Middle East Timeline

By tjksole
  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    Led Jewish community in Britain and Americas into believeing that Great Britain would support the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle Eastern Nation of Palestine.
  • Palestine Becomes British Mandate

    Palestine Becomes British Mandate
    Legal commission for the administration of the territory that had formerly constituted the Ottoman Empire within Middle Eastern nation of Palestine led by Great Britain.
  • Holocaust

    Began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, and ended in 1945 when the Allied Powers defeated Nazi forces. During these 12 years, over 6 million Jews were killed.
  • 6 Day War

    6 Day War
    Arab - Israeli war in 1967 fought by Israeland neighboring states of egypt, Jordan, and Syria. Began by ISrael attacking Egyptian air- fields after mobilization of Egyptian forces on Israeli border.
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    Called for a formal peace treaty to be signed between Israel and Egypt within three months to avoid fighting and conflict.
  • Arab Oil Embargo

    Arab  Oil Embargo
    Arab retaliation to US support of Israel to become an independent state
  • Yom Kippur War

    Yom Kippur War
    Fought between Egypt and Syria against Israel in 1973 to try to regain land lost durring the 6-Day War.
  • Alaskan Pipeline

    Alaskan Pipeline
    United States reaction to Arab Oil embargo due to their support of Israel in the Middle East
  • Jimmy Carter becomes president

    Jimmy Carter becomes president
    During his presidential term, fought with the conflicts of inflation and unemployment. During his term, he re-opened relations wth China made headway with efforts to mend broken peace in the historic Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    Iranian students storm United States Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 american hostages
  • Soviets Invade Afghanistan

    Soviets Invade Afghanistan
    Lasting 9 years, from !979 until !989, this was a part of the Cold War fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces, and the multi-national insurgent group known as the Mujahideen.
  • Ronald Regan becomes President

    Ronald Regan becomes President
    President during the end of the Cold war and during the Iran Hostage Crisis
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    George H.W. Bush becomes President

    Becomes president during the Iraqi takeover of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait under Saddum Hessein's rule in Middle Eastern Pakistan.
  • Desert Storm

    Desert Storm
    The first major foreign crisis for the United States after the end of the Cold War presented itself in August 1990. Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, ordered his army across the border into tiny Kuwait.
  • World Trade Center 1993

    World Trade Center 1993
    Retaliation to US support of Israel. First attack on American Soil. Attack by Muslim Terrorists.
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    Bill Clinton Becomes President

    President during 1998 Al-Queda U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa, issues strikes on Afghanistan and Sudan.
  • U.S.S. Cole

    U.S.S. Cole
    Terrorist attack on Navy Destroyer Cole by small, bomb-laden boat in harbor of Adan, Yemen. Led by Islamic militants in Middle East.
  • Centrazbat

    Turkey hoping to strengthen its ties with Central Asian states in the military area has been playing a key role in organizing relations among the members of NATO's partnership for peace.
  • Embassy Bombing in Kenya

    Embassy Bombing in Kenya
    Two different bombs are detonated, one at the United Staes embassy is in Nairobi, Kenya, and the other in Pares Salaam, the capital of neighboring Tanzania.
  • Embassy Bombing in Tanzania

    Embassy Bombing in Tanzania
    Al-Queda bombing of two African US embassies in 1998
  • George W. Bush Becomes President

    George W. Bush Becomes President
    United States airplanes attack Iraqi radar sites to enforce a “no-fly zone.” Bush calls the military action a “routine mission." He was also the President during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
  • World Trade Center 2001

    World Trade Center 2001
    Series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group known as the Al-Queda. These attacks upon the United states were in New York City and the Washington D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday September 11, 2001.