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Citizens throughout Syria had their Internet and cellphone service restored Saturday, two days after a nationwide communication blackout that some are blaming on the nation's government.
Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in BacÄƒu, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.