Middle East Glossary - I
Iron Dome Missile Defense
Brief history and explanation of Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.
Iraq War Resolution
Definition and background to the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution by the U.S. Congress on Oct. 10-11, 2002.
Irgun Zvai Leumi, or IZL
Glossary definition of the IZL or Irgun Zvai Leumi, the Jewish Terror Organization of the 1930s and 40s
Definition of Intifada, or uprising, or, literally, "shaking off"--the Palestinian insurgency against Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza.
Inshallah, or Insha'Allah
Definition and origins of the common Arabic word "Inshallah," or Insha'Allah," meaning "if God is willing."
Definition of Iftar, the celebratory evening meals that breaks the fast of Ramadan
Definition of Ihram, the state of purity required of Muslim pilgrims before conducting the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Definition of Imam, or Khalifah, in Islam.