Modern Middle East

  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    A letter to Lord Rothschild from a British secretary that made public that Great Britian supported the Jewish homeland.
  • Palestine Becoming British Mardale

    Palestine Becoming British Mardale
    This territory was originally controlled by the Ottoman Empire, but was later given to be controlled by the League of Nations. During WWII Great Britian turned over the land to the United Nations once it became a Jewish populated state.
  • Holocaust

    This is the slaughter of all people that practiced Judaism during WWII. Jews were killend by NAZI's who were led by Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Germany at that time. People would be sent to concentration camps to be killed so Jews would attempt to flee to Israel. This was called zionism
  • Six Day War

    Six Day War
    After the Suez Canal Crisis Israel took much land from the Arabian countries that were against them. This attack against the brutally hurt the Muslims and Israel continued to dominate the war.
  • Arab Oil Embargo

    Arab Oil Embargo
    The act of all the Arab countries cutting off the oil supply to the countries aiding Israel in the war. This embargo was just to respond to the battles being constantly won by Israel
  • Yom Kippur War

    Yom Kippur War
    War between thev Jews(Israel) and the other Arab countries. The Arab countries attacked Israel in reaction to losing land in the 6 Day War. The attack failed and Israel won just like all the other battles. This battle amplified the tension between the two cultures.
  • Jimmy Carter Becomes President

    Jimmy Carter Becomes President
    Jimmy Carter always was concerned with the middle east. He believed it was a hot spot for conflict in the world. One of his goals was to bring peace there. He is known for starting Camp David Accords which brought peace between Egypt and Israel
  • Alaskan Pipeline

    Alaskan Pipeline
    Carries freshly pumped crude oil from Americas biggest oil deposit in Prudhoe Bay in Alaskas Artic. By America starting this project they no longer need that much oil from the Middle Eastern countries. Which made Middle Eastern countries lose an edge on nations
  • Camp David Accords

    Camp David Accords
    A peace pact between Israel and Egypt aat Camp David. President Carter was there as a witness. This agreement said Israel would give land back to Egyt that they recieved during the six-day war. In return
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    This is when a group of Iranians attacked the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took more than 60 U.S. hostages. This was an attempt to stop the united states from always interfering with Iranian problems.
  • Soviets Invade Afghanistan

    Soviets Invade Afghanistan
    Afghanistan was in the middle of a civil war when the Soviets invaded their nation. The Soviets goal was to get rid of Muslim tradition and insert their own. Since Afghanistan was a strong Islamic country the people were outraged by the Russians and retaliated
  • Ronald Reagan Becomes President

    Ronald Reagan Becomes President
    Reagan was another president that was a strong supporter of creating peace in the Middle East. During his presidency he gave a speech concerning the Israeli- Palestinian conflict. Reagan tried to bring peace as much as he could during his presidency
  • George H.W. Bush Becomes President

    George H.W. Bush Becomes President
    George H.W. Bush offered aid during the Somali Civil war. He also proposed to help the UN create as secure enviroment for humanitarian efforts.
  • Desert Storm

    Desert Storm
    The country Kuwait was apart and a territory of the country Iraq. Until one day Kuwait decided to become independent and draw a border away from Iraq with the protection of the British. Iraq did not like this and attacked Kuwait. Kuwait was quickly aided by countries like the U.S. This war is known as Operation Desert Storm or more popularily known as the Persian Gulf War
  • Bill Clinton Becomes President

    Bill Clinton Becomes President
    While Clinton was President he ordered cruise missile strikes on terrorist targets in Sudan and Afghanistan. He did this in response to the bombings of United States embassys in the Middle East. He was also at the peace agreement that was signed between Israel and PLO.
  • World Trade Center 1993

    World Trade Center 1993
    This occured when a truck bomb went off next to the North World Trace Center tower. This killed 6 people and was planned by the terrorist group Al-Queda.
  • Centrazbat

    Series of multinational training exercises the battalion will use to learn other nations tactics. It strengthens military to military relationships and helps with peacekeeping
  • Embassy Bombing on Tanzania

    Embassy Bombing on Tanzania
    At 10:30 A.M. a massive turck bomb went off in front of the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salem. The united states accused Osama Bin Laden and the Al-Queda terrorist group for the attack.
  • Embassy Bombing in Kenya

    Embassy Bombing in Kenya
    The U.S. embassy bombings was a series of truck bombings that killed hundreds of people. The United States help Al-Queda and Osama Bin Laden responsible for the attacks.
  • U.S.S. Cole

    U.S.S. Cole
    The U.S.S. Cole was a suicide bombing attack by the terrorist group Al-Queda. The U.S.S. Cole was an American Destroyer and was refueling at a Yemem port when it was Attacked. The attack killed 17 people and injured 19
  • George W. Bush Becomes President

    George W. Bush Becomes President
    During his presidency Bush encountered 9/11 which changed everything. Bush was now in a war mentality and sent troops to Afghnaistan to stop the terrorists. He succeded but did not capture the leader Osama Bin Laden as we wished
  • Iraq 2001 - Present

    Iraq 2001 - Present
    This began when a terrorist attack on the world trade center occured on September 11 2001. The attack was carried out by Al-Queda, a terorist group located throughout the middle east. This led to the NATO intervention on the ongoing Afghan civil war.
  • World Trade Center 2001

    World Trade Center 2001
    On this day 19 hijackers took control of planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center (Twin Towers). Many people died and considered an act of terrorism. The goverment traced it back to the Middle East and was said to be led by Osama Bin Laden