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121. Jerusalem- Contested capital of
Israel/Palestine. Both the Jewish, Christian,
and Muslim Religions have ties to this city.
122. First Arab Israeli War- 1948, where Arab
states attack the newly created Israel. Israel
wins with the support of the US, Britain, and
123. 6 Day War- 1967, Israel defeats Egypt,
Jordan and Syria gaining land in the Gaza Strip,
Sinai Peninsula, West Bank, East Jerusalem,
and Golan Heights.
124. Gaza Strip- Palestinian territory under
Egyptian control, which came under control of
Israel after the 6 day war.
125. West Bank- Palestinian territory under
Jordanian control, which came under Israeli
occupation after the 6 Day War
126. Terrorism- use of violence or threat of
violence against civilians in order to attain
goals that are political, religious, or ideological
in nature
127. 9/11- series of coordinated terrorist
attacks on the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon by al-Qaeda
128. Osama bin Laden- Founder of al Qaeda,
the terrorist network responsible for the 9/11
attack and other terrorist attacks across the
129. al Qaeda- Terrorist organization that has
launched a series of attacks against the US
and other Western European countries
130. Globalization- process of
interaction/integration of people, companies,
and governments of different nations driven by
international trade and investment and aided
by technology