Where did Israel take control after the Six Day War?
Six-Day War: In what started as a surprise attack, in 1967 Israel defeated Egypt, Jordan and Syria in six days. After this short war, Israel took control of the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank and the Golan Heights. These areas were considered "occupied" by Israel.
When did Israel invade Egypt during the Suez Crisis?
Israel invades Egypt; The Suez crisis begins. Although the United States sternly warned the Soviet Union to stay out of the situation, Eisenhower also pressured the British, French, and Israeli governments to withdraw their troops. They eventually did in late 1956 and early 1957.
Why did the British and French attack Egypt?
The catalyst for the joint Israeli-British-French attack on Egypt was the nationalization of the Suez Canal by Egyptian leader General Gamal Abdel Nasser in July 1956. The situation had been brewing for some time. Two years earlier, the Egyptian military had begun pressuring the British to end their military…
When did Egypt establish diplomatic relations with Israel?
Nevertheless, the peace process continued without Sadat, and in 1982 Egypt formally established diplomatic relations with Israel. FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness.
When did the conflict between Israel and the Arab countries start?
Many would like to say that the conflict began with the extraordinary Six-Day War of 1967 and Israel's conquest of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. That war (which was a preventive but defensive war by Israel) was part of a larger war that had started half a century earlier.
Why does Israel control Gaza and the West Bank?
Israel and Egypt tightly control Gaza's borders to prevent arms from reaching Hamas. Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank say they are suffering because of Israeli actions and restrictions. Israel says it is only acting to protect itself from Palestinian violence.
Why did Israel go to war with the Palestinians?
Click here to see where Israel is… But then, in 1967, after another war, Israel occupied these Palestinian territories and Israeli troops remained there for years. The Israelis hoped that they could trade the land they won with Arab countries that recognized Israel's right to exist and an end to the fighting.
We are continuing our series of animated historical videos on the modern wars with the Six-Day War of 1967, also known as the Third Arab–Israeli War during w…