Chronology: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

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Iraq invades Kuwait; UN Security Council votes sanctions
Israel cedes 80 percent of West Bank town of Hebron to Palestinians
Sharon is incapacitated as a result of a major stroke; Hamas wins Palestinian election; Ehud Olmert and new Kadima Party come first in Israeli elections
Military disengagement accords between Israel and Egypt and Syria
Multinational peacekeeping force arrives in Beirut; attacks against American embassy and Marine barracks
Israeli forces invade Lebanon
MacMahon-Sharif Hussein agreements; Arab revolt against Turks
Likud leader Netanyahu elected PM after terrorist bombings in Israeli cities undermines support for Peres, Rabin's labor successor
Jordan's King Hussein renounces Jordanian sovereignty over West Bank; PLO declares independent Palestinian states on West Bank and Gaza
Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty signed in Washington; Israeli-PLO agreement for Palestinian control over Gaza and Jericho
Sykes-Picot agreement
Palestinian Arab revolt against British authority; Peel Commission proposal rejected by Arabs and accepted by Jews
Formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Carter Doctrine; Iraqi invasion of Iran launches Iran-Iraq War
Free Officer revolt led by Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt
Six Day War: Israel occupies the Sinai, Gaza, West Bank, and the Golan Heights; adoption of UN Resolution 242
Balfour Declaration
Israel reoccupies towns in West Bank and Gaza and begins construction on a security fence between the WB and Israel; UN Security Council passes a resolution demanding that Israel w
Yom Kippur War
The US, EU, Russia, and the UN release the three-phase 'Road map' calling for an independent Palestinian state and full peace by 2005; Arafat appoints Mahmoud Abbas PM; Abbas, Shar
Arab-Israel peace talks in Madrid and Washington
Great Britain given the Palestine Mandate by the League of Nations
Sinai Agreement between Israel and Egypt permits reopening of Suez Canal
Formation of Arab High Committee
EIsenhower Doctrine
Fighting between Arabs and Jews in Palestine; British mandate ends; David Ben-Gurion proclaims the state of Israel
Camp David Summit with Carter, Begin, and Sadat
US brokers Israeli-PLO Wye River Accords, which cede additional 13 percent of West Bank to Palestinians; US President Clinton addresses Palestinian Assembly in Gaza
Britain refers Palestine dispute to UN; UN partition plan rejected by Arabs and accepted by Jews
Egypt's Sadat becomes first Arab head of state to recognize Israel and to address Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen create the Arab League
Israel completes unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and continues construction of security fence despite protests that it takes Palestinian land
Rabin assassinated in Tel Aviv
Sadat assassinated in Cairo
'Black September' in Jordan; death of Nasser
British White Paper calls for independent Palestine within 10 years
Suez Crisis
Israel admitted to the United Nations
Arab oil imbargo
Iraq expelled from Kuwait in Gulf War
Ariel Sharon elected Israeli PM
Soviet-Egyptian arms deal concluded; Baghdad Pact created with Great Britain, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Pakistan as members
Death of Jordan's King Hussein; Labor leader Barak elected Israeli PM
War between Israel and the Arab League
Camp David negotiations fail; Second Intifada begins
Climax of Iranian revolution; Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty signed in Washington; American embas
Publication of Herzl's 'The Jewish State'; First World Zionist Congress meets
Oslo negotiations and Declaration of Principles between Israel and the PLO
Beginning of Palestinian uprising (intifada) in Gaza Strip and West Bank
Antimonarchical revolt in Iraq; crisis in Jordan and Lebanon; American Marines land in Beirut
Death of Arafat; Abbas becomes president of PA
War of Attrition

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