Israel is a country in Western Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria in the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories comprising the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, Egypt to the southwest,
In the novel Sold by Patricia McCormick, Lakshmi is a 13 year old mountain girl who lives in Nepal. She has been sold to somebody as a prostitute for 10,000 rupees but she doesn't know that. The value of a human life is more than just a dollar amount.
Since the Sykes-Picot Agreement at the beginning of the war, Palestine had taken on increasing strategic importance for Britain at this time. The British kept troops in Palestine because of its proximity to the Suez Canal and its location in the Ottoman Empire. The Zionists, who lived there, appeared as a potential ally that could provide a safeguard through the canal region. It was also felt that supporting Palestinian Jews would mobilize the Americas Jewish community and bring a stronger American support to the war. Furthermore, Although the British had committed to helping the Abrab motive in gaining independence, the much smaller Jewish community had strong political intellectuals that were incredibly persuasive. In November of 1917, one year before the end of the war, the British publicly declared their allegiance to the Zionist Jews with the Balfour Declaration. Among much surprise, the British in doing this pledged their allegiance to the Jewish State of Israel, which at the time was home to around 657,000 Muslims and only 59,000
With little resistance possible against the German persecution, tensions heightened between the Zionists and the British in 1940 as a direct result of the continued British opposition of securing Jewish statehood despite Zionist offers to form Jewish fighting units with the British against the Germans. Consequently, the Jewish Agency’s efforts to rescue Jews from Europe and transport them to Palestine were prevented by sinking illegal transport ships filled with refugees, resulting in the formation of several underground paramilitary groups such as the Irgun and LEHI. By building up the supply of weapons, conducting guerilla attacks on local British forces and police, and by arranging the illegal entry of refugees from Europe, Jewish fighters and Zionist leaders were able to help thousands of Holocaust survivors break the British blockade and reach Palestine between 1945 and 1948. Additionally, Bickerton and Klausner point to the success of the Yishuv in creating a situation that forced the British to take the issue to the UN and subsequent activities related to Europe’s Jewish displaced persons, as being highly influential to the formation of Israel after the Holocaust. The Yishuv, fired by shame, agony and
David Ben-Gurion (the head of the world Zionist Organization) made Israel a nation-state, in may of 1948. The jews had a goal to create a homeland in the Palestine area for many years, this goal grew after WW2. The violence towards the Jewish in WW2, the united nations decided what the jews had control of. They decided that Palestine was going to be split into sections, one for the jews, one for the Arabs, and another for the jerusalem and bethlehem. A vote was taken, and soon everyone signed it. The Arab-Israeli war of 1948 was resulted in Israel's independence. The war was between the Arabs and israel. There was tension between the jews and the muslim Arab for control of “their” land. The dividing of Palestine caused the tension to end and civil war erupted. This caused many palestine Arabs to flee and become refugees and 700 000 jews flee to Israel, because they were expelled from their country. Israel's independence caused tension to form and created more problems for the
The nation of Israel was originally a nation of nomadic people who were isolated and oppressed. After the horrific events of the Holocaust some Jewish people made homes in Israel. The people who made their homes came to be known as Israelites. They were given this name because the nation was named after Israel who was originally known as Jacob (Fisher, 2005). The nation of Israel has always been in a state of disorder and confusion, and in 1947 the United Nations gave Israel to the Jewish people who declared it an independent state in 1948. Israel’s Arabic neighbors did not support this decision and war followed. Battles are still being fought today. Tension also exists within the Jewish community in Israel. There have been many Jewish people who have settled in Israel. These settlers have diverse backgrounds. Some are orthodox and some are not which can bring tension. Even
It is a common experience: a woman dates a man who is rude to everyone except for her. He makes her feel special, but a few months later, he becomes an abusive, controlling boyfriend. Walter Younger from the play “A Raisin In The Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, while not an abusive person is a milder example of this phenomenon. He is the father in a large African American family, and lives with his mother, sister, wife, and young son. His father has recently died, and his mother, Lena, receives an enormous check from their life insurance. They need this money, as they live in a small house and need to move to a larger one, but Walter wants to invest the money into opening a liquor store instead. Although the play seems to revolve around him, Walter
