center; thanks to Soviet immigration, it is home to the largest number of chess grandmasters of any city in the world.^ Rank of Israel and Turkey among nations in violation of the largest number of U.N. Security Council resolutions: 1, 2 .
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

[304] The city hosted the World Team Chess Championship in 2005, and chess is taught in the city's kindergartens.[305] In 2008, the Israeli chess team won the silver medal at the Chess Olympiad.[306] Israeli grandmaster Boris Gelfand is the current Chess World Cup holder.[307]
.To date, Israel has won seven Olympic medals since its first win in 1992, including a gold medal in windsurfing at the 2004 Summer Olympics.^ Internally, "[f]or the first time since 1948, Israeli territory is the site of battle, and civilians the victims..."; and "Arab citizens of Israel are openly on the side of the enemy."
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^ US - Lebanon - Israel - Terrorism - History - " U.S. Marines land in Lebanon to aid evacuations: Return for first time since 1984."
  • ISRAEL NEWS ISRAELI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/world/israel capital: Jerusalem, State of Israel, Yisra'el, Medinat Yisra'el 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ As Hornik puts it, Israel has "dangerous tendencies to delusion, wishful thinking, and appeasement that have been encouraged by its mostly incompetent leaders since 1992."
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[308] .Israel has won over 100 gold medals in the Paralympic Games and is ranked about 15th in the all-time medal count.^ Maybe it's time for all jews to go home to Israel and take care of their problems.
  • Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon' : Middle East World 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.earthtimes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ALL JEWS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE ANOTHER by Debbie Berliner Debbie Berliner writes about two women that she met while traveling in Israel.
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^ But, as Eidelberg reminds us, the "21 Arab League countries have 500 times more land than Israel" — they are larger than the U.S.A. Adding all of Israel and the territories won't increase the Arab holdings by a single percentage point.
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The 1968 Summer Paralympics were hosted by Israel.[309]

See also


References and notes

a.   .^ The Jerusalem Law states that "Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel" and the city serves as the seat of the government, home to the President's residence, government offices, supreme court, and parliament.^ Jerusalem, Israel’s capital was a divided city.
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Israel's policy with that of the United States."
  • HIR | Is the US an ally of Israel? A chronological look at the evidence. 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.hirhome.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It all comes down to the United States blindly supporting the nation of Israel, right or wrong.
  • Huckabee: Evangelicals more supportive of Israel than Jews - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.United Nations Security Council Resolution 478 (Aug.^ Nothing Jordan has done, or Israel has done, or the UN Security Council has resolved (whether in Resolution 242 or any other), has affected the international legal boundary.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ UN Security Council Resolution 242, Nov 22, 1967: E .

^ This is after 1967, where UN Security Council was then more interested in affirming to Israel that the acquisition of territory by force is inadmissible, in accordance with the United Nations Charter, the principles of international law, and relevant Security Council resolutions.
  • JURIST - D'Amato: The Legal Boundaries of Israel in International Law 6 February 2010 13:37 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: Original source]

.20, 1980; 14–0, U.S. abstaining) declared the Jerusalem Law "null and void" and called on member states to withdraw their diplomatic missions from Jerusalem.^ Translation: Liberties enshrined in the UN's foundational Universal Declaration of Human Rights are largely rendered null and void."
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^ A UN resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire, which passed through the Security Council by a vote of 14 - 0 with the United States abstaining, was ignored by both sides; the UN suspended aid to Gaza after two of its workers were killed by an Israeli tank.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ Abandon the erstwhile anti-establishment allies and reign supreme; establish Shari'a, and declare the state to be a new Muslim nation where Shari'a is law and non-Moslems are dhimmi .
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.The United Nations and all member nations refuse to accept the Jerusalem Law (see Kellerman 1993, p. 140) and maintain their embassies in other cities such as Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, and Herzliya (see the CIA Factbook and Map of Israel).^ To maintain his vision, he has to believe he sees what others can't.
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^ Tel Aviv had become a city like any other.
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^ Comparisons of maps of Israel and other areas: E .

.The U.S. Congress subsequently adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which said that the U.S. embassy should be relocated to Jerusalem and that it should be recognized as the capital of Israel.^ Jerusalem, Israel’s capital was a divided city.
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^ Ayalon: Israel should seek more US military aid, Jerusalem Post .
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^ When events demonstrated that Israel gained no benefit from taking this risk, they then said Israel should continue withdrawing because she was too weak to take the risk of keeping the land.
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.The Palestinian Authority sees East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.^ Both are Palestinians and live in East Jerusalem.
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^ The Iranian government promised to give $50 million to the Palestinian Authority , now controlled by Hamas , which let it be known that it would recognize Israel's right to exist if the Jewish state were to withdraw from the entire West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza.
  • Israel (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ To please the Middle East kinglets, sheiklets and secular psychopaths, it is pretending that the Palestinians want a state of their own.
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.The city's final status awaits future negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (see "Negotiating Jerusalem", University of Maryland).^ Jerusalem is a permanent status issue that must be negotiated between the parties.''
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^ So in a last effort to return to the topic of this symposium let me repeat my question to Prof. D'Amato: Do the treaties signed by Israel and Egypt, Jordan and most importantly between Israel and the Palestinian Authority modify the legal status in accordance with what is written at the end of point 5 in the essay at the top of this page?
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^ Israel's annexation of the city has never been recognized by international community and the United States has consistently held that a resolution to the city's status must be negotiated by the Israelis and Palestinians in the context of a final peace deal.
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.See Positions on Jerusalem for more information.^ The existence of this pillar is noted in the ancient Madaba map, which was found in a church in Jordan and contains a detailed map of the old city of Jerusalem during the Byzantine period (for more information on map see article - "The Madaba Map and Jerusalem").
  • Israel - a knol by Nimi karew 26 January 2010 5:57 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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