Reaching for the Olive Branch

UNRWA and Peace in the Middle East

Author: Milton Viorst

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253362568

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

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When UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) was established in 1949, it was not designed as a permanent organization. Its founders hoped for an early solution to the problem of the Palestinian refugees, but that did not come about. This volume updates Viorst's 1984 study. No bibliography. Acidic paper. Paper edition (unseen), $8.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Futile Diplomacy

The United Nations, the Great Powers and Middle East Peacemaking 1948-1954

Author: Neil Caplan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135250251

Category: History

Page: 432

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These two volumes provide a careful and balanced behind-the-scenes account of the intricate diplomatic activity of the period between the first and second Arab-Israeli wars. Exploiting a range of available archive sources as well as extensive secondary sources, they provide an authoritative analysis of the positions and strategies which the principal parties and the would-be mediators adopted in the elusive search for a stable peace. The author examines the recurring deadlocks in terms of the motives and calculations of the various parties, and reveals how new incentives of pressures offered by outsiders proved incapable of reversing the serious deterioration of Arab-Israeli relations as the region headed for war at Suez. The text of each volume comprises both analytical-historical chapters and a selection of primary documents from archival sources.

The Olive Branch

Or, Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic. A Serious Appeal on the Necessity of Mutual Forgiveness and Harmony

Author: Mathew Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political parties

Page: 512

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Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860

Author: Professor Sharon M Harris,Professor Theresa Strouth Gaul

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475387

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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This volume illustrates the significance of epistolarity as a literary phenomenon intricately interwoven with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century cultural developments. Rejecting the common categorization of letters as primarily private documents, this collection of essays demonstrates the genre's persistent public engagements with changing cultural dynamics of the revolutionary, early republican, and antebellum eras. Sections of the collection treat letters' implication in transatlanticism, authorship, and reform movements as well as the politics and practices of editing letters. The wide range of authors considered include Mercy Otis Warren, Charles Brockden Brown, members of the Emerson and Peabody families, Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Stoddard, Catherine Brown, John Brown, and Harriet Jacobs. The volume is particularly relevant for researchers in U.S. literature and history, as well as women's writing and periodical studies. This dynamic collection offers scholars an exemplary template of new approaches for exploring an understudied yet critically important literary genre.

The One That Got Away

Short Stories

Author: Zoe Wicomb

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595585125

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The appearance of Zoë Wicomb’s first set of short stories, You Can’t Get Lost in Capetown , precipitated the founding of a fan club that has come to include Toni Morrison, J.M. Coetzee, Bharati Mukherjee, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and writers at the New York Times , the London Times , the Wall Street Journal , the New Yorker , and the Christian Science Monitor . Now, after two novels, Wicomb returns to the genre that first brought her international acclaim. Set mostly in Capetown and Glasgow, Wicomb’s new collection of short stories straddles dual worlds. An array of characters drawn with extraordinary acuity inhabits a complexly interconnected, twenty-first- century universe. The fourteen stories in this collection explore a range of human relationships: marriage, friendship, family ties, and relations with those who serve us. Wicomb’s fluid, shifting technique questions conventional certainties and makes for exhilarating reading, full of ironic twists, ambiguities, and moments of startling insight. Long awaited, The One That Got Away showcases this established, award-winning author at the height of her powers.

Warfare Welfare

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of America's Permanent War Economy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597975702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This edited volume reveals how a permanent war economy has made the United States unable to spread democracy abroad and has worsened domestic problems. The editors draw from classical readings in political theory, from primary documents (including key court decisions), and from social science research to analyze such issues as the effect of militarization and combativeness on the everyday lives of Americans. The editors also address the dire connection among banking losses, the housing recession, the welfare/national security state, and the challenge of rebuilding AmericaÆs infrastructure.

Olive Odyssey

Searching for the Secrets of the Fruit That Seduced the World

Author: Julie Angus

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771000066

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

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When Julie Angus visits her relatives in Syria, where they continue a centuries-old tradition of making olive oil, she understands that the olive is at the very core of who they are. Her curiosity piqued, she begins to wonder about the origins and history of this fruit that has meant so much to them. Angus, her husband, and their ten-month-old son embark on a Mediterranean voyage to retrace the route of the Phoenicians and discover who ate the first olive and learned to make oil from it, why it became such an influential commodity for many of the greatest civilizations, and how it expanded from its earliest roots in the Middle East. As they sail the dazzling waters of the Mediterranean, Angus and her husband collect samples from ancient trees, testing them to determine where the first olive tree originated. They also feast on inky black tapenades in Cassis, nibble on codfish and chickpeas creamed in olive oil in Sardinia, witness the harvesting of olives in Greece, and visit perhaps the oldest olive tree in the world, on Crete.

