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French Fifth Republic

as a constitutional right and the government generally respects this right in practice. A long history of violent conflict between groups led the state to break its ties to the Catholic Church early in the last century and adopt a strong commitment to maintaining a totally secular public sector. Franţa nu mai e o ţară catolică (''France is no longer a Catholic country''), '' Cotidianul


Colonial Brazil

of Brazil various indigenous peoples and tribes which had developed neither a writing system nor school education. The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was since its beginnings in 1540, a missionary order. Evangelisation was one of the main goals of the Jesuits, but they were also committed to teaching and education, both in Europe and overseas. The missionary activities, both in the cities and in the countryside, were complemented by a strong commitment to Education in Portugal


East Timor

Astute. Malaysia (w:Malaysia), New Zealand (w:New Zealand) and Portugal (w:Portugal) have also begun their deployments. Malaysia has now sent 25 military officers ahead of its 500 strong commitment of military and police personnel; New Zealand has committed two C-130s, and an infantry company is on standby pending negotiations over rules of engagement; Portugal's 120-strong commitment has commenced preparations, but is not expected to arrive for a matter of weeks. The Australian


Amman

a great reputation and became a historical turning point in its growth: it fostered a strong commitment from the Bank towards its customers and ingrained an enormous loyalty from its customers, which prevails to this day. The lost branches were re-established: Haifa branch was relocated to Beirut followed by Amman, Jaffa branch in Nablus and later Ramallah. When the branch in Jerusalem was caught up in the civil disturbance, the Bank’s activities were moved to offices within the old city of Jerusalem. The Bank transferred its headquarters to Amman, Jordan, where it was officially incorporated as a public shareholding company. The MECC has offices in Beirut, Cairo, Limassol and Amman, with liaison offices in Damascus, Jerusalem and Tehran. '''The Jubilee School''' is a non-for-profit, independent, residential, co-educational secondary school located in Amman, Jordan. It provides a four-year comprehensive balanced program for outstanding students with high intellectual ability, and with a strong commitment to scholarship. '''Laurence Michael Foley, Sr.''' (October 5, 1942—October 28, 2002) was an American (United States) diplomat assassinated outside his home in Amman, Jordan. ceased 2007 headquarters Amman, Jordan key_people '''Air Universal''' was a privately owned airline based in Amman, Jordan, which operated chartered passenger flights between 2002 and 2007. The airline was based at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, focussing at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran and Tripoli International Airport. WikiPedia:Amman Dmoz:Regional Middle East Jordan Localities Amman Commons:Category:Amman


Nablus

: it fostered a strong commitment from the Bank towards its customers and ingrained an enormous loyalty from its customers, which prevails to this day. The lost branches were re-established: Haifa branch was relocated to Beirut followed by Amman, Jaffa branch in Nablus and later Ramallah. When the branch in Jerusalem was caught up in the civil disturbance, the Bank’s activities were moved to offices within the old city of Jerusalem. The Bank transferred its headquarters to Amman, Jordan, where it was officially incorporated as a public shareholding company. The perpetrators Palestinian (Palestinian territories) Islamist group Hamas claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack. The suicide bomber was identified as Muhammad al-Ghoul, a 22-year-old student at An-Najah National University in Nablus. He strapped explosives packed with nails to his body and boarded the bus during the morning rush hour as schoolchildren and commuters travelled to downtown Jerusalem from Gilo. The explosion lifted the bus off the ground, tore off its roof and sent bodies flying through the windows. Patt Junction terror attack Mideast dispatches Two residents of the East Jerusalem suburb of Jabel Mukaber were tried and convicted for transporting a suicide bomber. * Sivas in Sivas Province, Turkey * Sebaste (Sebastia (town)) near Nablus in the West Bank * Sebaste, Antique province in the Philippines The Kingdom of Jerusalem, weakened by internal disputes, was completely defeated at the Battle of Hattin on 4 July 1187. Most of the nobility of the kingdom was taken prisoner, including King Guy (Guy of Lusignan), and throughout the summer Saladin quickly overran the kingdom. By mid-September, Saladin had taken Acre (Acre (city)), Nablus, Jaffa (Jaffa, Israel), Toron, Sidon, Beirut, and Ascalon (Ashkelon). The survivors of the battle and other refugees fled to Tyre (Tyre (Lebanon)), the only city able to hold out against Saladin, due to the fortuitous arrival of Conrad of Montferrat. British Palestine period The High Commissioner of Palestine (British Mandate of Palestine#British High Commissioners for Palestine), Herbert Samuel (Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel), issued an order in December 1921 (in anticipation of the start of the British Mandate of Palestine, which did not start till September 1923) establishing a Supreme Muslim Council with authority over all the Muslim waqfs and sharia courts in Palestine. It was to consist of five members - a president and four members, two of whom were to represent the Ottoman district of Jerusalem and the remaining two to represent the Ottoman districts of Nablus and Acre. All were to be paid from government and waqf funds. The SMC had a budget of £50,000. Background Mike Hawash was born in Nablus in the West Bank on December 12, 1964. A Jordanian citizen, in 1990 Hawash became a naturalized U.S. citizen. DATE OF BIRTH December 12, 1964 PLACE OF BIRTH Nablus in the West Bank DATE OF DEATH Ernoul himself is mentioned only once in history, and only in his own chronicle. He was a squire of Balian of Ibelin, an important crusader noble in Jerusalem, and accompanied his lord on an embassy from King Guy of Jerusalem (Guy of Lusignan) to Count Raymond III of Tripoli in 1187. Balian and his retinue remained behind for a day at Nablus during the voyage to Tripoli; the rest were ambushed at the Battle of Cresson on May 1. It was Ernoul who investigated the almost-empty Templar (Knights Templar) castle of La Fève before news of the battle reached Balian. No other mention is made of Ernoul. However, it is clear that he was at the Battle of Hattin on July 4, as his chronicle gives an account from the rearguard, which was commanded by his master Balian. Reaction Shortly after the bombing, before the bomber had been identified, Hezbollah's TV channel (Al-Manar) reported that the bomber was named Shahanaz Al Amouri, from An-Najah National University in Nablus. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack a few days after the attack which they said Idris had carried out in response to Israeli military actions. WikiPedia:Nablus


