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10 terms

WC Middle East Vocab

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Mesopotamia
"the land between the rivers"
Asia minor
a large peninsula that connects Asia and Europe
Heijra
the migration of Muhammad and all of his followers from Mecca to Medina
Hajj
pilgrimage to Mecca
Millet
non Muslim community in ottoman empire
Mandate
a territory that was administrated but not owned by the League of Nations.
Theodore Herzl
an Austrian jew who formed an organization to promote Zionism
Balfour declaration
British declaration to support jews in establishing a homeland.
Zionism
a movement by European jews to set up a homeland in Palestine
Anti Semitism
hatred or fear of jews.