Yasser Arafat and the Israeli

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MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT
THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
AP World History
Unit 5
THE BRITISH IN PALESTINE, 1919-1947
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In 1920, there was one
Jew to every 10 Arabs in
Palestine.
By 1947, the ratio was
two Arabs for every Jew.
The Arabs felt that they
were loosing control of
“their” country.
PALESTINE ARAB REVOLT
1936-1939
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Goals of the revolt:
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End Jewish immigration to Palestine.
End to the transfer of lands to Jewish
owners.
A new “general representative
government.”
The Peel Commission Partition
Plan in 1937.
ISRAEL
WOULD
BECAME A
NATION ON
MAY 14,
1948.
WAR BEGINS ON MAY 15 AND
ARABS FLEE THE REGION
Israel
in
1947
Israel
in
1949
PALESTINIAN DIASPORA
SUEZ CRISIS
OF 1956
SIX-DAY WAR
OF 1967
PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION
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Yasser Arafat and Al Fatah
YOM-KIPPER WAR
IN OCTOBER 1973
CAMP DAVID PEACE ACCORDS OF 1979
1ST PALESTINIAN INTIFADA, 1987-1993
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Intifada means uprising
ISRAELI
EXPANSION
FROM 1948-1988
THE CONFLICT TODAY
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Today’s population distribution
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Israeli Government
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82% Jewish
16% Arab
The Knesset
Palestinian Authority
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Yasser Arafat
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Mahmoud Abbas
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Current leader
Hamas
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Former leader of the PLO and Al Fatah
Islamic Resistance Movement
The 1993 Oslo Peace Accords
THE CONFLICT TODAY

United States’
Impact
Post World War II
 Six-Day War
 Today

The Second Intifada
in 2000.
 Arafat’s death in
2004.
 Gaza Strip Pullout in
2005.
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