In 1967, Israel's Six-Day War Changed Religion - The Atlantic. Fifty years ago this week, the Six-Day War dramatically altered geographic borders and political fortunes in the Middle East.
For Israelis, the stunning 1967 victory meant an expanded country that suddenly included East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and the Sinai Peninsula; for Palestinians, it meant occupation and more displacement; for surrounding Arab countries, it meant crushing military and reputational defeat. But the Six-Day War didn’t only transform Middle East politics: It also transformed religion—in ways that would reverberate far beyond the region.
The war’s outcome impacted the way Islam is expressed in the West Bank and Gaza, and it created new openings for political Islamism in the Arab world. It strengthened a messianic strain in Israeli Judaism, and it changed the focal point of American Judaism. It forced an internal reckoning among evangelical Christians, and even among Mormons, in the United States. And then there were the Jews. IB History Extended Essay: Samples and Guidance - ActiveHistory. The cultural differences between East and West, according to one artist — Quartz. Jolyon Maugham doesn’t mind a tough fight.
He was rejected from one of his first jobs after university for being a man, instead of a woman named Joleen that the employers thought the temp agency was sending. He filed a sex discrimination case and won. And now Maugham seems to be taking on the majority of Britons who voted to leave the European Union (EU). Along with some politicians, he has filed a case that could allow the UK parliament to reverse Brexit if they so wish. He now regularly gets online hate messages from what he calls “a small group of angry and loud individuals”—but that’s not going to stop him from the pursuit. “We live in a very, very, very uncertain world,” the 45-year-old, London-based lawyer told me. As part of the EU, the UK currently enjoys no barriers to trading with 27 other member nations.
“We live in a very, very, very uncertain world.” That is why Maugham thinks the UK should have a way out. “We don’t intend to revoke [Article 50]. Ignorance is bliss. Hazkani. A struggle with history. This is a year of fateful anniversaries for the Palestinian people: the centenary of the Balfour declaration, when imperial Britain promised to protect Palestinian rights, but abandoned them instead; 70 years since the Nakba (“disaster” in Arabic) began in December 1947, when the majority of Palestinians were dispossessed from their land, remaining refugees to this day; 50 years since the military occupation of the remainder of Palestine in 1967.
Yet last year gave us the 50th anniversary of a radically different landmark: the Tricontinental conference of 1966, the “solidarity conference between the peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America”, a moment that became a beacon for anti-colonial resistance across the world, and one that had the Palestinian revolution at its heart. The largely unknown story of this revolution can now be studied at universities across the world, through a new online teaching resource available in Arabic and English. Why has this history vanished from view?
Medieval sword fighting. Future - How East and West think in profoundly different ways. As Horace Capron first travelled through Hokkaido in 1871, he searched for a sign of human life among the vast prairies, wooded glades and threatening black mountains.
“The stillness of death reigned over this magnificent scene,” he later wrote. “Not a leaf was stirred, not the chirping of a bird or a living thing.” It was, he thought, a timeless place, straight out of pre-history. “How amazing it is that this rich and beautiful country, the property of one of the oldest and most densely populated nations of the world… should have remained so long unoccupied and almost as unknown as the African deserts,” he added. This was Japan’s frontier – its own version of the American ‘Wild West’.
All that would change in the mid-19th Century. Our thinking may have even been shaped by the kinds of crops our ancestors used to farm Few people living in Hokkaido today have ever needed to conquer the wilderness themselves. ‘Weird’ minds In many cases, the consequences are broadly as you would expect.