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Abraham's 2 sons
Isaac (Sarah), Ishmael (Hagar). Isaac's descendants are Jews, Ishmael's descendants are the Muslims
Why did Jews want Palestine?
God promised the land to them and temples they built there years ago still contained the arc of the covenant
1947- UN splits Palestine into two countries; Israel was created for the Jews. Plan passed (Arab nation protest and warS break out)
1948: Arab neighbors attacked. Israel was prepared and took land from them to push enemies away
People fleeing their countries looking for a safe place to go because of famine, war, and natural disaesters. They are extremely poor and left to the mercy of the nation they go to
Six day War
1967: Israel launched attacks against neighbors (Egypt, Jordan, and Syria; PREEMPTIVE STRIKE
land Israel seized in six day war
Sinai peninsula and Gaza strip from Egypt, west bank from Jordan, Golan heights from Syria
Camp David Accords
1978: peace agreement. Israel got peace and recognition; Egypt got peninsula back
Dome of the rock
marks the place mohammad rose into heave and where Abraham almost sacrificed his son
what Jews call the sacred hill in Jerusalem and where the first two temples were built.
laid out long term goals- eventual withdrawal from WB. Israel wants recognition and Pal. wants recognition.
in america. some Palestinian prisoners were released, gave Palestinians more control and two safe passages to Gaza,
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