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2012-11-19 20:24:03

JERUSALEM, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the IDF continues to defend against an ongoing barrage of missiles and rockets being fired by Hamas into Israel, the country is facing an increasingly difficult economic challenge. Under the almost constant threat of attack, hundreds of small businesses have been forced closed and tens of thousands of workers are unable to leave their homes, required to remain within seconds of protected rooms. While it is too early to quantify the exact...

2012-11-19 12:24:20

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The office of RT channel in Gaza, located in al-Shawa media center, was destroyed after Israeli air strike early Sunday. Miraculously, production team was not injured. The office of RT's Arabic-language sister channel -- Rusiya Al-Yaum -- was struck by the Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday, November 18, approximately at 01:30 am local time. RT's reporter Suaeda al-Suerki and cameraman Mustafa...

2012-11-15 16:24:01

$2.7 million emergency aid package includes help for victims of destruction, emergency supplies, bomb shelters, help for first responders CHICAGO and JERUSALEM, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) announced today increased funding of emergency aid for families in southern Israel and new security projects to assist communities in the line of fire. Rocket attacks on cities in southern Israel are continuing as the IDF...

2012-11-15 08:28:43

House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Chairman Dan Burton describes growing relationship in keynote remarks WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Azerbaijan America Alliance, a non-partisan, non-profit organization providing information broadly about the culture, society, industry and history of the Azeri people, hosted a gala dinner last night in Washington, D.C. for nearly 700 invited guests from the Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, the...

2012-11-14 12:25:39

LONDON, November 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A conference at Britain's Parliament agreed that Azerbaijan is ready to use its historical position as a tolerant and multi-faith nation to promote religious tolerance throughout central Asia and beyond. The conference at Portcullis House in Westminster was hosted by Lord Fraser, who spoke of Azerbaijan's largely unheralded record of religious tolerance within its borders. Although Azerbaijan is 95% Muslim, it also is home...

2012-11-13 12:27:58

Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Rep. Dan Burton to provide keynote remarks WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Azerbaijan America Alliance, a non-partisan, non-profit organization providing information broadly about the culture, society, industry and history of the Azeri people, today announced that Rep. Dan Burton (R- IN) will provide keynote remarks at this week's gala dinner in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012....

2012-11-06 16:26:12

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Jerry Pellegrino, Executive Chef at Corks Restaurant in Baltimore, will appear on The SUZANNE Show this week to introduce some delicious and inventive recipes made with Pompeian Olive Oil. Join Chef Jerry as he makes his appearance Wednesday, November 7, at 7 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television. The "Mediterranean" diet is the rage these days because it's loaded with anti-oxidants that can help protect us from heart disease. In this series...

2012-10-04 14:21:41

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain will increase the percentage of its domestic food production from 20 to 60 percent of total annual food consumption by 2016. Citing food security concerns, Bahrain will promote the role of small farmers and local business to boost domestic food production and build Bahrain's domestic agriculture industry. Based on Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030, a plan to foster sustainable development and market growth, private business...

2012-10-03 14:20:55

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced Bahrain will host the fourth round of the 2013 Formula One Grand Prix on April 21, 2013. After a successful race in 2012, the FIA secured Bahrain as a stop on the 2013 tour amongst nearly two-dozen nations including, the United States, Canada, Germany and Great Britain. The Formula One Grand Prix Championship is the highest class of single-person auto racing championship...

2012-09-28 06:22:35

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Immediately prior to the first pitch of Wednesday night's MLB match-up between the Angels and the Mariners, Stremicks Heritage Foods proudly presented a check for $36,550 and counting to support kids at Olive Crest who have suffered from abuse, abandonment and neglect, and ensure they are "Safe at Home". The check was presented to Tom Zeigler, Chairman of Olive Crest's Board of Directors, and Tim Bauer, Executive Director of Development of...


Latest Western Asia Reference Libraries

Persian cyclamen, Cyclamen persicum
2014-01-08 20:39:58

Cyclamen persicum is a flowering, herbaceous plant from the Myrsinaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Persian cyclamen. C. persicum is a tuberous plant. A tuber is a modified plant structure that is enlarged to store nutrients. The flowers and leaves come from buds at the top of the tuber. Roots emerge from the sides and bottom. Wild specimens have heart-shaped leaves that grow as long as 6 inches. They are usually green in color, with a light green marbling effect on the...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, 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...

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