Arab-Israeli Timeline

  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    The British Government had a formal statement of policy stating that Palestine be the national home for the Jewish people. As a result, there was a mass migration to Palestine leading to the eventual creation of Israel.
  • United Nations Partition Plan

    United Nations Partition Plan
    The United Nations Partition Plan was a resolution adopted by the General Assembly recommending termination of the British Mandate for Palestine and the partition of the territory into two states, one Jewish and one Arab. Following this plan, most of the palestinian people enjoy a fairly comfortable lifestyle with the rights of citizenship.
  • War of the Suez Canal

    War of the Suez Canal
    Egypt had maintained its state of belligerency with Israel after the armistice agreement was signed. The first manifestation of this was the closing of the Suez Canal to Israeli shipping. However, on September 1, 1951, the Security Council ordered Egypt to open the Canal to Israeli shipping but Egypt refused to comply.
  • Six Day War

    Six Day War
    Since Israel had been attacked by their bordering neighbors, the Six Day War began. As a result, Israel gained many territories such as the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip from Egypt, the West Bank from Jordan and East Jerusalem from the Arabs.
  • Munich Olympics

    Munich Olympics
    From August 24, 1972 to September 11, 1972, the summer olympics were held in Munich Germany. However, during the games, the "Munich Massacre" had taken place. The militant group, Black September, had taken hostage of the members of the Israeli olympic team and eventually were murdered. Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during a failed rescue attempt.
  • Yom Kippur War

    Yom Kippur War
    In 1971, the president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, proposed an agreement to rid all Israeli territories from Egyp. However, no progress was made, which caused Sadat to declare war. On October 6, 1973, Yom Kippur, Egypt and Syria had introduced a suprise attack against Israel.
  • Egypt gets the Sinai Peninsula back from Israel

    Egypt gets the Sinai Peninsula back from Israel
    In 1979, the Egypt-Israeli Peace Treaty was signed in Washington D.C. on March 26th. The treaty included a mutual recognition of each country by the other, the cessation of the state of war that had existed since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the complete withdrawal by Israel of its armed forces and civilians from the rest of the Sinai Peninsula.
  • First Intifada

    First Intifada
    The first intifada was a Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation in Palestinian territories. As a result, there wereattacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians, strikes against Israeli businesses, and boycotts of Israeli goods.
  • 2nd Intifada

    2nd Intifada
    The second intifada was the second palestinian uprising, a high point of intensified Palestinian-Israeli violence. As a result, there were 4,745 Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces, and 44 Palestinians killed by Israeli civilians.