World Civ Timeline By bringit Jun 4, 1897 Theodore Herzl And the Zionist Movement An Ideology started in Palestine by Theodore Herzl to establish a Jewish State. Was his way of curing anti-Semitism. Jun 4, 1917 The Balfour Declaration A Declaration issued by the British that made a homeland for the Jews. The Jews took the oppurtunity to move in and fought and eventually were given their own state of Israel by the UN in 1948. Jun 4, 1920 British recieve Palestine as a Mandate This Mandate was entrusted to Great Britain to facilitate the implementation of the Balfour Declaration. They had to "facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions." Jun 4, 1947 United Nations Partition Plan The UN voted that Western Palestine should be a Jewish and Arab state. The Jewish people accepted it, The Arab people rejected it. May 14, 1948 Israel Independence After the Partition Plan was rejected and The Arab Revolt started Britian handed to issue over to the UN. The UN gave in and issued for the Jews to have Israel. Jul 26, 1956 War of the Suez Canal The Suez Crisis was a war fought on Egyptian territory in 1956. The conflict pitted Egypt against Israel, the United Kingdom and France. Jun 4, 1964 PLO is created An organization who was started to give a voice to the Palestinian refugees living in camps. The main goal was the destruction of Israel. Jun 4, 1967 Six Day War Arab Leader said Israel was trying to decieve world opinion. They engaged in war. They made major territorial gains like, The Gazza strip, East Jerusalem, and Golan Heights. Sep 5, 1972 Munich Olympics tragedy At the Munich Olympics of 1972 a terrorist group called "Black September" murdered 11 Israelites. They did this to safeguard Fatah's international image and the PLO's political interests. Oct 6, 1973 Yom Kippur War Started with a surprise Arab attack on Israel. Expensive training programs and weapons were initiated.