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  • n. Alternative spelling of intifada.

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  • n. an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000


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  • That is probably a good time to remind ourselves that the Palestinian uprising known as the cease-fire, or rather known as the intifadah, is now four years old.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2005

  • A New Palestinian War (nee, "intifadah") is Starting and We Can Thank Obama

    Jewlicious THE Jewish Blog

  • King Abdullah said, however, that he saw no alternative but to pursue an independent Palestinian state, as extremists in the region were seeking to utilize a breakdown in the peace process to instigate a third intifadah, or violent uprising.

    Jordan's King Issues Rebuke to Israel

  • During the first Palestinian intifadah (1987 – 1993), she emerged as one of the strongest voices decrying the expansionist policy of the Likud-led government and advocating the protection of the fundamental human and political rights of the Palestinian people.

    Shulamit Aloni.

  • After rejecting the offer, Arafat and the Palestinians resumed of the intifadah, targeting Israelis in suicide bombings.

    Heather Robinson: Bibi: Today in Washington, Remind Our President of These Hard Truths

  • ��� And after the Palestinian intifadah, and after a string of terrorist attacks on the US, culminating in 9-11, many concluded that that Arabist influence on US foreign policy toward the Middle East had not only been a disgrace, but an outright disaster.

    James Pinkerton: Arabists, ���Nightline,��� and Stubborn ���Chinatown��� Reality

  • The beginning of the second intifadah in September 2000 sparked an economic downturn, largely the result of Israeli closure policies; these policies, which were imposed to address security concerns in Israel, disrupted labor and trade access to and from the Gaza Strip.


  • This was long before the intifadah, and a Jew in East Jerusalem had nothing to fear.

    Postcards from Heaven

  • But those restrictions are intended to prevent suicide bombers from blowing up Israeli citizens in cafes as they did during the intifadah earlier this decade.

    Israel's Gaza Defense

  • Another protest frequently voiced by the Israeli right is that the withdrawal, scheduled to begin on Wednesday, only rewards Palestinian militants for the second intifadah -- five years of attacks and other violent resistance to Israeli control.

    From the WSJ Opinion Archives


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