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ISRAEL

z UN PARTITION PLAN FOR PALESTINE

  • DIVISION INTO JEWISH AND ARAB AREAS

  • BRITISH EVACUATE PALESTINE IN 1948

  • PROCLAMATION OF ISRAEL AS A STATE (14

May 1948)

z 1948: ARAB INVASION (WAR OF INDEPENDENCE)

  • EGYPTIAN, IRAQI, JORDANIAN, & SYRIAN FORCES

  • ISRAEL SEIZES MORE LAND THAN PRESCRIBED UNDER UN MANDATE

z ARMISTICE (1949)

  • 900,000 PALESTINIAN REFUGEES

OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

Golan Heights

West Bank

  • Gaza Strip

ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

z THE GOLAN HEIGHTS- RETURN TO SYRIA?

z THE SECURITY ZONE- RETURN TO LEBANON?

z JERUSALEM- HOLY CITY FOR WHO? z THE WEST BANK- PALESTINIAN HOMELAND? z THE PALESTINIANS- REFUGEE PROBLEM

z ARAB/ISLAMIC DISRUPTION- IMPACT OF EXTREMIST GROUPS

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ISRAEL z ARAB – ISRAELI CONFLICTS

  • 1956: SUEZ WAR

  • 1967: SIX-DAY WAR – ISRAEL GAINS CONTROL OF:

    • GAZA STRIP

    • SINAI PENINSULA

    • WEST BANK OF THE RIVER JORDAN

    • EAST SECTOR OF JERUSALEM

    • GOLAN HEIGHTS IN SYRIA

  • 1973: YOM KIPPUR WAR

ISRAEL

JERUSALEM

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