Wes Moore’s mother Joy tried very hard to make Wes a well rounded person. She made sure Wes go to Riverdale Country school, which was one of the best school in Bronx. Even though Wes didn’t feel like he belonged there. When Wes got into horrible habits such as attending school irregularly. Wes’s mother warned to Wes if he doesn't straighten up, she will send him to military school. Wes knew if he didn’t start to behave there were be consequences. Wes said, “ I knew my mother was considering sending me away, but I never thought she’d actually do it” (Moore 87). Joy made Wes go to Valley Forge because he wasn’t behaving. Valley Forge is what shaped Wes into well rounded person. Joy’s disciplinary attitude is what influenced Wes into good person. Unlike the other Wes’s mother
In James Molony’s book, A Bridge to Wisemans Cove, it is clear that the character of Carl is an overweight, unsecure teenage boy lacking self-esteem. In the beginning of the book, Carl is unsure of his purpose in the world, and in not having many friends he is lonely and his social skill are poor. In the middle of the book Carl’s new friends in Wattle beach start to uncover and shape his personality he becomes a bit more confident and starts to notice the smaller things in life. At the end of he book Carl now understands what love is and who loves him, he feels privileged as he has learnt about the small things that a mother would teach him, things that are not taught in school. Therefore it is clear the character of Carl changes at a steady
Natalie Sterling, a seventeen year old senior at Ross Academy had just won class president and beat her opponent Mike Domski. Mike was the kind of guy that Natalie and her best friend Autumn tried to stay away from. The girls at Ross Academy were known as demeaning and “boy crazy.” One day, during the pep rally a bunch of freshman dressed in trampy clothing and started to dance inappropriately. The leader’s name was Spencer a girl Natalie used to babysit for. The flirty freshman called themselves “Prostitutes” or Ross Academy prostitutes. Not only was Natalie embarrassed and angry by Spencers action but, she was disappointed. When the principal and Ms. Bee the student council head were talking to the girls punishments Natalie barged in. Natalie explained how she wanted to have a lock-in for all the girls in trouble and any others from school who wanted to come, about feminism and women's rights. Ms. Bee and Natalie agreed that it would be a good idea for
For example, Carter is the “missionary gone rogue” (Duffy and Gibbs ?). On Presidential missions, he tends to disobey Presidential instructions, becoming a trustee rather than a delegate. Another character is Nixon, who constantly yearns and attempts to get back into the action of Russian and Chinese foreign policy conflicts. With this in mind, the Presidents are more effectively presented as a conglomeration, the larger picture of the club. Founded by Washington, its status was solidified by Truman and Hoover, and these relationships gained official legitimacy under Nixon’s presidency, wherein he ordained Executive Order 11456.
In the novel a bridge to wiseman's cove by james maloney carl matt a teenage boy called carl matt overcomes hardship fears and issues such as belonging body image and family. These themes help carl grow as an individual person and benefit him and helps him develop as a positive sense of self he finds people he can proudly call a family feels he belongs to the duncans and the barge and faces his fears and shame of his body and appearance. His values and attitude wishes and expectation alter significantly.after reading the novel you see how much carl has changed as a person and feels as he fits in wattel beach and is no longer an outcast as he is perceived earlier in the novel.
In The Red Badge of Courage written by Stephan Crane, the main character Henry experiences various battles in which he is left with difficult decisions to make. The title “ The Red Badge of Courage ” refers to the injuries and wounds soldiers face in war. Lack of reinforcement or motivation could lead to loss of confidence or hope. Being without hope is the easiest way to lose a battle. Henry was courageous during his first battle, yet during the second battle he was caught off guard and began to flee. It ’ s interesting to read the details of the first and second battle, as well as the reasons why he reacted so differently.
The Virginian and Molly after spending a month in the mountain decided to go to Vermont to meet Molly’s family. “ They are received a bit stiffly by the immediate Wood family, but warmly by Molly’s great- aunt” (p. 406). Sarah said to Molly that she did not find anything to not accept Virginian as a part of new family. Sarah’s husband wished them a good luck. Molly’s mom was not confidence enough about him, but found him gentleman an fine looking guy. Her aunt was anxious at the beginning but she welcomed him as her nephew. She showed him a portray of family and they talked.