The Middle East
is a region of the world which has been a flashpoint for conflict throughout the 20th century. Oil
, light sweet crude
s, Cold War
intrigues and the Suez Canal
have caused people to bleed and die in the sands for a long long time. But the Middle East is also the cradle of civilization
. Technically, the Middle East is in Asia
Obviously, /msgs of omissions and corrections are great!
Gaza Strip / Gaza
Sinai Peninsula (the only bit of Egypt in Asia!)
Intifada (Intifada I)
Sharon versus Arafat
HOWTO: Build a lasting peace in the Middle East
Oslo peace process:
Palestinians/Palestinian political organizations:
Leaders & well-known people:
Knesset / Where did we build the K'nesset? A weeny bit of Jewish Humor
Political parties of Israel:
Israeli Defense Forces / IDF:
Zionist / Zionism / Zionist organizations:
Events, violent and otherwise:
"Ha ha," says the Israeli voter to the American voter, "don't talk to me about the lesser of two evils."
The Difference between Resistance and Terrorism
kibbutz / kibbutzim / Volunteering on a Kibbutz
right of return
Why the US is not a good mediator for Israel vs Palestine
Israel as a determined nation
Ahh, to be young and in the Middle East in the summer!
Guidelines for identifying suicide bombers
I hate Israel / I love Israel
Israel is a terrorist state
A small note regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
What good are my words now or ever?
The cost of Israel to US taxpayers
The real problem of Israel
Hope Flowers School
See also War on Iraq 2003, War on Iraq 2002.
- Cities, territories and places:
Arabs, culture, and stories:
See also Middle Eastern poetry.
Why you are unlikely to meet a Shia Muslim named Omar
An Arab Love-Song
Organization of the Islamic Conference
Never be rude to an Arab
Killing an Arab
Dome of the Rock
Middle Eastern religion:
- Lots of people like to refer to the Bible, Talmud, Torah and Koran/Qu'ran now and then. All of these holy books were put together mostly in the Middle East.
Key holy sites of the three major monotheistic religions lie within a very small area of a Middle East City known as Old Jerusalem
. The Second Coming
, the The Ascent of Mohammed to Heaven
, The Western Wall
, it's all going on right here. All kinds of stuff debatably happened here back in the day
, depending on who you ask. A question for another node.
Jerusalem of Gold (song)
Is Jerusalem really sacred to Islam?
Bodies of water:
Water is a hidden crucial factor in middle eastern politics (Suez?). There are only a few water sources but a lot of people. Thus, conflict.
Most of these are nodeshells. Noders?
Gulf of Suez
Gulf of Oman
Gulf of Aden
See also the Dictionary of Biblical people and the fertile crescent nodes, very good both.
Ethnic groups and places:
Mega Thanx0r to akf2000, DejaMorgana, dg, Footprints, lemur, toalight and anyone else w good bits.
Of course, any devoted Risk player knows that the Middle East is the trickiest region to hold on to, because without it you can't get the Asia bonus, but it's surrounded by the enemy's other continents!