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Can you name the Israeli Wars?

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'Tripartite Agression' or Kadesh Operation/Israel, France and UK invaded Sinai Peninsula to return Suez Canal to Western control and remove Nasser from powerEisenhower convinced Britain to withdraw by threatening their oil supply/ Lester Pearson won Nobel Peace Prize/ British PM Anthony Eden resigned
began day after signing of Israeli Declaration of Independence/Irag, Egypt, Jordan, Syria invaded Israel/10 months long/Israel took 60% of proposed Arab statediplomat Folke Bernadotte assassinated in Jerusalem in Sept 1948
October 6-25, 1973/joint Egyptian-Syrian surprise attack on holiest day in Judaism/initial Arab success/ Israel went on offensive after 3 days, was shelling Damascus within a weekUN brokered ceasefire on Oct 22 failed/ Israel encircled the Egyptian Third Army in the town of Suez/ceasefire achieved on Oct 25
aka the Al-Aqsa Intifada/2000-2005/began after Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount/many suicide bombings by Palestinians
1967-1970/Nasser mad about losing the Sinai to Israel in Six-Day War/Egypt shelled the Bar Lev Line (Israeli defense line in Sinai)/ended in ceasefire, no boundary changesJarring Mission and Rogers Plan (named after Nixon Sec of State) tried to diffuse conflict
June 5-10, 1967/Israel vs Egypt, Syria, and Jordan/Egyptian forces mobilized along Israeli border/Israel launched preemptive air strikes destroying nearly entire Egyptian Air ForceIsrael preemptively invaded Egyptian held Gaza and Sinai/Nasser asked Syria, Jordan for help/Israel took East Jerusalem, West Bank from Jordan; Golan Heights from Syria/casualty ratio 20:1 in Israel's favor
Operation Peace for Galilee/Abu Nidal organization tried to assassinate Israeli ambassador to UK/Begin blamed PLO/ IDF invaded southern LebanonIsrael installed pro-Israeli Christian president in Lebanon/president was assassinated/Israel withdrew from Beirut and Lebanon descended into civil war
Palestinian uprising against Israeli presence in Gaza and the West Bank/1987-1993/began after IDF truck hit civilian car in the Jabalia refugee camp, killing four people
34 day conflict/Hezbollah fighters ambushed 2 Israeli Humvees, killing 3 and taking 2 prisoner/5 more killed in rescue attempt/Israel invaded southern Lebanon

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