Tripoli

of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (Algeria), 1962–present In preparation for independence, the CNRA (Conseil National de la Révolution Algérienne) had met in Tripoli in May 1962 to work out a plan for the FLN (National Liberation Front (Algeria))'s (Front de Libération Nationale) transition from a liberation movement to a political party. The Tripoli Program called for land reform, the large-scale nationalization of industry and services, and a strong commitment


Haifa

: it fostered a strong commitment from the Bank towards its customers and ingrained an enormous loyalty from its customers, which prevails to this day. The lost branches were re-established: Haifa branch was relocated to Beirut followed by Amman, Jaffa branch in Nablus and later Ramallah. When the branch in Jerusalem was caught up in the civil disturbance, the Bank’s activities were moved to offices within the old city of Jerusalem. The Bank transferred its headquarters to Amman, Jordan, where it was officially incorporated as a public shareholding company. thumb left July 15, 1945. Buchenwald (Image:19450715 Buchenwald survivors arrive in Haifa.jpg) survivors arrive in Haifa to be arrested by the British. The movement of Jewish refugees (Displaced person) from the Displaced Persons camp in which they were held (one million persons classified as "not repatrifiable" remained in Germany and Austria) to Palestine was illegal on both sides, as Jews were not officially allowed to leave the countries of Central and Eastern Europe by the Soviet Union and its allies, nor were they permitted to settle in Palestine by the British. On 19 November 1943, ''Penelope'' moved to Haifa in connection with possible developments in the Lebanon situation. Towards the end of December, she was ordered to Gibraltar for Operation ''Stonewall (Operation Stonewall)'', anti-blockade-runner duties in the Atlantic. On 27 December, the forces in this operation destroyed the German blockade-runner ''Alsterufer'' which was sunk by aircraft co-operating with Royal Navy ships, and on 30 November ''Penelope'' returned to Gibraltar. :''Authorized by a Russian Jew, Elias Blumenfeld, to arrange for the purchase of 1,000 dunams 1 km² on which he, Blumenfeld, intended to establish a farm with his own means, Hankin concluded an agreement for a stretch of 9,500 dunams 9.5 km² in Fule, later Merchavia Al-Ful in Arabic . He hoped that the ICA, in whose employ he was at that time, would buy the remainder of the land. When, however, the ICA refused to do so, he inquired of me, who was then the director of the Palestine Bureau of the Zionist Organization, whether the Zionists would be prepared to purchase this land. Even before that it had occurred to me, whenever, going from Haifa to Nazareth, I had viewed the broad expanse of the Emek Yizrael (Jezreel Valley), that, because of its proximity to Haifa, its excellent railroad and highway connections, and the ease with which its soil could be cultivated, this land would be preeminently suited for Jewish colonization.'' Kvarme worked as a research assistant at the MF Norwegian School of Theology 1972 to 1974, as a Bible translator for the Norwegian Bible Society from 1973, as a military chaplain in 1975, as a missionary priest for ''Den Norske Israelsmisjon'' in Haifa 1976 to 1981. He was the executive secretary of the Norwegian Bible Society in Israel and of the Norwegian Bible Society on the West Bank from 1976 to 1981. From 1982 to 1986 he led the Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies, and from 1986 to 1996 he was secretary general of the Norwegian Bible Society. '''Amram Mitzna''' ( Wikipedia:Haifa Dmoz:Regional Middle East Israel Localities Haifa Commons:Category:Haifa


Beirut


Nicaragua

.'') in 1982. The same year she was elected a Member of Parliament (Parliament of Sweden). In 1984 she became the first female president of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League. Her six years as president were marked by a strong commitment to international affairs, including in Nicaragua, Vietnam, South Africa and Palestine, and against the arms race marking the end of the cold war. In 1836, US statesman Charles Biddle !-- Not the Charles Biddle


Shanghai

with Domestic Service Fastenal Official Website where it directs sourcing and import purchasing activities. By 2007, its employees were physically auditing factories it purchased from for quality and "social compliance" (which means strong commitment to capitalism ). Established in 2003,


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