Stephen & Caleb's Timeline

  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    The British government issued the Balfour Declaration which helped establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palastine.
  • UN Partition Plan

    UN Partition Plan
    This was a plan to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict in Palestine.
  • Israel Founded

    Israel Founded
    The Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel was publicly read on May 14, before the expiration of the British Mandate of Palestine at midnight.
  • Suez War

    Suez War
    Guerrilla bands attacked by Arab military units, which caused Israel to answered with forceful retaliation.
  • PLO Established

    PLO Established
    The Palestine Liberation Organization is founded in Cairo with Ahmad Shuqeiri as its leader. Even though Ahmad Shuqeiri is the official leader, the organization is more or less controlled by the Egyptian government.
  • Arafat Addresses the UN

    Arafat Addresses the UN
    The Arab Summit in Rabat recognized the PLO as a legit representative of the Palestinian people.
  • Thousands of Russian Jews Emigrated to Israel

    Thousands of Russian Jews Emigrated to Israel
    The Jews in Russia have been oppressed for centuries. In 1979, over 51,000 exit visas were issued.
  • Sadat Assassination

    Sadat Assassination
    President Mohammed Anwar of Egypt was murdered by Islamic fundamentalists in Cairo. The shooting happened at 1 p.m. during the annual military parade.
  • Stephen Geib's Birthday

    Stephen Geib's Birthday
    The birth of Stephen Geib.
  • Caleb Miller's Birthday

    Caleb Miller's Birthday
    The birth of Caleb Miller.
  • Radin Arafat Signed OSLO I Peace Agreement

    Radin Arafat Signed OSLO I Peace Agreement
    After secret negotiations, Prime Minister Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat flew to Washington, D.C., and agreed to sign a peace agreement.
  • Rabin Assassination

    Rabin Assassination
    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated in Tel Aviv by an extremist who considered Rabin's crusade for peace a betrayal of the Jewish state
  • Wye Memorandum

    Wye Memorandum
    A political agreement negotiated by the United States between Israel and the Palestine Authority. It was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
  • Camp David Talks

    Camp David Talks
    President Clinton announced his invitation to Barak and Arafat on July 5, 2000, to come to Camp David to continue their negotiations on the Middle East peace process.
  • Suadi Peace Initiative

    Suadi Peace Initiative
    Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia proposed a Saudi peace initiative in March 2002 that formally changed the Arab world%u2019s position on Israel. The proposal, endorsed by the Arab League, asked Israel to withdraw to the 1949 borders and establish an independent and sovereign state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital.
  • Invitation to Egypt

    Invitation to Egypt
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted an invitation to a summit with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Egypt next week. At the summit, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas proclaimed a formal end to fighting with Israel after more than four years of bloodshed.
  • Lebanon War

    Lebanon War
    Hezbollah infiltrates Israel in a cross-border raid, kidnaps two soldiers and kills three others. Israel attempts to rescue the kidnapped, and five more soldiers are killed. Israel's military responds, and the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict begins.
  • Lebanese Army

    Lebanese Army
    The fifth Lebanese Army attack on Jordon.