Modern Middle East

  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    This was great britains attempt to have support from the government for a homeland establishent in palestine for jewish people. This angered the Arabs because they wanted to maintain control of Palestine.
  • British mandate

    British mandate
    After WWI the league of nations gave britain control of palestine. Britain seperated palestine between jews and arabs. Nazi prosecution began, so jews started coming to palestine. Afer WWII control was given to the unidted nations. They have it divided into jews and arabs. Jerusalem is now under international control, this upsets the arabs. In 1948 israel is announced as an independent state, which angers the arabs even more.
  • Holocaust

    This was the genocide of over six million jews during WWI. This is when antisemitism was occuring because jews were being discriminated against. When this was occuring, many jews moved to israel for protection. (Their promise land)
  • Six day war

    Six day war
    A war that lasted six days from June 5 to June 10th 1967. It was between Isreal and s arab nations Egypt, Jorden, and Syria. Isreal won the war.
  • Arab oil embargo

    Arab oil embargo
    Arab members of opec put a trade embargo on the united states for oil. The arab nations were mad because the united states backed isreal during the yom kippur war. They lifted the embargo but it made the U.S feel how depended they were on foriegn oil
  • yom kippur war

    yom kippur war
    Began when arab coilition forces attacked isreal on the holy holiday of yom kippur. The war lasted from october 6 to 25 in 1973. Syria and egypt both helped in the attack on isreal.
  • Jimmy Carter

     Jimmy Carter
    Was the 39th president of the United States. Was a democrat and came into office during the cold war and soviet invasion of Afganistan.
  • Alaskan pipeline

    Alaskan pipeline
    Was finished in 1977 and spans from alaska to Valdez which is the closest port with no ice. It is 800 miles long. They built it so that we dont have to rely on foriegn oil as much after the oil embargo.
  • Camp Daiv Accords

    Camp Daiv Accords
    This was a peace treaty signed by israel and Egypt. Its called this because the 13 days of negotiation were at Camp David. It was signed at the whitehouse witnessed by Jimmy Carter. The first "framework" dealt with the Palestine territories which was a huge conflict. The palesinians did not participate in this.
  • Iran Hostage Crisis

    Iran Hostage Crisis
    Crisis between Ran and the U.S. 52 diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days after the U.S embassy in Tehran was taken over by iranian students that supported the iranian revolution. In result, the U.S tok the Shah. These nations failed to negotiate a release of the hostages which caused the U.S forves to have a rescue mission, that failed. Shah died, Iraq invaded Iran, then they began to negotiate again. The hostages were released,
  • Soviets Invade Afghanistan

    Soviets Invade Afghanistan
    Soviets invaded afghanistas capital, Kabal. This was when afghanistan was enduring a civil war. This was the first country they invaded during the cold war thay wasn't in the eastern side. This attack was a part of the cold war.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    in 1981 this republican came into office. He was shot in the lung and survived. He also brought the cold war to an end.
  • George H W Bush

    George H W Bush
    Was a repulican and was the 41st president of the U.S. He was in office at the end of the cold war and he order the troops into desert storm.
  • Desert Storm

    Desert Storm
    The allied invasion of Iraq after they invaded kuwait in 1990.The war lasted one year
  • Bill clinton

    Bill clinton
    Began his first term in 1993. He was also in office during two major terrorist attacks that occured.
  • World trade 1993

    World trade 1993
    TRuck with 1200 pound bomb on it went off in the garage of the world center in new york. 100 people were injured and 6 were killed
  • Centrazbat

    Peace keeping group in Asia. They were founded in 1997. They were made up of many different middle easern countries.
  • Embessy bombing in Tanzia

    Embessy bombing in Tanzia
    A truck bomb went off in front of the U.S embassy in tanzia in 1998. Hundreds of people were killed. The attack was carried out by al-queda.
  • Embassy Bombing in Kenya

    Embassy Bombing in Kenya
    In kenya at the embassies of the U.S in east african cities, multiple tricks exploded. The day of the bombing was also the 8th annivarsary of when american forces entered saudi arabia. Arabs were the culprates of this bombing
  • Uss Cole

    Uss Cole
    Was a suicide bombing to attemp to destroy the ship. The ship was refuling in Yemanwhen a boat with abomb crashed into the side17 sailors died and 39 were injured.
  • George w Bush

    George w Bush
    Republican and was the 43rd president of the U.S. He decided to invade Iraq after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
  • Iraq 2001

    Iraq 2001
    was a response to the 9/11 attacks and that they thought Iraq had nuclear weapons.The initial invasion began on March 30th 2003. We took down dictator sadam hussen and won the war.
  • World trade center 2001

    World trade center 2001
    Terrorist hijacked 3 american airliners on september 11 2001. There targets were the world trade center white House, and pentagon. the world trade and the pentagon were both hit but the whitehouse was not.