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an Introduction to the Arab-Israeli Wars

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 11:10 AM
For those ATS'ers who have an un-informed view of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

1920 Palestine Riots

The 1920 Palestine riots, or Nabi Musa riots, took place in British Mandate Palestine April 4–7, 1920 in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.

Four Arabs and five Jews were killed, while wounded were 216 Jews, 18 critically; 23 Arabs, one critically. The majority of the victims were members of the old Yishuv, non-Zionist or anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews. About 300 Jews from the Old City were evacuated

1921 Jaffa Riots

The Jaffa riots were riots and killings that took place in the British Mandate of Palestine between 1 and 7 May 1921. The riot resulted in the deaths of 47 Jews and 48 Arabs, with 146 Jews and 73 Arabs being wounded. Most Arab casualties resulted from clashes with British forces attempting to restore order

1929 Palestine riots

The 1929 Palestine riots, also known as the Western Wall Uprising or the Buraq Uprising, refers to a series of demonstrations and riots in late August 1929 when a long-running dispute between Muslims and Jews over access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem escalated into violence. During the week of riots, at least 116 Arabs and 133 Jews were killed and 339 wounded

1936-1939 Arab Revolt

The 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine was an uprising in protest against mass Jewish immigration, which lasted from 1936 to 1939, by Arabs in the British Mandate of Palestine. Despite the assistance of 20,000 additional British troops and several thousand Haganah men, the uprising continued for over two years. By the time it concluded in March 1939, more than 5,000 Arabs, 400 Jews, and 200 Britons had been killed and at least 15,000 Arabs were wounded.[5]

The revolt did not achieve its goals, although it is "credited with signifying the birth of the Arab Palestinian identity

1947-1948 Civil War in Mandate Palestine

The 1947–1948 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine lasted from 30 November 1947, the date of the United Nations vote in favour of the termination of the British Mandate of Palestine and the UN Partition Plan,[3] to the termination of the British Mandate itself on 14 May 1948.

This period constitutes the first phase of the 1948 Palestine war, during which the Jewish and Arab communities of Palestine clashed, while the British, who supposedly had the obligation to maintain order, organized their withdrawal and intervened only on an occasional basis.

The next phase of the conflict was the 1948 Arab-Israeli War which began on the 15 May 1948, on the termination of the British Mandate of Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel, when the conflict in Palestine became an outright war between the new State of Israel and its Arab neighbours.

Israeli War of Independence

The 1948 Arab–Israeli War, known by Israelis as the War of Independence, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria attacked the state of Israel, leading to fighting mostly on the former territory of the British Mandate and for a short time also on the Sinai Peninsula and southern Lebanon[6]. The war concluded with the 1949 Armistice Agreements, but it did not mark the end of the Arab-Israeli conflict

1956 Suez Crisis

The Suez Crisis, also referred to as the Tripartite Aggression, was a military attack on Egypt by Britain, France, and Israel beginning on 29 October 1956

Six-Day War

The Six-Day War of June 5–10, 1967 was a war between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The Arab states of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria also contributed troops and arms. At the war's end, Israel had gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. The results of the war affect the geopolitics of the region to this day

1968 Israeli raid on Lebanon

The 1968 Israeli raid on Lebanon, code-named Operation Gift was an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Special Forces operation on Beirut International Airport on the night of December 27 - 28, 1968. The commandos were from the Army's elite Sayeret Matkal and destroyed 13 civilian airplanes belonging to Middle East Airlines (MEA) in response to an attack on an Israeli airliner in Athens by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). There were no casualties reported

War of Attrition

The War of Attrition was a limited war fought between Israel and Egypt from 1967 to 1970. It was initiated by Israel when IDF advanced north to occupy the city of Port Fouad, but the Egyptian commandos successfully repulsed the Israeli assault during the battle of Ras el Ush on July 1, 1967. The hostilities continued for 3 years and ended with a ceasefire signed between the countries in 1970 with frontiers remaining in the same place as when the war began, with no real commitment to serious peace negotiations

1973 Israeli raid on Lebanon

1973 Israeli raid on Lebanon (code-named Operation Spring of Youth) took place on the night of April 9 and early morning of April 10, 1973 when Israel Defense Forces special forces units attacked several Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) targets in Beirut and Sidon, Lebanon. The operation is generally considered to be part of the retaliation for the Munich Massacre at the Summer Olympics in 1972.

Yom Kippur War

The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War or October War also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, was fought from October 6 to October 26, 1973, between Israel and a coalition of Arab states backing Egypt and Syria.

