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North Korea

giving religious backing to suicide missions (suicide attacks). (Reuters) * American, French and Israeli naval forces rescue three Syrian and Egyptian sailors from a North Korean ship that sank in international waters off the coast of Nahariya. (Ynet) * The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) fires two members suspected of passing on U.S. secrets to Israel. (BBC) thumb right (Image:Mi-14P.jpg) By 1991, about 230 had been delivered, with exports to many Soviet allies including Bulgaria, Cuba, East Germany, North Korea, Libya, Poland, Syria and Yugoslavia. The Google Maps terms and conditions Commons:Category:North Korea WikiPedia:North Korea Dmoz:Regional Asia North Korea


Syria

: www.aljazeera.com me.asp?service_ID 7827 (Al Jazeera) (Middle east Online) (BBC) * 400 Iranian volunteers sign up to sacrifice their lives in "occupied Islamic countries", particularly Israel, after being inspired by a fatwa from a top hardline cleric giving religious backing to suicide missions (suicide attacks). (Reuters) * American, French and Israeli naval forces rescue three Syrian and Egyptian sailors from a North Korean ship that sank in international waters off the coast of Nahariya. (Ynet) * The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) fires two members suspected of passing on U.S. secrets to Israel. (BBC) * The U.S. chief weapons inspector, Charles Duelfer states that search of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has "gone as far as feasible". (Washington Post) (Reuters AlertNet) (BBC) * Military action in Lebanon: After three decades, all Syrian troops leave Lebanon, fulfilling UN Security Council Resolution 1559. (Daily Star, Lebanon), (Reuters) * British Labour Party (Labour Party (UK)) member Brian Sedgemore moves to the Liberal Democrats (Liberal Democrats (UK)). (Independent) (Times) (BBC) * The U.S. chief weapons inspector, Charles Duelfer states that search of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has "gone as far as feasible". (Washington Post) (Reuters AlertNet) (BBC) * Military action in Lebanon: After three decades, all Syrian troops leave Lebanon, fulfilling UN Security Council Resolution 1559. (Daily Star, Lebanon), (Reuters) * British Labour Party (Labour Party (UK)) member Brian Sedgemore moves to the Liberal Democrats (Liberal Democrats (UK)). (Independent) (Times) (BBC) The group formed branches in various Arab states, and adopted the name Arab Nationalist Movement in 1958. Some political divergence arose within the movement. Many, especially in Syria and Iraq, became close to local Nasserist (Nasserism) movements, and indeed turned into the main pillar of Nasserism in some parts of the Levant. However, another faction moved towards Marxism, including Habash and Nayef Hawatmeh, which brought them into conflict with Nasser and increasingly led them to place a heavier emphasis on socialism than pan-Arab nationalism. Also, the differing systems of government in the Arab countries forced the ANM branch organizations to adapt to local conditions, and it became increasingly difficult to find common ground. Syria In 1962 the Syrian branch, until then a small group of intellectuals almost all of whom were Palestinian, reacted to the break-up of the United Arab Republic by establishing a mass-movement calling for immediate re-unification with Egypt. Membership quickly surged to several thousand, and the leadership participated in the first Ba'thist (Ba'th Party)-led government established after the coup of 8 March 1963, though on a non-party basis. The Ba'th and its allied officers almost immediately after the March coup began purging Nasserists from power, with dismissals, transfers and arrests during the Spring of 1963; the ANM was viewed as one of the most serious threats, because of its numerical force and ideological appeal to the Ba'thist constituency. The Ba'th-ANM tensions culminated in a Nasserist coup attempt led by Jasim Alwan that was struck down in July, 1963, after which Nasserism and the ANM in particular was a spent force in Syria. Life Al-Adil was a son of Najm ad-Din Ayyub, and a younger brother of Salah ad-Din Ayyubi (Saladin). He was born in June 1145, possibly in Damascus. He first achieved distinction as an officer in Nur ad-Din Zengi's army during his uncle Shirkuh's third and final campaign in Egypt (1168–1169); following Nur ad-Din's death in 1174, Al-Adil governed Egypt on behalf of his brother Saladin and mobilized that country's vast resources in support of his brother's campaigns in Syria and his war against the Crusaders (1175–1183). In 1865 appeared his monograph on Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony and Bavaria (Duke of Bavaria), which was followed by three volumes on the emperor Frederick Barbarossa (''Kaiser Friedrich I.'', Danzig, 1871-1874). Meanwhile from 1863 to 1873 he was teaching in secondary schools. In 1874 he received a government commission to undertake explorations in Syria, particularly at Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)), and as a result be published in 1876 ''Aus Phönicien'', a collection of historical and geographical sketches. In the same year appeared his first work on the Crusades, ''Quellenbeiträge zur Geschichte der Kreuzzüge'', and a series of monographs on the same subject culminated in 1883 in the notable ''Kulturgeschichte der Kreuzzüge''. Then turning to a wider theme Prutz contributed to Onckens university history the two volumes on the political history of Europe during the Middle Ages (''Staatengeschichte des Abendlandes Im Mittelalter'', Berlin, 1885-1887). In 1888 he reverted to a subject which he had touched upon in his ''Geheimlehre und Geheimstatuten des Tempelherrenordens'' (Danzig, 1879), and wrote the history of the rise and fall of the Templars (Knights Templar) (''Entwickelung und Untergang des Tempelherrenordens''). thumb right (Image:Mi-14P.jpg) By 1991, about 230 had been delivered, with exports to many Soviet allies including Bulgaria, Cuba, East Germany, North Korea, Libya, Poland, Syria and Yugoslavia. thumb left 190px Entrance to the Tomb of Osorkon II (Image:Osorkon IIa.jpg) Despite his astuteness in dealings with matters at home, Osorkon II was forced to be more aggressive on the international scene. The growing power of Assyria meant the latter's increased meddling in the affairs of Israel and Syria – territories well within Egypt's sphere of influence. In 853 BC, Osorkon's forces, in a coalition with those of Israel and Byblos, fought the army of Shalmaneser III at the Battle of Qarqar to a standstill thereby halting Assyrian expansion in Canaan, for a brief while. Commons:Category:Syria WikiPedia:Syria Dmoz:Regional Middle East Syria


