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Ariel

Ariel is the central character in Disney's animated feature The Little Mermaid, a huge hit in 1989. Ariel is rebellious, curious, cheerful, compassionate and wears a seashell bikini, a combination whi…

Umbriel and Ariel

Umbriel and Ariel are roughly three-fourths the size of Oberon and Titania. Umbriel is the darkest of the large moons, with huge craters peppering its surface. Umbriel has a paucity of what a…

Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon was prime minister of Israel from 2001 until 2006, when a massive stroke ended his political career. Ariel Sharon already had a long history of service in Israel's military and government…

Ariel Dorfman Biography

Ariel DorfmanwriterBorn: 5/6/1942Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina Chilean writer and left-wing intellectual who established himself as a novelist, poet, playwright and critic. His family mo…

Brewer's: Ariel

A spirit of the air and guardian of innocence. He was enslaved to the witch Sycorax, who overtasked him; and in punishment for not doing what was beyond his power, shut him up in a pine-rif…

Ariel Sharon,

Israeli prime minister, halfheartedly began to take the first steps in implementing a U.S.-led peace initiative, called the road map, in May. Sharon outraged right-wing Israelis when he said …

Ariel Sharon,

Israeli prime minister, announced a plan to unilaterally disengage from the Gaza Strip. In February, he said he would order the evacuation of settlers and soldiers from the Gaza Strip. He lat…

The Tempest

The Tempest There was a certain island in the sea, the only inhabitants of which were an old man, whose name was Prospero, and his daughter Miranda, a very beautiful young lady. She came to th…

Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen),

Palestinian politician, was named prime minister in March by President Yasir Arafat. Palestinian reformists lauded the appointment, while the militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad said Araf…

Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen),

leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, breezed to victory in January’s election for president of the Palestinian Authority, winning 62% of the vote. Abbas succeeded former pr…