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An issue between two or more groups in a culture - sometimes with violence.


A place where a conflict has turned to violence or has a threat of violence.

"Political" Hotspot

A place where the conflict is mostly about government issues.

"Ethnic" Hotspot

A place where the conflict is mostly about social issues.


A movement by Jews worldwide to get back their homeland (Israel).

Camp David Accords

1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.

Islamic Fundamentalism

A movement of some Muslims to focus on a more strict interpretation.

Persian Gulf War

Iraq invaded Kuwait for oil and UN coalition forces stopped the attack.

Israel/Palestine Issue

Israel and Palestine were fighting over their homelands.


Palestinian Liberation Organization = a terrorist group.

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