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Israeli Elections 2013: Tell Me Who You Vote For and I’ll Tell You Who You Are

Israeli Elections 2013: Tell Me Who You Vote For and I’ll Tell You Who You Are | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Although Wikipedia classifies the numerous political parties in Israel according to their ideologies, a more accurate description of an Israeli political party would emphasize the segment of the Israeli society that it represents.
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Clashes Resume Across Israel-Gaza Border

Clashes Resume Across Israel-Gaza Border | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Israel launched an air attack in response to rockets fired from Gaza as Palestinian prisoners declared a hunger strike.
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Fighting resumes after the cease fire in  Gaza.

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A Preventable Massacre

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In 1982, the United States failed to exert strong diplomatic pressure on Israel that could have ended a massacre of Palestinians in Lebanon.
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This is an informative article about the 1982 Beirut massacre.

 

Also visit www.nytimes/2012/09/17/opinion/a-preventable-massacre-html

 

Documents were presented in this article

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The Golan Heights

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In early November 2012, three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of the Golan Heights. The move by Syria is the first violation of the zone in 40 years and concerns countries of the region. Since then some of the Syrian rebels have also been reported operating in Golan Heights.


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The Golan Heights is a major source of the Jordan River.  Its mountains border along Lebanon and Syria and provide rain and snowmelt to feed the river to provide a vital water source (strategic area and vital water source).  Israel took it in 1967 - and the DMZ was entered by war torn Syria in November 2012 .

The DMZ was entered by Syria and Israel reported this to the UN ....so, as civil war in Syria threatens its neighbors , there is a fear of retaliation that may occur in the Gaza Strip as well.

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Jamie Strickland's curator insight, April 3, 2013 6:10 AM

This map can be used to illustrate not only the political and cultural significance of the Golan Heights, but also its environmental significance as a source of water for the Jordan-Yarmuk River Valley

Louis Culotta's curator insight, April 4, 2013 3:35 PM

Heres some info on how poeple have been living in regards to a troubled area of the world.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 6:08 AM

This article stresses the importance of geography when discussing political situation with neighboring countries.  The fact that the heights are such a strategic advantage to whoever owns them explains why they are so contested.  As long as these two countries are not friendly nations this disagreement over the strategic point will continue.