The broken olive branch

nationalism, ethnic conflict, and the quest for peace in Cyprus. Nationalism versus Europeanization

Author: Harry Anastasiou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780815631965

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

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Humanity Dick

The Eccentric Member for Galway

Author: Peter Phillips

Publisher: Parapress Limited

ISBN: 9781898594765

Category: Animal rights activists

Page: 208

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The Amish Groom

Author: Mindy Starns Clark,Susan Meissner

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736957359

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Groom (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Born to an ex-Amish mother and an Englisch father, 23-year-old Tyler Anderson was raised as a military kid until the age of 6, when his mom passed away. His dad, shipping off to yet another overseas post, placed Tyler in the care of his Amish grandparents, an arrangement that was supposed to be temporary. It lasted a lifetime. Rachel Hoeck is the young woman waiting for Tyler’s proposal. She senses that though he loves her and wishes to make a commitment to her and his Amish beliefs, part of him still wonders whether an Amish lifestyle is truly for him. When an opportunity to connect with his father unexpectedly arises, a visit to California causes Tyler to question everything, including a future with Rachel. Will the new girl in his life, Lark, cause him to remain in the Englisch world? Or will he choose to be an Amish groom after all? A poignant novel of hoping for romance and searching for identity, set in a beloved Amish community.

The False Prophet

Author: Norma Fowler

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1613790023

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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There have been many books written on the impending Great Tribulation Days and the short reign of the Beast/AntiChrist man and the False Prophet. This is another possible interpretation of that day. It just may be as simple as this text or as horrifying as this text, you decide. But however it DOES occur, it will not be a good thing to be here on planet earth during this time! This book is written to remind us that it IS going to happen no matter what your personal spiritual stance may be. For it is written . . .as a warning to the world and as an enlightenment to those who believe! The day is coming! Possibly sooner than we realize!

The Gun and the Olive Branch

The Roots of Violence in the Middle East

Author: David Hirst

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jewish-Arab relations

Page: 367

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Acquired: The CEO's Small-Town Bride

Author: Catherine Mann

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459205618

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The people of Vista del Mar were about to pay. Now that Rafe Cameron had made his fortune, he was out to settle old debts. Except he hadn't counted on running into Sarah Richards—his feisty ex-flame who was determined to put an end to his feud with their hometown. Secretly amused that Sarah had turned into such a do-gooder, Rafe allowed himself to consider her pleas. But nothing, not even the thawing of his own frozen heart, would make this CEO amend his plans. Until one revelation changed everything.

The Tea Party Papers Volume Ii

Living in a State of Grace, the American Experience

Author: Bill Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483639223

Category: History

Page: 285

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Finally buttressed with Natures bounty, fortified with Natures gifts, testifying to Natures truth we must be ready to take a leap in faith. The hardest leap of faith to believe in; is a leap of faith in each other, in the individual. In the end the only way a government of the Individuals, by the Individuals for the Individual can long endure on the face of the Earth. Faith in God alone cannot suffice for such a government to work. It is the most necessary prerequisite for such a government to exist. But it cannot retain it cannot nurture it because the government is a covenant a pact made between God and the individual. If we lose faith in the individual we break the sacred pact. Being granted so many gifts the last act is in our own hands we are the City on the Hill when we believe we are the City on the Hill. When we act the part we are the Light of the world and the Inspiration to the World. It is really simple, if enough individuals carry out this leap of faith, a new critical mass will be reached, and a miracle will turn the tide in our affairs once more and we like the patriots of old will once again fulfill our own self-actualization process and bequeath to our posterity the ability and responsibility to reach their own.

The Olive Branch

Or, Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic. A Serious Appeal on the Necessity of Mutual Forgiveness and Harmony

Author: Mathew Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political parties

Page: 506

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American Portrait

Author: Dave LaNave

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469104164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 121

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The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union

Author: William A. Donohue

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412838443

Category: Law

Page: 366

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This is a critical analysis of the history of the American Civil Liberties Union and represents the first published account of the ACLU's record. Other works on the organization either dealt only with specific issues or have been simply journalistic accounts. Donohue provides the first systematic analysis by a social scientist. It is unquestionably the most serious work now available and is likely to remain the touchstone for any such work for many years to come.

The Imperial Messenger

Thomas Friedman at Work

Author: Belen Fernandez

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844678393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Factual errors, ham-fisted analysis, and contradictory assertions—compounded by a penchant for mixed metaphors and name-dropping—distinguish the work of Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman. The Imperial Messenger reveals the true value of this media darling, a risible writer whose success tells us much about the failures of contemporary journalism. Belén Fernández dissects the Friedman corpus with wit and journalistic savvy to expose newsroom practices that favor macho rhetoric over serious inquiry, a pacified readership over an empowered one, and reductionist analysis over integrity. The Imperial Messenger is polemic at its best, relentless in its attack on this apologist for American empire and passionate in its commitment to justice. About the series: Counterblasts is a new Verso series that aims to revive the tradition of polemical writinginaugurated by Puritan and leveller pamphleteers in the seventeenth century, when in the wordsof one of them, Gerard Winstanley, the old world was “running up like parchment in the fire.”From 1640 to 1663, a leading bookseller and publisher, George Thomason, recorded that hiscollection alone contained over twenty thousand pamphlets. such polemics reappeared bothbefore and during the French, Russian, Chinese and Cuban revolutions of the last century.In a period of conformity where politicians, media barons and their ideologicalhirelings rarely challenge the basis of existing society, it’s time to revive the tradition.Verso’s Counterblasts will challenge the apologists of Empire and Capital.