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Palestinians in UN bid

متن برنامه

The site of the most intractable conflict in the modern era...

This land, occupied by Israel since 1967, has been fought over in two Palestinian uprisings.

Now their officials have launched a campaign to join the United Nations as a full member state.

The idea’s strongly opposed by Israel and its close ally, the United States, who say they’ll veto the move.

کلمه ها و عبارت های تازه

intractable: difficult to manage or resolve

غیرقابل حل

uprisings: violent protest against a higher authority

قیام ها، شورش ها

launched a campaign: started a series of activities to reach a goal

مجموعه اقداماتی را آغاز کردند

ally: country which supports another

متحد، هم پیمان

veto: power to prevent a move

وتو کردن، وتو

تمرین ها

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from a BBC news report.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

intractable / uprisings / launched a campaign / ally / veto

1. Turkey used to be a close _______ of Syria, but has recently joined calls for Mr Assad to implement reforms.

2. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told me at the end of March that Turkey feared the chaos that might well follow the fall of President Assad. This is not like Egypt or Libya, he said. It is has the potential to become an ___________ sectarian conflict, more like Iraq.

3. But that proposal came with a caveat - a promise from Mr Obama that he would ___________ any bill eventually passed by Congress that cut healthcare but did not include new taxes on the rich.

4. Six months after they started their ___________, Syrian opposition groups have for the first time agreed on a single body to represent them.

5. Roald Dahl's family has __________________ to save the hut in which the late author wrote many of his best-loved stories.

پاسخ ها

1. Turkey used to be a close ally of Syria, but has recently joined calls for Mr Assad to implement reforms.

Source: Syrian opposition unveils council names

http://bbc.in/qhxO7S

2. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told me at the end of March that Turkey feared the chaos that might well follow the fall of President Assad. This is not like Egypt or Libya, he said. It is has the potential to become an intractable sectarian conflict, more like Iraq.

Source: Turkey's dilemma over Syrian unrest

http://bbc.in/mhU719

3. But that proposal came with a caveat - a promise from Mr Obama that he would veto any bill eventually passed by Congress that cut healthcare but did not include new taxes on the rich.

Source: Obama unveils plans to cut US deficit

http://bbc.in/oIRGWH

4. Six months after they started their uprising, Syrian opposition groups have for the first time agreed on a single body to represent them.

Source: Syrian dissidents form new united front

http://bbc.in/n4gZai

5. Roald Dahl's family has launched a campaign to save the hut in which the late author wrote many of his best-loved stories.

Source: Roald Dahl hut campaign launched

http://bbc.in/nRpUKj