Important Terms/People/Groups in From Beirut to Jerusalem

  • Important Leaders (by no means in order or complete--under construction)
    • Camille Chamoun (Lebanon)
    • Yasir Arafat (PLO)
    • Saddam Hussein (Iraq)
    • King Hussein (Jordan)
    • Anwar Sadat (Egypt)
    • Gamal Abdel Nasser (Egypt)
    • Hafez al-Assad (Syria)
    • Ariel Sharon (Israel)
    • Menachem Begin (Israel)
    • Bashir Gemayel (Lebanon)
    • Amin Gemayel (Lebanon)
    • Michel Aoun (Lebanon)
    • David Ben-Gurion (Zionist/Israel)
    • Theodore Herzl (Zionist)
    • Kemal Jumblat (Lebanon)
    • Ayatollayh Khomeini (Iran)
    • Shimon Peres (Israel)
  • Important Organizations/Parties/Groups (by no means in order or complete-- under construction)
    • al-Fatah (Palestinian liberation)
    • PLO (Palestinian liberation)
    • Hamas (Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist org.)
    • Muslim Brotherhood (Sunni muslim org.)
    • Ba'ath Party
    • Phalange party/militia
    • Israeli Labor Party
    • Israeli Likud Party
    • Hizbullah (Shi'ite radical pro-Iranian org.)
    • Tehiya Party (right-wing Israeli party)
    • Haredim (ultra-orthodox Jews)
    • Secular Jews
    • Arab League (est. 1945)
    • Palestine National Council (PLO's "parliament-in-exile")
  • Important Terms (by no means in order or complete-- under construction)
    • la'am
    • Gush Emunim
    • intifada
    • ben-gurionism
    • islamic fundamentalism
    • jihad
    • kibbutz
    • Hama Rules
    • Ashura
    • lebanese "green line"
    • Shin Bet
    • aliya
    • zionism