Lesson 1: Zionism & Arab Nationalism

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antisemitism
hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious or ethnic group
appreciable
significant, large
dead letter
a law or policy that is not enforced
emancipated
permitted to become citizens on the countries in which they lived; freed from previous laws and policies that restricted full Jewish participation in society
requisite
necessary
sovereignty
independence, self-government
Jewry
a collective term for Jews; the Jewish people as a group
Palestine
In 135 CE, the Romans renamed the province which had been called Judaea to Syria Palaestina to remove obvious Jewish connection to the land; in the Ottoman period, the shorter term Palestine was used informally to describe the area south of Syria; after World War I, the League of Nations established the British Mandate for Palestine, which originally also included what is today Jordan.
Zionism
an expression of Jewish nationalism; a movement that began in the 19th century with the hopes of reestablishing a Jewish homeland; became the official term for Jewish efforts to reestablish a national homeland in Palestine
bind
tie or attach
cognizance
self-knowledge or awareness
fusion
blending or combining
lament
an expression of sadness or grief
nourish
maintain, keep in mind
Arabs
a people who originated in the Arabian Peninsula and spoke Arabic; today, Arabic-speaking people who live mostly in the Middle East and North Africa