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  Golan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was in the territory of Manasseh in the area of Bashan, and it was the most northerly of the three cities of refuge east of the Jordan River (Deuteronomy 4:43).
The boundaries of the province today are Mount Hermon to the north, Jordan and the Sea of Galilee to the west, Wādy Yarmūk to the south, and Nahr ‛Allān to the east.
Schumacher inclines to the belief that the ancient Golan may be represented by Sahm el-Jaulān (a large village 4 miles east of Nahr ‛Allān and 4 miles southeast of Tsīl).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Golan   (573 words)

  
 Golan Heights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Golan Heights (Arabic: هضبة الجولان Hadhbat al-Jaulan, Hebrew: רמת הגולן Ramat HaGolan) or Golan, formerly also known as the Syrian Heights are a plateau on the border of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.
Geographically, the Heights are bordered on the west by a rock escarpment that drops 1700 feet (500 m) to the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River; on the south by the Yarmouk River; on the north by the international border with Lebanon, and on the east by a largely flat plain, called the Hauran.
The Golan Height's largest community and administrative center is the Jewish town of Qatzrin, built in the 1970s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Golan_Heights   (2732 words)

  
 Why War? Keywords: Golan Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Golan Heights is a plateau on the border of Israel, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.
Geographically, Golan is bordered on the west by a rock escarpment that drops 1700 feet to the Sea of Galilee, and the Jordan River, on the south by the Yarmouk River, on the north by the international border with Lebanon, on the east by a largely flat plain.
The Heights were controlled by the Israeli army from 1967 until 1981 when the Knesset annexed the land with The Golan Heights Law.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/places/Golan_Heights   (1620 words)

  
 Golan Heights: Spotlight - History - Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Golan Heights are an area of hills and mountains in Israel's northeast.
The Golan is a plateau; it drops off to the west on the shores of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and the Jordan River, and to the south to the valley of the Yarmuk River.
The Golan Heights were Syrian territory until the Six Day War, and their strategic elevation overlooking the Lake Kinneret and Israel's northern settlements led to many Syrian bombardments in Israel's early years.
www.antipas.org /news/news_2000/middle_east_2000/golan_heights.html   (1036 words)

  
 The Golan Heights and Israel's Survival
The fate of the Golan Heights, officially designated by law as part of the State of Israel, is not merely an issue of seventeen thousand Golan residents/settlers, but a question of national life and death.
On Israel's side of the Golan, there is a steep incline from the Golan plateau down to the densely populated Hula Valley and eastern shore of the Kinneret.
It is only the vast number of Israeli artillery and tanks in the Golan Heights targeting the Syrian army's deployment area beyond, and the capability to shell and bomb the outskirts of Damascus at a given moment that is keeping Hafez al-Assad from implementing his "Greater Syria" strategy where Israel is concerned.
www.gamla.org.il /english/article/1999/aug/y1.htm   (1101 words)

  
 The Golan Heights
While the Mt. Hermon range is mostly limestone, the Golan Heights proper is mostly basalt and other types of volcanic rock, forming a plateau that drops off to the west, to the Jordan River and Lake Kinneret (in the Syrian-African Rift Valley), and to the south, to the Yarmouk River.
Nearly all of the Golan's Arab inhabitants fled as a result of the war; four Druze villages remain, three on the slopes of Mt. Hermon and one in the northern Golan.
Its first paragraph states: "The law, jurisdiction, and administration of the state shall apply to the Golan Heights." Following the passage of this law, the Israeli military administration on the Heights was dismantled and regular civilian authorities were established.
www.netanyahu.org /golanheights.html   (1702 words)

  
 Golan Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Golan Heights are situated to the east of the Jordan River.
Today the population of the Golan Heights is principally Jewish Israeli, after large numbers of locals fled the area in 1973.
Golan Heights has been annexed by Israel, and is under Israeli law, but this is not internationally recognized.
i-cias.com /e.o/golan_h.htm   (222 words)

  
 Golan Heights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Syria claims the heights part of the governorate of Al Qunaytirah, and the international community considers the area to be under military Israeli occupation.
The Israeli army captured the heights and placed it under military administration from 1967 until 1981, when the Knesset annexed the land with The Golan Heights Law.
There are four Druze and Circassian villages on the Golan Heights in the area of.
www.florence.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Golan_Heights   (2035 words)

