The Israeli-Arab-Palestinian conflict has had a long and troubled history. Godzillanewz.com offers a timeline that highlights major events in this decades long struggle.
The fight began in 1947, when the United Nations voted to partition Palestine, and create both a Jewish state and an Arab state. This event was met with strong opposition from the surrounding Arab nations, who vowed to fight the state of Israel. The ensuing conflict escalated into a full-scale war in 1948, and resulted in an Israeli victory.
In 1967, the conflict exploded when Israel launched a surprise attack against its Arab neighbors, resulting in another Israeli victory. This event, known as the Six-Day War, increased Israeli control of the region. In response, the Arab League declared what is known as the Three No’s: to accept no peace with Israel, recognize no peace with Israel, and make no negotiations with Israel.
In 1973, the Yom Kippur War saw Egypt and Syria launch a coordinated attack against Israel, which once again ended in an Israeli victory. This victory, along with the Oslo Accords, established an autonomous Palestinian Authority, and brought a new wave of hope for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
This hope was short-lived. In the following decades, several wars broke out between Israel and its Arab neighbors, including the 2006 Lebanon War and the 2008-09 Gaza War. Each of these conflicts resulted in civilian casualties and profound destruction throughout the region.
The struggle between Israel and the Palestinians has continued until present day, with various attempted efforts at peace reaching varying levels of success. In some cases, such as the Madrid Peace Conference in the 1980s, negotiations between Israel and its Arab neighbors have been successful. In other cases, as in the Gaza War in 2014, violence and unrest have continued despite efforts at peace.
As this timeline shows, the Israeli-Arab-Palestinian conflict has spanned decades, and continues still today. It is a complex and protracted struggle that likely will not be put to rest any time soon.