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The 1948 War

Jerome Slater

in Mythologies Without End: The US, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917-2020

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190459086
eISBN:
9780190074609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459086.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Israeli historians have shown that the 1948 war might have been averted had Israel explored a number of opportunities to reach agreements with the Palestinians, as well as with Egypt, the most ... More


The Arabian Frontier: A Keystone of the Sasanian Empire

Craig Morley

in Sasanian Persia: Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474401012
eISBN:
9781474435277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401012.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From a Roman perspective the Arabian Peninsula was frequently relegated to a peripheral position on the edge of the empire. In contrast, in different stages of Sasanian history the Arabian frontier ... More


Information Officer of the Givati Brigade During the War of Independence: “Everything depends on your courage in battle, face-to-face” December 1947–December 1949

in The Fall of a Sparrow: The Life and Times of Abba Kovner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762489
eISBN:
9780804772525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762489.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses Kovner's role in the Givanti Brigade, which he joined in mid-May 1948. The British Mandate had just come to an end, the establishment of the state of Israel was declared, and ... More


Midrash in Syriac

Sebastian Brock

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter highlights the period of Middle Aramaic that gave birth to three literary dialects of Aramaic: Jewish Aramaic, Syriac, and Mandaic. It focuses on Syriac, the local dialect of Edessa, ... More


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