Several years ago, Egyptian television as well as a number of Arab TV stations broadcast a documentary series on King Farouq. What was surprising was not so much the quality of the programme but rather the reaction among the public and Egyptian youth in particular. The documentary offered a new reading of history

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Rereading history

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A history of Israel is one of persecution, struggle, oppression and survival. Long before Jacob became Israel, since the ancient beginnings of Genesis, this tiny nation has been in a constant state of survival.

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The History of Israel

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The history of Israel encompasses the history of the modern State of Israel, as well as that of the Jews in the Land of Israel.

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Quote from Charles Krauthammer – The Weekly Standard, May 11, 1998 “Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store.” The people of Israel (also called the “Jewish People”) trace their origin to Abraham, who established the belief that there is only one God, the creator of the universe (see Torah). Abraham, his son Yitshak (Isaac), and grandson Jacob (Israel), are referred to as the patriarchs of the Israelites

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Brief History of Israel and the Jewish People

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Israeli hit Rising Star will not directly compete with The X Factor, but brings real-time voting to the singing competition format. And has a solid history of singing rabbis Whether it's due to confused format changes, the omnipresence of Samsung tablet devices, or a plain old lack of killer talent, The X Factor is losing the ratings battle to Strictly, in a contest that has over the years …

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Death of Sharon, aged 85, comes as less of a shock to Israel than stroke that felled him at height of his premiership in 2006 Ariel Sharon, the controversial self-styled "warrior" who dominated Israel's military and political landscape for decades, has died eight years after a massive stroke left him in a vegetative state. The former army general and prime minister suffered multiple organ …

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Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon dies after eight-year coma

By Aamera Jiwaji April 10, 2014, 4:23 p.m. An Israeli court haspunished a Palestinian prisoner whose semen wassmuggled from jail. Abdul Karim Rimawi was fined about $1,499 Thursday and deprived of family visits for two months, according to a statement by the Palestinian Prisoner Club Assn

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Israeli court fines Palestinian prisoner over smuggled semen

Man who fought bravely for Israel's survival but failed to prevent Lebanese militiamen from killing Palestinians dies aged 85 "In [Ariel] Sharon, it was all about the point where reality met fantasy," Israeli political scientist Yaron Ezrahi told the Observer , just days after the stroke in January 2006 that put Israel's most controversial prime minister into a coma. "While he was in opposition …

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Ariel Sharon: a warrior blamed for massacres and praised for peacemaking

Sticking to an outdated plan which fails to reflect reality results in a deadlock each time, yet practical progress is still possible I'll start with the bottom line: despite the goodwill and idealism, a final status agreement to put an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be signed in the current context. The peace process as we know it is dead , and the international community is …

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The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is dead, but there is a solution

Accent Speakers Bureau announced its sponsoring of Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, before he abruptly canceled the visit on April 1.

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Accent should invite more alleged criminals

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