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One thing this new unrest shares with the Second Intifada, also known as the al-Aqsa Intifada, is the flashpoint.Intifada 3.0: Growing Unrest and a Plot to Kill an Israeli Minister|Creede Newton|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Holy City, specifically the al-Aqsa compound, has been the flashpoint for the latest round of conflict.
The New Deal and its excesses proved to be a flashpoint for ideological debates that occasionally came unhinged.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In her largely risk-free, uncontroversial tenure at Foggy Bottom, Benghazi stands out as flashpoint.Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race|David Catanese|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Our Satellite Sentinel Project accurately predicted the Sudan Armed Forces invasion of the flashpoint Abyei territory in May 2011.
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For a given flammable substance, the lowest temperature at which vapors passing from the substance into the air will catch fire spontaneously if a small flame is present.