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									Israel & The Middle East
I. Modern History
   A. Great Britain, Palestine & the Zionists
       1. Balfour Declaration 1917
          a. National home for Jews & rights of
              inhabitants
       2. WWII migration & British limits
   B. Post-Holocaust reaction
       1. Truman approves independent Jewish
          state
       2. U.N. approves Jewish & Muslim states
         a. Jewish people declare state of
            Israel
C.   War of 1948
     1.      Refugees to Jordan
     2.      State of Lebanon created as Christian community
D.   Suez War of 1956
     1.      Egypt (Nasser) v. France, Britain & Israel
     2.      United Arab Republic formed
     3.      PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) & Arafat
             (1964)
E.   Israel
     1.      Conflicting interests
             a.       Parliament (Knesset)
     2.      Air strikes (1967) against Egypt (6 day war)
             a.       Occupation of Sinai Peninsula & West Bank
     3.      1973 Egypt (Sadat) attacks Sinai
F.   Carter, Sadat, Begin & the Camp David Accords (1978)
     1.      Israel relinquishes Sinai
G.   1993-Palestinian autonomy in Israel, Palestine recognizes
     Israel
H.    Tensions remain until 2000 when fighting flares again

								
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