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The State of the World's Children

The nation of Israel—with a population of more than 8 million people, most of them Jewish—has many important archaeological and religious sites considered sacred by Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, and a complex history with periods of peace and conflict. King David ruled the region around B. His son, who became King Solomon , is credited with building the first holy temple in ancient Jerusalem. In about B. Around B. In B.

The term originates with the concept of " righteous gentiles ", a term used in rabbinic Judaism to refer to non-Jews , called ger toshav , who abide by the Seven Laws of Noah. The Righteous were defined as non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Since , a commission headed by a justice of the Supreme Court of Israel has been charged with the duty of awarding the honorary title "Righteous Among the Nations". Guided in its work by certain criteria, the commission meticulously studies all documentation including evidence by survivors and other eyewitnesses, evaluates the historical circumstances and the element of risk to the rescuer, and then decides if the case meets the criteria. Those criteria are: [1].

Israel and Palestine

The Netanyahu view of Middle East history is simple: endless betrayal by the West of promises made to the Jewish people, ferocious hostility from the Arabs, and heroic achievements by the Israelis. In his version of the Balfour Declaration, illustrated with a uniquely misleading map, Britain promised all of Palestine, east and west of the Jordan River, as the Jewish national home. The only problem with this image, and much of the rest of the historical sections of the book, is that it is not well grounded in fact. This is history as reinvented to suit political purposes. If you have any doubts, read the actual text of the Balfour Declaration, which for some reason is not included in the many appendices to the book. Despite the many footnotes, most reflecting casual scholarship at best, this is more a book of conviction and ideology than anything else. Read as such, the book is a true reflection of mainstream views within Israel's Likud party, which Netanyahu now heads.

For some, hiding Jews was a profitable business. They would agree to hid Jews in exchange for money. When the money ran out, many would turn on their Jewish charges and hand them over to the Nazis. But there were a select few who could not turn their backs on their fellow human beings, no matter the cost. These non-Jewish people who risked their own lives to save the Jews from Nazi persecution are referred to as The Righteous Among the Nations. In most cases these individuals never intended to become a rescuer, the opportunity often presented itself by a simple knock at the door.

Palestine was among former Ottoman territories placed under UK administration by the League of Nations in During the Mandate, from to , large-scale Jewish immigration, mainly from Eastern Europe took place, the numbers swelling in the s with the Nazi persecution. Arab demands for independence and resistance to immigration led to a rebellion in , followed by continuing terrorism and violence from both sides. UK considered various formulas to bring independence to a land ravaged by violence. After looking at alternatives, the UN proposed terminating the Mandate and partitioning Palestine into two independent States, one Palestinian Arab and the other Jewish, with Jerusalem internationalized Resolution II of

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Judging by journalistic and diplomatic attention to their views, nearly half the Jews of Israel have vanished, snap. They are the voters who refused to support Labor and other parties in the coalition that now runs the country with a thin parliamentary majority. Labor was fully entitled by the election to change Israeli strategy and set its fast pace toward the goal of peace for land. And to the victor go the op-ed pages.

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Обычно мы… - Знаю, - спокойно сказал.  - Но ситуация чрезвычайная. Сьюзан встала. Чрезвычайная ситуация. Она не помнила, чтобы это слово срывалось когда-нибудь с губ коммандера Стратмора.

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 Я сказала нет! - И, выдержав паузу, добавила: - И до вчерашней ночи это была правда. В глазах Сьюзан Дэвид был самим совершенством - насколько вообще такое. Одно только ее беспокоило: всякий раз, когда они куда-то ходили, он решительно противился тому, чтобы она сама платила за. Сьюзан не могла с этим смириться, видя, как он выкладывает за их обед свою дневную заработную плату, но спорить с ним было бесполезно. Она в конце концов перестала протестовать, но это продолжало ее беспокоить.

Беккер не сразу почувствовал, что его кто-то подталкивает. Подняв глаза, он увидел старика с усыпанным родинками лицом, который стоял перед ним, намереваясь пройти. Беккера охватила паника.

Попутно он бросил жадный взгляд на ноги Сьюзан, которые та вытянула под рабочим столом, и тяжело вздохнул. Сьюзан, не поднимая глаз, поджала ноги и продолжала следить за монитором. Хейл хмыкнул. Сьюзан уже привыкла к агрессивному поведению Хейла. Его любимым развлечением было подключаться к ее компьютеру, якобы для того, чтобы проверить совместимость оборудования.

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    Ritchie Ovendale; A place among the nations: Israel and the world, International Affairs, Volume 70, Issue 2, Article PDF first page preview.

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