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Israel Palestine

Vocabulary related to Palestine and the formation of Israel

TermDefinition
terrorism the use of violence and intimidation to further political aims
ethnic cleansing the mass expulsion or killing of members of an unwanted ethnic or religious group in a society
expulsion forcing someone to leave a place, especially a country
Zionism (historically) the movement to develop and establish a Jewish homeland (currently) the development and protection of a Jewish nation in what is now Israel
United Nations Resolution 181 resolution passed in 1947 that called for the partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states, with the city of Jerusalem to be governed internationally.
guerrilla warfare form of irregular warfare in which a small group use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military
refugee a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
anti-Semitism hostility or prejudice against Jews
Jerusalem capital of Israel, an ancient holy city and a center of pilgrimage for Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) organization founded in 1964 with the purpose of the "liberation of Palestine" through armed struggle
David Ben Gurion first (and third) prime minister of Israel, active Zionist, considered one of the founding fathers of Israel
Israel Jewish country formed by the Zionists in 1948
Created by: devernah