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Terms in this set (36)
A movement to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
British document that promised land in Palestine as homeland for Jews
Rules the Arab state of Palestine.
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
An organization of different groups of people who want to get their land back from Israel.
Militant group in Palestine that had control of much of the government in Palestine.
Ancient name for an area of land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The Kurds originate from the Northern area.
An ethnic group without their own country. They live in Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.
Islamic Law/Moral code
Islamic fundamentalist political group that had control of the government in Afghanistan
a punishment to make a country change their policies or practices; generally economic (like stopping trade)
cultural group that does NOT have political control over a specific land
Monotheistic religion based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad.
Holy city for Muslims. One of the 5 pillars is a pilgrimage to this city (Hajj)
Place you go to pray in Islam.
The Five Pillars
Five rules that all Muslims must follow.
A government that is ruled by religious leaders.
Holy month in Islam where people don't eat or drink during the day.
Capital of Israel; important to Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Oldest monotheistic religion; followers have a covenant with God.
A religion with only one God.
Dome of the Rock
Shrine in Jerusalem where it's believed Muhammad rose to heaven.
Pillar of Faith
Muslims must say that they believe in only one God.
Pillar of Prayer
Muslims must pray facing Mecca five times a day.
Pillar of Charity
Muslims must give money to the less fortunate.
Pillar of Fasting
Muslims must not eat or drink during the day during Ramadan (if their health allows for it).
Pillar of Pilgrimage
Muslims must go to Mecca once in their life (if they can).
An Islamic political state.
Region in the middle east which curves from the Persian Gulf through modern-day southern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and Northern Egypt
Small pipes slowly drip water just above ground.
Taking saltwater and taking the salt out of it.
Water that has been used already
Water that you get from an aquifer underground.
Oil in the ground that has not yet been changed to be usable.
A place where people can change oil into useful fuel.
A group of countries that have a lot of oil. They get together and decide how much oil costs. They control 40% of the world's oil supply.
a resource so important that nations will go to war to ensure its steady supply
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