Chronology: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

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

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