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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An upland region between northeast Israel and southwest Syria northeast of the Sea of Galilee. Fortified by Syria after 1948, the area was captured by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and formally annexed by that country in 1981.

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  • proper n. A plateau straddling the border of Syria and Israel

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria


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