Israel

religious backing to suicide missions (suicide attacks). (Reuters) * American, French and Israeli naval forces rescue three Syrian and Egyptian sailors from a North Korean ship that sank in international waters off the coast of Nahariya. (Ynet) * 400 Iranian volunteers sign up to sacrifice their lives in "occupied Islamic countries", particularly Israel, after being inspired by a fatwa from a top hardline cleric giving religious backing to suicide missions (suicide attacks). (Reuters) * American, French and Israeli naval forces rescue three Syrian and Egyptian sailors from a North Korean ship that sank in international waters off the coast of Nahariya. (Ynet) * The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) fires two members suspected of passing on U.S. secrets to Israel. (BBC) * The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) fires two members suspected of passing on U.S. secrets to Israel. (BBC) * Three Israeli soldiers are hurt when their jeep triggers an IED (Improvised explosive device) roadside bomb, near the Karni crossing, on the edge of the Gaza Strip. (Haaretz) * The next launch of the Space Shuttle ''Discovery'' (Space Shuttle Discovery), STS-114, is postponed until at least May 22. This is to be the first Space Shuttle launch since the ''Columbia'' disaster (Columbia disaster) in February 2003. (BBC) * Israeli-Palestinian conflict: **The Association of University Teachers, the leading British academic group, has voted to boycott two Israeli universities, the University of Haifa and Bar-Ilan University, over their alleged involvement in "illegal activity" in the occupied territories. The AUT said it voted for the boycott in response to a plea for action by a group of Palestinian (Palestinian people) academics. It was condemned by the Israeli Embassy, the British Ambassador in Israel, by Jewish Human Rights groups and by Universities UK. (BBC), (Guardian) ** Israeli security forces arrest three suspected Palestinian militants on the Geha Highway near Ra'annana, Israel. When the police arrived, the three suspects were barricaded in their car, while a fourth suspect fled the scene. Earlier in the night, the Israeli Police put roadblocks and checkpoints after it received high alert on "rolling" suicide bombing attack. (Haaretz), (Ynet) **The Association of University Teachers, the leading British academic group, has voted to boycott two Israeli universities, the University of Haifa and Bar-Ilan University, over their alleged involvement in "illegal activity" in the occupied territories. The AUT said it voted for the boycott in response to a plea for action by a group of Palestinian (Palestinian people) academics. It was condemned by the Israeli Embassy, the British Ambassador in Israel, by Jewish Human Rights groups and by Universities UK. (BBC), (Guardian) ** Israeli security forces arrest three suspected Palestinian militants on the Geha Highway near Ra'annana, Israel. When the police arrived, the three suspects were barricaded in their car, while a fourth suspect fled the scene. Earlier in the night, the Israeli Police put roadblocks and checkpoints after it received high alert on "rolling" suicide bombing attack. (Haaretz), (Ynet) ** A 17-year-old Palestinian (Palestinian people) is caught carrying four pipe bombs in Beit Furik checkpoint. (Haaretz) April 25, 2005 *Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Israeli soldier killed in the West Bank on Monday night was shot by his comrades. It was believed he was killed by an Unarmed Taxi (taxicab) Driver, Iyad Dueik, who was shot seven times and whose car ran over the man, but news that he was shot questions this assessment. (BBC) * Alassane Ouattara is allowed to run for Presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire. (AP via Yahoo! France) April 26, 2005 *Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Israeli