The UN adopted a resolution to terminate British Mandates in Palestine. They planned to split the territory up between Jewish and Arab states.
The new Jewish state was officially established. It is nationally recognized as a holiday, called Yom Ha'atzmaut.
PLO Is Founded
The PLO is the Palestine Liberation Organization. It is run by Palestinian representatives and they organize politial movements among the state.
War of the Suez Canal
Israelis fought Arabs after UN groups were withdawn. After the war, the Canal was blocked off by Egypt.
1972 Munich Olymics
The second Olympics to be held in Germany. Palestinian citizens with guns invaded the games and killed 11 Israeli athletes; this is now known as the Munich Massacre.
Camp David Accords
Led into the Israel-Egypt peace treaty; President Carter hoped to lighten up the Middle East's violence.
Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupations in Palestine Territory. The conflict resulted in widespread violence.
Oslo Accords are Signed
These accords stated that Israeli forces were to be taken out of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Palestine would still rule for five years after this so that a solid decision could be made about the government.
The second uprising of Palestinian citizens. Over 6,500 people were killed, as well as a few dozen foreigners.
Road Map for Peace is Created
A plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. It represents a beginning to peace in the Middle East.