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The Eastern Mediterranean subregion comprises Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.
The Dead Sea, located in the Jordan Rift Valley, is the lowest point on the Earth's land surface.
Most of Lebanon's agricultural activity occurs along the highly populated Anti-Lebanon mountain range, due to the nutrient-rich soil conditions there.
The Jordan River flows through all the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean subregion, but it is not as vital as the Dead Sea in terms of agricultural and economic importance.
A kibbutz is a single communal farm or settlement in Israel, while a moshav is a cooperative settlement of multiple small farms.
Islamic house of worship
a political party holding to Islamic beliefs
a person believed to be a divine messenger, such as Abraham
a paramilitary group determined to eliminate Israel
a belief in one God, common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Precipitation in the Eastern Mediterranean falls primarily
on the western edge of the region.
What is the biggest factor that limits agriculture in the Eastern Mediterranean?
lack of water, due to the dry climate and limited river systems
A rift valley is formed by
the separation of tectonic plates.
Two deserts of the Eastern Mediterranean include
Negev and Syrian.
An interesting feature of the highly salty waters of the Dead Sea is that bathers can
float without swimming.
Due to the drier, more desert-like conditions to the east, the highest population centers of the Eastern Mediterranean are located in/along
The economy of ________ is the most highly diversified among the nations of the subregion.
The ethnic and religious composition of the Eastern Mediterranean region, with the exception of Israel, is primarily
The biggest factor contributing to the varied levels of economic development across the Eastern Mediterranean subregion is the
uneven distribution of natural resources, such as oil and natural gas.
How have the nations of the subregion utilized their respective cultural histories to boost their local economies?
by promoting tourism
What do overfishing, invasive species, climate change, and agricultural pollution all have in common?
They are examples of how human activity impacts the Eastern Mediterranean marine ecosystem.
What encourages invasive species that have harmed marine ecosystems of the Eastern Mediterranean?
the Suez Canal, which provides an entry point for invaders
The prized ________ of Lebanon have been the target of an international campaign to protect them from destruction, but few remain today.
The Jordanian government is actively seeking to improve its management of natural resources by educating people about the country's severe ________ problem.
Unplanned ________ is a leading cause of increased air pollution across the subregion, in part due to the use of old vehicles and lack of fossil fuel use regulations.
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