soldier killed in the West Bank on Monday night was shot by his comrades. It was believed he was killed by an Unarmed Taxi (taxicab) Driver, Iyad Dueik, who was shot seven times and whose car ran over the man, but news that he was shot questions this assessment. (BBC) * Alassane Ouattara is allowed to run for Presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire. (AP via Yahoo! France) Background to the summit The Al-Aqsa Intifada, which began in September 2000, left over 5,000 Palestinian (Palestinians) and Israeli casualties and took extensive toll on the both economies and societies. The cycle of violence persisted all through this period, except for the short-lived Hudna in the summer of 2003; neither side was willing to negotiate until fire was halted. Eventually, Yasser Arafat, the man thought by many to have engineered the Intifada and to have kept it alive through four years, died in November 2004; January 9, 2005's Palestinian elections (Palestinian presidential election, 2005) left Mahmoud Abbas in power. His initial efforts to bring order to the anarchy of the Palestinian territories and halt attacks against Israel caused Ariel Sharon to change his attitude towards negotiations; he ordered the significant reduction of Israeli military activity in the Palestinian territories and made for many humanitarian steps in order to help the Palestinian civilians. These trust-building steps, together with renewed security coordination between the two sides and the backing of the U.S. (United States), Jordan and Egypt led to the agreement on holding the summit. '''Nehemia Gordon''' (1972 –) is a well known Karaite (Karaite Judaism) Jew (considered a Hakham by many). He was born to an Orthodox Jewish (Orthodox Judaism) family with a long line of Rabbis, but rejected the Talmud and became a Karaite Jew as a teenager. Nehemia is a native of Chicago but has lived in Jerusalem, Israel since making Aliyah in 1993. Gordon is considered a ''Hakham'', a religious leader of the Karaite Jewish communities, and until recently served on Universal Karaite Judaism's "Religious Council" (which represents Israeli Karaites), and on the Board of Directors of the ancient Karaite synagogue in Jerusalem. He is also a co-founder of the World Karaite Movement, a Karaite revival group. He coordinates Aviv searches (Hebrew_calendar#Karaite_calendar) each year and releases information on the crescent new moon sightings in Israel. From 2007 to 2008, Nehemia Gordon served in the position of Provost (Provost (education)) of the Karaite Jewish University. * 4.0% other 1.6% of the country's overall population declare themselves Orthodox Christians, Serbs and Greeks being the most numerous. Germany has Europe's third-largest Jewish population (History of the Jews in Germany) (after France and the United Kingdom). Blake, Mariah. In Nazi cradle, Germany marks Jewish renaissance Christian Science Monitor. 10 November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-30. In 2004, twice as many Jews from former Soviet (Soviet Union) republics settled in Germany as in Israel, bringing the total Jewish population to more than 200,000, compared to 30,000 prior to German reunification. Large cities with significant Jewish populations include Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. The Jewish Community of Germany European Jewish Congress. Retrieved 2006-11-30. Around 250,000 active Buddhists (Buddhism) live in Germany; 50% of them are Asian immigrants. 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: www.channelnewsasia.com stories afp_asiapacific view 143504 1 .html (Channel News Asia) (Reuters) (Bloomberg) April 21, 2005 * 400 Iranian volunteers sign up to sacrifice their lives in "occupied Islamic countries", particularly Israel, after being inspired by a fatwa from a top hardline cleric giving


