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King Hussein of Jordan Enthroned

Jordan's King Hussein reigned from 1953 until his death in 1999, ascending the throne after his father was declared mentally unfit to rule. Hussein generally espoused a pro-Western policy that brought him into conflict with Arab leftist leaders and Palestinians in Jordan. His neutral stance during the Gulf War and a 1994 peace treaty with Israel secured his reputation as a moderating force in Middle Eastern politics. As a teen, Hussein survived an attempt on his life. What allegedly saved him?

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Tofu

Tofu is a protein-rich food that is a popular meat substitute. It originated in China some 2,000 years ago and is a staple of Asian cuisine. Though tofu itself is fairly bland, what it lacks in flavor it makes up for in versatility; it comes in a range textures and works well in both sweet and savory dishes. Like cheese, tofu is made from coagulated milk. The difference is that tofu uses soy milk, made by soaking, grinding, boiling, and straining dried soybeans. What is "thousand-layer tofu"?

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Theodor Herzl

Herzl was the founder of modern Zionism. A journalist, he was sent to Paris to report on the Dreyfus Affair and was appalled by the vicious anti-Semitism he observed. Concluding that Jewish assimilation in Europe was impossible and that the only solution to the Jewish problem was the establishment of a Jewish national state, Herzl organized the first Zionist World Congress. At the time of his death, Herzl's organization was considering establishing a Jewish homeland in what region of the world?

Last updated on Friday, 2nd May 2014

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