Eric's Middle East Timeline By eskelley2013 Jan 1, 1917 Jewish Claims to Palestine Zionist movement suppored by the British in terms of the Balfour Declaration. This declares Palestine as the national home for Jews Jan 1, 1939 Arab Opposition and a New British Policy Arabs wanted Palestine to them selves so they were very against allowing the Jews to have Palestine. To please the Arabs the Britains limited the amount of Jews allowed to imigrate. Jan 1, 1945 Arab League Leuge created in 1945 with the goal to unify Arab policy on world issues, especially efforts against Isreal. Jan 1, 1948 Palestine and the UN Isreal proclaims its independence as the first modern democratic state in the Middle East. Jan 1, 1949 Continued Arab Hostility The Arab Leuge supported and enforced boycott against Isreal and the companies trading with it Jan 1, 1949 Isreal War for Independence There was a war for isreals independence. Jan 1, 1956 Sinai Campaign The invation of Egypt, by Isreal, in a succesful attempt to destroy the Guerilla Bases. Leaves Isreal free of raids for 10 years Jan 1, 1960 OPEC Organisation purpose to increase members oil revinue. Jan 1, 1974 Arab Support for PLO the liable representative of the Palestinian people and also takes part in the UN representation of Palestine Arabs Jan 1, 1982 Splits in PLO Israel invades forcing PLO guerrillas to leave. Plo factions split into two camps. Larger faction lead by Yasir Arafat (wanted to negotiate) and smaller faction lead by Marx (wanted war) Jan 1, 1988 America Talks with PLO Proposed peace plan by Yasir Arafat for Isreal and Palestine to act peacefully. America proposes peace plan Nov 1, 1988 Palestine as an Independent "state" Araft and Palestine National Council meet in Algiers to announce the formation of Palestine being an independent state.