The Chosen V The Assistant - 749 words
Themes are literary tools used by authors to enhance their writings. When a similar theme exists in two different novels, parallels can often be drawn between the characters and structures of literary work. Such is the case for Bernard Malamuds The Assistant and Chaim Potoks The Chosen. Religion plays a major role in the shaping of both novels. Both books begin with the respective religious outcast (Frank and Rueven) befriending the respective character (Morris and Danny) as a result of an act of malice. The characters Ida and Reb Saunders from The Assistant and The Chosen respectively have similar reactions to their childs involvement with this outcast. Thus, a definite parallel is evident ...
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Zionism - 866 words
For at least two thousand years Jews were dispersed all over the world. Some of them inevitably assimilated with other nations. Yet many kept their identity as a nation by staying loyal to their religious faith and by their desire to survive as one people preserving common racial features and cultural traditions. Some European anti-Jewish tendencies and the suspicious attitude to Jews in oriental cultures contributed to their solidarity. For centuries Jews cherished the idea of returning to their native land. But it was only in the 19th century that the idea developed into a political movement called Zionism. At first the movement was not very popular among Jews. There were supporters, but m ...
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World Civ Cheat - 1,278 words
S.Asin phiosophies to the West. Third World countries w/ collective widespread lasting poverty in Asia , Africa, South and Cent, Amer. Low life expect. High inf. mortality. Poor health. Underdeveloped, lack of resources create this as well as colonization and exploitation by imperial powers. Trench Warfare (WWI) a new dev'd method of fighting utilizing ditches dug on the western front=deadlock and killing thousands of soldiers for virtual stalemate. 3X Entente-France, Russ, GB (WWI). 3x Alliance- Germany,Austria-Hungary, Italy (WWI) United Nations founded 1945 in final phase of WWII to maintain int'l peace and security, and promote int'l coop'n forum for denunc'n colonial expansion and negot ...
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The Mystery Surrounding The Dreyfus Affair - 1,871 words
The Mystery Surrounding the Dreyfus Affair The Dreyfus affair was the result of many unfortunate circumstances, not the planned premeditated intervention of the French Army. It was the outcome of reasonable suspicion, acted on by contempt, some circumstantial evidence, and instinctive prejudice. However, the intentional army coverup, and shady courtroom procedures, were responsible for suppressing important evidence and keeping an important French Army officer incarcerated in hellish conditions. Alfred Dreyfus was born into a wealthy Jewish family on October 9, 1859 in the town of Mulhouse located in the province of Alsace, under French rule. However the Dreyfus family moved after the Franco ...
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Theodore Herzl And Asher Ginsberg Debate - 1,786 words
Essay #1-Theodore Herzl and Asher Ginsberg Debate Upon a debate between Theodore Herzl and Asher Ginsberg regarding The Jewish Question, one would witness two of the most extreme sets of beliefs in Zionism. In one corner Herzl, who dedicated his life for a Jewish homeland, would have described with great optimism his dream of the Jewish homeland he wrote about in The Jewish State and Altneuland. His plight might appear nave and wishful, but they would be argued with the confidence and spirit someone with his intentions would need to have. The world needs the Jewish State; therefor it will arise (Hertzberg206). These are the words of a man who is dedicated to Zionism. On the other side of the ...
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Chaim - 1,295 words
Israel and the Future of a Palestinian State Israel and the Future of a Palestinian State Introduction: Video - A Search For Solid Ground I. The Palestinians claims to the region A. Brief oral description of Palestinian biblical claims B. Description on how Palestinians lost their land C. Outside influence that shaped today for Palestinians A. A look at the land under Arab conquest B. A look at Arab nationalism and local population C. The British Mandate and its Effects B. Arab Palestine, the Christian Community, and State of Israel C. American and Russias foreign policy C. How much land can the Palestinians identify as a homeland A. A look at the Arab populations leaders B. Other Leaders wi ...
