ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
In Arabic, the group is known as Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham, or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. The term “al-Sham” refers to a region stretching from southern Turkey through Syria to Egypt (also including Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan). The group’s stated goal is to restore an Islamic state, or caliphate, in this entire area.
The standard English term for this broad territory is “the Levant.”
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It does so without the scatological claim that Obama is trying to insult Israel. His critics continue to make this claim despite his signing off on billions of dollars in foreign aid every year.
They could veto the spending bill with that line item if they hated Israel as is claimed with Obama.Brooke wrote:Yes cruiser, I don't think that Obama could get away with not giving foreign aid to Israel.
Your statement is not true.
Here you go Brooke. This is how laws are made. Pay close attention to the part where the president's ability to veto legislation is mentioned.Brooke wrote:Why do you bother with your BS Wabash? Of course, what I said is true.