The fifth season of the American political drama television series The West Wing aired in the United States on NBC from September 24, 2003, to May 19, 2004, and consisted of 22 episodes. This was the first season with executive producer John Wells as showrunner after series creator Aaron Sorkin departed the series after the conclusion of the previous season.
The fifth season had star billing for nine major roles, all nine of these were filled by returning main cast members from the fourth season. Martin Sheen receives the "and" credit for his role as President Josiah Bartlet. The rest of the ensemble are credited alphabetically, while Channing is only credited for the episodes in which she appears
The Gaza Empire (1824–1895) was an African empire established by the powerful general Soshangane and was located in southeastern Africa in the area of southern Mozambique and southeastern Zimbabwe, as well as parts of South Africa (sections of Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces). The Gaza Empire, at its height in the 1860s, covered all of Mozambique between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers.
In the 1820s, during a period of severe drought, after the abolition of slavery caused the Great Trek, Nguni armies, Southern (Xhosa) and especially Northern Nguni (Zulu, Swazi, Shangani, Gaza, Matabele or Ndebele, and Ngoni) people who speak related Bantu languages and inhabit southeast Africa from Cape Province to southern Mozambique, began to migrate to Mozambique from what is now South Africa. One Nguni chief, Nxaba, established a short-lived kingdom inland from Sofala, but in 1837 he was defeated by Soshangane, a powerful Nguni rival. Eventually Soshangane established his capital in the highlands of the middle Sabi River in what is present day Zimbabwe. Soshangane named his empire "Gaza" after his grandfather.
GAZA, Sept ... "We need another 2 billion dollars to revive Gaza and bring it back to life," he added ... Meanwhile, Sarhan added that Qatar and Egypt presented a vision related to distributing their grants to various sectors in Gaza, including housing, infrastructure, health, education, economy, and agriculture.
Tel Aviv... They also discussed Lapid’s “economy in return for security” plan for the reconstruction of the GazaStrip which he presented last week. Gaza, a coastal Palestinian enclave, has been under an Israeli and Egyptian blockade since 2007 ... The meeting marked the first official visit to Egypt by an Israeli leader for a decade ... .
Lapid said that he launched an initiative that week to bolster the economy and security of the GazaStrip to stabilize the “Palestinian arena” and invited the member countries to be a part of his initiative.
"I don't accept the assessment that Sinwar loses touch with reality; he is rational but also emotional; he is trying to promote interests such as improving the economy in the GazaStrip and is still thriving, and with time he gains confidence, but it costs him mistakes," Kochavi said.
GAZA STRIP (Dispatches) – ... “All promises made by Bennett to make running Sderot like running Tel Aviv have been buried in the sand dunes of Gaza.” ... Hazem Qasem made his comment in response to Zionist foreign minister Yair Lapid’s plan to boost the Gaza Strip’s economy in return for security for the occupying regime.
He also added the Palestinians are seeking a political solution to end the military occupation of the Palestinian territories, stop settlement expansion and lift years of blockade imposed by Israel on the GazaStrip. On Sunday, Israeli media reported that Lapid has proposed a new "economy for security" plan for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.
The talks came after days of low-intensity shelling and rocket fire between Israel and Gaza... “I believe that the Israeli vision towards the blockade on Gaza is shifting. [Foreign MinisterYahir] Lapid’s plan – in that he called for ‘economy in exchange for security’ – indicates there could be steps towards lifting the blockade on Gaza.
GazaCity – For four months since it was bombed, Ahmad Alzaem has avoided passing by the levelled Al-Jawhara Tower in Gaza City. As one of the tower’s owners, Alzaem lived at Al-Jawhara for 14 years, until it was bombed by Israeli forces during the latest 11-day offensive on Gaza last May ... More than 4,000 Gaza homes were destroyed or damaged.
... and Gaza's Hamas rulers in the wake of an 11-day war last May ... Hamas is pushing for Israel to end a crippling blockade that has devastated Gaza's economy, while Israel is demanding that Hamas free two captive Israeli civilians and return the remains of two dead Israeli soldiers.
... a system to renew Qatari payments to needy Gaza families ... Hamas is pushing for Israel to end a crippling blockade that has devastated Gaza’s economy, while Israel is demanding that Hamas free two captive Israeli civilians and return the remains of two dead Israeli soldiers.