  
 Golan Heights
The Golan Heights is a hilly, basalt plateau with a largely rocky terrain.
The Golan Heights and its surrounding area contain various freshwater sources that are of great economic importance to Israel; these include Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), a large reservoir located below the region's western boundary.
Most Syrians remaining in the Golan are Druze who live in a number of towns and villages, particularly in Majdal Shams, the largest non-Syrian town in the Golan Heights.
www.damascus-online.com /se/geo/golan_heights.htm   (423 words)

  
 Golan: The Occupied Syrian Arab Golan - Syria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Golan: The Occupied Syrian Arab Golan - Syria
Latin references mention Golan as the area north of River Jordan between the slopes of Mt. Hermon and the River Yarmouk (HEROMAX).
The Golan was known for its fertility and pastoral meadows since the year 2000 B.C. In ancient times the Golan had fortified cities and sites such as Banias and Fiq.
www.golan-gov.org   (210 words)

  
 Golan Heights, biblical Bashan (BiblePlaces.com)
The Golan Heights is bordered by Mt. Hermon on the north and the Yarmuk River on the south.
The situation of the Golan Heights results in a significant amount of winter rainfall, with large run-off in the spring through numerous wadis draining to the Huleh Basin and the Sea of Galilee.
The Golan Heights (Jewish Virtual Library) Describes the region's geology, geography, and history, including the events of the last century and the situation today.
www.bibleplaces.com /golanheights.htm   (890 words)

  
 The Golan Heights
The Golan -- rising from 400 to 1700 feet in the western section bordering on pre­1967 Israel -- overlooks the Huleh Valley, Israel's richest agricultural area.
From 1948-67, when Syria controlled the Golan Heights, it used the area as a military stronghold from which its troops randomly sniped at Israeli civilians in the Huleh Valley below, forcing children living on kibbutzim to sleep in bomb shelters.
On December 14, 1981, the Knesset voted to annex the Golan Heights.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Peace/golan_hts.html   (1221 words)

  
 The Peace Encyclopedia: The Golan Heights
The Golan Heights [Gaulanitis] were illegally given away to the French Mandate of (Syria -Lebanon) on March 1923.
Israel's decision to impose its Laws on the Golan Heights on December 14, 1981, had eventually, RIGHTED the WRONG that was committed by the British in March 1923.
The "Golan Heights" as they are known TODAY were never part of Syrian Real Estate, but part of the Palestine Mandate.
www.yahoodi.com /peace/golan.html   (2778 words)

  
 Golan Heights, Israel
The Golan Heights, which were annexd by Israel in 1981, lie to the east of the Jordan and the Sea of Galilee, extending from north to south between the foothills of Mount Hermon and the river Yarmouk for a distance of 50km/30mi and reaching some 20km/12.5mi east of the Jordan.
The Golan Heights consist mainly of volcanic basalt and are dissected by numerous wadis.
Ruins of an ancient church with the Golan Heights in the background.
www.planetware.com /israel/golan-heights-isr-gt-gh.htm   (332 words)

  
 Golan Heights on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Golan Heights an obstacle to peace between Syria, Israel.
Golan Heights.A memorial with an Israeli tank and a Menora (made of shells) in honour of the Israeli tank corps soldiers killed in the 1973 fighting in the Golan Heights against the Syria (PAR119243)
Golan Heights.A memorial with an Israeli tank and a Menora (made of shells) in honour of the Israeli tank corps soldiers killed in the 1973 fighting in the Golan Heights against the Syria (PAR119242)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/GolanH1gh.asp   (1024 words)

  
 ACPR - Policy  Paper 108 - The Golan Heights and the Facts
The aim of the policy paper is to educate the public, policymakers and public opinion molders, in Israel and the US, on the critical role played by the Golan Heights in the shaping of the history of the Jewish state and in the securing of its survival.
In fact, the key elements, which highlight the centrality of the Golan Heights in the national security policy of Israel, also apply to the mountain ridges of Judea & Samaria, which are located at a much more strategically sensitive location than are the Golan Heights.
The importance of the Golan Heights to Israel's national security hinges on the eastern mountain ridge, stretching between Mount Hermon in the north and the steep canyon of the Rokad River in the south, which constitutes a most effective natural tank barrier.
www.acpr.org.il /publications/policy-papers/pp108-xs.html   (973 words)

