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  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    The British government declares that they recognize Palestine as the home for the Jews.
  • Jews Immigrate

    Jews Immigrate
    Great Britain restricts Jewish immigration. In 1945, they decide to make Palestine the home of the Jews.
  • UN Partition Plan

    UN Partition Plan
    The UN sets out its own commission to find answers to the Palestine problem.
  • Suez War

    Suez War
    Great Britain, France and Israel attack Egypt, which had just nationalized the Suez canal.
  • PLO Established

    PLO Established
    The Palestinian Liberation Organization is founded in Cairo. A revolution begins.
  • Arafat adresses the UN

    Arafat adresses the UN
    The PLO is recognized as the sole representative of the Palestinian people. Arafat, the chairman of the PLO, addresses the General Assembly of the United Nations.
  • Russian Jew Emigration

    Russian Jew Emigration
    Thousands of Russian Jews emigrate to Israel.
  • Sadat Assassinated

    Sadat Assassinated
    The president of Egypt was assassinated by Islamist fundamentalist gunmen in Cairo. It happened during an annual military parade.
  • Intifada Started

    Intifada Started
    Palestinian uprisings began against the Israel Defense Forces.
  • OSLO I

    OSLO I
    Rabat and Arafat signed the OSLO I peace agreement. Things seemed to take a turn for the better.
  • Yitzak Rabin

    Yitzak Rabin
    Israeli Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing extremist. He was pronounced dead at 11:10 PM.
  • Israel and PNA

    Israel and PNA
    Israel and PNA signed the Wye Memorandum.
  • Camp David Talks

    Camp David Talks
    Clinton invites Barak and Arafat to peace talks at Camp David. Nothing much was accomplished.
  • Israeli apartheid separation wall

    Israeli apartheid separation wall
    Israel begins to construct the West Bank Wall. It is a very controversial project.
  • End To Fighting

    End To Fighting
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accepts an invitation to a summit with Israeli Prime Minister. Abbas proclaims a formal end to fighting with Israel after more than four years of bloodshed.
  • Lebanon War

    Lebanon War
    Hezbollah infiltrates Israel in a raid across the border. Israel's military responds, and the Israel-Lebanon conflict starts.