Wh arab israeli conflict

israeli-palestinian conflict

  • The Munich Olympics

    Members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian group Black
  • The Jewish States

    He suggested the creation of a Jewish state in Argentina or Palestine.

    the British Foreign Minister Balfour committed Britain to work towards the Jewish people
  • UN Partition Plan

    33 countries of the UN General Assembly voted for partition, 13 voted against and 10 abstained. This led to the creation of Israel
  • Established of Israel

    The declaration came into effect the following day as the last British troops withdrew.
  • The suez campsign

    Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal and closed it to Israel and Western Europe
    Concern about Egypt's growing military purchases from the Russians
    Raids on Israel by Egyptian units
  • Formation of the PLO

    the Palestinians created a genuinely independent organization when Yasser Arafat took over the chairmanship of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1969
  • The six-day war

    Egypt blockaded Israeli shipping lanes in the Red Sea, expelled UN peacekeeping troops from the border of the Sinai and built up its own troops in the area.
  • Terrorism

    In the 1970s, under Yasser Arafat's leadership, PLO factions and other militant Palestinian groups launched a series of attacks on Israeli and other targets.
  • The Yom Kippur War,1973

    Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attacked Israel.
  • Arafat at the United Nations

    But while the PLO pursued the armed struggle to "liberate all of Palestine," Arafat made a dramatic first appearance at the United Nations in 1974 mooting a peaceful solution.
    He condemned the Zionist project, but concluded:
    The speech was a watershed in the Palestinians' search for international recognition of their cause
  • The Camp David Accords, 1979

    In 1979, after intensive negotiations conducted by the U.S., Israel and Egypt signed the Camp David accords. A peace treaty was concluded and Israel returned the Sinai desert to the Egyptians. President Sadat of Egypt became the first Arab leader to visit the Jewish state and in a sign of the new relations between the two countries, he addressed the Israeli parliament, the Knesset.
  • Sadat Assassinated

    Sadat was assassinated in 1981 by Islamist elements in the Egyptian army, who opposed peace with Israel, during national celebrations to mark the anniversary of the October war.
  • Death Toll Increases

    However in elections, Ariel Sharon was swept to power by an Israeli electorate that had overwhelmingly turned its back on the land-for-peace formulas of the 1990s and now favored a tougher approach to Israel's "Palestinian problem".
  • The Oslo Peace Process

    The election of the left-wing Labour government in June 1992, led by Yitzhak Rabin, triggered a period of frenetic Israeli-Arab peacemaking in the mid-1990s.
  • Palestinian Intifada

    Protest took the form of civil disobedience, general strikes, boycotts on Israeli products, graffiti, and barricades, but it was the stone-throwing demonstrations against the heavily-armed occupation troops that captured international attention. The Israeli Defense Forces responded and there was heavy loss of life among Palestinian civilians.
    More than 1,000 died in clashes which lasted until 1993.
  • Jordan-Israeli Peace

    In July 1994 Prime Minister Mr. Rabin and King Hussein of Jordan signed a peace agreement ending 46 years of war and strained relations.
  • Arafat Returns!

    The returning Palestinian Liberation Army deployed in areas vacated by Israeli troops and Arafat became head of the new Palestinian National Authority (PA) in the autonomous areas. He was elected president of the Authority in January 1996.
  • Talks Fail, New Intifada Starts!

    After the withdrawal from Lebanon in May 2000, attention turned back to Yasser Arafat, who was under pressure from Barak and US President Bill Clinton to abandon gradual negotiations and launch an all-out push for a final settlement at the presidential retreat at Camp David. Two weeks of talks failed to come up with acceptable solutions to the status of Jerusalem and the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
  • Arafat Dies!

    Israel denies his wishes to be buried in Jerusalem. Instead he was buried at his headquarters in Ramallah with soil brought from Jerusalem.
  • Road map to peace

    The "road map" for peace is a plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict proposed by the United States, the European Union, Russia, and the United Nations.
  • New President

    Hamas wins the Palestinian legislative elections on January 25, 2006. The US, Israel and several European countries cut off aid to the Palestinians as the Islamist movement rejects Israel's right to exist
  • New Hope?

    During his acceptance speech in Ramallah, Abbas said that "there is a difficult mission ahead to build our state, to achieve security for our people ... to give our prisoners freedom, our fugitives a life in dignity, to reach our goal of an independent state."
  • Rabin Assassinated

    Amid an incitement campaign against Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a Jewish religious extremist assassinated him on 4 November, sending shock waves around the world.