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Operation Protective Edge

Fighting intensified between Israel and Hamas. The IDF launched Operation Protective Edge on the...

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Hammas terrorist kill 3 school boys

Hamas terrorists kill 3 school boys on their way home from school, Hamas once again fire thousands...

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Return to the negotiating table

The USA under the leadership of Barak Obama again pushed for both the Israeli and the Palestinians...

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Operation Pillar of Defence in which IDF forces conducted an 8 day military operation in Gaza

Operation Pillar of Defence in which IDF forces conducted an 8 day military operation in Gaza in...

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Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu delivers speech at the United Nations

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu delivers speech at the United Nations saying he seeks to make “a...

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Operation Cast Lead in which IDF forces conducted a large-scale military operation in Gaza

Operation Cast Lead in which IDF forces conducted a large-scale military operation in Gaza in...

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Terrorist organisation Hamas win over power and control of the Gaza strip

Terrorist organisation Hamas win over power and control of the Gaza strip. Gaza becomes a hotbed of...

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Israel unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza strip

Israel unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza strip – removes more than 9000 settlers and all of...

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Mahmoud Abbas elected as the Palestinian President.

November: Yasser Arafat dies. In an election held in January 2005 Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat’s...

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The new initiative – known as ‘The Roadmap’ to Peace.

A new peace initiative is launched by the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United...

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US President Bush declares that Arafat is the main obstacle to achieving peace in the Middle East.

March: In a month that proved to be the bloodiest of the intifada in which more than 100 Israelis...

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Camp David where Israel offers to create a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. Arafat rejects the offer

July: President Bill Clinton invites the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to a summit at Camp David...

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Peace Treaty signed between Israel and Jordan

Peace Treaty signed between Israel and...

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Israel recognises the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organisation as the official representative of the Palestinian Arabs, ending the intifada.

13 September: Israel recognises the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organisation as the official...

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Intifada (uprising)

In December, the first Palestinian intifada (uprising)...

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Egyptian President El Sadat is assassinated by Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

Egyptian President El Sadat is assassinated by Egyptian Islamic Jihad. But peace treaty between the...

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Arab nations threaten to cut off oil supplies to Israel

On the 30th of July, The Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, passes a law that Jerusalem will be ‘the...

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Historic Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty signed in Washington

Historic Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty signed in Washington by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and...

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Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win the Nobel Peace Prize for agreeing towards a peace treaty

Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win the Nobel Peace...

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The Yom Kippur War in which a coalition of Arab nations invaded Israel on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur

In October, Egypt and Syria attack Israel once again. The surprise attack on Yom Kippur, the Day of...

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The Arab nations declared that there would be “no recognition of Israel

In September, the Arab nations met in Khartoum, Sudan, for a conference. In a united front they...

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On the 5th of June, Israel makes a pre-emptive strike against Egypt while President Nasser is preparing another war of annihilation against Israel in conjunction with Syria and Jordan.

On the 5th of June, Israel makes a pre-emptive strike against Egypt while President Nasser is...

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The PLO draws up a Charter with the goal of liberating all of ‘Palestine’ (i.e. Israel) and liquidating the Jewish State.

In January, The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is formed under the auspices of President...

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Five Arab armies attack the infant State of Israel.

On the 15th of May, Five Arab armies attack the infant State of Israel. Jordan captures the eastern...

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Declaration of the sovereign state of Israel

On the 14th of May, British Mandate ends. At 4pm David Ben Gurion, the recognised leader of the...

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The Jews accept the Partition Plan, the Arabs reject it.

On the 9th of November, the General Assembly of the United Nations votes in favour of partitioning...

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In May, a White Paper is published that severely restricts Jewish immigration into Palestine and outlaws land sales to Jewish people altogether.

In May, a White Paper is published that severely restricts Jewish immigration into Palestine and...

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Beginning of the Holocaust where six million Jews are murdered by Nazi Germany

September 1939 to May 1945 – Six million Jews are murdered by the Nazis under the leadership...

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In August, Arab riots break out against the Jews across Palestine

In August, Arab riots break out against the Jews across Palestine, including Gaza and Hebron, the...

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The Churchill White Paper divides Palestine along the Jordan River

Sir Herbert Samuel takes his position as the first British High Commissioner of Palestine. The...

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The Balfour Declaration is incorporated into the British Mandate, giving it international legal status.

In April, Haj El-Amin, later to become the Mufti of Jerusalem, leads riots against the Jewish...

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British rule over Palestine.

On the 9th of December, the British and ANZAC forces conquer Jerusalem, bringing an end to 400...

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The day the British Cabinet decides to pave the way for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

On the 31st of October, The British and ANZAC military forces capture Beersheba which paves the way...

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The First Zionist Congress takes place in Basel

The First Zionist Congress takes place in Basel, Switzerland. At the conclusion Theodore Herzl...

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The first major wave of aliyah

The first major wave of aliyah (Jewish Immigration) into Eretz Israel from Russia begins in the...

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Jewish minorities continued to live in the land under foreign rulers.

From the period of 70AD till 1948 and the establishment of the State of Israel there have always...

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The second Temple is destroyed by the Romans.

Approximately one million Jews are killed and most of the survivors are sold into slavery or...

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The first wave of Jewish exiles returns to Jerusalem

The first wave of Jewish exiles returns to Jerusalem, and with the permission of King Cyrus of...

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King David conquers Jerusalem and makes it the capital of the Kingdom of Israel.

God covenants with David that his dynasty would be an everlasting one. (1 Chronicles 17:3-15) His...

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Israelites enter the Promised Land

The Israelites enter the Promised Land after 40 years of wandering in the...

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God makes Covenant with Abraham

God makes an everlasting Covenant with Abraham, which continues through Isaac, Jacob and their...

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