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43846 Unit 8

Golan Heights hilly plateai overlooking the Joraden Riner and the Sea of Galilee, fought over for many centries
Wadi a river bed that remines dry except during rainy seasons
Tigris River One if the most important river of south west river Asia soprated many civilations
Euphrates River a river in SW Asia whch has saported manny anchent civilations
Jordan River a river that is a natral boundarly between Israel and Jordan
Dead Sea the lowest place on Earth and the saltles bodie of water
Rub al-Khali one of the largest sandy deserts in the world located in the Arabian Peninsula
Oasis a place where water from an aqufir has reached the surface
Salt Falt land made of chimacial salts that remain after winds evaporate the moisture in the soil
Drip irrigation the partice of useing a smale pipe that slowly drip water just above ground to concvre water to use for cropes
Desalinization revomal of salt from ocean water
Fossil Water water oumoed from undeeground aqufires
Crude oil potroleum that has not been processed
Refinery a place where crude oil is tured in to useful items
Mecca the holioest city of islam, where people go to make there perglimage
Islam a monotheeistic religion based on the teachings of muhammad
Muhammad the fiunder a propger of islam, who liced part of his life in mecca
Mosque an islamic place of warship where muslims prat ffacing towards the holy city of mecca
Theocratic a form of gorvemnt in which religious leaders control the goverment
OPEC the organition of petroleum exporting countries
Westeren Wall for Jews, the holist place in Jerusalem the only remaning pare of the second tempeal
Dome of the Rock a shrine in Jerusalem which houses the spot where Muslims Believe muhammad rose into heaven
Zionsm movement the began in th 19th centry to create and saport a Jewish homeland in Palistine
Palestine Liberation Organization a group formed in the 1960s to regain Aeab land in Isral for Palesrinian Arabs
Kurds Statles nation in south weast Asia
Mesopotamia a reagon in SW Asia berween the Tigris and Euphartes rivers
Sunni one of the two main branches of Islam, comprising of 83%of Muslims
shi'ite one of the two main branches of Islam
Taliban a strict Muslim group in Afghanistan that has imposed rigid rules on society
Guest Workeres a largly unskild labor group
Stateless Nation a nation of people that dose not have a territory to lefally occupy
Palestinians a displaced group of aribs who lived or still live in the area formerly called palestine and now called Isral
West Bank in Israle, a strap of land on the west side of the Jordan River, originaly controlled by Jordan, wich is part of the land set aside for Arab Palesrinians
Gaza Strip a territory along the Mediterranean Sea just northeast of the Sinai Peninsula; part of the land set aside for palesrinians, wich occipied by Isral in 1967
Stregic Commodity a resource so important that nations will go to war to ensure its steady supply
Human resources the skill and talents of employed people
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