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Government of Israel - History

Government of Israel - History

Conventional long form: State of Israelconventional short form: Israellocal long form: Medinat Yisra& 39;ellocal short form: Yisra& 39;eletymology: named after the ancient Kingdom of Israel; according to Biblical tradition, the Jewish patriarch Jacob received the name & 34;Israel& 34; (& 34;He who struggles with God& 34;) after he wrestled an entire night with an angel of the Lord; Jacob& 39;s 12 sons became the ancestors of the Israelites, also known as the Twelve Tribes of Israel, who formed the Kingdom of IsraelCapitalname: Jerusalem; note - the US recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017 without taking a position on the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereigntygeographic coordinates: 31 46 N, 35 14 Etime difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)daylight saving time: +1hr, Friday before the last Sunday in March; ends the last Sunday in Octoberetymology: Jerusalem& 39;s settlement may date back to 2800 B.

USS Mobile (CL-63) in San Francisco Bay, late 1945

USS Mobile (CL-63) in San Francisco Bay, late 1945

US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Mark Stille .Covers the five classes of US Navy light cruisers that saw service during the Second World War, with sections on their design, weaponry, radar, combat experience. Nicely organised, with the wartime service records separated out from the main text, so that the design history of the light cruisers flows nicely.

Mongol Empire Under Kublai Khan

Mongol Empire Under Kublai Khan

The Mongol Empire during the reign of Kublai Khan (r. 1260 - 1294 CE).

Could Columbus have suspected the New World lay on his path to India?

Could Columbus have suspected the New World lay on his path to India?

According to most historical textbooks Columbus made mistakes while measuring the size of the Earth. This led him to believe, that he can travel to India westwards in a reasonable time. This is how…

U.S. Population, 1790-2000: Always Growing

U.S. Population, 1790-2000: Always Growing

The population of the colonies that later became the United States increased steadily in the decades prior to, and including, the American revolution. The tendency in agricultural economies for early marriage and large numbers of children resulted in regular population growth during the decades preceding 1830, with only a small contribution from immigration.

Virginia - Capital, Facts and Statehood

Virginia - Capital, Facts and Statehood

One of the 13 original colonies, Virginia was the first part of the country permanently settled by the English, who established Jamestown on the banks of the James River in 1607. The home state of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers, Virginia played an important role in the American Revolution (1775-83).