1978 South Lebanon Conflict

The 1978 South Lebanon conflict (code-named Operation Litani by Israel) was an invasion in Lebanon up to the Litani River carried out by the Israel Defense Forces in 1978. It was a military success for the Israeli Defense Forces, as PLO forces were pushed north of the river. However, objections from the Lebanese government led to the creation of the UNIFIL peacekeeping force and a partial Israeli withdrawal

1982 Lebanon War
The 1982 Lebanon War called Operation Peace for Galilee by Israel, and later known in Israel as the Lebanon War and First Lebanon War, began on 6 June 1982, when the Israel Defense Forces invaded southern Lebanon. The Government of Israel decided to launch the military operation after the assassination attempt against Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, by the Abu Nidal Organization, a mercenary organization opposed to the PLO.

South Lebanon Conflict

The South Lebanon conflict refers to more than 20 years of sustained Lebanese resistance against the invading Israeli Defense Force and its Lebanese proxy militias

First Palestinian Intifiada

The First Intifada (1987–1993) was a Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation in the Palestinian Territories. The uprising began in the Jabalia refugee camp and quickly spread throughout Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem

Second Palestinian Intifada

The Second Intifada, also known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada was the second Palestinian uprising, a period of intensified Palestinian-Israeli violence, which began in late September 2000.

2006 Lebanon War

The 2006 Lebanon War, also called the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War and in Israel as the Second Lebanon War was a 34-day military conflict in Lebanon and northern Israel. The principal parties were Hezbollah paramilitary forces and the Israeli military. The conflict started on 12 July 2006, and continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning on 14 August 2006, though it formally ended on 8 September 2006 when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.

Gaza War

The Gaza War was a three-week military conflict that took place in the Gaza Strip during the winter of 2008–2009. It was dubbed Operation Cast Lead and defined as a military operation against Hamas by the Israeli government

By reading the above links and the subsequent links in those links, you will have a thorough understanding on the History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict; Nearly a century of war between Jews and Muslims over the Holy Land. Hopefully those who dont have a fact based understanding of the current events in palestine will read these and have a better informed mind to sharpen their opinons of whats goin on, is there a right or a wrong side and so on. any questions?

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 12:06 PM
reply to post by TheCoffinman

It goes back even further then that, but yes you get the picture that there will not be peace there anytime soon.

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 01:17 PM
the OP states "Arab-Israeli" wars.... not the Arab-Jew wars... the OP is about the conflict pertaining to the State of Israel before and after its independence. NOT between the jewish and Arab/Muslim peoples all the way back to biblical times.. just so were clear on that point.

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 02:06 PM
Well,the only thing I have discovered,kind person, is that you believe that Wikipedia is a factual and truthful source of information.

It is not.

You need to understand that it can, and is edited by anyone who visits the site.

I pulled up this about the British royal family the House of Windsor from Wikipedia.

Members of the House of Windsor George V had five sons, their descendants are shown in the table. Two of the descendants are dead (Princess Margaret and Prince William) and 7 are Catholic. The other 39 are the initial people in the line of succession.

According to Wikipedia....Prince dead.

Show us other sources,please.

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 02:39 PM

that enough for you... if u compare the facts given on these links and videos u will find them the same as in wikipedia....

[edit on 6-4-2010 by TheCoffinman]

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 02:57 PM
reply to post by Oneolddude

and by the way einstein, thats prince william , deceased son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, NOT prince wlliam son of prince charles...
get ur facts straight

[edit on 6-4-2010 by TheCoffinman]

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 03:05 PM
Whether or not people like the information, it is very nice to see a well written and researched thread.

All this conflict has been going on so long over there, it's hard to imagine there will be a time without it. At least in our lifetimes.

[edit on 4/6/2010 by ladyinwaiting]

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 08:12 PM
reply to post by TheCoffinman

Please dont quote wikipedia it is rampant with CAMERA & jidf trolls editing articles for propaganda.

[edit on 6-4-2010 by December_Rain]

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 08:31 PM
The Balfour Declaration is mighty important for this thread. Don't like the source but just keeping it consistent.

Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet:
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country".
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely
Arthur James Balfour

[edit on 6/4/10 by Caveat Lector]

posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 10:16 PM
reply to post by December_Rain

if you read the articles you will find no such trickery. just READ the articles... Thank You... wikipedia does have folks that go around searching for those very things to fix them and you have to source all your information... you would have to be ignorant or stupid not to see when an entry is messed with on there.

posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 05:54 PM
Anyone else get the feeling Pres. Barack o Bamma just laid out the ground rules for Nuke War,, ???

posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 05:56 PM
And what if Russia and America made a deal to strike not at one another but together? on a certain -) insert date here

posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 07:28 PM
After all there two newest bestest F-whatever and Mig-whatever look awfully simular too me,,but wait who controls the software key? lol

posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 07:31 PM
Is that why Isreal could not peer out into the night and see,
if they could identifye,
but alas what was this,
neither radar hit nor miss,?
So off they said into the sky,
For tonight my friends we don't know why.

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