Sinai Peninsula


Sinai Peninsula
   The land bridge between Asia and Africa, some 23,000 square miles in size. It has the shape of a triangle and is bounded by the Gulf of Suez in the west, the Gulf of Aqaba in the east, and the Mediterranean Sea in the north. Its highest point is Jebel Musa (the Biblical Mount Sinai). The peninsula was occupied by Israel in the Sinai War (1956), and after its return to Egypt in 1957, it was captured again in the Six-Day War (1967). It was evacuated by Israel and returned to Egypt in accordance with the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty of 1979.
   See also Sinai II Accords (1975).

Historical Dictionary of Israel. .

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  • Sinai Peninsula — broad peninsula in NE Egypt, between the Gulf of Suez & the Gulf of Aqaba …   English World dictionary

  • Sinai Peninsula — The Sinai Peninsula or Sinai (Coptic: Coptic|ⲥⲓⲛⲁ sina ; Egyptian Arabic: sina سينا; Arabic, sina a سيناء; Sinin in most Semitic languages, he. סיני Sinai ) is a triangular peninsula in Egypt. It lies between the Mediterranean Sea to the north… …   Wikipedia

  • Sinai Peninsula — noun a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea • Syn: ↑Sinai • Instance Hypernyms: ↑peninsula • Part Holonyms: ↑Egypt, ↑Arab Republic of Egypt, ↑United Arab Republic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sinai peninsula — triangular desert area which acts as a land bridge between Asia and Africa …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sinaí, península del — Península del nordeste de Egipto. Ubicada entre el golfo de Suez y el de Aqaba, en el extremo norte del mar Rojo, tiene cerca de 61.000 km2 (23.500 m2). Su región meridional es montañosa y en ella se levanta el monte Sinaí, mientras que los dos… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • SINAI — (Heb. סִינָי), peninsula situated between the two northern gulfs of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Eilat on the east and the Gulf of Suez on the west. It forms a triangle, each side of which measures about 200 mi. (320 km.). The peninsula consists of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Península del Sinaí — (Shibh Yazirat Sina شبه جزيرة سيناء) Vista desde el espacio de la penín …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sinaí — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Imagen de la NASA de la Península del Sinaí desde un transbordador espacial. Al Oeste se sitúa el golfo de Suez y al Este el de Aqaba …   Wikipedia Español

  • SINAI CAMPAIGN — (also known as Operation Kadesh), the short war (Oct. 29–Nov. 5, 1956) between Egypt and Israel, partly coinciding with the Anglo French Suez Campaign, launched by Israel in the wake of mounting aggression by Egyptian fedayeen ( suicide ) squads …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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