By Heather Lehr Wagner
Because the global inches nearer and toward turning into a really worldwide society, it turns into the entire extra vital that every and each citizen comprehend the historic underpinnings of the world's such a lot notorious local disputes. This sequence explains the roots of such disputes by means of reading the background of the areas concerned, and through proposing the key concerns concerned from each one party's point of view. each one ebook encourages scholars to place themselves within the footwear of either events, and probing questions problem scholars to suggest real-life strategies for settling those divisive occasions. Chronicles the carving up of the center East following the 1st global conflict into what's now the fashionable Arab global, and later the formation of the countryside of Israel.
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Encouraged by the PLO’s success, and sensing that Fatah would not follow the plan, Nasser took steps to wipe out the remaining opposition. Yasir became a wanted man, and orders were given to stamp out all Fatah groups and eliminate their members. This was a critical point in the relationship between Israel THE MYTH OF A SECOND CHANCE 43 Yasir Arafat, shown here speaking at a press conference in Syria in 1969, began his political career organizing students in Cairo, Egypt; he then moved to Kuwait, where he organized a group called FATAH to liberate Palestinians.
Their message became a rallying cry. From a single group in Kuwait, Fatah soon sparked the creation of several groups in the Middle East and even Europe. Each group contained no more than 10 to 15 members, and more often only two or three, and they were so secret that there was only one contact point—the organizer of the group. Members did not know each other, nor did they know others in other groups. Messages were exchanged by hand rather than by the telephone. Members paid dues and with those plus the wealth of Yasir and other organizers, the groups began to purchase weapons on the black market.
It was considered a surprising appointment for a woman in those years, and a diplomatically important one. A short time into her stay in Russia, she was invited by David Ben-Gurion to return to Israel and become a member of the cabinet he was forming, to serve as labor minister. Golda returned from Moscow to face a daunting task. As labor minister, she was responsible for solving the problems posed by the nearly 200,000 Jewish refugees who had poured into Israel. These immigrants were being housed, for the most part, in “tent cities,” consisting of two families (some from different countries and speaking different languages) per tent.