  
 Golan Heights: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Syria and the international community considers the Heights to be part of the governorate of Al Qunaytirah (Al Qunaytirah: al qunaytirah is a city of southwestern syria that is now largely abandoned....
[follow hyperlink for more...]), the Golan Heights are a plateau (plateau: A relatively flat highland), and part of a Holocene (Holocene: Approximately the last 10,000 years) volcanic field (volcanic field: a volcanic field is a spot of the earths crust that is prone to localized volcanic...
The Golan Heights thus became part of the French Mandate of Syria (French Mandate of Syria: the french mandate of syria was a league of nations mandate created after the first...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/golan_heights   (2741 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Country profiles | Regions and territories: The Golan Heights
Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria in the closing stages of the 1967 Six-Day War.
Israel unilaterally annexed the Golan Heights in 1981.
The land is fertile, with the volcanic soil being used to cultivate vineyards and orchards and to raise cattle.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/3393813.stm   (508 words)

  
 Golan Heights - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Golan Heights
Having been used by Syria to bombard Israeli settlements in the valley below, the Golan Heights were captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.
By 1998 the Golan Heights had a population of 33,000, including 14,000 Jews and 16,000 Druze.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Golan+Heights   (198 words)

  
 Golan heights travel hotels information guide - inisrael.com
The Golan is one of the least visited and known regions of Israel.
For the pilgrim the Golan is the place where Jesus sought his last moments of peace before embarking on his final journey to Jerusalem.
Three of the disciples were born on the Golan, the miracle of the Gadarene Swine took place here as did the healing of the blind man, the second miracle of the loaves and the fishes and the transfiguration.
www.inisrael.com /golan   (286 words)

  
 The Golan Heights: A History of Israeli Aggression
This argument is pressed most vigorously in the case of the Golan Heights, which until the Six-Day War of June 1967 were part of Syria.
Contrary to its claim that it needs the Golan as a safety buffer, Israel began settling residents in that territory, which it annexed in 1981.
The history of the dispute involving the Golan Heights belies Israel's argument that it must retain the territory for its security.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/1191/9111023.htm   (981 words)

  
 Golan Heights. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
It takes its name from the ancient city of Golan and was known as Gaulanitis in New Testament times.
The Golan Heights were fortified and used for artillery attacks on Israel after 1948.
The region was captured by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967 (see Arab-Israeli Wars) and formally annexed by Israel in 1981, an act that was not internationally recognized.
www.bartleby.com /65/go/GolanHgh.html   (207 words)

  
 Golan Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1923 the British ceded the Golan Heights to the French mandate of Syria.
Syrian forces overran the Golan Heights, but were unable to retain control for more than a few days and from March 1974 the situation became increasingly unstable.
On December 14, 1981 the Israeli Knesset ratified the decision to annex the Golan Heights to the Israeli territory.
www.moisan.ca /golan.html   (466 words)

  
 Golan Heights
The area in the north, which came under Israeli control as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War and is popularly referred to as the Golan Heights, is composed of the Golan Heights proper and the slopes of the Mount Hermon range.
The northern Golan has double the average rainfall of the southern Golan, and often receives snow in the winter, as does the Mount Hermon area.
A few more years passed, and the Golan was settled from the north to the south, by groups belonging to all settlement movements.
www.recordonline.com /archive/2003/07/11/cj2golan.htm   (437 words)

  
 Aljazeera.Net - Israel in Golan Heights U-turn
Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967 and annexed them in 1981, a move that was condemned internationally.
The Golan has not suffered violence in the three years of Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite the fact that 20,000 Druze there generally see themselves as Syrians and oppose the presence of 17,000 Jewish settlers.
As well as strategic high ground, the fertile Golan Heights ensure Israeli control of important water resources in the arid region, land for vineyards, orchards and cattle-grazing.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/E4CEDE40-58B7-43EA-B5FC-D591BCF9A094.htm   (438 words)

  
 Importance of the Golan Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Israeli observers can actually see Damascus from their observation posts on the Golan heights and this is probably why there has not been an attack from Syria since 1967 when the Israelis took the heights as a response to Syrian aggression.
If the armies to the north were on their way, the Israelis would see them coming and the small force which is pre-positioned in the area would be prepared to hold out for a couple of days until the full force of the Israeli army could be brought forward to defend the area.
Those of us who were living in the Golan Heights at that time were quite worried because we thought that the Syrians would certainly attack the Golan too, as a sort of revenge and to inflame the whole area.
www.tombrimmer.com /golan1.htm   (1121 words)

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