History 10-16

History 10-16 - Map of: 1. Sinai Peninsula (Dessert; Egypt,...

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Map of: 1. Sinai Peninsula (Dessert; Egypt, dips down, part of Penninsula, where Moses wandered 4(0) years w/isrealites) 2. Suez Canal (links Mediterranean w/red sea; first dug in 1860s by private company French; owned by Great Britain) 3. West Bank 4. Jerusalem 5. Golan Heights (the only high ground in the Middle East; 2500ish feet high; dividing point between Palestine and Syria) 6. Gaza Strip -- Good enough is not good enough. THE MIDDLE EAST: The great problem is the problem of Israel and its neighbors. Camp David- 1978, under presidency of Carter Prime minister and president in Maryland, resulted in first peace treaty between any of its neighbors. The three men, president of Egypt and Prime minister of Israel Israel (Palestine)
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3. West Bank Israel has distinct markings: 6,4,3, 5 above. The West Bank is the western bank of the Jordan River, which runs south and is the boundary between Palestine and Jordan. It ends in the Dead Sea. -- The first use of the term Israel was that of a man. According to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim teachers, there was a man named Abraham. His God told him to go to Palestine and find a land flowing with milk and honey. Abraham takes his family, meaning a tribe (large number of people), took his people to Palestine. Along the way, he had a number of children, most famously two sons. One of them was named Ishmael, according to all three religions, and one of them was named Isaac. Isaac had two sons named Jacob and Esau. According to tradition, Ishmael is the progenitor of the original ancestors of Arabs. Jacob, who was later renamed Israel, is the progenitor of the Jews. Here is the first use of the term Israel. Abraham and his sons came to Palestine, took over, and established kingdom. That Kingdom followed the Jewish god Yahweh. This Hebrew kingdom called itself Israel, second use of the term. It wasn’t long before they began fighting among themselves. Some people split off. There was the kingdom of Judah and of Israel. They are Jewish in religion and trace ancestry back to Jacob/Israel. They were soon conquered. Israel, the larger of the two, was conquered in 722 B.C. and disappeared from the map. The kingdom of Judah was conquered in 586 B.C. People of Kingdom of Judah were defeated by the Babylonians. The people of the kingdom of Judah refused to be absorbed. They held onto their specific religious and cultural beliefs such as dress, diet, conduct. Because they were from the Kingdom of Judah, they came to be called the Jews. The Jews, rather than being absorbed, stood out and continued to practice their religion.
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