Hamas

Hamas [Islamic Resistance Movement]) is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist militant organization. It has a social service wing, Dawah, and a military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam … More

Fatah

Fatah, formerly the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, is a Palestinian nationalist social democratic political party and the largest faction of the confederated multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the second-largest … More

Sura

Sura was a city in the southern part of the area called by ancient Jewish sources Babylonia, located east of the Euphrates River. … More

The Samaritan Pentateuch

The Samaritan Pentateuch, also known as the Samaritan Torah (torah shomronit), is a text of the first five books of the Hebrew … More

Mohammad Assaf

Mohammad Assaf (born 1 September 1989) is a Palestinian pop singer well known for being the winner of the second season of Arab Idol, … More

Tikrit

Tikrit sometimes transliterated as Takrit or Tekrit, is a city in Iraq, located 140 kilometres (87 mi) northwest of Baghdad and 220 kilometres (140 mi) southeast of Mosul on the Tigris … More

First Crusade (1095–1099)

The First Crusade (1095–1099) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to recapture the Holy Land, called for by Pope Urban II at the Council … More

An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub

An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب‎ / ALA-LC: Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb; Kurdish: سەلاحەدینی ئەییووبی‎ / ALA-LC: Selahedînê Eyûbî), … More

Adonizedek, the king of Jerusalem

Adonizedek, Adoni-Zedek, or Adoni-zedec was, according to the Book of Joshua, king of Jerusalem at the time of the Israelite invasion of Canaan. According to Cheyne and Black, the name originally … More