REDIRECT Israel as New Nation, Associated Press, Kansas City Star, May 14, 1948.
Archive for October, 2007
REDIRECT Arabs Ready for Battle, Chief Says, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar. 8, 1948.
1948-1967- Major Terror Attacks Apr 26, 1960 – Ashkelon – Terrorists killed a resident of the city. Jan 1, 1965 – Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb the National Water Carrier – the first attack carried out by the PLO’s Fatah faction. July 5, 1965 – Mitzpe Massua – A Fatah cell planted explosives near Beit […]
From Lewis, Bernard, The Crisis of Islam, The Modern Library, New York, 2003, pp. 83-158. • Another example of the influence of Islamic fundamentalists in global politics is the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. During the country’s revolution, fifty-two American hostages were held for over a year, not released until January of 1981. Although at […]
From Lewis, Bernard, The Crisis of Islam, The Modern Library, New York, 2003, pp. xviii-69. Holy War and Unholy Terror • Caliph is a term from Arabic meaning both “successor” and “deputy”. These definitions refer to a position of both political authority in the Islamic community as well as a spiritual authority, connected to God, […]
REDIRECT Preparing the Way for the Jewish National Home, 1923-1929
The Suez Canal …with the building of the Suez Canal by France and Egypt, many decades of direct interference in the region began, culminating in Britain’s outright annexation of Egypt in 1914 when it found itself at war with the Ottoman Empire. The importance to the British of the Suez Canal cannot be overestimated- right […]