Egypt

) , (USA Today), (MSNBC). * 400 Iranian volunteers sign up to sacrifice their lives in "occupied Islamic countries", particularly Israel, after being inspired by a fatwa from a top hardline cleric giving religious backing to suicide missions (suicide attacks). (Reuters) * American, French and Israeli naval forces rescue three Syrian and Egyptian sailors from a North Korean ship that sank in international waters off the coast of Nahariya. (Ynet) * The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) fires two members suspected of passing on U.S. secrets to Israel. (BBC) April 30, 2005 *Cairo terrorism (April 2005 terrorist attacks in Cairo): Tourists in the Egyptian capital Cairo are targeted in two separate terrorist attacks (terrorism). (BBC) * U.S. Senator John Kerry formally endorses a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, repaying Mr. Villaraigosa's support for his own presidential campaign in 2004(AP) The capital of the Kingdom of Judah was Jerusalem. All of the kings of Judah lived and died in Judah except for Ahaziah (Ahaziah of Judah) (who died at Megiddo in Israel), Jehoahaz (Jehoahaz of Judah) (who died a prisoner in Egypt) and Jeconiah (Jehoiachin) and Zedekiah who were deported as part of the Babylonian captivity. :These different journeys can also be made by land. The merchants that start from Spain or France go to Sus al-Aksa ''(in Morocco)'' and then to Tangier, whence they walk to Kairouan and the capital of Egypt. Thence they go to ar-Ramla, visit Damascus, al-Kufa, Baghdad, and al-Basra, cross Ahwaz, Fars (Fars Province), Kirman, Sind, Hind, and arrive in China. Decline and Disintegration These tensions caused the movement's decline during the late 1960s, and it had ceased to exist as a regional political force by 1970. This development was partially propelled by the defeat of Egypt in the 1967 Six Day War, which had led to the discreditation of Nasserism, and forced the ANM to play down its uniting, pan-Arab creed. The final blow to the ANM had come in 1967-69, as the Levantine branches fractured into competing Marxist parties, precipitated by conflicts within the Palestinian movement. The tendency around Habash tried to regroup the movement by forming the Arab Socialist Action Party as a new Pan-Arab political structure. Egypt In Egypt the ANM branch merged into Nasser's Egyptian branch of the Arab Socialist Union (Arab Socialist Union (Egypt)), but were later depoliticized after an internal purge. Life Al-Adil was a son of Najm ad-Din Ayyub, and a younger brother of Salah ad-Din Ayyubi (Saladin). He was born in June 1145, possibly in Damascus. He first achieved distinction as an officer in Nur ad-Din Zengi's army during his uncle Shirkuh's third and final campaign in Egypt (1168–1169); following Nur ad-Din's death in 1174, Al-Adil governed Egypt on behalf of his brother Saladin and mobilized that country's vast resources in support of his brother's campaigns in Syria and his war against the Crusaders (1175–1183). He was governor of Aleppo (1183–1186) but returned to administer Egypt during the Third Crusade (1186–1192); as governor of Saladin's northern provinces (1192–1193), he suppressed the revolt of 'Izz Al-Din of Mosul following Saladin's death (March 1193), and played the role of kingmaker during the succession dispute among Saladin's sons Al-Aziz Uthman and Al-Afdal (Al-Afdal ibn Salah al-din) (1193–1196). He was named governor of Damascus and used this base to expand his power, and championed the faction opposed to Al-Afdal's inept rule following Al-Aziz's death in 1198. Although he was closely besieged in Damascus (1199), he defeated Al-Afdal at the Battle of Bilbeis in January 1200. After his victory, he was proclaimed Sultan and ruled wisely and well over both Egypt and Syria for nearly two decades, promoting trade and good relations with the Crusader states (1200–1217). He took Ahlat in 1207 and bring to Ahlatshahs. He took the field again on hearing news of the Fifth Crusade, despite his advanced age (62, in the year 1217), and organized the defenses of Egypt and Palestine. He fell ill and died while on campaign (August 1218) and was succeeded by his son Malik Al-Kamil. The '''National Democratic Party''' ( Commons:Category:Egypt WikiPedia:Egypt Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt


France

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United States

cleric giving religious backing to suicide missions (suicide attacks). (Reuters) * American (United States), French (France) and Israeli naval forces rescue three Syrian and Egyptian sailors from a North Korean ship that sank in international waters off the coast of Nahariya. (Ynet) * The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) fires two


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