martes, 27 de enero de 2009

Which is its location? Between Pakistan and India.
What does the geography say about the country? that i'ts surrounded by dessert.
What is the dominant religion? Islamic.
Which other exist? Christiane, Indus, Sikhs, etc...
What are the different ethnic groups? Indo-Aryan, Seraiki, Sindhi, Pashto, Urdu, Balochi, Kashmiri.
Which ones are the main customs and traditions? the traditions of men as the bread winners and the women as the house hold wives may sound bizarre to the western counterparts, young age marriages, for instance , at the age of 20

who? : Fidel Castro President of Cuba.
when? : 1/22/09
where?: in Cuba.
what? : That Fidel Casro say that he would not see how Obama make it like the U.S. President
why? : because of his age and because he is bery sick so he think he would die before obama would finish his goberment.

News 2
who? :
Fidel Castro President of Cuba.
when? : 1/21/09
where? : in Cuba.
what? : he say that the people of cuba dont have to be nervous becouse of his dead because he say he would govern Cuba ontil the day he die and when he die his brother can govern Cuba.
why? : because he is sick and he is very old and he would die soon.

jueves, 22 de enero de 2009

1. Silvio Berlusconi - Italy

2. Michelle Bachelete -

Chile3. Hillary Clinton - USA

4. Hu Jintao - China

5. Álvaro Uribe - Colombia

6. Ehud Olmert - Israel

7. Gordon Brown - UK

8. Ban Ki Moon - Korea

9. Nocolas Sarkozy - France

10. George Bush - USA

11. Vladimir Putin - Russia

12. Fidel Castro - Cuba

13. Mahmoud Abbas - Palestine

14. Taro Asso - Japan

15. José Luis Zapatero - Spain

16. Kim Jong Il – North Korea

17. Barack Obama - USA

18. Dalai Lama - Tibet

19. Pratibha Patil - India

20. Thein Sein - Myanmar

21. Robert Mugabe - Zimbabwe

22. Hamid Karza I - Afghanistan

23. Raul Castro - Cuba

24. Mohamed Osni Murbarak - Egypt

25. Dmitry Medvedev - Russia

26. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner - Argentina

27. Abhijit Vejjajiva - Thailand

28. Ignacio Lula da Silva - Brazil

29. Angela Merkel - Germany

30. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad- Iran

31. Asif Ali Zardari- Pakistan
a) To which "old he New Meaning of an Old Battle
battle" does the article's headline reffer?
It reffers to the battle that Israel has been having with Palestine since it was created.
b) What seem to be the hopes underlying Israel's assault on Gaza?
Delegitimize the Hamas’s leadership in the eyes of the Palestinian people and eliminate its power to prevent a two-state solution.
c) How would a clear Israeli victory affect the region?
It would make it easier for countries near Israel to declare common cause against Islamic militancy and its main sponsor in the region, Iran.
d) How would a clear Israeli victory affect the United States?
An international peacekeeping force could clear the way for a restoration of political control in Gaza.
e) Why does Iran have much at stake in the outcome of the current crisis?
Because it sponsors Hamas and Hezbollah to spread its influence in the Arab world. A defeat of Hamas would undercut that strategy.
f) How likely is it that the Israeli assault will be successful?
Israel’s attacks also could fail outright, and history suggests that as the more likely scenario, Middle East experts across the political spectrum said.
g)What are some of the divisions in the Middle East that this conflict has highlighted?
Egypt, whose peace treaty with Israel is anathema to militants in the Middle East, kept its border to Gaza largely shut last week, and its president, Hosni Mubarak, quarreled openly with the leader of Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militant Shiite group that now shares power in Lebanon. And at a meeting of the Arab League, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister gently and indirectly rebuked Hamas for provoking the conflict.
h) What happened in Lebanon in 1982? How are the Gaza attacks similar?
While Israel was worrying about the negotiation with Yassir Arafat, Hezbollah was rising in Lebanon.
i) In what ways might the attacks on Gaza backfire?
History suggests that Israel has a lot of probabilities to fail just as it did in lebanon on 1982.
j) Why does Mr. Abbas say he will walk away from the peace talks begun by President Bush in 2007?
Because fighting was emboldening palestinian resistance.
k) What lessons has Israel learned from Lebanon?
Israel has learned to lower expectations and this time Israel is more prepared.
m) In what way is the timing of this renewed battle beneficial?
It came before president elect Obama went into power.
n) How will the Obama administration be able to capitalize on the situation in Gaza?
All the violent reactions and hate will be sent to the past administration and no to Obama's.

What is going on in the photograph?
the tank is attacking somewhere in Gaza.
-Who is pictured?
the tank.
-What can you learn about how the main subject in the photo is feeling from his or her facial expression?
maybe he's angry and yelling when he shots the bomb.
What might this person be feeling, given what is going on in the photograph?
as I've said maybe he's angry and secreaming.
What might this person want to say to the "opposite side"?
to give up or die.

jueves, 15 de enero de 2009

The war between Gaza and Israel.

Where is Israel? Is located in the Middle East. It borders Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. It is beside the Mediterranean Sea.

Why was Isrrael created?
It was established in 1948 after nearly two thousand years of Jewish dispersal, and 55 years of Zionist agitation. The United Nations Assembly voted in favor of a Partition Plan that created the State of Israel, and established there the Jews. So that's the reason o f it creation.

Where are Palestinian Territories? Locate on a map.They are composed of 2 parts, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. They are located in the Middle East. Gaza Strip borders the Mediterranean Sea and Egypt. West Bank is between Jordan and Israel.

What is happening in Israel and Gaza?Israel attacked Hamas targets in Gaza in response to repeated rocket fire on southern Israel.

How many Palestinians have died and how many Israelis?900 Palestinians have died and 13 Israelis. Out of those 13, 10 have been soldiers, and that's was on monday.

What is Hamas?Hamas is a parliamentary organization and political party which holds a majority of seats in the elective legislative council of the Palestinian National Authority. It is considered a terrorist organization by the United States. Hamas had said it considers it a religious duty to eliminate Israel.

What was the U.S. response to the attacks?They blamed Hamas for all the violence.

What happened when Israel was declared a state in 1948?It was invaded by armies of Arab states.

What did Israel agree to in the Oslo accords?Israel committed to withdrawing from parts of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and agreed that a
Palestinian Authority would be set up.
How did Hamas come to power in Gaza?In 2006, Hamas took a majority in the Palestinian Legislative Council.

viernes, 9 de enero de 2009

News 1

Cristiano Ronaldo smashes in his Ferrari.

who ? Cristiano Ronaldo.
were ? Manchester Airport.
when ?January 8, 2009.
why ? They don't hnow the reason.
what? Cristiano Ronaldo was in way to his trainment when suddenly in the Manchester airport tunnel he lost control of his car and smashed into the wall, but nothing happen to him.