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Development of the Palestinian Liberation Organization

  • Creation of Israel

    Israel created by the United Nations (UN) in the Palestinian Partition Treaty.
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    The Development of the Palestinian Liberation Organization

  • PLO Created

    The PLO was created by the Arab League during a Palestinian Congress meeting.
  • Six-Day War Begins

    It was the Israelis versus the Egyptians, the Syrians, and the Jordanians
  • Six-Day War Ends

    The Israelis won, gaining the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, and the West Bank of the Jordan River.
  • The PLO's Phased Plan

    The PLO's Phased Plan was adopted at the Palestinian National Council's 12th Session which took place in Cairo. It was a three-stage strategy that's main goal was to gain control of Israel.
  • PLO Received UN Recognition

    On October 14, 1974, Yasser Arafat was invited to give a speech before the General Assembly. The PLO was later given observer status, and it was recognized as the official voice of the Palestinian people.
  • PLO Recognized Israel as a country

    The PLO recognized the State of Israel's right to exist, and it affirmed that it was dedicated to peace. This mainly occured in the exchange of letters between Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Rabin.
  • Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles

    This document listed several possible solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but mainly declared that the two sides were willing to work together to find a solution to their conflict.
  • UN Makes PLO non-Voting Member of General Assembly

    The PLO was uprgaded to the status of a non-voting member of the assembly, contrary to the wishes of the Israelis and the US.