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Social Studies Notes:

Dardanelles- body of water that connects the Sea of Marmara and the Mediterranean Sea; part of the narrow waterway that separates Europe and Asia

Bosporus- body of water that connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara; part of the narrow waterway that separates Europe and Asia

Sea of Marmara  body of water that connects the Bosporus and the Dardanelles; part of the narrow waterway that separates Europe and Asia

Jordan River  river that begins in Syria and flows south through Israel and Jordan, finally emptying into the Dead Sea

Dead Sea  lowest point on any continent and the world’s saltiest body of water

Syrian Desert  a desert of rock and gravel covering much of Syria and Jordan

Ankara the capital of Turkey

Istanbul Turkey’s largest city

secular religion is kept separate from government

Diaspora the scattering of the Jewish population

Jerusalem the capital of Israel

Zionism a movement that called for Jews to re-establish a Jewish state in Palestine

kosher the term used for food allowed under Jewish dietary laws

kibbutz a large farm where people share everything in common

Gaza a small, crowded piece of coastal land disputed over by Jews and Arabs

West Bank a largely populated, rural piece of land disputed over by Jews and

Arabs



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