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

The Broken Olive Branch

Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and the Quest for Peace in Cyprus: Volume One: The Impasse of Ethnonationalism

Author: Harry Anastasiou

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815650655

Category: Cyprus

Page: 254

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In the first of two volumes, Anastasiou offers a detailed portrait of Cyprus's dual nationalisms, identifying the ways in which nationalist ideologies have undermined the relations between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. In the context of regional and global conflicts, he demonstrates how the ethnic rivalry was largely engineered by the leaders of each community and consolidated by the nationalist configuration of political culture. Taking a multilevel approach, he maps out the impasse and changes in ethnonationalism over time.

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.

Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees

Author: Grace Mattioli

Publisher: Grace Mattioli

ISBN: 099057511X

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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Silvia Greco’s family is anything but peaceful and hasn’t been together in over six years. But when her brother graduates high school, Silvia is drafted into helping her mother organize a family gathering and welcomes the challenge. In her journey to make peace in her quirky, feuding family, she learns that peace isn’t something that’s freely existing but something that needs to be cultivated. In other words, she learns that olive branches don’t grow on trees. Filled with humor and unforgettable characters. Best of 2012, Suspense Magazine!

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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Pattern Grammar

A Corpus-driven Approach to the Lexical Grammar of English

Author: Susan Hunston,Gill Francis

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027222732

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book describes an approach to lexis and grammar based on the concept of phraseology and of language patterning arising from work on large corpora. The notion of 'pattern' as a systematic way of dealing with the interface between lexis and grammar was used in Collins Cobuild English Dictionary (1995) and in the two books in the Collins Cobuild Grammar Patterns series (1996; 1998). This volume describes the research that led to these publications, and explores the theoretical and practical implications of the research. The first chapter sets the work in the context of work on phraseology. The next two chapters give several examples of patterns and how they are identified. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss and exemplify the association of pattern and meaning. Chapters 6, 7 and 8 relate the concept of pattern to traditional approaches to grammar and to discourse. Chapter 9 summarizes the book and adds to the theoretical discussion, as well as indicating the applications of this approach to language teaching. The volume is intended to contribute to the current debate concerning how corpora challenge existing linguistic theories, and as such will be of interest to researchers in the fields of grammar, lexis, discourse and corpus linguistics. It is written in an accessible style, however, and will be equally suitable for students taking courses in those areas.

Giorgio and the Olive Branch

Author: J. L. Gonzalez

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1683485572

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Follow Giorgio and his adventures in this series of stories about a wondrous boy who finds himself understanding life by solving problems with the help from his family and friends. Giorgio and the olive branch debuts a young boy who wants to share his love of the simple things in life. His intentions are well, but lead him to get others involved in unfortunate events. Learning a lesson or two from the trials he puts his loved ones through, the results always end with open arms and praise.

The Olive Branch

A gorgeous summer romance set in Italy

Author: Jo Thomas

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472223691

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Can love bloom in the groves of Italy? Escape to Italy with The Olive Branch - the irresistible new novel from Jo Thomas, author of ebook bestseller The Oyster Catcher. 'I loved it!' Katie Fforde You can buy almost anything online these days. For Ruthie Collins, it was an Italian farmhouse. Yet as she battles with a territorial goat and torrential rain just to get through the door of her new Italian home, the words of Ed, her ex, are ringing in her ears. She is daft, impetuous and irresponsible. But Ruthie is determined to turn things around and live the dream. First, though, she must win over her fiery neighbour, Marco Bellanouvo, and his family... Then there's the small matter of running an olive farm. As the seasons change and new roots are put down, olives and romance might just flourish in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun. What readers are saying about The Olive Branch: 'Characters that come to life and each chapter comes with a smile. An uplifting and thoroughly enjoyable read providing a little escapism, a little romance and a lot of determination' 'A heart-warming book you will find hard to put down' 'A feel-good book. Great for a holiday read'

Olives and Olive Oil in Health and Disease Prevention

Author: Victor R. Preedy,Ronald Ross Watson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080922201

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1520

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Long used in sacred ceremonies and associated with good health, the nutritional and health promoting benefits of olives and olive oils have been proven by an ever-increasing body of science. From cardiovascular benefits to anti-microbial, anti-cancer, antioxidant activity and effects on macrophages and aptoptosis to cellular and pathophysiollogical process, olives and olive oils are proving important in many healthful ways. For example, reactive components in olive oils or olive oil by-products have now been isolated and identified. These include tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl acetic acid elenolic acid and oleuropein. Oleic acid is the main monosaturated fatty acid of olive oil. These have putative protective effects and modulate the biochemistry of a variety of cell types including those of the vascular system. Some but not all components have been characterised by their putative pharmacological properties. It is possible that usage of these aforementioned products may have beneficial application in other disease. However, in order for this cross-fertilization to take place, a comprehensive understanding of olives and olive oils is required. Finding this knowledge in a single volume provides a key resource for scientists in a variety of food an nutritional roles. Key Features: * Explores olives and olive oil from their general aspects to the detailed level of important micro-and micronutrients * Includes coverage of various methodologies for analysis to help scientists and chemists determine the most appropriate option for their own studies, including those of olive-related compounds in other foods * Relates, in a single volume resource, information for food and nutritional chemists, pharmaceutical scientists, nutritionists and dieticians * Presents information in three key categories: General aspects of olives an olive oils; Nutritional, pharmacological and metabolic properties of olives and olive oil; Specific components of olive oil and their effects on tissue and body systems

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.

Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc

ISBN: 9781587332296

Category:

Page: 72

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Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the Following Interesting Subjects, viz.: I. Of the Origin and Design of Government in General, with Concise Remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession. III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs. IV. Of the Present Ability of America, with some Miscellaneous Reflections

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Understanding Globalization

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250013747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

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A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting every part of society--economically, politically, and culturally--abroad and at home.

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.

The Mount of Olives

11 Declarations to an Extraordinary Life

Author: Michael V. Ivanov

Publisher: Speaklife

ISBN: 9780692913659

Category: Christian life

Page: 163

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Despite many odds, Felix seeks a worldly treasure. When he is met with failure, he runs away. On his journey, he meets an Arabian merchant from whom he learns the principles one must follow to discover the extraordinary life. He learns of a treasure much more valuable than gold.

The Howe Brothers and the American Revolution

Author: Ira D. Gruber

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 411

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By focusing on the Howe brothers, their political connections, their relationships with the British ministry, their attitude toward the Revolution, and their military activities in America, Gruber answers the frequently asked question of why the British failed to end the American Revolution in its early years. This book supersedes earlier studies because of its broader research and because it elucidates the complex personal interplay between Whitehall and its commanders. Originally published in 1974. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.