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Arab-Israeli Wars(Encyclopedia)Arab-Israeli Wars, conflicts in 1948–49, 1956, 1967, 1973–74, and 1982 between Israel and the Arab states. Tensions between Israel and the Arabs have been complicated and heightened by the politic...
Israeli-Arab Wars(Encyclopedia)Israeli-Arab Wars: see Arab-Israeli Wars.
Sinai campaign(Encyclopedia)Sinai campaign: see Arab-Israeli Wars.
Yom Kippur War(Encyclopedia)Yom Kippur War: see Arab-Israeli Wars.
Six-Day War(Encyclopedia)Six-Day War: see Arab-Israeli Wars.
Habash, George(Encyclopedia)Habash, George, 1925?–2008, Palestinian guerrilla leader. When Israel was established (1948), he fled to Lebanon, where he attended the American Univ. of Beirut (M.D., 1951). He practiced medicine i...
Middle East(Encyclopedia)Middle East, term traditionally applied by western Europeans to the countries of SW Asia and NE Africa lying W of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Thus defined it includes Cyprus, the Asian part of T...
Golan Heights(Encyclopedia)Golan Heights, strategic upland region (2003 est. pop. 10,500), c.500 sq mi (1,250 sq km), SW Syria. It borders S Lebanon, NE Israel, and NW Jordan. It takes its name from the ancient city of Golan an...
Begin, Menachem(Encyclopedia)Begin, Menachem mnä´khm b´gn [key], 1913–92, Zionist leader and Israeli prime minister (1977–83), b. Russia. He became (1938) leader of a Zionist youth movement in Poland, where he also...
Nasser, Gamal Abdal(Encyclopedia)Nasser, Gamal Abdal gmäl´ b´dl nä´sr [key], 1918–70, Egyptian army officer and political leader, first president of the republic of Egypt (1956–70). A revolutionary since youth, he wa...
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