Holy book of Islam
the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset
the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac
The Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus
(Old Testament) son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom (10th century BC)
religion found in Arabia by the prophet Muhammad
economic crisis of 1973 that occurred when OPEC nations refused to export oil to Western nations
Partition of Palestine
the plan that proposed dividing Palestine into two politically independent states in an effort to end land disputes between Arabs and Jews
A territory along the Mediterranean sea just northeast of the Sinai Peninsula; part of the land set aside for Palestinians which was occupied by Israel in 1967.
A region that was formerly part of Southwest Syria that Israel has occupied since 1967 war
this Iraqi dictator invaded Kuwait in 1990
the Arab prophet who founded Islam (570-632)
the holiest city of Islam; Muhammad's birthplace
Egyptian president who made peace with Israel
An international oil cartel originally formed in 1960
belief in a single God
longtime leader of the Palestinian people through the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) died in 2004
Egyptian statesman who nationalized the Suez Canal (1918-1870)
"The Uprising" against Israel by some Palestinians
Roadmap to Peace
2003. an attempt at peace by the US, Russia, European Union, and the UN. The goal was to create 2 independent states out of Israel; Israel and Palestine.
In Israel, a strip of land on the west side of the Jordan River, originally controlled by Jordan, which is part of the land set aside for Arab Palestinians.
Six Day War
(1967) Short conflict between Egypt and her allies against Israel won by Israel; Israel took over the Golan Heights , The West Bank of the Jordan River; the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip.
Land taken by Israel 6 days War 1967 Golan Heights (Syria) West bank (Jordan); Sinai Peninsula and Gaza Strip (Egypt)
Camp David Accords
A peace treaty between Israel and Egypt where Egypt agreed to recognize the nation state of Israel
An agreement in 1993 in which Israeli prime minister Rabin granted Palestinian self-rule in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.