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Chaim - 1,319 words
... ies had lost. Is this the fault of the Jews? In fact, Yasser Arafat criticized these countries when they accepted peace with Israel and told their leaders and people that they would be dealt with. Clearly, there are questions that need to be answered regarding who has the Palestinian peoples true interests in mind. Palestinian political leaders from the beginning have spoken from both sides of their mouths. Claiming on the one hand to want to be a neighboring state with Israel and blaming Israel for countless delays. In fact, the PLO, PNC, PPP, nor the PNF have fulfilled step I of the Oslo Accords which states Israel should be recognized; and also calls for and amendment in the Palestin ...
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Jerusalem - 465 words
These words could have come out of the mouth of a Christian, Muslim, or a Jew because Jerusalem is the center of all three of the religion. This piece of land is sacred to Christians, Muslims, and Jews. There is a lot of violence going on between Israel and Palestine over this land. According to my research, it all started on September 26 2000. This started because Palestine wanted Jerusalem to be in control of an Islamic government, on the other hand Israel wanted it to be under Jewish command. The leaders of these countries met to come up with a peace agreement but their attempts failed. Moreover, after their attempts failed they tried to get control of Jerusalem by attacking the citizens ...
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Yom Kippur War - 1,950 words
International Effects of the Yom Kippur War The Arab-Israeli War of 1973 was an armed conflict between Israel and the Arab countries of Egypt and Syria, fought during the month of October 1973. Egypt and Syria initiated the conflict to regain territories that Israel had occupied since the Six-Day War of 1967. Although both sides suffered heavy losses during the 1973 war, Israel retained control of the territories. Because the conflict began on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the war is also called the Yom Kippur War by Israelis and the Ramadan War or the October War by Arabs. Although it brought about no significant changes to territor ...
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Israeliarab Nationalistic Antagonism Bases For Legitimization - 1,340 words
A Re-Evaluation of Israel's Actions in the Mid-East Conflict Examination of the situations that created and motivated Israel -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ Now it can be told- Western historians are re-examining the troubled 20th century history of Israel and Palestine. Previously published revelations of Israel's military strength and aggressive operations during the 1948 Israeli-Arab war remained confined to a select group of historians: (Simha Flapan, The Birth of Israel: Myths and Realities and Ilian Pappe, The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951). Now, the established media is beginning to publish similar information. Washingt ...
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Anwar Sadats Decision To Make Peace With Israel - 1,539 words
Throughout time the decisions made by an individual or a group, such as President Anwar Sadat and his decision to make peace with Israel has dramatically changed the course of history. Every leader in history has made a decision that has affected the world, or just his nation in some way. After many years of struggling to keep peace among the Jews and Arabs, President Anwar Sadat, finally decided to make peace with Israel. Peace between Israel and Egypt would mean great changes were going to take place. This momentous decision would be a large step up for the two nations and would lead to them better lives, in peace. Before the Egyptian Israeli Peace Pact was signed in 1978, Palestine and Is ...
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Israel P.l.o. Peace Treaty - 1,581 words
... f the Oslo Accords, a new spirit was felt in Gaza as it came under Arab administration. Where Israelis had patrolled, Palestinian police now kept order, and there was a building boom. In opinion polls, 70% of Palestinians supported the peace process. However, there were also disappointments. Millions of dollars had been promised in international development funds, but little money was actually arriving and the Palestinian government often proved ineffective. Oslo had promised change and possible Palestinian statehood, but 90% of the West Bank was still in Israeli hands, making the Palestinian goal of statehood distant. (Finkelstein, p. 120) For months, Israel had pursued Yehia Ayyash, a ...
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The Chosen - 1,585 words
Inflective and Forward Personalities In Chaim Potoks The Chosen, two contrasting characters are introducedReuven Malter and Danny Saunders. They are opposites. While Reuven is forwardspeaking his mind, Danny Saunders shows a stark contrastan inflective soul, listening to silence, and growing from it. These characters set the stage for a lasting relationship to form, to be strengthened, and to be stressed. Dannys fathers name is Reb Saunders. The tzaddik of a small community within close proximity of Reuvens home, he was born in Russia and later brought his congregation to America. When Danny is speaking to Reuven, he tells him the story of this occurrence. They bribed their way though Russia ...
