In a historic referendum in JuneAustrian voters indicated their desire to join the EU, and in January Austria became a member. The following year, Austrians commemorated 1, years of common history.
Geography and Early History of Israel and Palestine The land variously called Israel and Palestine is a small, 10, square miles at present land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.
During its long history, its area, population and ownership varied greatly. The present state of Israel occupies all the land from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean ocean, bounded by Egypt in the south, Lebanon in the north, and Jordan in the East.
The remainder is divided between land occupied by Israel since the 6-day war and the autonomous regions under the control of the Palestinian autonomy. Palestine has been settled continuously for tens of thousands of years. Fossil remains have been found of Homo Erectus, Neanderthal and transitional types between Neanderthal and modern man.
Archeologists have found hybrid Emmer wheat at Jericho dating from before 8, B. Amorites, Canaanites, and other Semitic peoples related to the Phoenicians of Tyre entered the area about B. The area became known as the Land of Canaan.
Click here for historical maps and some details of early history The Jewish Kingdoms of Ancient Judah and Israel The archeological record indicates that the Jewish people evolved out of native Cana'anite peoples and invading tribes. Some time between about and B. Canaan was settled by different tribes including Semitic peoples, Hittites, and later Philistines, peoples of the sea who are thought to have arrived from Mycenae, or to be part of the ancient Greek peoples that also settled Mycenae.
According to the Bible, Moses led the Israelites, or a portion of them, out of Egypt. Under Joshua, they conquered the tribes and city states of Canaan. Based on biblical traditions, it is estimated that king David conquered Jerusalem about B. The kingdom was divided into Judea in the south and Israel in the north following the death of David's son, Solomon.
Jerusalem remained the center of Jewish sovereignty and of Jewish worship whenever the Jews exercised sovereignty over the country in the subsequent period, up to the Jewish revolt in AD. The Babylonians conquered Judea or Judah around B.
They destroyed Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, and exiled a large number of Jews. About 50 years later, the Persian king Cyrus conquered Babylonia. Cyrus allowed a group of Jews from Babylonia to rebuild Jerusalem and settle in it.
However, a large number of Jews remained in Babylonia, forming the first Jewish Diaspora. After the reestablishment of a Jewish state or protectorate, the Babylonian exiles maintained contact with authorities there. The Persians ruled the land from about to B.
Alexander the Great then conquered the Persian Empire.
After Alexander's death in B. One of these generals, Seleucus, founded a dynasty that gained control of much of Palestine about B.Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful.
15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. The three institutions were ultimately merged to become the European Communities (EC) in With a Council of Ministers to make essential decisions (if United Kingdom: The return of the Conservatives (–74). As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience.
With campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore) and Middle East (Abu Dhabi), and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD's business education and research spans around the globe. The history of Palestine is the study of the past in the region of Palestine, generally defined as a geographic region in the Southern Levant between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River (where Israel and Palestine are today), and various adjoining lands.
Situated at a strategic point between Europe, Asia, and Africa, and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity, the region has a long. Lecture 14 The Origins of the Cold War: There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the . Key dates in the history of the European Union from Winston Churchill's call to unity to the present day.
Winston Churchill calls for a "kind of United States of Europe" in a speech at Zurich.