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Israel-palestine Conflict - 1,209 words
Judaism and Islam are two of the world's oldest, and largest monotheistic religions. These religions share a variety of customs, beliefs, and practices. At the same time, there are enough differences that make these two clash. Even those similarities between the two have been the source of conflict for thousands of years. Although there are many conflicts going on in this particular moment in the middle east, I have chosen the ongoing conflict involving Israel and Palestine, primarily due to the recent death of Yasser Arafat. Primarily, I believe that unless there is a resolution of this conflict, there will never be peace in this portion of the world, and there will always exist a threat to ...
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Adolf Hitler - 1,712 words
... same treatment as their counterparts in Germany. Tens of thousands were jailed and sent to concentration camps, just because they happened to be Jewish religion. Not willing to take on the issue, the Allies were unable to stop the German's from taking over Austria. As Hitler grew bolder, so did his conquests. Next on his agenda was Czechoslovakia, a country surrounded on three side by Germany and Austria. Hitler demanded that the German speaking section of the country should become part of Germany. The Czech Government was strongly against Hitler's demands feeling that they did not have anything to worry about since they were militarily allied with France and Russia. In meetings with the ...
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Wars - The Results Lead To Further Conflicts - 589 words
During the twentieth century, conclusions of wars created the conditions for subsequent wars. Whether it was the conquered or the conqueror, few ever remain content past an initial truce. Two examples of this can be found in the events that lead up to WWII and the constant conflict in the Middle East. The conclusion and consequences of World War I created many issues, which helped intensify World War II. The Treaty of Versailles, which outlined the restitutions Germany was to pay, was a major upset for the German people. Even though Germany lost the war, the German peoples sense of nationalism was still alive and sections of the Treaty, such as Article 231 (the War Guilt Clause), fueled Germ ...
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Arab-israeli Conflict - 1,791 words
On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to divide the Middle Eastern land called Palestine into two independent nations, one Arab and one Jewish. On May 14, 1948, a new nation was born: Israel. The Jews of Israel and the world celebrated with joy and gladness, because for over two thousand years, they had hoped to return to the land of their heritage. (Silverman, 1) However with Jews from all around the world returning to Israel, the Arabs residing in this land were forced into exile. The rebirth of Israel marked the beginning of conflict, violence, and peace treaties between the Arabs and the Jews of the Middle East. Tensions between Jews and Arabs have been present since biblical ti ...
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Arthur James Balfour And The Balfour Declaration - 1,032 words
Highly recognised for his continuous support of the establishment of a Jewish national homeland in Palestine and the Balfour Declaration, Arthur James Balfour is one of the most prominent individual figures that contributed to the seemingly inevitable declaration of the State of Israel in 1948. The Balfour declaration added a new dimension and even greater complications to the conflict between the Arabs and Jews in Palestine. The declaration was issued on November 2nd, 1917 on behalf of the British government announcing its support in the formation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It is contained in a letter from the British foreign secretary and former Prime Minister, Arthur James Balfour ...
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Is Peace Possible Between Israel And Palestine? - 1,770 words
The Arab world is not in a compromising mood Nations never concede; they fight. You wont get anything by peaceful means or compromise. You can, perhaps get something, but only by the force of your armsBut its too late to talk of peaceful solutions (Bard 1). The Arab League Secretary Azzam Pasha said this statement on September 16, 1947, eight months before the state of Israel was established. The Arabs held this mentality in a time when Israel was not yet a fact. This trait was hereditary in the sense that it was taught to their children, who taught it to their children, and so on. Those are the people who are living in Arab countries, and still despise everything about Israel and believe th ...
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Analysis "the Chosen" By Chaim Potok - 701 words
The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, is a book about friendship between two boys from vastly different religious Jewish backgrounds. Their initial distrust and hatred for each other, because of their different backgrounds, gives way to understanding, and develops into a deep friendship. Each character grew up in a tight community. Their deep study of their traditions has led them to be ignorant of the outside world. Daniel Saunders is the son of Rabbi Reb Saunders and the protagonist of the novel. He is a brilliant boy who is confused by the ideologies of his Hasidic religion. Despite his confusion, he is very open-minded. His ancestors for the past five generations had been very honorable and respec ...
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